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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|

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|

ALERT: MUMPS OUTBREAK UPDATE

Pani Shoja, MD Update - June 22, 2017 - The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed fifteen (15) more cases of Oahu residents with the mumps, raising the total number of cases this year to 119. The new cases involved eight (8) adults and seven (7) children. None of the cases required [...]

June 15th, 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|
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