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.

  Parkinson's disease is a serious neurologic condition that causes progressive loss of movement of the body, and can devastate anyone who is affected by it - and their families. Dr. Panida Piboolnurak from  Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience will be in the studio. She's just finished a fellowship in Parkinson's and wants to share the latest on what we know about this condition and what can be done to treat it.  

  Happy feet, we all want to avoid having foot pain at the end of the day, but what can we do about conditions like plantar fasciitis, bunions, and arthritis that can help to keep us walking throughout our lives? Dr. Karen Yamaguchi, will be in the studio, to share her secret about having pain free feet. 

  Liver disease is the fourth leading cause of death for middle aged adults in the US. Hepatitis C is one of the causes, and is being diagnosed at the highest rate in those born between 1945 and 1965. Have you been tested? Liver specialist Dr. Naoki Tsai and internist Dr. Marina Roytman are in the studio to share the latest. 

  Our eyes, the windows to our world, are one of the most important senses that many of us have, and the loss of sight is devastating. Macular degeneration, diabetic eye damage, cataracts, all of these can affect our ability to see, especially as we get older.  On this show, we’ll talk with Dr. James Lai, an expert about the latest in the treatment of these common eye diseases and what to do now to prevent them.  

  When you are sick and  can’t speak for yourself, the most important document you might need to have is an advanced directive. What is it and how can it help your family?  On this show we’ll talk with Dr. Carolin Hubbard, an expert in palliative care and how to make the decisions now that will  help you and everyone you love with end of life care. 

  Did you know that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime? In fact, it’s the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Coming up on The Body show, we’ll talk with Steve Davidson and members of the prostate cancer coalition about the latest information spotlighting National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. NOTE: This show is pre-recorded.

 After summer,  what can you do if you've had a little too much fun in the sun?  Aesthetician Dawn Sunada and Dorothy Maurice, a physician’s assistant at Kaiser Permanente will be in the studio to talk about post summer skin care, including lasers, lotions, peels, and prevention.

The Body Show: COPD

Aug 18, 2014

  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. More than 50% of adults with low lung function don't know it's caused by this disease. Valerie Chang from the Hawaii COPD Coalition shares her story and talks in depth about how to know if you are at risk for COPD - and what you can do about it

The Body Show: Stress

Aug 4, 2014

Stress is coming after us. Physical, emotional, chemical... it’s all around and can be contributing to worsening health and disease. Jack Ebner, PhD, is a biophysiologist, and has a plan to improve health with corrective nutrition. We’ll be taking a different approach to “doctoring” and talk about the keys of prevention and how to live a healthier life, because it’s never too late.  

The Dash Diet - it's all about lowering salt intake and improving blood pressure. But how much does it really work? Can it help you to get off of your hypertensive medication? Certified dietician Sally Belles will help to explain the diet, and tips on how to make your food taste delicious while still being good for you!

  Medical Errors: no one wants to admit they happen, but they do, and we're going to do something not a lot of medical professionals want to do.... talk about it. How can we all be safe with the changes in medicine, electronic records, and more? Karen Uyeda, risk management director at Straub Clinic and Hospital is going to share some tips for your next medical encounter in the hospital, the clinic, the ER and your doctor's office. 

  A century ago, shoes were made individually for each person, and their particular foot needs were taken into consideration. Nowadays people all have to fit a fairly rigid list of sizes, and take what they can get. Next time on the body show, we’ll talk with Dr. David Yee about how to customize the fit of your shoes, and keep your feet happy all day long.

The Body Show: Breast Cancer Treatment

Jul 7, 2014

  

1 in 8 women in their lifetime will develop breast cancer. Are mammograms better than MRI's? What's the latest in personalized tumor genetics and how does that affect treatment? Dr. Sherin Shirazi is in the studio, here to help explain the new world of breast cancer treatment and how it's rapidly changing to help more women and save lives. 

The Body Show: Veins

Jun 23, 2014

  It's summertime, and just when we all want to wear shorts and enjoy the nice weather, we see those pesky little veins that seem to be popping out. What's the difference between a little visible vein and a sign of a more serious problem? Dr. Danelo Canete is in the studio, here to tell us more about which ones to worry about and which ones can easily be taken away in a quick office procedure. 

Is there a cure for diabetes? Can you ever get off of medication once you get started? What are the keys to success for controlling blood sugar? Today on the show we will have an interview with Dr. Osama Hamdy, author of the book "Diabetes Breakthrough" along with certified diabetes educator, Sally Belles who will bring it home and talk about how to make local foods healthier for all of us! 

The Body Show: Tuberculosis

May 26, 2014

Who gets TB these days, and how is it treated? Should we all be screened periodically to make sure we're safe? Dr. Elizabeth McNeill is in the studio, head of Hawaii's TB control branch , and she's going to talk about where the risk lies in Hawaii and what we can all do about it. 

Surfing...it sometimes seems like such a gentle sport, but often more injuries can happen in the water than on land. This week, Dr. Clayton Everline is in the studio. We’ll consider the most common ones, how they can be treated, and what to do so all of us can stay safe in the ocean. 

Have you ever heard people say you can't take a pain pill or you'll get addicted? Dr. Jorge Garcia, pain management specialist, will talk about the different options for pain relief, they work, and how to make the best choice if you are in pain.  

What does it take to be a vegetarian? Are there medical benefits? Are all sources of protein alike? What is the best way to stay healthy and eat right? Dr. William Harris of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii will be in the studio answering your questions about the vegetarian diet and how to make any food you eat as healthy as possible. 

Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be a devastating moment for people and their families. The American Cancer Society has been working to help. Dr. Neal Palalay will be in the studio to talk about the latest in cancer care right here in Hawaii.

There's a battle going on inside your body, deep in the bones. Builder cells want to make new bone, destroyer cells want to break it down. What can you do to keep your bones strong and prevent osteoporosis? Dr. Jennifer Loh, endocrinologist will help to share her top tips for bone health.

The Body Show: Asthma

Apr 14, 2014

Asthma, it can make you feel like you are breathing through a straw! For those with severe asthma, there is a new treatment in town, bronchial thermoplasty. Dr. Warren Tamamoto chief of pulmonology at Kaiser Permanente is in the studio to tell us more. 

  Cholesterol blockages don’t discriminate, and they can happen anywhere in the body, particularly in the blood vessels to the heart, brain, arms, and legs. We’ll talk with vascular experts about how to know if you or someone you love have atherosclerotic vascular disease causing blood flow problems to your body, and how to fix it.   Today at 5pm on HPR2

The Body Show: Healing

Mar 24, 2014

When does something go from being a cut that won't heal to a wound that requires the attention of an expert? How long should it take for a skin tear to heal? We'll talk with experts from the Queen's Wound Care Center about how to know if it's healing, when you can safely take off bandages for good, and how to protect you or someone you love from getting a wound that just won't heal that requires medical attention.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm problem in the world, but how do you know if you have it? Is it serious? Can it cause bigger problems like strokes if it's not treated? We'll talk with cardiology expert Dr. David Singh about this heart problem and what to do if you or someone you love are diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.

Sprained ankles, broken arms, kids get into all sorts of accidents all the time. What's a parent to do? We'll talk with Dr. Jonathon Pellett from Shriner's Hospital about common orthopedic injuries in kids, and how best to treat these to avoid bigger problems in the future. 

We all know that we should eat fresh food that's less processed, but what should you do if your favorite dish is full of toxins? Are we inadvertently poisoning our food supply? Is it worth the cost to insure that your family eats from sustainable sources? Jack Kittinger, from the Conservation International Center of Hawaii is in the studio, and we're going to talk about the food supply chain and how this affects your next meal. 

Sometimes in life you are given a challenge, a loved one is sick, and no one can figure out what’s wrong. Treatments that might be available, but not here at home. Today on the body show, we’ll hear two incredible stories of hope, from a mother who just wouldn't quit and a woman who flew thousands of miles to save herself.

Infertility affects one in ten women in the US who want to get pregnant. The causes are many, including issues that affect men too. Dr. John Frattarelli is in the studio, here to talk about this common problem that might just be affecting someone you love. 

February is Heart Month, and in honor of Valentine's day we're going to talk about what you can do to prevent heart disease. Dr. Lorelei Repique, cardiologist, will share her tips to keep your heart healthy, and what to do if it's not!

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