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TIPS TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Here we are, already half-way through January, 2017. Yet, many resolutions might already be broken. You can still set yourself on the path to success. Good luck! Keep your resolutions simple and choose one or two of your most important goals which will have the greatest impact on your health, happiness and fulfillment. Break goals down to [...]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

ALERT: OPIOID OVERDOSE EPIDEMIC UPDATE

Pani Shoja, MD Opioids are powerful drugs that affect the brain and slow down actions of the body including the heartbeat and breathing. Doctors provide opioid medication to treat pain and other health problems such as severe coughing. With long term use, the body becomes dependent on these medications which include commonly used [...]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

HEALTH ALERT: CHILDREN NEED FLU VACCINES TODAY!

Pani Shoja, MD Schools in Hawaii will offer the "Stop Flu at School Program" sometime in late January, 2017. However, if your child has not received the flu vaccine, we recommend getting it as soon as possible. In general, it takes two weeks for the flu shot to start offering protection against the [...]

December 28th, 2016|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

Toys for Tots Campaign

To all the Secret Santas who contributed to our Toys for Tots campaign, a big Mahalo! Your gifts will make many children happy this Christmas!   About Urgent Care Hawaii: Urgent Care Hawaii medical clinics provide immediate and urgent medical care on Oahu for Pearl City, Honolulu, Waikiki, Waipahu, Aiea, Kapolei, Kunia, Waipio, Makakilo, Halawa, Mililani, [...]

December 21st, 2016|Categories: Events, News|

TIPS TO HELP PREVENT THE COLD AND FLU

IMPORTANT HEALTH NEWS FROM DR. PANI How do you know if you have a cold or the flu? Cold: Slow onset Body aches Rarely accompanied by fever and headache Localized symptoms: sore throat, sinus congestion, runny nose, cough Flu: Swift and severe onset Chills, body aches, extreme fatigue Acute chest discomfort with severe cough Usually high [...]

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Health Tips, News|

ALERT: ANTIBIOTICS AREN’T ALWAYS THE ANSWER

Pani Shoja, MD IMPORTANT HEALTH NEWS FROM DR. PANI According to the CDC, it is estimated that more than half of antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed to children in doctor office settings for colds, most of which are caused by viruses. Overuse of antibiotics is a cause of antibiotic-resistant infections. It is important to make [...]

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

Urgent Care Hawaii Announces New Expanded Hours and New Easy ZipPASS Online Reservation System

The Kapolei Clinic will be open on Sundays and the Kailua Clinic will be open Saturdays from 9 to 5.   Honolulu, December 1, 2016:  Urgent Care Hawaii announces new expanded hours at two of its new clinics. Starting December 4th, 2016, the Kapolei Clinic at 890 Kamokila Blvd. Kapolei, HI 96707, will be open Sundays [...]

December 1st, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|

ALERT: URGENT CARE HAWAII REPORTS INCREASED INCIDENTS OF STOMACH FLU

IMPORTANT HEALTH NEWS FROM DR. PANI Pani Shoja, MD Aloha!  We are seeing an increase in patients with the stomach flu. Here is some helpful information: Some of the symptoms are:  nausea vomiting watery diarrhea headaches muscle aches low grade fever TIPS: Drink the right fluids - water and sports drinks. Ginger and peppermint [...]

November 16th, 2016|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

NEW SAFE SLEEP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INFANTS FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

IMPORTANT HEALTH NEWS FROM DR. PANI Pani Shoja, MD As a physician treating babies and children, I find it is increasingly important to keep parents well informed about steps they can take to decrease the chance of sleep related infant deaths, including SIDS. The medical community has been advising parents to put infants under [...]

November 6th, 2016|Categories: Health Alerts, News|
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