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The Body Show
Hawaii Public Radio
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.
3 days ago
The Body Show: Health Care at $10/Month
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.
Apr 7, 2021
The Body Show: Diabetes Prevention
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.
Mar 29, 2021
The Body Show: Understanding Your Lymphatic System
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.
Mar 22, 2021
The Body Show: Understanding Medications
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.
Mar 15, 2021
The Body Show: Dr. Theresa Wee and COVID Survival Tips
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!
Mar 8, 2021
The Body Show: Understanding Your Meniscus
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.
Mar 1, 2021
The Body Show: Sugar and Diabetes
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.
Feb 22, 2021
Today on The Body Show: Eating Disorders
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.
Feb 16, 2021
The Body Show: Alzheimer's Foundation Educational Tour
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.
Feb 8, 2021
The Body Show: Managing Conflict During COVID
"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.
Feb 1, 2021
The Body Show: Strengthen that Pelvic Floor
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.
Jan 25, 2021
The Body Show: Certified Nurse Anesthetists Week
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.
Jan 18, 2021
The Body Show: Jumpstart 2021!
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!
Jan 11, 2021
The Body Show: Getting the COVID Vaccine
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.
Jan 5, 2021
The Body Show: Healthcare in 2021
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!
Dec 30, 2020
The Body Show: back pain
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.
Dec 28, 2020
The Body Show: Keeping Seniors Safe During COVID
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.
Dec 22, 2020
The Body Show: Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?
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!
Dec 8, 2020
The Body Show: COVID care
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.
Nov 30, 2020
The Body Show: Concurrent Care
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.