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.

  Essential oils.... are they really that important? Can the cure for what ails us really be from herbs and botanicals? Research into using these shows some definite promise. Jennifer Naragon, a local oilist is in the studio, here to tell us more. 

The Pancreas

Jun 17, 2013

The pancreas, when things go wrong with this tiny little organ, major havoc can occur. Diabetes, digestive problems, and even cancer are all big problems that have very little warning signs, and are all very serious. Dr. Robert Wong is in the studio, and we're talking about the latest in diagnosis and treatment for pancreatic disease.  

Genetic testing

Jun 10, 2013

  Genetics can predetermine a lot of things about our health, but how necessary is genetic testing for things like breast cancer, heart disease, and overall health? Dr. Thomas Slavin is in the studio, here to tell us more about how a simple blood test might just be able to predict our health future. 

Atkin's, South Beach, Jenny Craig, what's the best diet out there to keep healthy? Is there any magic secret to losing weight? Do we need to take a lot of supplements every day?  Nutritionist Sally Belles is going to be joining us, sharing her expertise about the building blocks of nutrition, and how what you eat can make all the difference.  

May is Asthma Month

May 21, 2013

May is Asthma Month, and if you or someone you love suffer from this health condition, there are new treatments and guidelines you need to know about. Dr. Jeff Kam is in the studio, here to tell us more. 

The Eyes Have It!

May 13, 2013

  It's all in the eyes, and that's what todays' show is all about. Eyelid surgery, cosmetic procedures, and more. Dr. Melanie Tantisara is in the studio, talking about the latest in eye health, both inside and out!

Arthritis. Is it inevitable? What can you do to preserve your joints, and what's the latest in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery? Dr. Scott Crawford from Straub Clinic will share the latest in orthopedic innovations today on the Body Show

What if the next time you saw your doctor, no one asked you about your insurance, and you knew what your visit would cost, and that once you left, no bills would come in the mail? Sound impossible? Maybe it is, but this week we will discuss what a single payer system might look like , and how this may be a future step in America's health care.

Ever hit your head and wonder if it's normal to feel pain for days afterwards? Know the difference between a headache and concussion? Host Dr. Kathy Kozak welcomes her guests Dr. Ben Chun, Sports Medicine, and Dr. Monique Canonico, Neurology at Kaiser Permanente, who are going to help explain the difference between a simple pain in the head, and when that could be a sign of something life-threatening.

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day and we will be talking about the local efforts in Hawaii from the Compassion and Choices Hawaii organization to support, educate,  and advocate for choice and care at the end of life.   

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