Medical Monday: How Scary is Scabies?

Medical Monday: How Scary is Scabies?

How Scary is Scabies? The latest outbreak of scabies has been verified at  Makalapa Elementary School in Salt Lake earlier last week. A letter has been issued to parents from the school on October 23rd by the Department of Education (DOE). The DOE said, “Several cases of scabies have been reported at Makalapa Elementary School. The health and safety of […]

Wellness Wednesday: Turkey Taco lettuce Wraps!

  Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps Love Taco Tuesday but don’t love all the carbs? Check out this simple and healthy way to get your taco fix any day of the week! Ground Turkey: Substituting ground beef for turkey changes up the flavor of your meal. Ground turkey is low in calories but high in protein, it also contains less saturated […]

Medical Monday: What’s up with your Sinuses (Sinusitis)

Sinusitis What is a Sinus Infection? A sinus infection, or sinusitis (sine-uh-SI-tis), is a swelling of the lining in the sinuses. Acute sinusitis lasts for less than four weeks. Chronic sinusitis lasts for more than 12 weeks. What are Sinuses? There are four pairs of hollow spaces in the bones of your face. These are called sinuses. They are lined […]

Fall Inspired Healthy Treats

Three Simple and Healthy Treats for FALL! Fall time in Hawaii is very different than many parts of the mainland. But, just because the trees remain the same doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy indulging in apple spiced candles, Halloween costumes, and everything pumpkin. Fall time is surrounded with sweet treats and warm sugary beverages, but check out some of Island […]

Everything to Know about Mumps and MMR!

Mumps and MMR Vaccine – What you need to know! With over 500 verified cases of mumps in Hawaii it has been brought to the attention of the Department of Health and local media. Here is what you need to know about mumps and the MMR vaccine used to prevent it.    If you are having symptoms of mumps please […]

Wellness Wednesday: Everything to Know About Lacerations

Lacerations- What to Know! We have all had that questionable cut or laceration that we look and and wonder…”Do I need stitches?” “Can I use glue?” “Should I just try a band-aid?””How often do I need tetanus?” “Would it be bad if I went surfing with this?”    One of the most common things my friends and family ask me […]

Medical Monday: Swimmers Ear- How to Treat

Swimmers Ear Living in Hawaii, most of us find the ocean to be some sort of therapy or exercise. Some of us spear fish for tonight’s dinner, others do a couple laps at Kaimana beach, some like to explore by boat, some of us are thrill seekers and go open water shark diving, and others just like to causally float […]

Medical Monday: Flu Season is Around the Corner!

This time of year is particularly exciting. The weather is slightly changing here in Hawaii and the holidays are only a few months away. The beginning of October also means flu season is right around the corner. At Island Urgent Care we have the flu vaccine at all four locations. With no appointment necessary you can be in and out […]

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