Health Tips

NATURAL TIPS FOR GOLFERS: ENERGY – STAMINA – FOCUS – STRESS

Do you have enough energy for the game? Sometimes golfers run out of steam before the end of the course. Tips for boosting energy and stamina: (Always drink plenty of water and limit sun exposure.) Eat healthy small snacks along the way. Try drinking a green drink before the game to help prevent an “energy drop” [...]

July 25th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND INTERVENTION OF CHRONIC ILLNESS IS VITAL TO YOUR HEALTH

By Pani Shoja, MD Medical Director – Urgent Care Hawaii Pani Shoja, MD Early identification and intervention of chronic illness is vital to good health and wellbeing.  It also greatly improves treatment outcomes while slowing the progression of serious chronic illness. In the urgent care setting, we are often the first line of defense [...]

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

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: Doctors' Corner, Health Tips, 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|

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|

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: 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|
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