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The Ask The Doctor column addresses relevant health questions answered by KMC's Dr. Jason Hughes and our expert medical staff.
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March 28, 2018

What Should I do if I’m Having a Stroke?

~ As Appeared in the March 2018 Issue of North Shore News ~ A: The most common symptoms of a stroke include facial drooping, sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or legs — especially […]
February 23, 2018

Isn’t stress natural?

~ As Appeared in the February 2018 Issue of North Shore News ~ A: As the nation reels from another school shooting, it is no wonder that people are feeling stressed. The combination of fear, some […]
February 23, 2018

What should I do about the flu?

~ As Appeared in the January 2018 Issue of North Shore News ~ A. Influeza is sweeping through the nation, and Hawaii is no different. If you have not had your flu shot, get one immediately. […]
January 10, 2018

Is Holiday Weight Gain a Myth or Reality?

~ As Appeared in the December 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ A: Reality! While the average calories consumed per person per average day is between 2,000 to 2,500, Americans consume more than 4,500 calories […]
January 10, 2018

What is Pink Eye?

~ As Appeared in the November 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ A: Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is remarkably common in Hawai‘i. It is caused by inflammation in the conjunctiva, the white part of the […]
September 26, 2017

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

~ As Appeared in the September 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ Q: Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous? A: It can be if it’s left untreated. You may have heard that Carrie Fisher, the Star Wars […]
August 30, 2017

Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy?

~ As Appeared in the August 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ Q: Why do I Need a Colonoscopy? The reason for a colonoscopy is to detect colon cancer and treat it as early as possible. […]
July 19, 2017

How Do I Know If It’s Strep Throat or Just a Sore Throat?

~ As Appeared in the August 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~    This is a question many parents face quite often. You may be dealing with strep throat if there is an abrupt onset […]
July 6, 2017

Should I Immunize My Children?

~ As Appeared in the June 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~   Yes! The current mumps outbreak is a perfect example of why. As of May 23, the Hawaii State Department of Health confirmed […]
April 11, 2017

When Should I Worry About an Infection?

~ As Appeared in the March 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ It’s good practice to keep a close eye on all infections. Some bacteria have become resistant to certain antibiotics, and identifying the infection […]
April 11, 2017

About CPR

~ As Appeared in the April 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ Is it true that you don’t have to do mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as part of CPR? Yes. All you need is a two-step process: […]