If you might have COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a mask even when you’re at home, if you live with other people or have pets and can’t quarantine elsewhere.
More than a quarter of Hawai‘i high schoolers vape, compared to 13% nationally.
The UH Cancer Center is aiming to have 20% of cancer patients enroll in clinical trials each year by 2025; the trials help researchers discover new ways to find, prevent and treat cancer.
Fewer babies have been born in Honolulu each year since 2015. In 2020, fewer than 1,000 babies have been born each month as of June.
In addition to coronavirus screenings, telehealth can be used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions that include stomach flu, anxiety, heartburn, sinus problems, urinary tract infections, sprains and more.
In July, the state Legislature passed a bill allowing for the sale of medical marijuana edibles by licensed dispensaries.
In June, researchers at the John A. Burns School of Medicine began looking for patients to participate in the first clinical trial in the state to find a treatment for COVID-19.
SOURCES: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, HAWAI‘I DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HEALTH, HAWAI‘I STATE LEGISLATURE, JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, UH CANCER CENTER.