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Dr. Kathy Kozak Hosts The Body Show
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.

Latest Episodes
  • Telemedicine has undergone a transformation from a rare experience to an everyday convenience, helping to improve access to healthcare throughout the islands.What’s next? Could virtual care someday replace your usual in office visits to see your doctor?Cloudwell Health founders Dr. Cedric Strong and Dr. Neal Chauhan are on the line to share their experiences as virtual docs, and their predictions for the telemedicine of tomorrow.
  • What have we learned about health literacy and communication over the past year? Nurse expert Claire Santos is in the studio sharing her expertise with work as a Covid testing worker, contact tracer, vaccine clinic organizer and more. She has a special message for everyone trying to understand where to find the facts about the pandemic and how to protect themselves.
  • Could back pain be caused by weak... hamstring muscles? Dr. Mitchell Yass explains why this is absolutely the case, and what different approaches he has learned over the past 30 years on how to treat muscle strains effectively with a unique system of isolated muscle strengthening. If you have ever had a pulled muscle, this show will explain how the source of the pain might be from an area you least expected! And how to fix it!
  • Take a breath, now before you breathe out, take another one... and another one.... that's what it's like to have COPD. For people with this condition, getting infections like covid and the flu - it can be deadly. What's the best way to prevent this? Val Chang of the COPD Coalition is on the show, sharing her research on the best face masks, the best way to protect your lungs, and more.
  • What causes the common skin rashes we see so often? When your hands get red, is it a sign of something serious? What's the best first aid for a cut?Dr. Ryan Sato, dermatologist, will be on the show, explaining how to know when simple skin changes are minor issues, and when it might just mean a whole lot more.
  • Stressed lately? What can you do about it? Dr. Martin Johnson has great tips on for even the busiest people to consider, and helps everyone find ways to achieve greater balance in these ever-changing challenging times.
  • How has covid changed the medical aid in dying practices here in the islands? Samantha Trad is in the studio from Compassion and Choices to share the latest data from Hawaii and how the pandemic has affected access to this legally approved option for those with terminal illnesses.
  • Join author and psychotherapist Cheryl Krauter on her personal journey of the trauma of the sudden death of her husband, to the healing powers of fly fishing, and the symbolism of honoring the dead in ways that help inspire the living to let go, and live on.This 2 part series was just impossible to fit into one show, you won’t want to miss the story from beginning to end. Her newly published book Odyssey of Ashes details her path forward and shares what she has learned along the way, and uses in her professional career to help others. There are lessons for all of us, and tips on how to help if someone you love has experienced a great loss.
  • Join author and psychotherapist Cheryl Krauter on her personal journey of the trauma of the sudden death of her husband, to the healing powers of fly fishing, and the symbolism of honoring the dead in ways that help inspire the living to let go, and live on.This 2 part series was just impossible to fit into one show, you won’t want to miss the story from beginning to end. Her newly published book Odyssey of Ashes details her path forward and shares what she has learned along the way, and uses in her professional career to help others. There are lessons for all of us, and tips on how to help if someone you love has experienced a great loss.
  • Do you ever doze off during the day at work, or feel a wave of exhaustion come over while driving? It could just be a sign you need more rest, but for some it’s a sign of narcolepsy. We'll have a sleep specialist from Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience on the show to share how to know if you have this serious condition and what can be done to help!