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Hope, Heartbreak, and the Process of Infertility Treatments

August 24, 2021 — This year the National Infertility Association designated a week in April for National Infertility Awareness Week. As both a clinician who provides initial evaluation of women facing infertility issues, and an educator, Dr. Lynne Saito-Tom is quite aware of the difficulty patients experience while going through infertility treatments.

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Suffering in Silence with High-functioning Depression

July 19, 2021 — Do you frequently feel sad, hopeless, and alone, but put on happy face for friends, family, and co-workers? Signs of persistent depressive disorder or high-functioning depression might not be visible to those around you, but it can deplete your energy and your ability to enjoy your life. Help is available. Read on to learn more about this serious but invisible form of depression.

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Making the Patient Experience Personal

November 2, 2020 — Often times, the physician is the main point of contact when it comes to patient care. But not everyone knows that physicians have a team of specialists to create a great patient experience from start to finish. A few of those specialists, specifically in a primary care setting, include a patient navigator and a care coordinator.

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Understanding Stuttering

October 22, 2020 — Marybeth Kotrodimos explains how to identify and understand stuttering, and how UHP is helping in the treatment of it.

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A First-Timer’s View of The Men’s March

October 23, 2019 — On October 3rd, the 25th annual Men’s March Against Violence took place in Downtown Honolulu. Marybeth Kotrodimos attended and shares her experiences of the march and the rally that followed.

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Chien-Wen Tseng: Local Hero, MD

May 24, 2019 — Family Medicine’s Dr. Chien-Wen Tseng contributed in the efforts to help those who were affected in the flooding in ʻĀina Haina last year. But that was just one of Dr. Tseng’s many accomplishments. Tina Shelton recaps her exceptional year.

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Pride, Humility, Collaboration – and Another Achievement for CSD

March 11, 2019 — The University of Hawaii Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), has been named recipient of the Oscar and Rosetta Fish Fund Grant, an award given to provide speech therapy services to disadvantaged children aged three to five. Spearheaded by Dr. Pauline Mashima, the effort that led to CSD receiving this $60,000 grant reflects the spirit of collaboration and the respect members of this department have for each other, as well as their commitment to helping underprivileged members of our community overcome barriers to communication.

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Med Student, Intern, Resident, Attending Physician – What’s the difference?

February 28, 2019 –Before being treated by our physicians, our patients are asked if they would consent to have a resident, intern or student involved in their care. Would you know how to give an informed answer to that question? Do you know the differences between a student, intern, resident, attending physician, and consulting physician?  Many of us do not.  Here’s some information to help clear up the confusion.

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#WeAreUHP: Dr. Komal Soin and the Art of a Life in Balance

February 8, 2019 — Dr. Komal Soin grew up with a creative spirit; her father was an artist, her mother was into ceramics, and her whole family loved to travel. When she became a doctor, she still learned how to find that work-life balance in her creative passions and career.

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY: Faculty discover over 15% of ER patients show signs of crystal methamphetamine use

December 14, 2018 — Doctors from the UHP/JABSOM Psychiatry examined visits from 2007 to 2011 to an Emergency Department, or “ED”, which also is commonly referred to as an emergency room, in a single urban Honolulu hospital. Overall, out of 16,018 patients screened for drugs, just over 15 percent (15.1%) of them tested positive for amphetamines.

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UCERA agreement signed in President’s Office

July 20, 2010 — Dean Jerris Hedges signed an affiliation agreement between the University of Hawai’i and University Clinical, Education and Research Associates (UCERA) on July 20, in the office of UH President MRC Greenwood.

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Looking Forward at UCERA

January 5, 2009 — Learn more about the innovations happening at University Clinical, Education & Research Associates (UCERA), the faculty practice of the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

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