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Healthcare Association of Hawaii addresses healthcare job vacancies; Medical care for Hawaii's homeless; Bringing your own containers to restaurants; Manoa Valley Theatre's new Artistic Director Kip Wilborn

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Healthcare and the environment can intersect sometimes when we least expect it. The use of disposable menstrual products illustrates one way where revisiting a discovery from the past can potentially revolutionize the way we do things now, and help protect the environment and our health.

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For nearly half a century, the Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center has been a lifeline for the west side of Oʻahu. But it’s never been busier than it is now — and that growth is in direct response to needs in the community.

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State lawmakers are looking for ways to improve healthcare for Micronesian residents, many of whom seek care at Hawaiʻi emergency rooms which often results in the state paying for their treatment.

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Since 2011 more than 700,000 veterans nationwide have donated their genetic information to help the Department of Veterans Affairs research the origins of disease and find new treatments. It’s called the Million Veteran Program. In 2015 MVP became the largest human genomic database in the world.

West Maui Hospital Foundation

Despite receiving approval from the state in 2009, a community hospital development project in West Maui has struggled to obtain funding for the past 9 years. That is a big deal for a community where it can take as long as two hours to reach the nearest hospital.

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  A high stakes battle playing out in our nation’s capital.  Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono sits on the committee that is holding the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Today marks the fourth and final day of the very contentious proceedings and following a line of questioning about the nominee’s emails that shed some light on his thinking about race and in particular issues that affect our island state.

 

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 There just might be a new hospital in West Maui— if the non-profit that got it designed and approved could only find some big financial backers. 

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How do sick and injured people get help during a storm? It’s a matter of life and death for some patients riding out the storm in hospitals, long-term care facilities or at home.

Maintaining the healthcare system during an emergency is the job of Chris Crabtree. He’s the Director of Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management.

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A traditional Lion Dance marked the official opening of the Joint Outreach Center – located next to the Downtown Police Substation on Hotel Street. Leaders from government, healthcare, and the non-profit communities gathered to mark its opening.

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Kauai Flooding Update; 2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index; Volunteer Week; Electric Buses

Hawaiʻi's Disaster Vulnerability: Healthcare Challenges

Mar 28, 2018
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Maui Memorial Medical Center

What happens to patients in dialysis centers when there isn't water or power, and they can't stay open? How do patients get their medicines if pharmacies are closed? What about our stockpile of medical supplies? Those scenarios and more were posed to Chris Crabtree, Director of Hawaiʻi Healthcare Emergency Management as part of The Conversation's ongoing look at Hawaiʻi's vulnerability and resiliency during a disaster.

The Conversation: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Feb 13, 2018

Hotel Workers Union on Cell Phone Use; Transforming American Healthcare; Hawaii State Board on Geographic Names; Hawaii Theatre for Youth’s Kinolau

The Conversation: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
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Homeless Youth; CHIP in Hawaii; Recovering MIA Americans; Tin Type Photography

The Conversation: Friday, November 17th, 2017

Nov 17, 2017
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Saving the Vaquita Porpoise; Navy Plans Increased Training in Hawaii; Ukulele Music Therapy

The Conversation: Monday, September 25th, 2017

Sep 25, 2017
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ACA Repeal and Hawaii; Aging with Dignity; Hawaii’s Wood Show

The Conversation: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Jun 28, 2017
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Healthcare Impacts to Hawaii; New Water Quality Notification Standards; Perfecting Public Speaking

  It's inevitable, we're all going to get there sooner or later, and as we approach our senior years, sometimes things get a lot more complicated, and our memory starts to slip just when we need it the most. Dr. Patricia Borman will be in the studio to share some tips we can all use to keep our brains and bodies healthy and strong.