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Hepatitis A case verified on Hawaii Island at Waikoloa restaurant

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a new case of hepatitis A infection in a food service employee on Hawaii Island. The employee has a history of exposure on Oahu and worked at the fast food and catering restaurant, Sushi Shiono Waikoloa.

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Planned Parenthood celebrates Hawaii’s expanded access to birth control

Today, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii (PPVNH) celebrated Governor David Ige’s signing of Senate Bill 2319, a groundbreaking bill that will dramatically expand access to birth control in Hawaii. SB 2319 makes Hawaii just the first state in the country to require all public and private insurance providers to cover 12 months of birth […]

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Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island

U.S. Geological Survey ecologists in Hawaii are studying the ecology of mosquito-borne disease in native birds, trying to understand how climate change might alter that disease system, and how we can reduce disease transmission.

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Free health care in Ka’u, Puna (May 31-June 11)

MEDIA RELEASE An innovative training program by the U.S. Department of Defense will bring nearly 150 military reservists to Ka’u May 31-June 4 and Keaau June 4- 11 to provide free medical care in clinics open to the public. Tropic Care 2016 will run three clinics, at Ka’u High & Pahala Elementary School, the Ocean […]

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Planned Parenthood launches online access to birth control in Hawaii

Monday (May 23), Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands officially announced the launch of Planned Parenthood Care™ in Hawaii. The app allows people to talk to a Planned Parenthood provider online and face-to-face through a secure video consultation system, and then receive birth control in the mail.

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State Department of Health has identified a single imported case of dengue on Hawaii Island. Vector control crews have treated the person’s residence and adjacent properties today.

Again, this is a single imported case. There is no evidence to indicate a local transmission has occurred. There have been no reported dengue cases attributed to local transmission since March. Imported cases occur from time to time and remind all of us to always be vigilant and fight the bite.

Single Dengue Fever case on Hawaii Island, person arrived on island with virus

State Department of Health has identified a single imported case of dengue on Hawaii Island. Vector control crews have treated the person’s residence and adjacent properties today. Again, this is a single imported case. There is no evidence to indicate a local transmission has occurred. There have been no reported dengue cases attributed to local […]

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Rep. Gabbard and Sen. Hirono urge support of emergency funding to combat the Zika virus

Tuesday (May 17), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and more than 120 lawmakers urged House Speaker Paul Ryan to take action to combat the Zika virus by bringing the President’s request for $1.9 billion in emergency funding to the House floor. Senator Mazie K. Hirono Tuesday (May 17) voted in support of more than $1 billion […]

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First Hawaii Dance for Parkinson's in December 2015.

Dance for Parkinson’s class offered in Kona Wednesday (May 18)

On Wednesday (May 18) at 1-2:15 p.m. will be the last class of the Spring series of Hawai’i Dance for Parkinson’s in Kona, HI. The class will be offered, at Hale Halawai 76-6224 Ali’i Dr. FREE. No dance experience necessary, all levels and can start anytime in the series!! Caregivers/Family/Friends are welcome to join in […]

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard hosts a Telephone Town Hall meeting on May 11, 2016.

Rep Gabbard holds Telephone Town Hall to discuss dengue fever and Zika virus

This evening, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted an interactive “Telephone Town Hall” meeting with residents of Hawaii’s Second Congressional District to discuss dengue fever, Zika, and other mosquito borne illnesses. Expert guests Chief Darryl Oliveira from Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense and State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park were featured on the call to share important updates […]

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State approves two medical marijuana dispensaries for Hawaii Island

After receiving more than 60 applications in January a four-member selection panel reviewed and scored applications. The Hawaii State Department of Health awarded two licenses for the County of Hawaii.

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IT’S OVER! Dengue Fever outbreak ends, no new cases over past month

The state and Hawai‘i County are standing down certain emergency response activities related to the dengue fever outbreak after 30 days of no new locally acquired cases. This decision rests on the fact that three periods of the maximum human incubation period of ten days have passed.

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There have been no outbreak-related dengue cases with onset in the 30 days since the end of the last infectious period. Although the Department of Health (DOH) will continue to carefully monitor mosquito-borne illnesses, further updates will not be forthcoming unless there is any kind of change.

Dengue Fever outbreak is over Tuesday (April 26)

There have been no outbreak-related dengue cases with onset in the 30 days since the end of the last infectious period. Although the Department of Health (DOH) will continue to carefully monitor mosquito-borne illnesses, further updates will not be forthcoming unless there is any kind of change.

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