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                                Various fruits and vegetables are photographed at the KCC Farmers Market in Honolulu.
Column: Climate change can have a big impact on global food safety

Climate change poses increasing challenges to global food safety. Long-term changes in temperature, humidity, rainfall patterns and the frequency of extreme weather events are already affecting the total food supply chain, from farming and crop production to the nutritional quality of food on your table. Read more

                                Alexander Mendoza, also known as “Alex17,” practices freestyle soccer at Ala Moana Regional Beach Park.
Column: Resolve to get all the nutrients your body needs for the new year

Over the past decade, the most common New Year’s resolutions have included losing weight, increasing exercise and eating healthier. These health-focused resolutions seem straightforward, but few individuals succeed in keeping them for longer than a month or two. Read more

                                Ala Moana Center’s iconic Big Santa Claus statue is seen at its usual annual spot at Ala Moana Center.
Column: How to prepare for a surge in RSV cases in Hawaii

Just as people are getting ready for the holidays, colds, flu and respiratory syncytial virus are surging nationwide, including in Hawaii. RSV is a virus with symptoms similar to the common cold. It is so common that nearly everyone has had it before age 2. Read more

                                Keaton Evans, 15, (left) and his brother, Jett, 12, volley while at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki.
Column: During hot weather, hydrate before getting thirsty

Summer is here and days and nights are heating up. For some, the heat is simply uncomfortable. But for others, these higher temperatures can be detrimental to health, especially for those over age 50 or anyone getting exercise. Read more

                                Joannie Dobbs and Alan Titchenal.
Column: It’s important to learn about potassium iodide

There are more than 400 nuclear power plants supplying energy worldwide. But along with the benefits of this carbon-friendly energy source, nuclear power also creates radioactive iodine byproducts that can be detrimental to human health if released into the atmosphere. Read more

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