Health Tips

IT’S EASIER THAN EVER TO “CHOOSE HEALTHY NOW”

Health News from Dr. Pani Medical Director – Urgent Care Hawaii Pani Shoja, MD We are always encouraging our patients to incorporate healthy habits into their daily lives, like a healthy diet, exercise and fresh pure water, plenty of sleep and relaxation /destressing therapies. When it comes to healthy eating, there are many positive [...]

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY CHECKLIST

By Pani Shoja, MD Medical Director – Urgent Care Hawaii Many students are already heading back to school. Though much of the focus is on backpacks, school clothes and supplies, now is the time to get everyone’s health in check and schedule routine doctor visits, school physicals and immunizations. Here are some tips: Organize your child’s [...]

August 31st, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

DOCTORS’ CORNER – URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS CAN BE A SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEM

By Bruce Kinney, MD Medical Director – Urgent Care Hawaii, Kailua One of the most common concerns that brings patients to Urgent Care Hawaii is the possibility of a urinary tract (or bladder) infection, (or recurrent) also called a UTI.  These infections are very common, but the same symptoms that are caused by a UTI can also [...]

August 31st, 2017|Categories: Doctor's Corner, Health Tips, News|

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: Doctor's 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|
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