Health Tips

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|

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|

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|

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|
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