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What's the latest medical research happening here in Hawaii? On this edition of The Body Show, the first part of a discussion with Hawaii Pacific Health Summer Research students about how their projects are changing healthcare in the islands. In areas ranging from orthopedics, pediatrics, end of life care, concussions and more. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Chemical exposure without consent. That's the story you'll hear from Lee Johnson, the man who took on Monsanto to win nearly $300 million for his diagnosis of lymphoma. On this edition of The Body Show, you'll hear his story and more. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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The diagnosis of cancer is a life changing event. But the physical and emotional needs can extend far beyond the surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments needed to cure this disease. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with one of the founders of iCare -- a program designed at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Postpartum depression occurs in one of every ten pregnancies on average. What can be done to help identify and treat this condition early on? On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with an expert about the options available for women who are affected by more than just the baby blues.

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Making a lifestyle change requires commitment, perserverance, and also the cooperation of the many people all around you. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with a local doctor taking on the obesity epidemic one step at a time. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Atrial Fibrillation is a heart rhythm condition that does not occur in isolation. Sleep apnea, high blood pressure, weight, diabetes, and alcohol could all be a risk factor for this progressive problem. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the integrative approach to keeping your heart healthy. 6:30 PM on HPR-1

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Ever wonder if that little memory slip is a sign of more than just aging? Want to know how to make your brain healthier? On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an expert about how to keep your body and your brain fit and functioning at its best. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Birth control is a common medication. But when women want to get pregnant, it might not be as easy as they thought. Next time on The Body Show, a discussion about the likelihood of pregnancy based on age, and when in vitro fertilization might be necessary. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Cancer care is much more than chemotherapy and radiation. It also involves every aspect of life for those who are affected. Can natural energy healing make a difference? Is food actually a form of medicine? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with the founders of a cancer retreat center in the islands. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Migraine headaches are not something to underestimate. Particularly, for those who are chronic sufferers with 15 or more migraines a month. What can be done? Next time on The Body Show, a talk about the latest in all natural and prescription therapy for migraines. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Being in the hospital is a necessity sometimes, but not always the most comfortable experience. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with integrative nursing experts from Queen's Medical Center about holistic therapies that might be available the next time you, or a loved one, is in the hospital. 6:30 PM on HPR-1

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Are there medicinal uses for marijuana? What's the difference between CBD and THC? Is a lozenge just as effective as vaping? Can marijuana use be addictive? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak answers these questions and more. About the types of medical marijuana, and what it's used for. 6:30 PM on HPR-1

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Cancer is the one word that stops everyone in their tracks if they hear it from their doctor. What resources do we have available locally to help? Next time on The Body Show, a discussion with an expert about the latest in diagnosis and treatment trends of cancer in Hawaiʻi. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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If you think you're having a stroke, time is of the essence. The types of procedures that can be done these days are much more advanced than ever before. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the latest in interventional treatment of strokes available in the islands. 6:30 PM on HPR-1

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Chronic pain can be disabling, and there is a nationwide effort to reduce the use of opioids. What can be done to help someone in pain? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak explores how a comprehensive approach is the key to success.

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March is National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will discuss who is at risk of brain injuries, and what services are locally available to help. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Is work making you sick? Carpal tunnel, neck pain, eye strain, and more. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how to stay healthy at work. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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It was Match Day madness for students at the UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine on Friday.

Match Day is the nerve-wracking time of year when med school seniors find out where they will spend their residencies.

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Arthritis, it may happen to a lot of us as we get older. But are there things that we can do now to help our joints stay healthy? If we do hae arthritis, is it safe to exercise? When do injections, or even surgeries, help? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with an expert about the options for arthritis. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Hawaiʻi visitors can now buy medical marijuana while on vacation in the islands. The state Health Department announced it is offering temporary cannabis cards to qualified out-of-state patients. 

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Our bodies need cholesterol, but how much is too much? And what should you do if you're concerned it's starting to build up in the body, and cause blockages? Are there any natural things you can do about it? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about the latest in natural ways to treat cholesterol. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Smoking cigarettes is bad for your health, but any exposure to nicotine can be as well. Including the latest e-cig craze. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with a physician-champion on smoking cessation to hear the latest.

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You have to act fast if you think you're having a stroke. It's important to know the signs and symptoms, and what to do. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will discuss the latest in diagnosis and management of strokes right here in the islands.

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Can you really die of a broken heart? Science has just discovered the answer is yes. There are ways to treat this, and even fully recover. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about how having a serious emotional event can lead to a broken heart, and what to do about it.

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Ever wonder why your New Year's resolutions are long forgotten by now? And it's only February. There are some great ways to help make 2019 your healthiest year yet. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with a lifestyle coach about the best way to keep your motivation going all year long. 

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End of life care is one of the areas of medicine that is often left behind when talking about treating particular illnesses. Such as: heart failure, cancer, COPD, and more. But having that discussion is something we all should do, no matter how healthy and young we are. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert to learn more. 

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It's the start of a new year, and everyone wants to put their best foot forward. What should you do if that foot is painful, and it hurts to walk? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a podiatrist about what to do when you have issues with your feet, and the best way to find your perfect pair of shoes.

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Ever wonder why some people get kidney stones? Want to know the latest about testosterone replacement? When should men be checking on their prostate? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about both prevention and treatment of these common issues in men's health. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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You are what you eat . . . or so the saying goes. How do you know what you eat might be making you feel bloated, tired or sick? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about the different reactions that our bodies can have to the types of foods our bodies are trying to digest. And how to know when certain foods need to be taken off the menu.

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