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Drive Your Dream Lexus Revs Up Social Media

HONOLULU ServcoLexus.com – Have you seen the 2013 Lexus CT Hybrid on Oahu or Maui with a “Drive Your Dream Lexus.com” sticker this week?  If so, did you know that two Hawaii residents, one from Maui and one from Oahu, got to drive those cars – for free – this past week as part of the #DriveYourDreamLexus contest.

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Sen. Hirono meets with COFA community leaders

Sen. Hirono meets with COFA community leaders

 

Sen. Mazie Hirono met with community leaders at the Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Health Center today to discuss her measure that was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee which would allow COFA migrants to have Medicaid eligibility.

COFA stands for Compact of Free Association which is comprised of natives from Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau. The group of islands was affected by nuclear bombs set off by the U.S. during the Cold War.

“We have these agreements with our compact migrant states because of our national security needs,” Hirono said. “Our country has a responsibility to provide federal support for the compact migrants.”

“There’s certain health situations back home that infrastructure is not there for it, so therefore I think we feel that there is a vital need for this,” Jojo Peter, a native of Chuuk, said.

Pet Blessing Festival

Pet Blessing Festival

Information provided by HIPA:

Come celebrate all creatures at our annual Chinowa Blessing for People & Pets.

Leashed or caged pets and people of all faiths are welcome for a complimentary blessing steeped in ancient tradition on

Sunday June 2, any time between 9:00am and 3:00 pm. Reservations are not required.

Pets are spiritual creatures that nurture us unconditionally. The special blessing creates a day of love and celebration honoring our faithful friends and loyal companions. 

You can bring a stuffed toy animal to represent a pet.

Reservations are not required.  Event is free and open to the public. Free Pet Shave Ice!!!!

 

Place:    Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

             1239 Olomea Street Honolulu, HI 96817 (next to Honolulu Ford Kalihi)

Kaiser Permanente Physician First in Hawaii to be Board Certified in Obesity Medicine

Kaiser Permanente Physician First in Hawaii to be Board Certified in Obesity Medicine

Peggy Latare, MD, Joins Nationwide Effort to Help Those Affected by Obesity

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced today that Peggy Latare, MD, has received her Achievement of Diplomate from the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), becoming the first physician in Hawaii, and among the first in the nation, to become certified in treating people for obesity.

“Many Americans, including Hawaii residents, are struggling to find the adequate support and successful interventions they need to lose weight and improve their health,” said Dr. Latare. “A medical specialty in obesity allows me to enhance my efforts in helping people identify the right combination of diet, exercise, behavior change, and medical treatments to reach their healthy weight.” 

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Kaiser Permanente Physician First in Hawaii to be Board Certified in Obesity Medicine

Kaiser Permanente Physician First in Hawaii to be Board Certified in Obesity Medicine

Peggy Latare, MD, Joins Nationwide Effort to Help Those Affected by Obesity

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced today that Peggy Latare, MD, has received her Achievement of Diplomate from the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), becoming the first physician in Hawaii, and among the first in the nation, to become certified in treating people for obesity.

“Many Americans, including Hawaii residents, are struggling to find the adequate support and successful interventions they need to lose weight and improve their health,” said Dr. Latare. “A medical specialty in obesity allows me to enhance my efforts in helping people identify the right combination of diet, exercise, behavior change, and medical treatments to reach their healthy weight.” 

The Huffington Post and Honolulu Civil Beat Partner for HuffPost Hawaii

The Huffington Post and Honolulu Civil Beat Partner for HuffPost Hawaii

The Huffington Post and Honolulu Civil Beat today announced a partnership to create HuffPost Hawaii, a site that will bring together the resources of The Huffington Post and CivilBeat.com. The new site, expected to launch this fall, will give a global audience access to the wonders of one of the world's most famous destinations and the authentic community of Hawaii, including its Aloha spirit. The site will explore Hawaii as an oasis for unplugging and recharging. It will also offer Hawaii residents local news and perspectives, along with Pulitzer Prize-winning national and international coverage.

Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, joined Pierre Omidyar, publisher and CEO of Civil Beat to make the announcement.

Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals Donates $4,000 to IHS

Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals Donates $4,000 to IHS

The Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) has donated $4,000 to IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc. to support their programs to prevent and end homelessness in Hawaii.  The donation was made possible by the generous support of the HAIP sponsors, members and participants in their annual golf tournament held in March.