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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|

ALERT: KEEPING OUR KEIKI HEALTHY AND SAFE IN A DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT

Pani Shoja, MD Our environment includes everything around us—the air we breathe, the water we drink, the places where our food is grown or prepared, our school, workplace, and our home. When the environment exposes us to toxic substances, health can be affected negatively. This is especially true for children. Recently, the Hawaii Department [...]

March 20th, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, Health Tips|

PROTECT YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH WHEN YOU TRAVEL

Whether you travel by car, bus, train or plane, sitting for more than four hours can increase the risk for blood clots. Blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), may become a serious health concern if the blood clot, which forms in the deep veins of your legs, travels to the lungs causing a [...]

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

TIPS: ENCOURAGE THE PRODUCTION OF THIS “BLISS HORMONE”!

Encourage the Production of this “Bliss Hormone”! How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Chances are, you’ll be connecting with someone special. This connection, including touching, releases a powerful hormone called oxytocin which helps create the feeling of falling in love. No wonder it is known as the “Bliss Hormone”! There’s more: Oxytocin is known [...]

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

ALERT: CASES OF STREP THROAT AND CONJUNCTIVITIS ARE ON THE RISE

Pani Shoja, MD At Urgent Care Hawaii clinics we’ve been seeing new cases of Strep Throat and Conjunctivitis, both of which need a doctor’s diagnosis and treatment. Sore throats can be caused by many factors such as viruses, allergies, dry air and drainage from a runny nose. Strep throat is caused by bacteria such [...]

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

TIPS TO BUILD IMMUNITY – CHANGE YOUR STATE OF MIND

With everything going on in the world today, it is easy to be sad, angry and even depressed. According to Marci Shimoff, author of “Happy for No Reason”, there is a huge correlation between health and happiness, and studies show that happier people are healthier people. Marci reports, “Being sad or angry for five minutes a [...]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO GO TO URGENT CARE OR THE EMERGENCY ROOM?

Accidents and illnesses which require immediate 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 general guide: Emergency Room For life-threatening conditions such as trauma, severe head injury, chest pains, stroke symptoms, unconsciousness or uncontrollable bleeding, you should always [...]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|
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