The Body Show

Mondays at 6:30pm on HPR-1

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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University of the Fraser Valley / Flickr

  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, has forever linked the NFL with brain injuries that are affecting players who are describing memory loss, mood changes, and more. Authors of the book The Traumatized Brain and local expert Adam Slabicki, professional athletic trainer for St. Francis School will be in the studio, and we'll discuss how the recent movie CONCUSSION tells the story of the long road to recognition for the effects of repetitive trauma to the brain.

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  Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, can it be the next step in the search for a cure for progressive brain disorders like Parkinson's disease? We will discuss how a procedure might just help certain brain disorders that we used to just treat with pills. Tune in 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Skinny Fat Perfect Trailer

  Love your body, love yourself. It sounds all nice and pretty but how easy is it? Laura Fenamore learned the hard way and will be in the studio sharing her latest book "Skinny Fat Perfect" and how health is the best motivator for everyone to take the best care of themselves that they can, no matter what numbers are on the scale.

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Stanley Wood / Flickr

  Do you snore? Or know a snorer keeping you awake at night? Well, snoring can be a sign of something much more serious, sleep apnea. Dr. Steve Wilhite is going to share his work with dentistry to help treat apnea and snoring and let everyone get more rest at night.

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  We all know the body has amazing healing abilities. But how can this be harnessed to help restore muscle and joint injuries? Next time, talking about platelet rich plasma injections. What they’re for, who might benefit and where they go.

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  Over 80% of us will suffer back-pain at some point in our lifetime. What can be done to treat it? Today, talking with an expert in pain relief about the latest technological advances available now.

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  Head and neck cancers can be completely disfiguring, and change the part of ourselves we recognize the most, the face. But with the latest technologies available, the entire reconstructive process is changing and this week we talk with Drs. Alam and Klem from Queen's Hospital about the latest efforts here in the islands to help those suffering from these serious cancers. Today on The Body Show, 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Alachua County / Flickr

 

  Dr. Renneau Kennedy is an expert in the mental health of those we often overlook in society, the homeless, mentally ill and imprisoned. We are going to discuss the special needs of these groups and all of us in dealing with the community needs for better mental healthcare availability and how this affects every segment of society. 5pm on HPR2. 

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University of the Fraser Valley / Flickr

Concussions, we all hear about how dangerous these can be, but what are the long term effects of multiple head injuries.  Dr. Robert Sloan, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist will explain the meaning of CTE or chronic traumatic encelphalopathy and how even the NFL is looking into ways to protect their players. 5pm on HPR2. 

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Robotic surgery, is it really like on TV or in the movies? They say this type of surgery can reduce scars and improve recovery time but does it really make a difference in overall surgical care? Dr. Charles Kim, urology expert will be in the studio to talk about the changes taking place in the operating room and how the technology of tomorrow is actually right here in Hawaii. Tune in at 5 PM on HPR-2.

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  Have you ever had a loved one with serious health problems have to go to the mainland to get life-saving treatment? Dr. David Singh is going to discuss the need for advanced cardiac procedures like ventricular assist devices or VAD's and how this is currently in the process of being brought to the islands so loved ones with heart problems can stay in the islands and get the best treatment here at home. 5 PM on HPR-2.

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Ed Uthman / Flickr

  Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, causes cancer, and yet our rates of immunization here in the islands is one of the lowest in the nation. What are the consequences of having HPV, and how can getting shots protect both women and men from this? We'll talk to experts about who needs to be concerned about this deadly virus, and why it changes the recommendations for routine care for women throughout their entire lives.

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Gerry Lauzon / Flickr

Cancer touches all of us here in the islands, each year over 6,000 people are diagnosed and 2400 die from this devastating disease. Queen's Medical Center has partnered with MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide the latest in cancer diagnosis and treatment. We'll discuss what this means for our island residents along with the latest in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The Body Show: Exercise

Sep 21, 2015
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Dion Hinchcliffe / Flickr

Ever wonder if your favorite exercise is causing your back or muscle pain? Want to know how to avoid the activity that makes things worse? How about targeting your exercise to treat your pain rather than masking it with medication? Tonight we talk with a panel of sports medicine and physiotherapy experts about how you can make your work-out work better for you.

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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and yet there’s still a bit of controversy whether screening is necessary and if it saves lives. Discuss the latest in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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  Robotic surgery, is it really like on TV or in the movies? They say this type of surgery can reduce scars and improve recovery time but does it really make a difference in overall surgical care? Dr. Charles Kim, urology expert will be in the studio to talk about the changes taking place in the operating room and how the technology of tomorrow is actually right here in Hawaii. 5 PM on HPR-2.

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Personality disorders....when does that quirky behavior become more than just being a little "odd?" Psychiatrist Dr. Mark Stitham gives us some insight about personality disorders - and when something needs to be treated, and not just ignored if it affects daily life. 5 PM on HPR-2.

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  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can make going up a flight of stairs feel like you are running a 10K. What is it and how can you improve your lung function over time? Valerie Chang from the COPD Coalition will be in the studio to tell us more. 5 PM on HPR-2.

  Dr. Shane Morita is in the studio talking about the latest in the treatment of thyroid cancer amongst our diverse ethnic population, and the newest medication approved by the FDA. 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Cheryl / Flickr

  Keeping both the baby and mom healthy is the best way to start out a new life. Dr. Eileen Ogasawara-Chun joins the show to talk about her work in helping new moms to handle the transition to: having a baby, breastfeeding, and beyond. Tonight at 5 on HPR-2.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District / Flickr

  It’s back to school time, and with that comes the typical concerns about colds and flus, required school shots, and how to keep your entire family healthy all year long.  This show, we talk with Dr. Brent Matsumoto from Kaiser Permanente about the keys to keeping germs from taking over this school year.  

Tune in today at 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Flickr / zsoolt

The Paleo lifestyle - what exactly does it mean? Eat like a caveman and hope to be healthy? Nope, it's a lot more than that. We'll talk with the folks at Good Clean Food Hawaii about what the paleo diet really is - and what it means to be eating our best. Today on The Body Show, 5pm on HPR-2. 

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European Commission DG ECHO / Flickr

  Today on the Body Show: Part 2 of the Advanced Care Planning discussion will center on common issues that we will all face as we age and how to make sure that we are doing all we can to help ourselves and our loved ones plan for our medical future.  Joy Kurihara, NP from Straub Geriatrics Team will be in the studio to continue our conversation about end of life care. 5pm on HPR-2. 

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  Today on The Body Show, Part 1 of a 2- part series on Advanced Care Planning and Issues with End of Life care, we'll have Dr. Anna Loengard and Lori Protzman from Queens Medical Center start the conversation that we all need to have regarding how we wish to be cared for throughout our lives to the end. Today at 5 PM on HPR-2.

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Hormonal changes happen to all of us from adolescence to mid life and beyond. But how do hormones affect our moods and how we feel, and how our body functions? This show we’ll talk with Dr. Janelle Kaloi-Chen and Dr. Martin Johnson about the change of life that happens not just in the body but in the mind as well. Today at 5 on HPR-2.

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Dr. Ahoora Payam of Waikiki Health joins the show to talk about the current outreach services and how a community approach to medical care helps everyone succeed together.

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Dawn McIlvain Stahl / Flickr

  Are doctors giving enough warnings to people who take strong narcotic pain medication? What things should everyone know about the addictive potential of chronic use? Nurse educator Claire Santos will be on the show and we’ll continue to conversation about the good, the bad, and the ugly realities of the regular use of pain pills. Today on the Body Show, 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Ryan Weisgerber / Flickr

  Chronic Pain, it’s all encompassing for those who suffer with it, and yet there are ways to live with the symptoms and still function every day. Dr. Daniel Lev, pain management specialist will discuss his unique approach to handling chronic pain that doesn’t include taking more pills.  

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Bridget Coila / Flickr

  The first 100 days of life, it’s one of the most critical times for growth and development, and can set the stage for a healthy childhood. Dr. Ann Tran will discuss and explore what testing, shots and more are needed for the newest members of the ohana in their first 3 months of life.  

Originally aired: May 26th, 2015.  Who gets TB these days, and how is it treated? Should we all be screened periodically to make sure we're safe? Dr. Elizabeth McNeill is in the studio, head of Hawaii's TB control branch , and she's going to talk about where the risk lies in Hawaii and what we can all do about it.

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