By Joe Kennedy
Limes can be easily propagated through a technique called air layering. Limes can also help prevent cancer. If you want to look at it another way, your garden is a combination pharmaceutical drugstore and neighborhood produce market, even with just a few plants involved.
Let’s just look at one issue, cancer. Science now tells us, in regard to the ongoing vast study of super foods, that there are all kinds of fruits, veggies and herbs that help the body heal itself and prevent disease. There are three main foods that help prevent cancer — limes, Concord grapes and arugula.…
The Hawaiian Health Connector, a new online health insurance marketplace made to connect individuals, families, and small businesses to a variety of health coverage plans, kick started their 2013 open enrollment Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Molokai Community Health Center.
“We were happy with the turn out,” said Kanoelani Davis, the hi`iola–or education and outreach–program specialist representing Molokai and Lanai. “We had a nice amount of people that we did not expect, so we were happy to see that.”
Created by the Hawaii State Legislature in 2011, the Hawaii Health Connector is a web-based nonprofit that serves as a comparison-shopping portal for available health insurance options.…
Hale Ho’omalu and Molokai ATV News Release
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved when the first Day of Unity was observed in October of 1981 by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The intent was to bring battered women’s advocates together across the nation and end violence against women and their children.
In October of 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress. Such legislation has continued to pass every year with the NCADV providing key leadership in this effort.
Mayor Alan M.…
MCHC News Release
The Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC), in an on-going effort to provide patient driven care, has spent the past year investing in the development and implementation of the best technological tools to better service our patients.
Initially, our Electronic Medical Records (EMR) were introduced in mid 2009 providing a quick and efficient way for our doctors to access patient information and coordinate services with other specialists.
With this same focus in mind: to provide quality care based on quality information, MCHC will be introducing the newly developed Patient Portal designed for the patient’s needs first. This on-line, web-based Patient Portal will be provided to all MCHC patients, at no additional cost, with the goal of providing our patients direct access to all of their very own health information, originally only available inside the clinic.…
Opinion by Rev. Jean Taloa
Living here on Molokai, we are all aware of the over-population of the feral cats. We see them everywhere we go in town, along the highways and in the woods. My heart goes out to each one of them knowing that they are hungry and suffering. Have you ever gone to sleep hungry, not knowing if you will find food tomorrow or the next day? Most people say, “Oh, well let them catch mice.” It’s a scientific fact that one cat has to catch 22 mice a day just to survive. They only eat the heart and lungs, according the Animal Planet channel.…
By MMS Robotics Team
We are the Molokai Middle School FLL Robotics team — Kaitlin, Lana, Taye and Marianna — and this is our second article to raise awareness about natural disasters. We are encouraging you to do three key things in order to be prepared for a natural disaster: get an emergency supply kit, make a family plan, and be informed about the emergencies that can occur and the appropriate actions for you to take.
All Americans — especially Molokai residents, who have more limited access to off-island resources — should have supplies in order to survive for at least three days after a natural disaster occurs.…
By Glenn I. Teves, UH Molokai Extension Agent
Biosecurity is a set of preventive measures designed to reduce the risk of introduction into Hawaii of infectious diseases, quarantined pests, invasive alien species, and living modified organisms. Each year, approximately 10 to 15 new major insect pests are accidentally introduced onto Oahu. On top of this, many other seemingly unimportant pests are also accidentally introduced, though we may not fully understand their impacts at that time.
Oahu’s major ports of entry — including harbors, airports, and military installations — are the main entry points for these pests, but they can also be sent through mail systems.…
Maui County Office of Aging News Release
Wondering how the Affordable Care Act will affect you? An upcoming workshop on Molokai will offer some answers. Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging invite the public to a free caregiver workshop, The Affordable Care Act: Health Coverage in 2014. Speaker Kanoelani Davis, a Hi`i Ola Program Specialist with the Hawaii Health Connector will present on topics including what is the Affordable Care Act, how it will affect Medicaid/Medicare and common benefits offered in option plans. She will also offer information on the new health insurance marketplaces, what is the “Connector” and how they can help, and how one will qualify for no- or low-cost insurance coverage.…
Opinion by Mercy Ritte
Did you know that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is not only limited to the food we eat? Here is how we may be exposed to GMOs on a daily basis without even knowing it.
Personal care and cleaning products: The next time you lather lotion on your skin or clean your shower, have a look at the product labels you are using. Among the incredibly long list of synthetic ingredients you may come across soy protein (derived from GM soy) or alcohol and glycerin (both derived from GM corn). Some healthier options include Dr.…
Opinion by Kevin Brown
In 1992, President George W.H. Bush made an executive order stating that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are “substantially equivalent” to ordinary seeds and crops. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) then adopted a policy permitting the production of GM organisms without independent testing.
In the late 1990s, Arpad Pusztai, a molecular biologist and GMO supporter, found that rats fed GM potatoes had “…smaller livers, hearts, testicles and brains, damaged immune systems, and showed structural changes in their white blood cells….” Pusztai expressed his concerns on a British television program and was promptly suspended and forced to retire from his position.…