You may remember the story on Friday linking hula with health benefits. We have more details on that study from the UH School of Medicine and the Queens Medical Center focusing on blood pressure and heart health. HPR's Molly Solomon tells us more.
The liver, you can't live without one, and sometimes it can be inflamed, a condition we call hepatitis. Infections, alcohol, medications, cholesterol, and more can all affect the liver and cause a lot of harm. How can you find out if you have a problem? Dr. Robert Decker from Kaiser Permanente is in the studio to tell us more. That's today at 5pm on HPR2!
According to the Department of Health, Hawaii has the highest rate of hepatitis B in the country. Health officials say it’s related to the high concentration of Asians and Pacific Islanders living in the Aloha state. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on efforts to raise awareness.
The smoking ban at beaches, parks and bus stops on Oahu doesn’t start until January. But in South Korea, smoking restrictions in public places have been in place for about four weeks. HPR’s Bill Dorman has a progress report in today’s Asia Minute.