Most of us think of Hawaii as the perfect escape from our stressed out and fast-paced lives. Island life, after all, seems so idyllic and relaxing.
But appearances may be deceiving. Researchers led by Sela Panapasa at University of Michigan found that native Hawaiians are at greater risk of dying early compared to white Americans throughout their lifetimes. And older Hawaiians over age 65 are dying earlier than African Americans of their same age as well.