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Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Governor David Ige announced an extension to allow more time to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act. The special enrollment period will apply to Hawai‘i residents from countries of the Compact of Free Association, including Micronesia. The state now has until February 15 to enroll the 6000 COFA citizens who still need insurance. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Flickr / Sanofi Pasteur
Flickr / Sanofi Pasteur

The number of cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island continues to climb. Yesterday the Hawaii Department of Health confirmed 170 cases locally acquired since September. Until 2001, when it surfaced on Maui, the tropical disease hadn't been seen in Hawaii in more than 60 years.  As HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, this could mean dengue fever is on the rise in the U.S. and around the world.

Skinny Fat Perfect Trailer
Skinny Fat Perfect Trailer

  Love your body, love yourself. It sounds all nice and pretty but how easy is it? Laura Fenamore learned the hard way and will be in the studio sharing her latest book "Skinny Fat Perfect" and how health is the best motivator for everyone to take the best care of themselves that they can, no matter what numbers are on the scale.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The clock is ticking for Hawai‘i residents who want to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The deadline is tomorrow and the state is scrambling to sign people up in time. That’s a special challenge for more than 7,500 Hawai‘i residents from countries of the Compact of Free Association, including the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports the transition hasn’t always been easy.

Flickr/Melissa Emmons Photography
Flickr/Melissa Emmons Photography

The state Department of Health has confirmed 4 more people have dengue fever. That brings the total up to 15 cases on Hawai‘i Island. It’s prompted Hawai‘i County to close Hookena Beach Park in Captain Cook. Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira says it’s the first time the county has closed a beach in response to dengue fever.

Flickr/Sanofi Pasteur
Flickr/Sanofi Pasteur

Dengue fever is back in Hawai‘i. So far, the number of confirmed cases has jumped to 11, all of them acquired locally on the Big Island. HPR’s Molly Solomon has the latest.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia

  Have you ever had a loved one with serious health problems have to go to the mainland to get life-saving treatment? Dr. David Singh is going to discuss the need for advanced cardiac procedures like ventricular assist devices or VAD's and how this is currently in the process of being brought to the islands so loved ones with heart problems can stay in the islands and get the best treatment here at home. 5 PM on HPR-2.

Ed Uthman / Flickr
Ed Uthman / Flickr

  Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, causes cancer, and yet our rates of immunization here in the islands is one of the lowest in the nation. What are the consequences of having HPV, and how can getting shots protect both women and men from this? We'll talk to experts about who needs to be concerned about this deadly virus, and why it changes the recommendations for routine care for women throughout their entire lives.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia

Healthcare in Hawai‘i is a complex and changing business. It’s also very personal—and interviews with a cross-section of healthcare executives produced a variety of information. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Executives we spoke to represented major hospitals, such as Straub and Queens, community clinics and the health insurance industry. Here are just a few of the takeaways from a wide-ranging conversation.

The Body Show: Exercise

Sep 21, 2015
Dion Hinchcliffe / Flickr
Dion Hinchcliffe / Flickr

Ever wonder if your favorite exercise is causing your back or muscle pain? Want to know how to avoid the activity that makes things worse? How about targeting your exercise to treat your pain rather than masking it with medication? Tonight we talk with a panel of sports medicine and physiotherapy experts about how you can make your work-out work better for you.

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