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ALERT: MUMPS OUTBREAK UPDATE

Pani Shoja, MD The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is investigating the largest number of mumps cases seen in Hawaii since 2001. Recently, Hawaii State Epidemiologist, Sarah Y. Park, MD, FAAP, sent a Medical Advisory to healthcare providers to address the ongoing mumps outbreak. All Urgent Care Hawaii Centers follow established protocols to minimize [...]

May 17th, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

DO YOU HAVE SITTING DISEASE?

A new study of older women in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that sitting for long stretches of time increases the odds of an untimely death. The more hours women in the study spent sitting, the greater their odds of dying early from all causes, including heart disease and cancer. Cardiovascular risk is greatest [...]

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

FEATURED EMPLOYEE JEANETTE SWANSON – MAY, 2017

Each month, Urgent Care Hawaii will feature an employee who demonstrates a core value that exemplifies our mission. Congratulations, Jeannette, on being our Featured Employee for May, 2017!  Jeanette’s journey to UCH reflects a woman with a strong work ethic.  Raised in the Philippines, she worked hard to graduate with a BA in Biology and accepted [...]

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Employee of the Month, News|

ALERT: URGENT – GET YOUR HEPATITIS A SECOND DOSE ASAP

Pani Shoja, MD Update: May 4, 2017 -The Hawaii Health Department announced that ahi poke sold at multiple grocery stores and eateries on Oahu may have been contaminated with Hepatitis A. Customers who ate the product and are not vaccinated for Hepatitis A are urged to contact a doctor. Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection [...]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

URGENCY OR EMERGENCY?

How do you know where to go when you need immediate medical attention? By: Pani Shoja, MD Medical Director – Urgent Care Hawaii Accidents and illnesses which require immediate medical care can happen anytime. Sometimes, it may be difficult to know whether you should go to urgent care or the emergency room (ER). Here is a [...]

April 26th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

ALERT: WAIPAHU STUDENTS, PARENTS AND STAFF MAY BE AT RISK OF TUBERCULOSIS EXPOSURE

Pani Shoja, MD UPDATE: 4/21/17 - The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) and University of Hawaii at Hilo are notifying approximately 120 students and staff members of their recent possible exposure to a person with active tuberculosis (TB) at the Hilo campus. The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) recently notified students, parent and [...]

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

TIPS TO HELP SURVIVE HEAT WAVES

According to the American Red Cross, in recent years, excessive heat waves have caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. Here are some tips to help you cope: Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids – avoid caffeine and alcohol. Eat small meals often. [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

ALERT: GUARD AGAINST THIS BRAIN-INVADING PARASITE

Rat lungworm disease, which has long been prevalent in parts of Asia and the Caribbean, is a grave illness caused by a parasitic worm that invades the human brain. Like many diseases, it is carried by infected rats on container ships as well as hosts like slugs and snails, and it has arrived in Hawaii. According [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

DONNA SCHMIDT LIVE IN HPR STUDIO

ALOHA FRIENDS! I will be live in the studio and on the air with senior class volunteers from Honolulu Waldorf School who will take your calls on HPR tomorrow, from 6AM to 8AM, for the Spring Pledge Drive! Please call in, say hi, and show you support HPR! HOW TO DONATE HPR-1: (808) 944-8800 HPR-2: (808) [...]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: News|

NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal. Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Download the Flyer for Location Information NTBI Take-Back Initiative Flyer Important Health Newsletter Sign Up Sign up here to receive more important health news like this from Dr. Pani! * Email Address  * First Name * [...]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: News|
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