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2020 Top Doctors In Hawai’i: Health Facts

  • 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.

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