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DOCTORS’ CORNER – WHAT TO DO FOR CUTS AND SCRAPES

By Bruce Kinney, DO Urgent Care Hawaii Clinical Director - Kailua Summer is here, which means lots of outdoor activities that can sometimes lead to cuts and scrapes.  The first question patients usually have is “Does this need stitches?”.  The simple answer is, if the cut doesn’t go all the way through the skin, probably not.  [...]

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Doctor's Corner, Health Tips, News|

FEATURED EMPLOYEE MALIA AMINA-PAUNUI, CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT – JUNE, 2017

Each month, Urgent Care Hawaii will feature an employee who demonstrates a core value that exemplifies our mission. Congratulations, Malia, on being our Featured Employee for June, 2017!  Malia’s desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives led her to join the professional healthcare team at Urgent Care Hawaii in Pearl City. Malia used to [...]

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Employee of the Month, News|

ALERT: OPIOID OVERDOSE REVERSAL DRUG ON THE WAY TO COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Narcan, a brand of the generic drug naloxone, is used for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. As discussed in my recent Urgent Care Newsletter article, Opioid Overdose Epidemic Update, opioid addiction is a chronic disease can be treated and managed. Along with counseling and other support, treatment that includes medication is often the [...]

June 20th, 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|

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|
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