Category Archives: News

Technology is Knocking at Your Door

Hamakua-Kohala Health Launches Medfusion Patient Portal at Honoka’a and Kapa’au Health Clinics on June 22 Hamakua-Kohala Health, the expert in providing health services to our community since 1966, is proud to launch the new Medfusion Patient Portal this month. We take pride in bringing another health resource to our community. Using the latest technology, patients Read more …

Prediabetes Class a Great Success- Participants lost a total of 252 pounds!

Come Loose Some weight and Get Healthy! Did you know that nine out of 10 people have prediabetes and don’t even know it? Hamakua-Kohala Health Center is here to help! Prediabetes is identified when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Around Read more …

Finding results: North Hawaii participants lose a combined 252 pounds in prediabetes class

Special to West Hawaii Today, June 20, 2017 HONOKAA — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine out of 10 people have prediabetes and don’t even know it. Last July, Hamakua-Kohala Health Center tackled the problem by offering a free year-long diabetes prevention program that ended June 7. Prediabetes is identified Read more …

Island Care Mission Health Fair Events Are Cancelled

We regret to inform you that the Island Care Mission Health Fair events have been cancelled, (June 17 and 19 at Honoka’a and June 19 in Hawi.) We apologize for any confusion this has caused. As always, many of the services mentioned are available at the Honoka’a and Kapa’au Clinics. Hamakua-Kohala Health provides comprehensive primary Read more …

Parents – It’s Time to Talk with your Kids About Smoking and “Vaping”

Studies have shown that near the start of summer adolescents and college students most often use substances for the first time during June or July. 1 High school student electronic smoking device use has tripled since 2011 and middle school smokers are up over 11% in Hawai’i! 2 As of 2015, 22% of high school Read more …

Meet Dr. Murray! Our Newest Doc

  Originally from Honolulu, Eric Murray, MD, grew up in Montana. After graduating with honors and on the Dean’s List in college, Dr. Murray attended the University of Washington, School of Medicine, with a specialty in internal medicine and a focus on preventative care and chronic disease. Internists are sometimes called the “doctor’s doctor,” because Read more …

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is, “A celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Read more …

May is Women’s Health Awareness Month

May 15 is National Women’s Check-Up Day! Here’s an idea: Today, commit to taking ONE step for an even healthier you! Whether you’re in your 20s or your 90s, Hamakua-Kohala Health has got you covered. It’s easy to say you’re going to eat healthy, quit smoking, or start exercising, but we all know it’s much Read more …

Tiffany Santiago – MA2, Referral Specialist

Let’s congratulate Tiffany on becoming a Certified Medical Assistant 2 (MA2)! Now she can work directly with patients, which is what she wants to do. Most MA2s take a six-week course, but her class was only one week long. Tiffany is a highly-focused self-starter, borrowed a book, studied on her own, crammed six weeks into Read more …

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Addiction is a Disease  Treatment is Available  Recovery Brings Joy   Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Long-term alcohol use can cause serious health complications, can damage emotional stability, finances, career, and impact one’s ‘ohana and community. Alcoholism has little to do with what kind of alcohol one drinks, Read more …