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The island of Puerto Rico is home to more than 80 pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. Hurricane Maria, which hit late last September, devastated the island and closed those plants. The impact is still affecting the supply of pharmaceuticals and other medical products to the state. From Hawai'i Island, Sherry Bracken has more.

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Most of what we do in medicine today has been studied through years of investigations - the best treatment options for what we know. But how come we advance medicine even further in the future? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how important funding is for research right here in the islands and throughout the country.

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Sharks have long held an important place in Hawaiian history and culture. To many they are protectors, family guardians or “amakua.” Now researchers in Australia are using lessons from sharks to fight disease. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

  Original Broadcast date: August 17, 2015.  
Dr. Shane Morita is in the studio talking about the latest in the treatment of thyroid cancer amongst our diverse ethnic population, and the newest medication approved by the FDA.

Town Square: The Right To Try Law

Apr 21, 2016

  Should doctors be allowed to prescribe medicines being used in clinical trials to terminally ill patients? Our panel will take up the "Right To Try," which is already law in 27 states. 

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    Doctors in Australia are reporting a breakthrough when it comes to heart surgery. Specifically, the news is about heart transplants and it could change the way the operations are performed. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute. sometimes seems like such a gentle sport, but often more injuries can happen in the water than on land. This week, Dr. Clayton Everline is in the studio. We’ll consider the most common ones, how they can be treated, and what to do so all of us can stay safe in the ocean. 

It’s Thursday, May 23 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

How ya gonna keep them down on the farm? Produce produce

Tom McDonald is the director of social ventures at Kahumana Community in Waianae. The farm offers transitional housing for 120 homeless families  and a day program for people with disabilities. It employs and provides job training for the folks in those programs. partial funding comes from its sales, cafe retreat facilities and festivals. The latest happens this Saturday.

Surviving Cancer in Medical School

Apr 17, 2013

College seniors are beginning to prepare for next month’s graduation --- and for one UH medical student, the event holds a particularly special meaning. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with a senior at the John A. Burns School of Medicine whose long journey to becoming a doctor is finally within reach.