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Crowdsourcing My Mouth

August 23rd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 9 Comments · Business, Hawaii, Health, People, Social Media

On Saturday morning, I cracked a tooth. Having not seen a dentist in over a decade, and having shunned the dental profession most of my life, I had no idea what to do. Being the hapless nerd I am, I immediately tweeted about it. Fortunately, I received a flood of responses, on both Twitter and […]

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Breathe Concert Set for Jan. 30

January 4th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art, Events, Hawaii, Health, People

Lung cancer is the number one killer of adults in Hawaii, and the Aloha State is ranked second in the nation for youth asthma. In all, over 175,000 islanders have lung disease — that’s more than the combined populations of Maui and Kauai. The American Lung Association of Hawaii (ALAH) is leading the charge against […]

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Hawaii is Happy

December 18th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Health

Hawaii is the second happiest U.S. state, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Science. More interestingly, the researchers say that a community’s perception of its level of happiness seems to correlate with mostly objective measures of quality of life. “We wanted to study whether people’s feelings of satisfaction with their own lives […]

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By the Numbers

August 17th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Business, Hawaii, Health

Summer, it seems, is the season of statistics. I’ve noticed a number of rankings in the news lately in which Hawaii has distinguished itself… for better or worse: Hawaii tops the country in well-being, according to a Gallup survey. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index gives Hawaii a score of 69.4 (out of 100), edging ahead of […]

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Mobile Medical Clinic Coming to Big Island

June 17th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, Health, Technology

Kaiser Permanente is shipping a 500-square-foot, 10-wheel Mobile Health Vehicle to the Big Island, hoping to improve the accessibility of heath care services in largely rural Hawaii County. The vehicle was placed on a ship today in San Francisco, and will be officially unveiled July 2. When fully operational beginning July 21, it will continuously […]

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