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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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Review board for disabled goes unfilled

A shortage of physicians leaves more than 100 applicants in limbo as they await word

disabled post goes unfiledCase McKinley, left, and his father, Jason McKinley, are fighting to obtain a learner’s permit and driver’s license for Case. The 16-year-old has cerebral palsy and has been told he needs approval from a state medical review board, but that board has been unable to meet for lack of a quorum. 

The statewide board of doctors in charge of reviewing driver's license applications for disabled and elderly drivers has been unable to fill four of its five seats, preventing more than 100 would-be drivers on Oahu from getting their licenses for the last six months.

One of them, 16-year-old Case McKinley, who has cerebral palsy, cannot fulfill his boyhood desire to get his learner's permit like most of his friends.

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Wahiawa nonprofit to use $4.7M loan for health facility

hqdefaultA nonprofit in Wahiawa that has been working for years to build a community health center in the former plantation community said it has received preliminary approval for a $4.7 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The loan will help the Wahiawa Center for Community Health move forward in constructing a $9.5 million facility that could open as early as April 2016, said former state legislator Bev Harbin, program development coordinator for the center, a nonprofit established in 2012.

"This is a major milestone for the entire community," she said. "A lot of people have worked tirelessly to get to this point. It's a great feeling, but we know this is not a done deal. This has been a dream for many, and everyone is pulling together to make sure we have a health center that will serve the Wahiawa community."

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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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