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The WorkStar Injury Recovery Center is a medical clinic that specializes in the treatment of injured workers, motorists and athletes. WorkStar is conveniently located in Ewa Beach at the Hawaii Medical Center-West in the Clinical Service Center. Click for Directions

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Doctor shortage grows

The lack of physicians, both general and specialist, grew 20% during the past year

Doctor shortage growsHawaii's doctor shortage jumped 20 percent over the past year as more physicians left the field amid a growing demand for medical services.

New estimates on physician supply and demand peg the current shortage at 890, and that's expected to jump as high as 1,500 by 2020, according to the latest figures from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine's Area Health Education Center.

What's more, the state is facing a potential wave of retirements with one-third of its doctors reaching retirement age in the next five years. An estimated 18 percent of doctors are already age 65 or older.

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Health facilities walloped by folks with flu

Patients without serious symptoms are asked to ease the burden by calling in from home for aid

Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Krystle MarcellusFeverish and aching patients continue to inundate Hawaii's overstressed health care system during a flu season that has no end in sight.

"This week is worse than last week, and last week was worse than the week before," said Toby Clairmont, director of emergency services for the hospital group Healthcare Association of Hawaii. "This could go on for a week — or a month — because the flu is unpredictable."

With emergency rooms undergoing renovation at Castle Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital and Wahiawa General Hospital, ambulances were rerouted Monday to emergency rooms already reeling with an influx of flu cases at a time when health care workers are also calling in sick with the flu.

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If you have not already done so, report your injury as soon as possible to your supervisor or your company's workers' compensation coordinator. If more than 24 hours have elapsed from the time of injury, we advise that you report your injury in writing as well as verbally with a copy retained for your records. List any witnesses to the incident in addition to exactly where, when, and how it happened.

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Work injury and your spine

The normal anatomy of the spine is usually described by dividing up the spine into 3 major sections: the cervical, the thoracic, and the lumbar spine. (Below the lumbar spine is a bone called the sacrum, which is part of the pelvis). Each section is made up of individual bones called vertebrae. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, and 5 lumbar vertebrae.

Learn more about your spine, Click Here.

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Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment based on regulating the body's Qi (pronounced "chee"), or "life energy," which flows in the body along pathways called meridians. Hundreds of acupuncture points can be opened like gates to balance and harmonize the flow of Qi, relieving pain and many other symptoms of disease.

Injuries are unexpected

How you are cared for shouldn't be!

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The WorkStar Injury Recovery Center provides specialized care for those injured at work, play or on the highway. State of the art conservative care methods and techniques are utilized to restore patients to pre-injury status.

Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injury-related hospitalizations and emergency room visits in Hawaii. Last year, the annual number of injuries from falls in Hawaii resulted in 78 deaths, 3,616 hospitalizations and 15,866 ER visits. The costs associated with injuries results in more productive years of life lost than any other cause.

What Is A Workplace Injury?

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