The Body Show

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Making informed health choices can be tough. On The Body Show, Dr. Kathleen Kozak makes them a little easier to understand with the latest medical information and knowledgeable guests. Each week features a specific topic and she'll take your calls, too.

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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and most people may not realize that this is the fourth most common neurologic problem and can be scary if anyone has ever witnessed someone having a seizure.  We’ll be talking with a panel of experts about the common misperceptions about epilepsy and also reviewing the facts.

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Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs Office / Flickr

Women are often the last ones in a family to take care of their own health needs. Today on The Body Show, a talk with Dr. Aya Sultan from Honu Women’s Health about the importance of vaginal health, timely gynecologic care, and the latest in keeping women's bodies healthy at any age.

On this episode of The Body Show we’ll discuss flexibility and resilience with Dr. David Hunnicutt.  5pm on HPR-2.

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We all want to be as healthy as possible throughout our lives. What are some simple tools to keep our bodies and minds as active as possible? Today on the Body Show: Talking to an aging expert. How to be strong physically and mentally at every age.

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Prostate cancer screening has become a bit of a controversy lately, with concerns about too much testing leading to unnecessary procedures. Join Dr. Kathleen Kozak on The Body Show with a panel of experts as they explore the latest recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in men.

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What happens when Grandma doesn't remember things so well anymore? If Grandpa is having problems with his medication, could he be having problems paying the bills and handling finances too? Going over medical and legal definition of capacity and what to do if somebody doesn't seem to have it. 

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Tonight on the Body Show we'll be taking a look at the causes of thyroid cancer, steps for prevention and options for treatment if you are diagnosed. 

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  Back and neck pain are some of the most common reasons people see their doctor. But when is it serious enough to require surgery and why is that often considered the last resort? Today on the Body Show, talking with an expert about the basics for back care.

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  You work on your diet, exercise when you can... yet you can’t lose those extra pounds. Could stress be the culprit? Talking about the mind, body, food connection and how to fix it when things go awry.

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  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. It can make you feel like you’re breathing through a straw. What are the risk factors and how can you know if you have it? How can you or a loved one suffering from this pulmonary disease know if you have it? And does early intervention help? 

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  With school back in session kids are once again in the classroom, which can be a petri dish for spreading infections.  How do we keep germs out of the curriculum this year?  Tonight on the Body Show Dr. Kathy Kozak will discuss what parents can do to keep kids healthy in school.

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  What to do when a cut doesn't heal? Even minor cuts can a become serious issue if they become infected. With the rise of drug-resistant infections, preventing those infections more important than ever. 

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  What happens when doctors get sick? Are they really the worst patients? Do they just diagnose themselves? Today on the Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with the other Dr. Kozak, her brother Bill, about his journey from doctor to patient and back, and how seeing their job from the other side can affect their customer service.

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  How important is prenatal care mothers and babies? Tonight on The Body Show we'll go over some of the many factors that influence health of a newborn and limit complications during pregnancy. 

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  Anger takes many forms. Sometimes aggressive, sometimes silent, but rarely ignored. How can the destructive force of anger be turned into an opportunity for healing? This episode, we’ll talk with author Dr. Bernard Golden and expert Dr. Martin Johnson about anger management – and learn some strategies to help all of us manage the not-so-minor-annoyances that can push us over the edge.

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  Kidney failure, it's caused most commonly by diabetes and high blood pressure, and results in dialysis, or for a lucky few, transplantation.  

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Kidney failure, it's caused most commonly by diabetes and high blood pressure, and results in dialysis, or for a lucky few, transplantation.  Dr. Ramona Wong and Dr. Makoto Ogihara are on the show, sharing what it takes to keep the kidneys healthy and what to do when they're not anymore.  Topics include prevention, treatment, dialysis, and transplant. 5pm on HPR-2.

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  Many modern medications trace their roots back to plants, but we have yet to fully tap into all the potential nature has to offer. We'll talk with a naturopathic physician about how different approaches to medicine can work together to improve overall care.

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Dr. Christine Kaczmar / Vimeo

  Today on The Body Show, a look at what goes on in your stomach. Irritable bowel disease is something that will affect an individual regardless of diet and sometimes treatment. We'll take a look at the latest in diagnosis and treatments.

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  Medical mistakes can happen to anyone. But there are unique design elements that can be incorporated into doctor offices or hospitals to reduce medical errors. Talking about evidence based design in architecture. 

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  Facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech, and time- that's the meaning behind FAST, the pneumonic to remember the signs of someone having a stroke. Learn more with Dr. Matt Koenig.

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  When are teenagers NOT just being moody? Today on The Body Show we’ll discuss teenage depression, how to spot the symptoms, and what families can do to help. 

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  Patient safety, it's something we don't often think about in terms of medical errors, but unfortunately, simple mistakes can be deadly if a sick person receives the wrong medication in the hospital. Doctors Julius Pham and Leslie Chun will be in studio to share the top ten things you can do to maximize your medical care, safely. Today at 5 PM on HPR-2.

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  "How can you go to sleep at night knowing what you did?" It's a question we all ask when we hear about elderly scams, assaults, and any type of voluntary violence. But it might just be a sign of someone who has an antisocial personality or even a sociopath. How to recognize this and protect yourself?  None other than Dr. Mark Stitham will be in the studio to help share more about personality disorders and how they can affect all of us, one way or another.

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  Research shows that in the next 25 years, one in 3 adults in the US will have diabetes, if the current trend continues. But what can be done about it? For those who have been diagnosed, can they ever be cured? Dr. Cindy Pau will be in the studio to talk about the latest in diabetes management, research trials being done here in the islands, and how to know what medications are out there to help.  

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  March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, today we will talk about the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for this third most common cancer in men and women in the US.  

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  Take a quick look around the world and you'll see that healthcare is entirely different around the globe. Especially in developing countries. But if it's ebola, chikungunya, zika or another emerging infection, it affects all of us, even here in Hawai‘i.  Next time, The Body Show will focus on medicine around the world. 

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  Diabesity is the finding of diabetes in people who have obesity as well. And in part, it's a greater risk of having heart attacks, strokes and more. But are all people with diabetes treated the same? Can weight loss really be the cure? We talk about the best way to tackle diabesity here in Hawaii. 

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  Angioplasty and stents, how do you know if that's enough or if you are going to need open heart surgery. Dr. Stephen Chan will help to sort it all out. He's an invasive cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente and will be sharing his expertise on how to treat a blockage, and what happens if you need to have a surgery. 

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