The Conversation: Recent UH Med School Grad Fights COVID In New York City

Jun 11, 2020

UH Med School grad on facing coronavirus in New York City; Kauai doctor wants medication-assisted treatment for drug addicted inmates; Discussion with author of Kamehameha: Destiny Fulfilled

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UH Med School grad on facing coronavirus in New York City

Casey Young graduated from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine last year and he is currently an intern at Columbia in New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. He spoke to us about the physical and mental toll of the COVID-19 crisis - including becoming ill himself.

Kauai doctor wants medication-assisted treatment for drug addicted inmates

Dr. Graham Chelius is a family doctor in Waimea and he has prescribed medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings from opioids, methamphetamine, alcohol or other drugs for patients in his rural Kauai community. But the treatment stops if his patients go to jail. Civil Beat reporter Brittany Lyte tells us how a pilot program could change that. Click here to read the story at CivilBeat.org.

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Discussion with author of Kamehameha: Destiny Fulfilled

In honor of King Kamehameha Day, we replay an interview with Allan Seiden, the author of Kamehameha: Destiny Fulfilled, published by Mutual Publishing.