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Primary medical care office now open in Ocean View

MEDIA RELEASE Mango Medical, a primary care medical group based in Waimea, has opened a new clinic in Ocean View. Dr. Doede Donaugh and APRN Cindy Cohen, long-time providers from the Ocean View area are accepting appointments for new and existing patients. All insurances accepted. Office information: Mango Medical — Ocean View 92-8691 Lotus Blossom [...]

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Natural Organics recalls one lot of Tea Tree mouthwash due to bacterial contamination

Natural Organics, Inc., is voluntarily recalling THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH after they were notified by its contract manufacturer INTEGRIA Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd. that one lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing.

This bacterial contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a health risk to consumers. While a health hazard

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Family medicine residency program welcomes first class

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo Medical Center has announced the first class of resident physicians for the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency Program (HIFMR) are Hamed Ahmadinia, Svetlana Shchedrina, Kavita Rama Nathan and Kaohimanu Akiona. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) notified the residents and program officials March 21 that they have been matched with the following [...]

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Hawaii Palliative Care Center launches in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE Hospice of Hilo has launched the Hawaii Palliative Care Center (HPCC) at the Pohai Malama, a Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Care Center. HPCC will provide a team dedicated to meeting the complex care needs of individuals diagnosed with a life-threatening, and in many cases, a life-limiting illness. This service will partner with patients’ [...]

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Puna Community Medical Center Celebration at Akebono

Puna Community Medical Center, the urgent care clinic in the Pahoa Marketplace, has been open now for 5 years. In that time it has seen more that 12,000 patients in over 26,666 visits. Since we are in a federally-designated healthcare shortage area, this is a cause for celebration….So, A BIG PARTY!

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HMC awarded Gold Seal of Approval

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The three-year accreditation award recognizes HMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. HMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey January [...]

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Epicurious Editor Tanya Steel listen as 12-year-old Haile Thomas, last year's recipe winner from Arizona, introduces Mrs. Obama during the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, July 9, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest

First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Epicurious, the Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture to host the third-annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest.

Kids ages 8-12, with the help of their parents, can take part in the challenge by sending in original lunch recipes that are healthy, affordable, and tasty!

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Rep. Belatti advocates benefits of medical marijuana dispensaries with story of stricken child

Jari Sugano was desperate to find relief for her active five-year-old daughter, Maile Jen Hope Kaneshiro, who suffers from Dravet syndrome, a rare and intractable form of epilepsy. Her mother did research on the Internet and found that it was specifically a high CBD, low THC marijuana oil that stopped Charlotte Figi’s seizures.

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Senator Sam Slom

Hawaii Senator Slom to file complaint with GAO to investigate Hawaii Health Connector

Hawaii Senator Sam Slom to file a complaint with the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) calling for a federal investigation of how Hawaii’s Heath Connector grant money was spent.

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John A. Burns School of Medicine

Hopes among members of the MD Class of 2014

The eve of the 2014 Match from UHMed on Vimeo. (Video courtesy of Video by Tina Shelton, Deborah Manog and Amanda Shell) Special to Hawaii 24/7 After of the 2014 Match Day, MD students at the University of Hawaii who graduate this year talk about their feelings leading up to the Match, and their expectations. [...]

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Governor releases $385,000 for Hilo Adult Day Center

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $385,000 in capital improvement grant funds for the new Hilo Adult Day Center.

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Mazie K. Hirono

Senate passes Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

Thursday (March 13), the United States Senate passed the bipartisan Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, legislation that includes Senator Mazie K. Hirono’s measures for Native Hawaiian children. The bill updates and improves the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program created in 1990, which provides states with federal funding to help low-income families afford child care while working or in job training programs.

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