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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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New Rule Viewed As Meddling

A physicians group criticizes the insurer's move to push for in-network specialists

The first obligation a doctor has is not to the insurance company; it's to the patient. I'm going to send my patient to the specialist I consider the best in that field.

Malcom Ing
Pediatric ophthalmologist

new rule viewed as meddling

The state's largest physicians advocacy group is objecting to a new contract from the Hawaii Medical Service Association that the doctors say discourages them from referring patients to specialists outside HMSA's provider network.

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Amid the hustle and bustle, keeping it simple is crucial

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Simplicity is underrated. Instead, modern civilization is habituated to productivity and consumption. We send our children to school and ply them with extracurricular activities while maintaining a view toward higher education and good jobs. Along the way, our keiki quickly get the impression that happiness depends on the latest high-tech gadgets, trendy apparel and up-to-date accessories. As they grow older, the focus shifts to bigger items such as cars and then homes. In Hawaii many keep up by working two or even three jobs.

Skillful advertising meted out by big business cultivates the community palate to consume sugary sodas; deep-fried, heavily salted fast food; designer coffee in the morning; and, later, cold beer. Waistlines grow, and as heart disease and diabetes set in, health care is consumed in much the same way. Americans spend 16 to 18 percent of GDP on health care that is largely aimed at treating the ill effects of lifestyle.

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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?

what is a work injury

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