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Blood Bank of Hawaii in critical need for O- and O+ blood donors

The Blood Bank of Hawaii Wednesday (March 20) is calling on all O+ and O- donors: Please make an appointment to donate ASAP. There is a critical need for O donors now in Hawaii.

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Draft EIS meeting on proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Plant upgrade Monday (March 25)

Public Information Meeting and Open House for Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant R-1 Upgrade Project

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Project Hiehie

Project Visions’ Hiehie celebrates one-year anniversary providing over 650 showers for the homeless

On Thursday (March 7), Project Vision’s Hiehie program celebrated its one-year anniversary of providing showers to Hawaii’s homeless. At least unique 650 individuals experiencing homelessness in Hawaii have benefited from this program over the past year. There is one mobile shower unit on Oahu, and a second one was placed on Hawaii Island in November […]

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Representatives Gabbard and Young introduce legislation on marijuana reform

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) today introduced two bipartisan marijuana bills

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Relief 5 2019

RELIEF 5 healing event for Puna community affected by the Kilauea Eruption

Please help the community of Puna to heal. This Relief event is to assist Puna to heal from all that has happened since the lava eruption and earthquakes and chaos.Although it seems things have calmed down. People’s emotions are still raging and don’t have any outlet. I am here to assist the community to understand […]

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Soil contamination found at 18 Hawaii Island schools of 23 tested

After completing a soil study at 23 schools on the east side of Hawai‘i Island, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE), with the support of the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH), is implementing tailored environmental hazard management plans (EHMPs) at 18 schools where results from the study indicated contamination present in the soil.

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Radiation Oncology Clinic staff (left to right): Dr. Scott Moon, Poppy Sokham, Dr. Robert Kover, Ella Kunitomo, Jeanne Kunis and Patrick Olney. Courtesy Photo.

Kona Community Hospital Cancer Center launches new linear accelerator

On March 6, the Kona Community Hospital (KCH) Cancer Center’s Radiation Oncology Clinic (ROC) celebrated the installation of a new Elekta Infinity™ Linear Accelerator with a blessing and open house.The Elekta Infinity™, a state-of-the-art linear accelerator, was selected by KCH cancer center management and hospital leadership to replace and upgrade the existing technology. It is […]

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Golean Detox

Voluntary recall of Golean DETOX capsules due to the presence of undeclared ingredients

Golean Detox USA, Charlotte, NC is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of Golean DETOX capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found Golean DETOX capsules to be tainted with undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market due to safety concerns. Phenolphthalein was once an […]

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Child safety seat check-up in Pahoa Saturday (Feb 23)

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is committed to promoting the safe use of seat belts for all occupants of vehicles as they travel on the roadways in our community. It is especially important that family members and caregivers properly install and use child safety seats when transporting children.

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A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew delivers a 35-year-old man suffering from sepsis in Hilo, Hawaii, Feb. 20, 2019. The aircrew worked jointly with the Hawaii Disaster Medical Assist Team to medevac the man quickly to a higher level of medical care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Eric Ferree)

Coast Guard airlifts man from Hilo to Oahu for medical treatment

At 12:24 a.m., Wednesday, Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu (JRCC) watchstanders received a request for assistance from the Hawaii Department of Health in transporting the man suffering from symptoms of sepsis to Oahu for medical treatment. JRCC conferred with the duty flight surgeon who recommended transport of the man as soon as possible.

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A semi-slug captured in Kohala Middle School students

Semi-slug, a rat-lungworm disease vector, found in North Kohala

Staff from the University of Hawaii-Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) confirmed a collection of Parmarion martensi, an invasive slug, from the Kohala district of the Big Island. Inquiries of local residents further revealed multiple sightings in the area, indicating that this invasive pest has established in the Kohala district of the Big […]

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North Hawaii Community Hospital expansion open house Friday (Feb 22)

Additional physicians, nine added exam rooms, waiting room upgrades, and new services will be unveiled at North Hawai’i Community Hospital’s Primary Care Expansion open house on Friday, February 22, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

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Healthcare System public meeting and forum in Ka‘u Saturday (Jan 12)

The East Hawaii Regional Board of Directors of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) is holding its annual community meeting on Saturday, January 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Ka‘u Hospital, located at 1 Kamani Street in Pahala. All residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

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Wastewater spill closes Hilo Bay. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Big Island Dairy discharges wastewater in Kaohaoha Gulch near ‘Ō‘ōkala Town

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is warning the public to stay out of Kaohaoha Gulch below Mamalahoa Highway in ‘Ō‘ōkala, Hawai‘i. Storm water within Kaohaoha Gulch was contaminated with animal waste due to discharge this morning from a lagoon at the Big Island Dairy facility.

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