Tag Archives: John A. Burns School of Medicine

Building a healthy core

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Health studies make headlines nearly every day—and rightly so, since most of us want to read about ways to enjoy healthier lives. But what happens when the newest studies seem to yield conflicting findings? “You really have a medical impact … Continue reading

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A salute to better medical care

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There are different ways to show support for active military and veterans, ranging from throwing parades with marching bands to shaking the hands of soldiers in uniform.  Now the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine … Continue reading

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Mahalo to OHA

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Significantly situated next to a lush and tranquil taro patch, UH Mānoa’s Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge appropriately nurtures the roots of the native culture that makes these islands so special.  And, in four short years, there’s no question the … Continue reading

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No small threat

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How’s this for an unnerving statistic? Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause – that’s according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. A dengue outbreak in Hawai‘i in 2001 and a global resurgence … Continue reading

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Solving an image problem

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Anyone who’s ever had a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan knows the daunting procedure.  The patient must lie completely still in a tomb-like MRI chamber for up to 45 minutes while the head or body is scanned for medical diagnostic … Continue reading

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Joining doctors and nurses

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  The first-ever, joint training of UH Mānoa nursing and medical students was a distinct hit with students. Comments during a talk-story session included a nursing student saying she learned, “Doctors are people, too, not just super-human robots who know … Continue reading

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