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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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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Sabinevanerp via Pixabay

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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Tumisu via Pixabay

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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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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Alexandra Koch, Pixabay

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adalhelma via Pixabay

  

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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