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Column: Keys to successful New Year’s resolutions for 2019

It’s time to consolidate New Year’s resolutions for 2019. What is most important for the year ahead, amid escalating climate change, political turmoil in Washington, D.C., economic uncertainty across the globe and big questions about the future of health care? Read More

Column: Proliferation of urgent care clinics in Hawaii is worrisome

The progressive proliferation of urgent care facilities in Hawaii is a worrisome sign. The people of Hawaii are better served by sustainable relationships with primary care providers. Read More

Column: Sharing the load can help prevent physician burnout

Hawaii is already struggling to solve a severe, ongoing physician shortage. Why are they burning out, and what can be done to prevent our doctors from running for the door? Read More

Hawaii Book & Music Festival explores how to live well

This year, for the first time, the Hawaii Book & Music Festival will expand the “Wellness in Hawaii” track to two full days. Read More

Medically assisted death bill should not have been passed

Hawaii should not have passed a law to condone actively facilitating death. During this legislative session a Pandora’s box was opened for medically assisted death in the form of House Bill 2739. Read More

Create a healthy society through pono education

The upcoming Hawaii International Health and Education Kolisko Conference aims to inspire the future of education and health care. Read More

Cutting health programs to pay for road initiatives is unwise

Expect key American entitlements — Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — to be on the chopping block in Congress this year. Read More

Raising insurance coverage for non-opioid treatment could help crisis

The opioid epidemic remains a leading and escalating public health crisis with 2 million Americans now dependent on opiates at an annual cost of $78.5 billion in the U.S. Read More

Bipartisan effort to repair Obamacare is only answer

Repealing Obamacare is not the answer. Placing it under siege is even worse. Efforts to forge a bipartisan solution to improve and refine this legislation, which is already insuring so many more Americans, is the only reasonable course of action. Read More

Mindfulness meditation offers low-cost way to boost health

Mindfulness exercises assisted patients in better understanding their pain and to separate the actual pain from fear, uncertainty and old memories. It also helped participants make better lifestyle choices and assess appropriate activity levels, food intake and how much medication they actually needed. Read More

Drug companies face more lawsuits over opiate epidemic

The pharmaceutical industry is facing an onslaught of legal action by state, city and county governments on the mainland in response to the opiate epidemic. Read More

Advice on living healthy fills a day at book and music fest

How can we best overcome the myriad obstacles to achieving sustainable health through balance, ranging from the stress encountered in our workaday lives to unproductive lifestyle patterns to poor relationship choices? Read More

Hawaii remains committed to fight for good health care

Although far from perfect, for now, Hawaii remains among the best states for quality and access to health care, but these are uncertain times. Read More

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