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.

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Stanley Wood / Flickr

  Do you snore? Or know a snorer keeping you awake at night? Well, snoring can be a sign of something much more serious, sleep apnea. Dr. Steve Wilhite is going to share his work with dentistry to help treat apnea and snoring and let everyone get more rest at night.

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  We all know the body has amazing healing abilities. But how can this be harnessed to help restore muscle and joint injuries? Next time, talking about platelet rich plasma injections. What they’re for, who might benefit and where they go.

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  Over 80% of us will suffer back-pain at some point in our lifetime. What can be done to treat it? Today, talking with an expert in pain relief about the latest technological advances available now.

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  Head and neck cancers can be completely disfiguring, and change the part of ourselves we recognize the most, the face. But with the latest technologies available, the entire reconstructive process is changing and this week we talk with Drs. Alam and Klem from Queen's Hospital about the latest efforts here in the islands to help those suffering from these serious cancers. Today on The Body Show, 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Alachua County / Flickr

 

  Dr. Renneau Kennedy is an expert in the mental health of those we often overlook in society, the homeless, mentally ill and imprisoned. We are going to discuss the special needs of these groups and all of us in dealing with the community needs for better mental healthcare availability and how this affects every segment of society. 5pm on HPR2. 

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University of the Fraser Valley / Flickr

Concussions, we all hear about how dangerous these can be, but what are the long term effects of multiple head injuries.  Dr. Robert Sloan, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist will explain the meaning of CTE or chronic traumatic encelphalopathy and how even the NFL is looking into ways to protect their players. 5pm on HPR2. 

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Robotic surgery, is it really like on TV or in the movies? They say this type of surgery can reduce scars and improve recovery time but does it really make a difference in overall surgical care? Dr. Charles Kim, urology expert will be in the studio to talk about the changes taking place in the operating room and how the technology of tomorrow is actually right here in Hawaii. Tune in at 5 PM on HPR-2.

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  Have you ever had a loved one with serious health problems have to go to the mainland to get life-saving treatment? Dr. David Singh is going to discuss the need for advanced cardiac procedures like ventricular assist devices or VAD's and how this is currently in the process of being brought to the islands so loved ones with heart problems can stay in the islands and get the best treatment here at home. 5 PM on HPR-2.

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Ed Uthman / Flickr

  Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, causes cancer, and yet our rates of immunization here in the islands is one of the lowest in the nation. What are the consequences of having HPV, and how can getting shots protect both women and men from this? We'll talk to experts about who needs to be concerned about this deadly virus, and why it changes the recommendations for routine care for women throughout their entire lives.

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Gerry Lauzon / Flickr

Cancer touches all of us here in the islands, each year over 6,000 people are diagnosed and 2400 die from this devastating disease. Queen's Medical Center has partnered with MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide the latest in cancer diagnosis and treatment. We'll discuss what this means for our island residents along with the latest in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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