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OCC MED COMPANY SPOTLIGHT – ALOUN FARMS

"Having a relationship with Urgent Care Hawaii in Kapolei gives Aloun Farms the confidence that the staff is in good hands and will be given the best medical attention when needed." Aloun Sou and his family of six immigrated to Hawaii from Laos via a refugee camp on the Thailand-Laos border. The family settled in Waianae [...]

2018-05-08T19:16:20+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

MUMPS UPDATE

Knowing the status of yourself and your family is the best mumps prevention. As of March 22, 2018, there has been 944 confirmed cases of the mumps in Hawaii.   Mumps is highly contagious and creates a threat to you, your family and the community.  Gestation of the disease, immunization status and exposure can be confusing; however, [...]

2018-03-29T23:32:49+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

OCC MED: SITTING DISEASE CAN SPELL TROUBLE IN THE WORKPLACE

According to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation, worker illness and injury costs United States employers $225.8 billion annually. The CDC says that 7.6 million people list back pain as their reason for filing disability claims. Research indicates that Sitting Disease has become an epidemic, both at home and in the workplace. It causes neck and back [...]

2018-03-29T22:57:24+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

OCC MED: ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: Be proactive in addressing the mumps outbreak and protect your organization.

As of March 22, 2018, there has been 944 confirmed cases of the mumps in Hawaii.  Mumps is highly contagious and creates a threat in the workplace to your employees and your customers.  Gestation of the disease, immunization status and exposure create a complex network of decision points for the employer and the employee. Mumps is [...]

2018-04-01T18:09:05+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

HEALTH TIPS: COLD? OR FLU?

By Pani Shoja, MD Medical Director – Urgent Care Hawaii Pani Shoja, MD The common cold and the flu are respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. The symptoms may be similar, but in general, the flu is worse and symptoms are more intense. In addition, the flu can result in serious health problems such [...]

2017-11-08T17:10:02+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Health Tips, News|

FEATURED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH – PAULA MAE SUBIA, BUSINESS MANAGER

Each month, Urgent Care Hawaii will feature an employee who demonstrates a core value that exemplifies our mission. Congratulations Paula on being our Featured Employee for November 2017! The love of opportunities to grow and working in the healthcare field is what drew Paula to Urgent Care Hawaii (UCH). This native of Hawaii has been with [...]

2017-11-08T17:07:25+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Employee of the Month, News|

WHAT IF WE CAN REALLY TURN BACK THE SKIN-AGING CLOCK WITH A SIMPLE TREATMENT?

One of the hottest skincare trends today is Microneedling (AKA collagen induction therapy). The process involves using tiny thin needles to create hundreds of tiny micro-puncture wounds into the skin. When done in an office by a trained physician or esthetician, the treatment is virtually painless and can be very effective. Just a few sessions will [...]

2017-11-09T22:41:47+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Beauty Corner, News|

DIY PUMPKIN FACIAL

Pumpkin season is here! A pumpkin face mask is easy to do at home. All you need is ¼ cup pureed fresh pumpkin (or you can use canned – preferably organic), 1 beaten egg, 2 teaspoons of honey for normal to dry skin, OR a splash of apple cider vinegar for normal to oily skin, and [...]

2017-11-08T17:06:04+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Beauty Corner, News|

A Special Message from Donna Schmidt, Founder and CEO of Urgent Care Hawaii

Fresh Leadership on Healthcare for the Homeless Donna Schmidt, CEOUrgent Care Hawaii Homelessness is one of the top challenges for our state, county and city governments. It impacts individuals across all generations and has many causes: underemployment, lack of affordable housing, psychological and physical disabilities, mortgage foreclosures and other social issues. Homelessness creates an enormous [...]

2017-10-19T00:01:45+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|

ALERT: MUMPS OUTBREAK UPDATE

Update - October 5th, 2017 - The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed sixty-eight (68) new cases of residents with the mumps, raising the total number of statewide cases this year to 452. Case count by island is 378 from Honolulu, 40 from Kauai, 33 from Hawaii and 1 from Maui. The DOH continues to stress [...]

2017-10-12T17:25:55+00:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, News|
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