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Kahaluu Beach Park remains closed due to sewage spill

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Kahalu`u Beach Park in Kailua-Kona is closed until further notice, due to a broken sewer cleanout found late Friday afternoon that released sewage originating from the Park restroom facility.

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Lava flow visitors need to be prepared for health and safety

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports the active lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō in the East Rift Zone is entering the ocean at Kamokuna located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Additional surface flows are active near Puʻu ʻŌʻō and more recently moving beyond the National Park eastern boundary onto private property near the abandoned Royal […]

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In the hearing today by the Senate Committee on Commerce Consumer Protection (CPH), SB1129 SD1 was passed with amendments that would establish a medical aid in dying act under which a terminally ill adult resident may obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life.

Senate committee passes medical aid in dying bill

In the hearing today by the Senate Committee on Commerce Consumer Protection (CPH), SB1129 SD1 was passed with amendments that would establish a medical aid in dying act under which a terminally ill adult resident may obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life.

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UH-Hilo adds Thailand university to list of collaborators

The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo will expand collaborative academic and research projects in Thailand with a new exchange program agreement, made effective February 8.

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Hawaii Island Food Basket begins ‘New Year, New Wheels’ campaign

Hawai`i Island’s Food Bank is seeking the community’s support during its “New Year, New Wheels” campaign, an effort to raises needed funds to replace worn out and unrepairable vehicles.

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U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company recalls certain smokeless tobacco products

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company initiated the recall after receiving eight consumer complaints of foreign metal objects, including sharp metal objects, found in select cans. In each case, the object was visible to the consumer and there have been no reports of consumer injury. Complaints have been received from consumers in Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, […]

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Vog presentation at HPA in Waimea Wednesday (Jan 18)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy welcomes Tamar Elias, USGS/HVO scientist, who will present ‘Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii’ at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

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Partnership aims to teach kids importance of dental hygiene

In an effort to provide oral health services for students who need it, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the Hawaii Dental Association (HDA) are joining forces. The agencies have established a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to promote oral health by teaching students proper dental hygiene techniques and providing information about access to […]

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The federal Department of Health and Human Services announced today that Hawaiʻi has been granted a State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The waiver applies only to the Small Business Health Options Program.

Hawaii receives waiver for Small Business Health Options Program under Affordable Care Act

The federal Department of Health and Human Services announced today that Hawaiʻi has been granted a State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The waiver applies only to the Small Business Health Options Program.

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Vog shrouds the coastline of Hilo Bay as seen from Liliuokalani Gardens Sunday morning (Jan 17, 2010). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Volcano Watch: New informational products offer guidance on living with vog in Hawaii

Vog, caused by sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emitted from Kīlauea, has been a frequent problem on the Island of Hawai‘i for the past 30 years.

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Zika virus case surfaces on Hawaii Island

The Hawai’i resident has a history of recent travel to the South Pacific, and is past the point of being infectious to mosquitoes. Hawai’i has no locally acquired Zika cases at this time, and no mosquitoes are transmitting the disease within the state.

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First Hawaiian Bank PrimeTime Wellness Fair Friday (Oct 14) in Hilo

First Hawaiian Bank sponsors this wellness event as a community service to Big Island residents and visitors. Free health screenings for glucose and cholesterol will also be available. Flu immunization shots and pneumonia vaccinations will be available courtesy of Walgreens with most insurance plans accepted including Medicare Part B and D plans. Current insurance member […]

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