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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. 

  • Should the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration when driving be lowered? How might that keep our roadways safe and reduce the numbers of DUI’s causing accidents in the islands? Rick Collins, project director for the Hawai‘i Alcohol Policy Alliance and Thomas Billins, Acting Lieutenant for the Honolulu Police Department Traffic Division are on the show to explain why this is being considered, and the common signs that someone might not be driving well on the road.
  • Lymphedema is often an overlooked and misunderstood cause of leg, arm, and body swelling. Louise Tanswell has made it her goal to treat this condition with her unique hands-on approach. Learn more about how reducing the swelling can help get people back on their feet!
  • September is prostate cancer awareness month and here to share the latest is Mr. Gary Kim, a cancer survivor and co-facilitator for the Us TOO prostate cancer support group.
  • How do you know if you need a knee or hip replacement? Dr. Joseph Varcadipane from Hawai’i Pacific Health is on the line sharing the latest in joint replacements, the reasons to go home to your own house afterwards, and more. He will cover average recovery times and even share how robots may make surgery more precise, and help the new joints last longer than ever! If you think your joints are giving out, don’t give up! Help is out there and it might just be titanium!
  • COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, can make it feel like you can't get your breath, and not able to enjoy the same activities as you used to. Val Chang of the Hawaii COPD Coalition is on the show, along with Czamira Alba, NP from Straub Lung Center, to share the latest on the diagnosis and treatment of this life limiting illness.
  • If you were ever in an emergency, who would answer medical questions on your behalf? If you don’t have an advanced directive, you might not be able to control what happens next. Listen in to Hope Young from Kokua Mau as she explains the importance of this critical piece of information, and why we all need one!
  • Explore the Medicare Alphabet Soup. What’s the difference between Part A, B, C, and D? How do you know if traditional Medicare or an Advantage plan is best for you? Dr. Eileen Hilton, the founder of Crown Care, is on the line to share the latest groundbreaking legislation and how it may make paying for medications easier than ever for people on all types of Medicare insurance.
  • Serious health conditions can be unexpected, but conversations about end of life care don’t have to be. Jeanette Koijane of Kokuamau.org is on the show sharing her expertise about palliative care and hospice, what’s the difference, and how to have that difficult conversation with loved ones now before a crisis makes it an emergency.
  • If you had a terminal illness would you want to have the option to end your own life with medication? Aubrey Hawk from Compassion and Choices is on the line sharing her personal story of why she supports medical aid in dying and how the covid pandemic actually made access a little easier. What is the future of this legislation and are there ways we could improve it?
  • How do you know if you need a knee or hip replacement? Dr. Joseph Varcadipane from Hawai’i Pacific Health is on the line sharing the latest in joint replacements, the reasons to go home to your own house afterwards, and more. He will cover average recovery times and even share how robots may make surgery more precise, and help the new joints last longer than ever! If you think your joints are giving out, don’t give up! Help is out there and it might just be titanium!