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Throwback Thursday: Protesting “The Bomb”

December 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Here we go with another Throwback Thursday. During the 1970s, there were widespread protests around the world against the nuclear testing program of the French government, which was conducting weapon tests in French Polynesia. There were several groups that conducted protests in Honolulu against the French tests, including the Honolulu Friends Meeting (Quakers) and the […]

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Tags: Health · Politics

What happened to the hiccups?

December 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Inquiring minds have to know,” the reader know as “t” wrote in an email late yesterday. When I replied that the tale would be told this morning, he was quick to reply. “phew, you are alive. i have a reason to wake and open my laptop in the morning again.” Thank you for the vote […]

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Tags: Health

A remedy for hiccups?

November 29th, 2014 · 13 Comments

I feel guilty asking about something minor like this when others have “real” health issues. But I’m asking anyway. What can be done to defeat a persistent case of hiccups? I got a slight cold earlier in the week, probably picked up during our return flight from California. It included a slight cough, nothing bad. […]

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Behind the health care headlines

November 26th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Former Neighbor Bob shared some troubling observations on the state of our health care system. I’m turning the stage over to him this morning. six months ago my dentist sold his practice rather than digitalize his records and other issues [ Affordable Care Act] he had his practice 30 years my pharmacist tells me CVS/Caremark […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Health · Politics

Challenging obesogenic factors in our communities

November 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments

My Hawaii Monitor column this week at Civil Beat (“Hawaii Monitor: Let’s Tackle the Public Policies Promoting Obesity“) was a result of my participation in a recent panel put together by the folks who have organized the two “Value of Hawaii” volumes. I was very impressed by the presentation made by Dr. Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, chair […]

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Tags: Food · Health · Politics