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.

  Measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, hepatitis, pneumonia – what do these all have in common? Vaccines to prevent them.  Today on The Body show we’ll have nationally renowned Dr. Bill Atkinson, who spent 25 years at the CDC, live on the show to help explain why shots exist and why we all need them. 

  Weight management - it's not just about having surgery these days, there are multiple ways to work on having a healthier body this year. Dr. Cedric Lorenzo of Queen's West Oahu will be in the studio to share his team approach to achieving healthy weight goals  for 2015. 

Dr. Roger White, author of "Slimming with Daniel" is in the studio, here to help us start the year off right with realistic health goals, and some inspirational stories as well.

Do you find yourself getting a bit more stressed over the holidays? Too much to do, so little time? Well you are not alone, this can be the most difficult time of year for many of us. This week we talk to an expert about how to stay sane this season and start 2015 with a healthy state of mind! 

  In Hawai‘i we get to play in the sun year round…but what lurks in those UV rays can be the start of melanoma and other skin cancers. Our panel of experts compares notes on what you need to know.  

Autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis can have profound effects on the body and inadequate treatment early on can lead to misery later in life. Dr. Tracy Kurano, rheumatologist at Straub Clinic will be in the studio to explain more about these immune system issues and more.

  It's holiday season, and everyone has a lot to do, and not a whole lot of time to do it.  Naturopath Diana Joy Ostroff is going to be in the studio, sharing her hints on what to do to avoid getting sick during this fun season, and how to stay healthy all year long with natural supplements and lifestyle choices that can help at any age.  Today on the Body Show, 5pm on HPR-2

  The right medication at the right time for the right person...That's the goal of choosing wisely, and something that all patients should discuss with their providers. Dr. Mark Baker will be in the studio exploring a program designed to help people and their primary care providers to find the best way to navigate the ever-changing health care environment to make sure they get what they need.  Today at 5pm on HPR2

(due to technical problems the show starts at 23:18 into the show)

Playing sports and staying safe is the goal of any athletic trainer, but injuries can happen, some more devastating than others. Sam Lee, certified athletic trainer will be in the studio, sharing his role of keeping all of our teams on the winning side of safety. 

Your face is the most recognizable part of your body. For some people affected by injuries, trauma, cancer and more, facial reconstruction can change that very part that everyone sees first. Dr. Daniel Alam was part of the team that did the first full face transplant a few years ago, and shared the latest on the surgical techniques for these delicate surgeries on such an important part of the body.

The Body Show: Nutrition

Oct 27, 2014

How can the holidays be fun, and healthy? Dr. Peggy Latare, pediatrician from Kaiser Permanente and Certified diabetes educator and nutritionist Sally Belles from Straub Clinic are in the studio to share their tips on keeping active and enjoying some treats during the next two months.

  Parkinson's disease is a serious neurologic condition that causes progressive loss of movement of the body, and can devastate anyone who is affected by it - and their families. Dr. Panida Piboolnurak from  Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience will be in the studio. She's just finished a fellowship in Parkinson's and wants to share the latest on what we know about this condition and what can be done to treat it.  

  Happy feet, we all want to avoid having foot pain at the end of the day, but what can we do about conditions like plantar fasciitis, bunions, and arthritis that can help to keep us walking throughout our lives? Dr. Karen Yamaguchi, will be in the studio, to share her secret about having pain free feet. 

  Liver disease is the fourth leading cause of death for middle aged adults in the US. Hepatitis C is one of the causes, and is being diagnosed at the highest rate in those born between 1945 and 1965. Have you been tested? Liver specialist Dr. Naoki Tsai and internist Dr. Marina Roytman are in the studio to share the latest. 

  Our eyes, the windows to our world, are one of the most important senses that many of us have, and the loss of sight is devastating. Macular degeneration, diabetic eye damage, cataracts, all of these can affect our ability to see, especially as we get older.  On this show, we’ll talk with Dr. James Lai, an expert about the latest in the treatment of these common eye diseases and what to do now to prevent them.  

  When you are sick and  can’t speak for yourself, the most important document you might need to have is an advanced directive. What is it and how can it help your family?  On this show we’ll talk with Dr. Carolin Hubbard, an expert in palliative care and how to make the decisions now that will  help you and everyone you love with end of life care. 

  Did you know that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime? In fact, it’s the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Coming up on The Body show, we’ll talk with Steve Davidson and members of the prostate cancer coalition about the latest information spotlighting National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. NOTE: This show is pre-recorded.

 After summer,  what can you do if you've had a little too much fun in the sun?  Aesthetician Dawn Sunada and Dorothy Maurice, a physician’s assistant at Kaiser Permanente will be in the studio to talk about post summer skin care, including lasers, lotions, peels, and prevention.

The Body Show: COPD

Aug 18, 2014

  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. More than 50% of adults with low lung function don't know it's caused by this disease. Valerie Chang from the Hawaii COPD Coalition shares her story and talks in depth about how to know if you are at risk for COPD - and what you can do about it

The Body Show: Stress

Aug 4, 2014

Stress is coming after us. Physical, emotional, chemical... it’s all around and can be contributing to worsening health and disease. Jack Ebner, PhD, is a biophysiologist, and has a plan to improve health with corrective nutrition. We’ll be taking a different approach to “doctoring” and talk about the keys of prevention and how to live a healthier life, because it’s never too late.  

The Dash Diet - it's all about lowering salt intake and improving blood pressure. But how much does it really work? Can it help you to get off of your hypertensive medication? Certified dietician Sally Belles will help to explain the diet, and tips on how to make your food taste delicious while still being good for you!

  Medical Errors: no one wants to admit they happen, but they do, and we're going to do something not a lot of medical professionals want to do.... talk about it. How can we all be safe with the changes in medicine, electronic records, and more? Karen Uyeda, risk management director at Straub Clinic and Hospital is going to share some tips for your next medical encounter in the hospital, the clinic, the ER and your doctor's office. 

  A century ago, shoes were made individually for each person, and their particular foot needs were taken into consideration. Nowadays people all have to fit a fairly rigid list of sizes, and take what they can get. Next time on the body show, we’ll talk with Dr. David Yee about how to customize the fit of your shoes, and keep your feet happy all day long.

The Body Show: Breast Cancer Treatment

Jul 7, 2014

  

1 in 8 women in their lifetime will develop breast cancer. Are mammograms better than MRI's? What's the latest in personalized tumor genetics and how does that affect treatment? Dr. Sherin Shirazi is in the studio, here to help explain the new world of breast cancer treatment and how it's rapidly changing to help more women and save lives. 

The Body Show: Veins

Jun 23, 2014

  It's summertime, and just when we all want to wear shorts and enjoy the nice weather, we see those pesky little veins that seem to be popping out. What's the difference between a little visible vein and a sign of a more serious problem? Dr. Danelo Canete is in the studio, here to tell us more about which ones to worry about and which ones can easily be taken away in a quick office procedure. 

Is there a cure for diabetes? Can you ever get off of medication once you get started? What are the keys to success for controlling blood sugar? Today on the show we will have an interview with Dr. Osama Hamdy, author of the book "Diabetes Breakthrough" along with certified diabetes educator, Sally Belles who will bring it home and talk about how to make local foods healthier for all of us! 

The Body Show: Tuberculosis

May 26, 2014

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. 

Surfing...it sometimes seems like such a gentle sport, but often more injuries can happen in the water than on land. This week, Dr. Clayton Everline is in the studio. We’ll consider the most common ones, how they can be treated, and what to do so all of us can stay safe in the ocean. 

Have you ever heard people say you can't take a pain pill or you'll get addicted? Dr. Jorge Garcia, pain management specialist, will talk about the different options for pain relief, they work, and how to make the best choice if you are in pain.  

What does it take to be a vegetarian? Are there medical benefits? Are all sources of protein alike? What is the best way to stay healthy and eat right? Dr. William Harris of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii will be in the studio answering your questions about the vegetarian diet and how to make any food you eat as healthy as possible. 

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