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Summer heat, camping, poor sanitation and cuts and sores can increase Staph Infections in Hawaii
Staph infections are those caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

Commonly found in the Hawaiian environment such as beaches, sand, water, pubic facilities, health care settings.

Many healthy people carry staph bacteria in their noses without getting sick. But when the skin is punctured or broken, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause infections, which can lead to other health problems.

-MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a once-rare drug-resistant germ now appears to cause more than half of all skin infections treated in U.S. emergency rooms, say researchers who documented the superbug's startling spread in the general population by studying it in 11 cities.

What to do when a Tsunami Watch has been issued?

What to Do When a Tsunami Watch Is Issued

You should:
Listen for cival defense sirens, have a plan, be prepared to act quickly.

Considerations when making Donations to Phillippines
Typhoon Haiyan, considered the most powerful storm to ever make landfall battered the Philippines with sustained winds close to 200 mph. The current death toll is possibly over 10,000. The storm has caused mudslides, 30 feet high storm surges, as well as flash flooding. According to Philippine authorities, more than 12 million people are at risk due to the storm's powerful impact. Before you make a donation, consider these tips from Charity Navigator. Included is a list of 22 top rates charities sending aid to the Philippines.
Emergency Preparation for Pet Owners
Plan for your pets' safety in case of disaster Hawaii is vulnerable to tropical storms, tsunamis and other natural disasters. With hurricane season in full swing, now is a great time to prepare for potential emergencies. September is National Preparedness month and quality disaster planning takes every possibility into consideration including the safety of pets
Department of Emergency Management Issues Tsunami Refuge Locations
The following locations are available as Refuge Areas for residents in the evacuation zones. Residents must bring all supplies with them such as non-perishable foods, water, extra clothing and other necessary supplies.
Don't Bicker on your vacation... for maintaining a Healthy Heart...
Marital difficulties can be a source of chronic stress, says Smith, who emphasizes that all sources of stress need to be considered when trying to lower the risk of heart disease. Backed up by previous research, which shows the benefit of close relationships for heart health, Smith reminds all couples that no matter how they argue, "a low-quality relationship is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease."
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6/1 Venus Transit Viewable from Hawaii June 5 2012
5/19 Partial Solar Eclipse in Hawaii May 20th 2012
3/10 Naturopathic doctors, Acupuncturists and Chiropractors would be included in 2012 in IHS' student loan repayment programs
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Taro and Poi Recipes:
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Some "ONO" (yummy) taro & poi recipes from around Islands.

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12 Tips for an Awesome, Eco-friendly Healing Retreat Vacation in Hawaii
Want to make the most of your healing retreat in Hawaii? Whether you're creating a do-it-yourself retreat vacation or working with a guide, check out these tips for leaving your cares behind, making space for personal transformation, and engaging the magic of the land, where paradise is an everyday gift: Hawaii!

10 Tips For Reducing Vog Effects
by Hawaii Health Guide.com

Vog is Air Pollution produced by Volcanic activity. Volcanos can produce gases and acidic aerosols that contain Hydrogen Sulfides and acid forming Sulfur compounds.

The Big Island is an active volcano. Diifferent phases of volcanic activity cause changing air quality. For some people Vog is a serious health challenge.

 

 

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