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 warm outside, and now, more than ever, many of us are enjoying the chance to be outdoors. But this can be a negative impact on our skin. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion about common skin conditions, and when that mole just should not wait to be checked out by an expert.

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The second of a two part conversation with nutritionist Vivienne Aronowitz on how to create healthier eating habits, one meal at a time.

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Nutritionist Vivienne Aronowitz joins the show for the first of a two part interview about how to create healthier eating habits, one meal at a time.

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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.


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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The coronavirus is here in Hawaii. What do you need to know to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the entire community? On this edition of The Body Show, Kaiser Permanente's Chief of Infectious Disease Dr. Tarquin Collis joins the show to discuss the virus and how to avoid spreading it

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Learning differences can make education much more difficult for students, but there are techniques that can help. Darlene Robertson, Mele Aina Wood and Angela Keen from Assets School join this edition of The Body Show to share their first hand experiences in childhood education that can help all of our keiki succeed in their own way. 

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Stem cells -- they come from our own bodies and can be concentrated and injected into joints, and many other places to help with healing. Dr. Michael Pasquale from the Hawaii Stem Cell Treatment Center joins the show to explain the latest research on this innovative treatment that might just replace the need for surgery someday! 

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Perimenopause, it's part of life, but it starts a bit earlier than you might think. Women in their late 30's might start experiencing symptoms, so it's good to know what's going on. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Monique Yuen, a naturopathic physician in Honolulu, will explore the different changes that happen, and share her all natural approach to maintaining hormonal balance between the ovaries, thyroid, and adrenal glands. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Contraception, HPV vaccination, avoiding sexuallly transmitted infections — what's the latest in the world of reproductive health? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Shandhini Raidoo from the University of Hawaiʻi Department of OB/GyN and Women's Health joins the show to discuss that it's never too late, or too early, to be mindful of family planning and sexual health.

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Valentine’s Day is a great reminder to be heart healthy! Dr. Elisa Zaragoza from Kaiser Permanente joins the show to talk about how cholesterol, stress, diet and exercise can make all the difference. After all, heart attacks and strokes are one of the main causes of death in the U.S., and yet it’s never too late to learn how to avoid having one!

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Copays, deductibles, coinsurance — it's the alphabet soup of insurance terms. Pomaikai Gomes and Doreen Nakamura from UHA Health Insurance join the show to explain what these terms mean, and how each of us can get to know more about our own health insurance coverage, and be better prepared for any unexpected changes before they happen.

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Are over the counter creams and lotions acutally effective? Can you eliminate wrinkles for good? In an effort to look and feel our best, many of us want to find a quick fix for some of our signs of getting older. But the best products might be things you have never even heard about, until now. Dr.

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What's good for your heart is also good for your brain. That's the basis of focusing on nutrition, exercise, community and stress reduction to improve brain health. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with experts on how lifestyle changes might help prevent strokes and even dementia. 6:30 PM on HPR-1

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What would you do if your immune system mistakenly attacks your body? Sjögren's syndrome is a lesser known autoimmune disease that can cause a whole variety of symptoms. On this edition of The Body Showhear an inspiring story of a local nurse who has this condition, and is reaching out to help others who do too. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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It's time for 2020! Lots of us will make New Year's resolutions to work on eating healthier, exercising more, and getting in shape. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with a nutritionist about the best ways to achieve goals and still eat delicious food in the process.

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Pelvic floor strengthening, it's more than just kegels. And it can help with not just urinary issues, but also number two issues. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the ways physical therapy can transform all muscles (even the ones down there).

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Hospice is not a place, it's a service. And for those who need it, this can help make their passing peaceful at the end of their lives. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with an expert about the hospice team of caregivers, who are there when needed the most.

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Did you know that heart valves can be replaced without having open heart surgery? A revolutionary procedure, done here in the islands, has been proven to save lives. On this edition of The Body Show, hear more about how this procedure, and how it can replace the aortic valve without ever needing to open up the chest.

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Have you heard about the Ornish Lifestyle program? Can it really be the key to reversing heart disease? Can people incorporate the changes before they have a heart attack? And does it work? On this edition of The Body Show, a dive into the main components of the Ornish Lifestyle program, and how this can help you, or someone you love, with heart health.

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Do your feet hurt? It could be first thing in the morning or later in the day. But when you have pain in your feet, it can affect the health of the rest of the body. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with an expert on the causes of foot pain, and what can be done to fix it.

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Blood cancers including Leukemia an Lymphoma can happen at any age, and some of the latest discoveries in Oncology have helped patients get cured. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with an expert about the different types of these cancers, and the best way to treat them. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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How can you use your mind to change your brain? Can that also affect how you feel? Why might inattention help you focus more? On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the amazing benefits of meditation on the mind.

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We're almost there! 99% of the world has eradicated Polio. But there are still three places on Earth where outbreaks happen, and that affects the entire global community. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with members of the Rotary Club about our need to band together to end Polio.