Health & Wellness

UH Medical Degree

What it's Worth? $256,928 Kamaaina Rate: $127,808 Nonresidents pay $64,232 a year for four years of medical training at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine – not including living expenses. Local students pay half that. The…

Mobile Medical Records

Straub Clinic and Hospital and Kauai Medical Clinic say they are the first healthcare facilities in the state to allow patients to access their medical records from an iPhone, iPad or iTouch using a new, free mobile app called MyHealthAdvantage.…

Hawaii Company Offers Hope To The Blind

Hope for 10 million people worldwide with corneal blindness may be as close as the Cellular Bioengineering offices in Moiliili. The firm’s Eyegenix division is shepherding development of a biosynthetic cornea that is being hailed as a promising advance for…

Waking Up to Working Out

Helping people balance their work, home lives and down time. Dr. Laurie Steelsmith won’t shower in the morning until she has worked out. That rule helps keep her exercising daily – even when she has a full day ahead. Fitting exercise…

Operating Music

We all know gentle music can be relaxing, but it can also promote healing, says Hawaii ophthalmologist and classical pianist Jorge Camara. That’s him on the cover of his new CD, “Live from the Operating Room,” the first such on-site…

Leaving it at Work

Helping people balance their work, home lives and down time. Hawaii attorney Mark Murakami discovered a secret of success early. “My priorities, in order, are: husband, father, attorney, Coast Guard Reserve officer,” says Murakami, a member of the law firm Damon…