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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It’s time for Medicare Open enrollment – what are the differences between an advantage plan, prescription drug coverage and traditional Medicare insurance? How can one decision change your insurance plan, forever? I’m Dr. KK. Join me Next time/today on the Body show to hear about the A, B, C, D’s of Medicare, so you can get it right the first time.

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COVID has changed the world and with over a million deaths worldwide, there are plenty of stories about coronavirus and what might come next if we have a second wave. Today on The Body Show, we’ll talk with an infectious disease expert about what the experiences on the mainland and beyond can teach us right here at home.

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Anestiev via Pixabay

What’s it like to actually have COVID-19? Today on The Body show we get a firsthand account of two people that have survived the virus. They’ll share their tips on how to stay safe and healthy. 



September is National Suicide Prevention Month and we are talking with Dr. Mason Turner of Kaiser Permanente about what the signs and symptoms are of someone who might be in trouble and need more help.

 (If you or a loved one are in distress, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for any emergency.)

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Feeling stressed about what's going on these days is natural, but letting this stop you from living life is not. Dr. Daniel Lev, psychologist and founder of The Comfort Clinic, shares his perspective on how to focus on what's going right, in order to refocus our perspectives on the difficult situation going on right now during COVID. He has great tips that will help all of us navigate the next few months with a fresh approach. 

  

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Dr. Kenneth Chang helps explain what is an eyesight emergency, and what to do if your vision is suddenly a lot different than it used to be.

Glaucoma, eye trauma, infections and more are discussed in this edition of The Body Show -- helping all of us to keep our eyes healthy, and avoid losing one of our most important senses. 

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Geralt via Pixabay



Today on The Body Show, we chat with Val Chang from the COPD Coalition about how people with lung disease can stay safe during COVID, and ways to keep up their exercise even with the stay at home order.

 

  

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Heather Pierucki, LMHC, founder of ChangeWorks is on the show sharing her tips on handling stress during the pandemic, and finding ways to survive and even thrive in the new work from home culture.

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Is your sugar high? Studies show the longer it is, the greater the risk of damage to all of the organs of the body. It can even make you more susceptible to infections. Including coronavirus. Dr. Kevin Lum from Ekahi Health is on the show talk about a novel interactive diabetes management program using a team based approach to help those with diabetes normalize their sugar levels, for good.

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Fotorech via Pixabay

COVID changed a lot of exercise schedules, is it safe to get back out there and start a walking routine? Dr. Teresa Wee, head of "Walk with a Doc" will share tips to keep moving and stay safe.

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Did opioids just go away or is there still an issue with abuse? We'll talk with Dr. Michael Jaffe about the current state of opioid use and what can be done to address abuses here in the islands.

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Mohamed_Hassan via Pixabay

What's it like to take care of a coronavirus patient in the hospital? We'll talk with Dr. Lisa Tan and Dr. Cheryle Ganal who knows firsthand what's going on inside our hospitals and how Hawaii is preparing for more cases if we see a rise now and into the future.

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Jennycepeda via Pixabay

What's safe to postpone and what could lead to serious consequences for those who are delaying medical care during coronavirus. We'll talk with a local primary care doctor about what's the best way to figure out what's essential for your health now, and what can wait until later without causing harm!

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Sabinevanerp via Pixabay

The Our Care Our Choice Act was passed and in effect January1, 2019. Hear the latest stats on how many patients asked for and used the medication so far and what amendments might be needed to improve access for everyone. Hawai’i State Director of Compassion and Choices Samantha Trad shares the annual report just released two weeks ago.

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Asthmatics and those with lung diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are particularly vulnerable during COVID, what can be done to help prevent infection in people with these conditions? Valerie Chang from the Hawai‘i COPD Coalition is on the line to share first hand tips and tricks regarding how to stay safe for those with lung disease.

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Having a baby isn’t easy at any time, but what might be different during the time of coronavirus? From delivery restrictions, to visitors, to recommendations on visiting family, we’ll talk with Dana Quealy, Certified Nurse Midwife, about some of the unique challenges of starting or expanding a family during COVID.

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Stay at home. Wear a mask. Stay at least six feet away from others.

All of the new recommendations can cause a lot of psychological stress for all of us. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion about how to stay well and deal with the symptoms of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, and more.

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As we look to opening up interisland travel and more stores and restaurants throughout the islands, how can we keep everyone safe — both customers and workers alike? On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion about the logistics of temperature screening, contact tracing, and more. 6:30 PM on HPR-1

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Dr. William Haning shares his decades of experience in the field of addiction to address how things have changed during COVID and what the current plans are for helping those who need it the most during this difficult time.

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Dr. Ryan Sato shares his expertise about the common types of sunscreens, when moles might be a sign of cancer, and how dermatology is poised for telemedicine -- even before the pandemic.

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Vivienne Aronowitz shares how eating more vegetables can prevent and even heal many common medical diseases, increase energy and help reduce the risk of premature death from heart disease. This two part series reviews how now is the perfect time to try home gardening, growing vegetables even in small spaces, and creating a more self-sustainable dietary plan.

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Vivienne Aronowitz shares how eating more vegetables can prevent and even heal many common medical diseases, increase energy and help reduce the risk of premature death from heart disease. This two part series reviews how now is the perfect time to try home gardening, growing vegetables even in small spaces, and creating a more self-sustainable dietary plan. 

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Focusing on strengthening your abdominal muscles and core includes doing a very simple exercise that involves squeezing tightly . . . as if you need to zip up a tight pair of pants. According to Christine Lynders, that use of the transverse abdominus muscle can help with chronic low back pain, posture, strengthening the spine and much more. Learn a few other tips on this show about how physical therapy can be transformative for back pain management and care.

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Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience founder Dr. Kore Liow and Catherine Mitchell are on the show to explain how they have figured out the glitches in the use of video technology, and made this accessible to neurology patients throughout the islands. 

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Dr. Kenneth Chang helps explain what is an eyesight emergency, and what to do if your vision is suddenly a lot different than it used to be.

Glaucoma, eye trauma, infections and more are discussed in this edition of The Body Show -- helping all of us to keep our eyes healthy, and avoid losing one of our most important senses. 

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Dr. Justin Groode from the Patient Advocate Alliance, and Tami Rockholt join the show to explain how medication coordination can help reduce errors, and in some cases, deaths from mistakes made when taking our pills. Also, the key factors necessary to negotiate for more appropriate medical bills, and what can a patient navigator do to improve complex care.

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Coronavirus has made all of us to go to our rooms . . . literally. And this can result in a profound sense of isolation. Our kupuna need our help now, more than ever, to do our best not to spread the virus. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Bradley Wilcox, geriatric specialist, shares how to meet the needs of our community of elders at home.

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Dr. Martin Johnson joins the show, sharing how the use of telemedicine has opened up the availability to psychotherapy to everyone, even from the convenience of their own home! Learn what can help manage the anxiety and worry that is ever increasing during this time of the pandemic.

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Dialysis centers are uniquely qualified to handle the concerns about coronavirus. Listen to Dr. Ramona Wong as she explains tips and techniques to deal with kidney disease in the time of COVID-19.

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Many island residents need a little assistance as they get older. Services that range from nursing homes, assisted living, medications or even just food shopping. Hoʻokele Health Navigators joins this edition of The Body Show with information on how to help seniors get the assistance they need to stay well, especially during the COVID crisis.

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