From the Magazine

Take a look at some of the stories that made their way into the spotlight in this season's issue.

expert health advice

HMSA is fortunate to work with a variety of health care providers such as physicians, dentists, and pharmacists. Several of them are HMSA employees! We asked them to share their knowledge about what it takes to improve your health and well-being.

the heart of hula

In Na Maka O Puuwai Aloha, everyone gets a chance to dance. From keiki to kupuna, the art of hula lives on.

the art of enchantment

Have you ever wondered what it's like to walk through a storybook? Hawaii Volcanoes National Park created a new self-guided storybook trail featuring award-winning author and artist Caren Loebel-Fried’s book, Legend of the Gourd. Find out what inspired Loebel-Fried to tell the Legend of the Gourd and why she uses the ancient art of block printing to express her creativity.

the makahiki tradition

During Makahiki, communities gather and play games to celebrate the Hawaiian new year. But the history of Makahiki also reveals a deep meaning tied to rituals, prayers, and religious activities.

shriners: a young life transformed

Elijah Yim suffered a stroke before he was born. He needed support. So did his parents. A physical therapist recommended they look at Shriners Children’s Hawaii and that recommendation changed Elijah's life.

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Winter 2023

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