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Summer heat, camping, poor sanitation and cuts and sores can increase Staph Infections in Hawaii
Staph infections are those caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

Commonly found in the Hawaiian environment such as beaches, sand, water, pubic facilities, health care settings.

Many healthy people carry staph bacteria in their noses without getting sick. But when the skin is punctured or broken, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause infections, which can lead to other health problems.

-MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a once-rare drug-resistant germ now appears to cause more than half of all skin infections treated in U.S. emergency rooms, say researchers who documented the superbug's startling spread in the general population by studying it in 11 cities.

What to do when a Tsunami Watch has been issued?

What to Do When a Tsunami Watch Is Issued

You should:
Listen for cival defense sirens, have a plan, be prepared to act quickly.

The Five Steps of a Breast Self Exam
A women's breasts change throughout her life. Because most breast lumps are found by women themselves, you should learn how to examine your breasts and do so monthly.
Considerations when making Donations to Phillippines
Typhoon Haiyan, considered the most powerful storm to ever make landfall battered the Philippines with sustained winds close to 200 mph. The current death toll is possibly over 10,000. The storm has caused mudslides, 30 feet high storm surges, as well as flash flooding. According to Philippine authorities, more than 12 million people are at risk due to the storm's powerful impact. Before you make a donation, consider these tips from Charity Navigator. Included is a list of 22 top rates charities sending aid to the Philippines.
Emergency Preparation for Pet Owners
Plan for your pets' safety in case of disaster Hawaii is vulnerable to tropical storms, tsunamis and other natural disasters. With hurricane season in full swing, now is a great time to prepare for potential emergencies. September is National Preparedness month and quality disaster planning takes every possibility into consideration including the safety of pets
Department of Emergency Management Issues Tsunami Refuge Locations
The following locations are available as Refuge Areas for residents in the evacuation zones. Residents must bring all supplies with them such as non-perishable foods, water, extra clothing and other necessary supplies.
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10 Tips For Reducing Jet Lag when traveling to Hawaii
Hawaii Health Guide
1. Pack Smart! In addition to savoring your vacation destination planning, think about what activities and adventures you plan to enjoy, then pack accordingly. If you plan to walk the lava fields of Volcano’s National Park on the Big Island keep in mind that some lava is very sharp and proper hiking shoes are necessary. If you plan to explore trails through rainforests bring shoes you don’t mind getting really muddy or plan to purchase a pair of water moccasins while in Hawaii (around $10) The islands of Hawaii have many diverse ecosystems, each with different climates. Generally it is around 70 degrees F at sunny beaches around the islands. Cooler in higher elevations or as evening progresses.You do not need to bring a suit, dress slacks, or fancy cloths to the islands. Snorkel gear can be rented for around $2.00/day. The casual attitude and dress code for the islands is \"hang loose\".

Taro and Poi Recipes:
Hawaii Health Guide.com
Some "ONO" (yummy) taro & poi recipes from around Islands.

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12 Tips for an Awesome, Eco-friendly Healing Retreat Vacation in Hawaii
Want to make the most of your healing retreat in Hawaii? Whether you're creating a do-it-yourself retreat vacation or working with a guide, check out these tips for leaving your cares behind, making space for personal transformation, and engaging the magic of the land, where paradise is an everyday gift: Hawaii!

 

 

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