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Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange Director Resigns

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

Coral Andrews, the head of the non-profit quasi-governmental agency in charge of implementing the Affordable Care Act in Hawaii, announced Friday that...

Diet Supplement In Trouble For Second Time This Year, Recall Will Cost Millions

Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

USPLabs LLC, which produces the weight loss supplement OxyElite Pro, is having a rough year. After more than 50 cases of liver damage were linked ...

Campaign Uses 'Gross-Out' Method To Successfully Combat Teen Obesity

Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

All over the country, public officials are seeking ways to combat America’s obesity problem. Last year, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ...

Last In The Country, Hawaii's Health Exchange Finally Gets A Pulse

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Fifteen days after it was slated to go live, it seems Hawaii finally has a functioning online health exchange. The Hawaii Health Connector was the ...

GNC Delayed Pulling This Possibly Deadly Pill -- Why?

Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living

When the Hawaii Department of Health issued a request Tuesday that the diet supplement OxyELITE Pro be voluntarily removed from store shelves, they re...

Diet Pill Pulled From Shelves Nationwide After 29 Cases Of Liver Failure, 1 Death

Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Diet supplement manufacturer USPLabs is stopping nationwide distribution of the diet pill OxyELITE Pro in lieu of a staggering number of liver failure...

Gabriela Aoun

Killer Diet Supplement? Liver Damage Cases In Hawaii Rise To 30

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living

The number of recent liver damage cases linked to dietary supplements has risen from 10 to 30 in the last week. All 30 cases have been reported in Haw...

Dietary Supplements Linked To 10 'Severe' Liver Failure Cases In Hawaii

Posted 09.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Ten young, seemingly-healthy people have been admitted into Hawaii hospitals in the last five months for varying degrees of liver inflammation and fai...

Fish 'Gasp For Air' In Honolulu Harbor

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

UPDATED: KITV reports that 1,400 tons of molasses spilled from Matson's faulty pipe at Honolulu Harbor. As the molasses sank to the bottom of the ocea...