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Hawai‘i defective product alert – some blood clot filters are unsafe

Hawai‘i has an aging population that, although healthier than the national averages, face the normal health problems of aging including heart problems. As heart problems develop over time one of the greatest risks facing the patient is pulmonary embolism (PE) when […]

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Blood Thinners Like Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) Linked To Uncontrollable Bleeding and Blood Clots

Hawai’i Residents routinely hear the commercials on television warning about the dangers of side effects from use of prescription medications. Every prescription drug has some adverse side effect and drug manufacturers usually set up prescription criteria and testing to make […]

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What Are the Best Ways to Improve Safety and Health in Hawaii?

The main goal of Injury Board, and this Blog, is to promote health and safety. That may seem odd to some readers since I represent people who have suffered injuries or been discriminated against or…

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Micronesian Crewman Killed in Boat Fire on M/V Manaloa at Pier 38

The Manaloa, a 75-foot fishing vessel had just returned from 30 days at sea with 20,000 pounds of Ahi in the hold. The crew had gone ashore to rest and one crew member was on the Manaloa when a fire…

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Keahihoku K.P. Lum of Honolulu Struck And Killed By Boat In Maunalua Bay

An investigation by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) along with the Coast Guard is underway into an ocean boating death at maunalua Bay on Sunday, 4 October 2009. The…

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Heart Attack Slide Show

Its Saturday and I am thinking about which of my weekend chores to take on first. Then I started thinking about people out in their yards and around the house doing the weekend chores and the fact…

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Andra Kimp Sentenced to 20 Years For Dui Death On Oahu in 2003

Minna Sugimoto (bio | email) of KHNL TV News covered the Court story in Honolulu of Andra Kimp who is now behind bars serving 20 years for a 2003 DUI crash that killed his passenger.
The deadly…

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Death Of A Child In Hawaii

Hawaii like most states witnesses teenage death and serious injury most frequently because of suicide and car crashes. A new study shows that Hawaii _ which used to be the safest place for Keiki is…

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Scuba Diving And Snorkeling In Hawaii Are Wonderful Ocean Activities But Can Be Dangerous

Resorts around the world offer ocean activities that often include snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Fish can breathe underwater. People can’t do that. Birds can fly. Okay, you get the picture.
There…

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Suicide spurs investigation of “chemical restraints” in Florida foster care system.

The Miami Herald (5/29) reports, Nearly three of 10 teenage Florida foster children have been prescribed a mental-health drug, and 73 foster kids younger than 6 are taking mind-altering drugs,…