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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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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d26b73 / Flickr

  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.

  Can you hear me now? Well, everyone loses a bit of hearing as they age, and on this show, Dr. Robin Wielins from  Island Audiology will discuss the ins and outs of hearing aids, how to know if you need one, and what to do to prevent hearing loss in the first place.

  Heart disease is one of the most common killers throughout the world. But how can it be prevented? If you have had a heart attack, are you destined to have another one? Does heart disease put you at risk for strokes as well?  Dr. Margo Vasser, clinical cardiologist and Dr. Rony Salem, neurologist will join us in a discussion of the latest in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and strokes.

 Radiation is one of the mainstays in the treatment of cancer, but how exactly does it work? Dr. Donna Chung, radiation oncologist, will be in the studio to share more about the different types of cancers that are treated with radiation and how research has made this treatment more precise in the fight against cancer cells.  

  Advances in kidney transplant technology with Dr. Makoto Ogihara.

  The sun is shining, it's nice outdoors and yet did you know that the only proven way to prevent wrinkles is .... sunscreen? What can you do if the aging process has started to kick in, are there treatments that can make you look as young as you feel? Dawn Sunada and Dorothy Maurice will help explain what's out there to help all of us look our best. 

  With all the talk about kids getting shots these days, what are the recommended vaccines for children and young adults? Dr. Michael Hamilton, 2013 Best Docs in Hawaii for Pediatrics, is in the studio, and he'll share how to keep the complex shot schedules straight for kids of all ages. 

  If the time comes, and you or a loved one is suffering and in pain, what can be done to help? Some states have legalized the ending of life with a physician's help. How do you feel about it? We'll be talking about the medical considerations of death with dignity here in Hawaii. 

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