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Better health is about more than just diet


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 29, 2013

~~<p>In Hawaiian, the words for life (ola) and for health (olakino) are closely related, which makes sense. Anything that improves overall living conditions for a target population &mdash; including economic, educational and other factors &mdash; produces better health for them and benefits for the broader society as well.</p>
<p>In the past week that relationship has been manifest in the statistics on the health outcomes of Native Hawaiians. Those statistics, released in the report &quot;Assessment and Priorities for Health and Well-being in Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Peoples,&quot; can be read both as a glass half-full or half-empty.</p>
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In Hawaiian, the words for life (ola) and for health (olakino) are closely related, which makes sense. Anything that improves overall living conditions for a target population — including economic, educational and other factors — produces better health for them and benefits for the broader society as well.

In the past week that relationship has been manifest in the statistics on the health outcomes of Native Hawaiians. Those statistics, released in the report "Assessment and Priorities for Health and Well-being in Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Peoples," can be read both as a glass half-full or half-empty. Login for more...



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