The Body Show

Mondays at 5pm on HPR-2

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.

  How can what you eat get stuck in the arteries of your heart? Can diet alone fix this? How do statins work and can they really prevent heart attacks and strokes from happening? We'll talk about how cholesterol can raise the risk for heart problems and stroke and the most effective way to treat it. 

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  Atrial Fibrillation, it's the most common heart rhythm abnormality and there are new medications to treat it, including blood thinners that reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. What are the pros or cons of these new approaches to a fib? We'll discuss the latest with Dr. David Singh.

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Pixabay Commons

  Reversing heart disease with a diet? Well yes, you can. We'll talk about the proven success of Dr. Dean Ornish's dietary program - who might benefit and how it’s based on the sound nutrition principles we might all want to follow.

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Gabriel Kronisch / Flickr

 

  Nutrition for the New Year, how to eat for life, that’s the topic on the next Body Show. If you have been thinking about changing your diet because of diabetes, gout, kidney problems, or just generally feeling healthy, we’ll talk with top nutritionists about how to make your meals the best for your body, today on The Body Show.

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chrstphre ㋛ campbell / Flickr

  Community health centers are the backbone of the health care system that take on some of the most challenging medical and social situations of the underserved.  Waikiki Health Center is a model of what great work can be done.  Today on The Body Show we’ll hear more about the unique outreach programs they support, and what we can all do to help.

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jasleen_kaur / Flickr

  Supportive care at the end of life, it's a new term meant to reflect the comprehensive team approach to the challenges facing those with advanced cancer, and hopes to help those who are the sickest, receive the care they need in the location they choose. We'll talk with local experts about how this program might work and what it can do to help those in need and their families with this difficult time in their lives.  

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Edward Morgan / Flickr

Today we are going to talk with Dr. Ben Chun, head of sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente and find out how to get in shape, safely, and avoid the most common injuries of the new athlete: sprains, strains, stretching, and more. 

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University of the Fraser Valley / Flickr

  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, has forever linked the NFL with brain injuries that are affecting players who are describing memory loss, mood changes, and more. Authors of the book The Traumatized Brain and local expert Adam Slabicki, professional athletic trainer for St. Francis School will be in the studio, and we'll discuss how the recent movie CONCUSSION tells the story of the long road to recognition for the effects of repetitive trauma to the brain.

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  Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, can it be the next step in the search for a cure for progressive brain disorders like Parkinson's disease? We will discuss how a procedure might just help certain brain disorders that we used to just treat with pills. Tune in 5pm on HPR-2. 

Skinny Fat Perfect Trailer
Skinny Fat Perfect Trailer

  Love your body, love yourself. It sounds all nice and pretty but how easy is it? Laura Fenamore learned the hard way and will be in the studio sharing her latest book "Skinny Fat Perfect" and how health is the best motivator for everyone to take the best care of themselves that they can, no matter what numbers are on the scale.

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