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. 

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Nurses are the most trusted profession in the US year after year and play such an important role in healthcare.

Our two part series will highlight their growing responsibilities and their key role to help transform the healthcare system now and into the future!

 

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April is National Sex Assault Awareness month. This affects all of us in some way and prevention requires a community-wide response.

We will be talking with leaders from the local Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) about their efforts to combat this problem right here at home

 

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If you have been thinking that you might not have the same memory function as you used to, you are not alone! Neuropsychologist Dr. Rachel Song will share her expertise on the assessment and diagnosis of various conditions such as dementia, parkinson's, and more. 

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Niu Health

Dr. Tony Trpkovski of Niu Health is on the show, sharing how his latest program of primary care at $10/month is working here in Hawaii.

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Can diabetes be prevented? Given the increasing rates of this condition in the islands, what research is being done locally to help? Dr. Mariana Gerschenson, Associate Dean for Research and Professor at JABSOM along with Dr. Marjorie Mau, principal investigator of the Diabetes Prevention Program in Hawaii and Professor of Native Hawaiian Health are on the show sharing the latest in what we are doing locally to prevent the diabetes epidemic right here at home.

  

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People know about arteries and veins, but have you heard about the lymphatic system? That's a part of the circulation that helps the immune system to fight infection. When there's a problem with the lymphatics, there are downstream affects that can harm the body if not diagnosed or treated early. Louise Tanswell of Lymphacare Hawaii shares her expertise on the ways to diagnose and treat lymphedema, before it gets worse. 

  

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Do you know what medications you or your loved ones take, what doses, and why? Having this information on hand could save a life! Each year millions of people go to the emergency room, and many of those do not know what pills they are taking. Despite the advances of electronic records, your doctor's list might not be accessible to the ER when it's needed the most.  Tami Rockholt is joining me today sharing her expertise with the Patient Advocate Alliance about why knowing your pills could save your life. 

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Wee Pediatrics

Local physician and author Dr. Theresa Wee has written an entire book about what she has learned during the COVID pandemic, and has tips to share for all of us!

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The meniscus is a very important cushion in the knee that can easily be torn and possible even contribute to early knee arthritis. Dr. Spencer Chang from Pali Momi Bone and Joint Center is on the show sharing the latest on how to treat this potentially painful condition.

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Added sugar can be harmful in the diet and studies have shown that drinking just one soda a day can significantly increase the risk of diabetes. We will talk to a panel of experts about creative ways to reduce the sugar in our drinks.

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Eating disorders are serious illnesses. You can’t tell someone has one by just looking at them, and it’s not a problem that only affects women. Men get eating disorders too. Tonight we will talk with Dr. Heather Goff, child and adult psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente, about how to get help if you or someone you love is concerned about having an eating disorder.

  

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The Alzheimer’s Foundation is launching their Educational Tour across the US helping to spread the word about this devastating disease and ways that families and caregivers can get access to help. Learn more from their Director of Communications Chris Schneider about the latest. 

  

  

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Sasint via Pixabay

"The winner of the argument is the one who ends it first!" says Dr. Bart Pillen, along with more memorable advice regarding how to manage conflict especially during COVID when people are more likely to be home with their loved ones. He will be the featured guest on The Body Show sharing his many years of practice and what he's learned are the best ways to creatively address all different types of relationships as our ways of interacting have changed in the past year, and will probably be different in the future as well. 

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Hands On Physical Therapy

You might have heard about strengthening CORE muscles, but how about FLOOR muscles, pelvic floor muscles to be specific! This group of muscles hold the key to preventing problems like incontinence, and yet rarely get attention despite their importance. Hands On Physical Therapists will be on the show sharing their expertise about how all of us can exercise these crucial muscles to help strengthen the pelvic floor.

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CRNA Who? It's Certified Nurse Anesthetists Week, and we're going to discuss who this essential member of the health care team is and why they are needed now more than ever in the hospital to help patients in the operating room and throughout their hospital stay.

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Ever wanted to do a 5 or 10 K? Well you can right now, virtually, and start to revitalize your fitness goals for the new year! Dr. Spencer Chang is on the show sharing his expertise about how to jumpstart your exercise routine and avoid injuries. Time for getting healthy and having fun!

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Mohamed_Hassan via Pixabay

What’s it like to get the covid vaccine? With all the talk about the covid shot, does it cause any side effects?  We will talk with a doctor who was exposed, and has also had the shot. We will also talk about the current efforts to vaccinate the public here in the islands.

It’s a new year, time for a new you? Dr. Dale Glenn will be sharing his ideas on how to create a personal heath program and what the patient experience might be like the next time you see your doctor.  From the adoption of telemedicine, to the expansion of patient generated data from iWatches, fitbits, and more!

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If you severe back pain, this can be debilitating and make your favorite activities a thing of the past.  We’ll talk with an intervention pain specialist about what can be done to restore function and help people get back to doing what they enjoy doing most.

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COVID-19 has turned our seniors into shut-ins and put the most vulnerable of those in group living environments at the highest level of risk. What can seniors do to stay healthy, safe, and sane during these tough times? 

Dr. Kamal Masaki is on the line to share more tips and tricks to keep people of all ages engaged and interactive, especially during there trying times.

  

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Telemedicine has transformed the delivery of healthcare, accelerated by the Covid pandemic. What’s next? Will ‘virtual care’ have the staying power to continue to provide care here on Hawaii? What might the experiences of other countries have to share? Dr. Cedric Strong and Dr. Neel Chauhan from We Prescribe are on the line  to share their experience with telemedicine here at home, and their thoughts on the future!

  

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Today Dr. Brian Pien, infectious disease specialist, shares his take on what COVID patients are experiencing , the latest in treatment, and what is known, or not known, about the coronavirus vaccine.

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Many folks have heard of hospice, but what if you have a serious illness and want to receive treatment for it and the extra services that are available for making care more comfortable? This is known as concurrent, or palliative care - and the benefits for anyone with a serious medical condition will be discussed tonight with Dr. Daniel Fischberg, Chief of Palliative Medicine at UH and Queen's Medical Center. 

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Spine Nevada

November is National Scoliosis Awareness Month, so we’ll be talking about how this condition effects someone over their lifetime today on The Body Show. 

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November 21st marks World COPD day, and on this episode of the Body Show, I am joined by Val Chang of the Hawaii COPD coalition to talk about mask safety, dealing with lung diseas during COVID, and the latest on vaccines for coronavirus.

The Body Show: Oncology during the time of COVID

Nov 10, 2020
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No one wants to hear that they have been diagnosed with cancer, but especially during the time of coronavirus. What should patients and their loved ones do to be protected? Dr. Jeffrey Killeen, Director of Laboratories, KMC, medical director, oncology service line, Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group will be on the line talking about what oncologists are doing to help keep patients protected and safe from COVID. 

The Body Show: Patient Navigators

Nov 2, 2020
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Medical care is complicated enough, but what happens when prescriptions change, diagnoses are different, and bills come that seem incomprehensible? That’s when having a patient navigator might make all the difference. From updated medication cards to explaining bills, these folks know their way around the medical system.  Tami Rockholt and Dr. Justin Groode are on the show to share their experiences when patients are put first in healthcare. 

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Heart Failure - what happens when the heart actually stops working and when is it a medical emergency to get immediate treatment? Dr. Carol Lai from Straub Medical Center is on the show to explain the signs and symptoms of serious heart conditions, like congestive heart failure, what causes it, and why, even during a pandemic, treatment is essential. 

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Therapy for autism is increasingly difficult when schools are closed, and some providers are doing their treatments using video technology. What types of behavioral therapy is needed and how can this be adapted during Coronavirus? We’ll hear about how flexibility and creativity are the keys to success.

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Retirewire

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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