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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Cancer. It's a scary word, but when should someone think about enrolling in a clinical trial? Do the results really change the weay cancer is treated in the future? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center about finding a cure.

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It's flu season, did you get your flu shot yet? Will it work? What should you do if you still get sick? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk about the current flu season, and what to do if you or someone you love gets influenza. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Physical and emotional well-being. It's more than just being healthy, but also about giving back to those in need. Dr. Kozak talks with the founders of Keiki Aid - about how charity starts at home, and can make everyone feel good throughout the year.

The Body Show: Nerves

Nov 19, 2018
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That tingling, slightly painful sensation you feel in your neck or hands or legs are nerves - and they are not happy. They are trying to give you a message. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about what pinches our nerves, and what needs to be done about it.

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Is it possible to combine the best of Eastern and Western medical traditions to improve overall health? How might that change our current focus on the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk to a physician who has developed a plan to do just that, right here in the islands.

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Palliative Care. It's not giving up - it's adding a comprehensive team approach to care when dealing with major medical illnesses. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a pain and palliative care team about the benefits of those services for you or your loved ones if dealing with a major medical condition.

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How do you find a way to your peak performance, whether at work or at home? Are there ways to avoid burnout in your profession by making your harmful stress levels more manageable? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an author and expert about how to make the most of your abilities by making things as easy as possible to succeed.

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Stress. You can feel it - your heart pounds a bit more, you can feel a little short of breath. If you're being chased by a bear, this might be good, but it's not for everyday life. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about some of the natural ways to reduce stress, and feel better.

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Medical marijuana and CBD oil, are they the same? If not, what conditions can they be used for? And how can you get these products? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk about the science behind marijuana treatments.

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Chronic pain. For someone who has it, this can literally run their life every day. Are there ways to find comfort while still dealing with serious pain? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a pain psychologist about using the mind to help.

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Trying to lose a few pounds? It's not easy. And if you're not careful, those pounds will find you once again. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with a weight management expert about the options available to help.

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It's hot outside. And here in the islands, that could mean all year long. How do people get dehydrated? And why? Can just drinking water be the cure? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about the best ways to stay hydrated, and when to know it's time to get emergency treatment.

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. And on this episode of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with two experts about screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up parameters for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. 

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. How do you know if you have it? What are some of the risk factors? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the signs and symptoms to watch out for, who needs to be tested, and why early diagnosis is key.

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Ever wonder if research is being done right here in the islands, and impacts the health of all of us? In the second part of last week's Body Show, Dr. Kozak further explores the exciting new projects being done in the islands. Including research in: asthma, kidney problems, hepatitis, and the Ornish program.

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Ever wonder if research is being done in the islands that impacts the health of all of us? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will hear about some exciting new projects from emergency room visits, gouge, concussions, allergies - all of these things being studied right now.

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Oxygen. It's somethign we all need to breathe. But how can pressurized pure oxygen help cure non-healing wounds? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about the latest in hyperbaric medicine, and how it can help even the owrst wounds improve.

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Sun safety for your skin in the summertime. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about how to protect yourself when enjoying the outdoors, and what you can see on your skin that might need to be checked out.

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Diabetes doesn't just happen in adults - both Type 1 and Type 2 happen in kids as well. Many of the basics of treatment are similar, but not everything we do for adults can be done for kids. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert to explain the difference. 

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  Hawaiʻi has a unique challenge with volcano emissions, and something we call vog. This affects not only those with respiratory conditions, but a lot of other folks as well. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about ways to help deal with these temporary changes in our air quality.

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  Concussions can happen to anyone. Though accidental, it doesn't mean you have to blackout, and, in some cases, you don't even have to hit your head. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will host a panel of experts on the latest to getting back to activities for concussion care.

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  The brain loves company. And even if someone has dementia, they still need engage and interact with their loved ones. Next time on the Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak concludes her two part series on dementia. She will talk with an expert on how local facilities are prepared to help with the anticipated increase in people diagnosed with this memory loss condition.

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  Memory loss. One in eight people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's Disease. For those over 85, nearly half are affected by this increasingly common disorder. What kind of toll does this take on those who are diagnosed, and there loved ones? Next time on The Body Show, the first of a two-part series on memory loss and dementia. 

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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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