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ALERT: URGENT – GET YOUR HEPATITIS A SECOND DOSE ASAP

Pani Shoja, MD Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus which spreads from infected food or water. In August 2016, there was an outbreak of hepatitis A which sickened hundreds of Hawaii residents. The State of Hawaii Department of Health recently announced that more than 90,000 doses [...]

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

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|

ALERT: CASES OF STREP THROAT AND CONJUNCTIVITIS ARE ON THE RISE

Pani Shoja, MD At Urgent Care Hawaii clinics we’ve been seeing new cases of Strep Throat and Conjunctivitis, both of which need a doctor’s diagnosis and treatment. Sore throats can be caused by many factors such as viruses, allergies, dry air and drainage from a runny nose. Strep throat is caused by bacteria such [...]

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, 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|

ALERT: OPIOID OVERDOSE EPIDEMIC UPDATE

Pani Shoja, MD Opioids are powerful drugs that affect the brain and slow down actions of the body including the heartbeat and breathing. Doctors provide opioid medication to treat pain and other health problems such as severe coughing. With long term use, the body becomes dependent on these medications which include commonly used [...]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

HEALTH ALERT: CHILDREN NEED FLU VACCINES TODAY!

Pani Shoja, MD Schools in Hawaii will offer the "Stop Flu at School Program" sometime in late January, 2017. However, if your child has not received the flu vaccine, we recommend getting it as soon as possible. In general, it takes two weeks for the flu shot to start offering protection against the [...]

December 28th, 2016|Categories: Health Alerts, News|

Toys for Tots Campaign

To all the Secret Santas who contributed to our Toys for Tots campaign, a big Mahalo! Your gifts will make many children happy this Christmas!   About Urgent Care Hawaii: Urgent Care Hawaii medical clinics provide immediate and urgent medical care on Oahu for Pearl City, Honolulu, Waikiki, Waipahu, Aiea, Kapolei, Kunia, Waipio, Makakilo, Halawa, Mililani, [...]

December 21st, 2016|Categories: Events, News|
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