Our once-pristine planet now poisoned by man

Letters to the Editor

What we might recognize as human evolved on earth over two million years ago. We inherited a pristine planet that we have now poisoned, but we want to colonize Mars and find planet B? We have no right to do so until we have unpoisoned earth and restored the viability of those who came ...

Proposed cancer center for Lahaina pitfalls loom

Letters to the Editor

Regarding the proposed Maui Cancer Center for Lahaina: If I were a cancer patient, I would be very hesitant to go to a privately owned and operated for-profit cancer not affiliated with a hospital and/or medical school. It takes a large base of knowledge and expertise to stay current with ...

Grateful for hospital staff who helped save his life

Letters to the Editor

On Nov. 1, I found myself at Maui Memorial Medical Center. I had no idea what was ahead for me. The hospital was the last place I wanted to be, especially now. But here I was, as sick as I’ve ever been and needing help. From the moment I arrived, I was met with respect and a sense of ...

Another kind of viral spread


There’s another worrisome, COVID-related healthcare scare infecting politically connected doctors who have a bullhorn and a bully pulpit. Unlike the coronavirus that emanated from China, or Omicron, just discovered in South Africa, this virus comes from the land of MAGA. “Here comes the ...

Healthwise Maui


Q: Should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine? Dr. Michael Shea, Intensivist and Chief Medical Director, Maui Health: The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children as young as 5 years old, and many families are wondering if their child should get the shot. The important thing to know is ...