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Public Health Pulse

  1. Native Hawaiians more at risk for gout, UH study reveals

    An analysis of nearly two decades of data revealed Native Hawaiian study participants had more than twice the risk of developing gout as older adults, relative to White participants. Black and Japanese participants had the second and third highest risk, respectively.

  2. One-third of hospitalized Hawai‘i youth are obese

    One in three hospitalized youth in Hawaiʻi had obesity, underscoring the need for greater attention to obesity in the inpatient setting and targeted interventions to reduce obesity among younger hospitalized patients.

  3. Inequities in asthma health for Native Hawaiian keiki

    New public health research shows that emergency department (ED) visits by Native Hawaiian children with asthma account for the largest proportion of the total statewide costs for potentially preventable visits for children’s asthma.

  4. One's connection to nature examined in public health research

    Feeling connected to nature or the environment is important for health, and new public health research from the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa examines how these feelings of connection can be measured.

  5. Tribute to Haunani-Kay Trask

    Over the summer we lost a towering leader in Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask who had an immense impact on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and our larger communities, and the Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) in particular.

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