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  Traveling anytime soon? Learn some simple tips and tricks to stay healthy and enjoy your adventures. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a travel expert about medications to bring, immunizations, and more.

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From a seemingly simple sunburn, to a serious near catastrophe. Join Dr. Kathy Kozak on the next Body Show, where she will talk with the head of the Burn Center at Straub about how to avoid getting a burn that needs major medical attention.

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If you have diabetes, it's the beginning of a long road of working hard to prevent damage to the kidneys, heart, eyes, and more. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about a comprehensive diabetes management program, and what that can do for you. 

The Body Show: Eye Care

May 28, 2018
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What happens when your vision changes, and you find out it's not just age - it's cataracts or macular degeneration. Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about how to get the eye care you need, so you can see for life.

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If you have an emergency, one of the first things to do is call 9-1-1. What are some of the common reasons people call for help? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with Emergency Medical Services Chief Dean Nakano, and Dr. Michael Hayashi from Queen's Medical Center, about what you need to know about emergency treatment here in the islands.

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Summer is coming, and it gets hot around here. As kids and adults go outside to exercise and play, there can be consequences like muscle cramps and overheating that can be prevented. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with experts that know the tips to staying in shape and being safe.

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The legislative session just passed a bill authorizing medical aid in dying for the residents of Hawaii. What does this mean come January 1st of 2019? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the logistics, and how this process will be made available in just a few short months.

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is set to release a report tomorrow on the health of Native Hawaiian women. The launch of the report coincides with Women’s Health Month, which is May. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more.

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Have you ever tried to breathe through a straw? That's what some people say it feels like when they have an asthma attack. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with an expert about the way to breathe with ease, even if you have asthma.

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How to have a healthy pregnancy. That's the topic of tomorrow's edition of The Body Show. Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with Dr. Angel Willey about the common myths and truths of pregnancy tales. 

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Varicose veins. They may not look so nice on your legs, but when does it become a medical problem that requires removal? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about the best and the worst ways to treat varicose veins.

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Kidney transplants are desperately needed, and can be life saving for those who have kidney failure. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a local transplant surgeon about the process of receiving and giving a kidney for someone you love.

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. And if you haven't checked your colon and you're over 50; it's time to get it done. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a cancer expert about the reasons to check early, and how that can make all the difference.

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Hawaiʻi has one of the highest rates of liver cancer in the United States. But why? Well, one reason might be coming from our food, and there are local experts very concerned about it. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk to Dr. Wei Jia from the University of Hawaiʻi's Cancer Center about what needs to be done to help combat this potentially preventable disease. 

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Want to know the best way to get moving if you haven't been in a while? What if you have arthritis or Parkinson's or a condition that affects your balance? Well, the gym can still be an option for you. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with an expert abotu how a personalized exercise routine, considering your medical condition, might just be for you.

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Prediabetes. It's on the road to a serious problem, but it can be stopped. Diabetes prevention programs have been proven to work. So what's the secret? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will discuss lifestyle changes that actually work.

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Getting older can mean retiring from work, but it can also mean the beginning of our second act in life. And there are some great ways to maximize our experience while staying active and maintaining our health. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a local sociologist on the resources out there to help all of us create an exciting encore to our busy working lives. 

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Most of what we do in medicine today has been studied through years of investigations - the best treatment options for what we know. But how come we advance medicine even further in the future? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how important funding is for research right here in the islands and throughout the country.

The Body Show: Flu!

Jan 22, 2018
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Heard about the flu epidemic? Well if you haven't, trust us it's here. Yearly influenza infections are rising, and no one wants to be the next one to get it. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the best way to avoid getting sick and what to do when everyone else around you seems to be infected. 

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Cancer. One in three of us will get this in our lifetime or be affected by loving someone who does. What can be done to make this diagnosis even a tiny bit easier? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a patient-survivor-psychotherapist-author about surviving the storm.

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The ability to get up and move around is something most of us take for granted. But what happens when you're older and recovery isn't so easy anymore? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how important posture and core strengthening is at every age.

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Same-Sex Parental Obligations; Health Disparities in Ethnic Groups; Planned Parenthood Looks Ahead; Ukulele Artist Taimane

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Back pain is quite common in adults, but how often does this happen in kids? Can things like scoliosis be treated if identified early enough? Can an app actually help for diagnosing your children? Next time on The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the best way to handle back pain for our youth.

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What mindset do you need to have to be the most successful in life? Well, it's not about just being talented or smart. It's about being willing to learn and make mistakes. Today on The Body Show, a talk with Dr. Carol  Dweck, an expert in setting the right mindset for life.

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  Can you see me now? Well, not very well if you have cateracts or macular degeneration or some other common eye problems. Today on The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the best way to have good vision and healthy eyes. 

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Tuberculosis may not be something you hear about everyday, but it's out there and needs to be treated. The next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks to Dr. Elizabeth MacNeill about how Hawaii is handling TB testing and treatment to a cure.

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How do you find a way to keep your elderly loved one safe at home or even go to a nursing home when they need it?  Next time on The Body Show talking with experts about patient advocacy and how knowing what to do now, might just make all the difference in to the future.

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The opioid epidemic has helped expand the focus on treatments for chronic pain both physically and pharmacologically. Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about the personalized approach needed to treat pain safely and effectively for all of us.

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With the current crisis in the use of opioid pain medicine, what can people with acute and chronic pain do to feel better? Today on The Body Show, we'll talk to laser expert Les Iczkovitz about a new FDA approved laser treatment and how this novel therapy might just be the next frontier for pain relief and long term control.

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Bones break, especially in an accident, but did you know that kids bones heal differently than adults? Listen in on the latest with Dr. Byron Izuka, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, about how to take care of an injury, and when surgery might be needed, versus when it's better to just let nature take care of itself.

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