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American Red Cross Classes for January

American Red Cross Classes for January

Learn to save a life. Take a Red Cross training class today!

These classes will be offered at Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter East Hawaii, 55 Ululani St, Hilo, 96720.               

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED: Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and learn how to administer CPR and use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on adults; Cost: $90

January 10, 20                         [9:00am-2:45pm]        

 

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HPR Nears Completion of Statewide Network with McInerny Foundation Award

HPR Nears Completion of Statewide Network with McInerny Foundation Award

Hawai‘i Public Radio is proud to announce a major gift from the McInerny Foundation of $40,000 in support of its capital campaign to bring its second programming stream (HPR-2) to East Hawai‘i. This grassroots campaign launched in November 2013 with a total fundraising goal of $150,000 to cover projected costs of state-of-the-art equipment (a transmitter and an antenna), engineering and legal services, and the first year of overhead.

In the ensuing year, $134,594 in contributions has been collected from 248 individual charter members, with lead gifts pledged by the Atherton Family Foundation ($20,000), Hawai‘i Electric Light Company ($10,000), and a matching gift received from KTA Super Stores ($20,000 in memory of Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi, founders of KTA Super Stores and K. Taniguchi, Ltd.). The recent $40,000 grant from the McInerny Foundation brings the start-up capital still needed to $15,406.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Ranks No. 1 in Medicare Measures Nationally

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s Medicare plan has received national recognition for the third time this year, ranking No. 1 in the nation on two measures related to comprehensive diabetes care among Medicare patients (LDL cholesterol screening, and LDL levels less than 100). This report comes from the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Quality Compass®, rating effectiveness of care among Medicare members. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente Medicare plans are No. 1 in 15 measures of care, with more top rankings than any other health plan in the nation.

Latest Kaiser Permanente Technology Innovation Helps Members Love the Skin They're In

Kaiser Permanente today announced the launch of teledermatology, a virtual service allowing dermatologists to view images of suspicious moles, lesions and rashes via Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, their leading edge electronic medical record system.  “Tele-derm” started as a pilot project on Maui and the Big Island and is now available to all Kaiser Permanente patients to improve access to specialists, speed the diagnostic process and improve clinical outcomes.

Through the service, dermatologists review photos sent via secure email server from primary care physicians and determine whether a face-to-face appointment is necessary to further diagnose or treat the condition. The triage process is convenient for patients who do not need to be referred for further care, and leaves more time for specialists to treat patients whose skin problems warrant an in-person visit.

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Graphic, Shipping & Business Services
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Local Resident Wins Big By Playing The Monopoly® Game At McDonald’s®

HONOLULU – It was Hilo resident Glen M.’s lucky day when he decided to play the 2014 MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s. After ordering his Egg White Delight McMuffin®, Glen peeled off his third and final game piece to his winning combination of Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor Avenue and Marvin Gardens, that won him a family vacation to a Beaches Resort in Jamaica or Turks and Caicos.

“I didn’t know we won, until my wife took a double look at the game card and shouted ‘WE WON,’” said Glen M. of Hilo. “Both my wife and I contributed to this endeavor and ate at McDonald’s quite a bit because it was the best deal at a great value.”

25th Anniversary America’s Health Rankings Finds Hawaii Ranks No. 1 In Overall Health

•            Hawaii’s strengths include low prevalence of obesity and low rate of preventable hospitalizations; state’s challenges include high prevalence of binge drinking and high incidence of infectious disease

•            Nationwide, reduction in smoking, and improvements in adolescent immunization and infant mortality offset by rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity

•            Long-term analysis finds Americans have made considerable progress in avoiding premature and cardiovascular deaths in the past 25 years; life expectancy at its highest yet

 

McDonald’s® Brings Customers A New Fresh, Whole Fruit Side In Kids’ Meals

Company builds on nutrition, children’s well-being commitments by adding in-season Cuties® from December through March 2015

 

HONOLULU – McDonald’s is making nutrition choices fun and easy for families with the introduction of a fresh, whole fruit side in kids’ meals – Cuties California Clementines®.

Cuties® – a delicious cross between a mandarin and a sweet orange – are available now in McDonald’s lineup of Happy Meal® and Mighty Kids Meal® side choices that currently include apple slices and Go-GURT® low fat Strawberry Yogurt. Cuties will be available for a limited time during their peak season through March 2015.