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Varicose veins. They may not look so nice on your legs, but when does it become a medical problem that requires removal? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about the best and the worst ways to treat varicose veins.

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Kidney transplants are desperately needed, and can be life saving for those who have kidney failure. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a local transplant surgeon about the process of receiving and giving a kidney for someone you love.

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. And if you haven't checked your colon and you're over 50; it's time to get it done. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a cancer expert about the reasons to check early, and how that can make all the difference.

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Hawaiʻi has one of the highest rates of liver cancer in the United States. But why? Well, one reason might be coming from our food, and there are local experts very concerned about it. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk to Dr. Wei Jia from the University of Hawaiʻi's Cancer Center about what needs to be done to help combat this potentially preventable disease. 

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Want to know the best way to get moving if you haven't been in a while? What if you have arthritis or Parkinson's or a condition that affects your balance? Well, the gym can still be an option for you. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with an expert abotu how a personalized exercise routine, considering your medical condition, might just be for you.

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Prediabetes. It's on the road to a serious problem, but it can be stopped. Diabetes prevention programs have been proven to work. So what's the secret? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will discuss lifestyle changes that actually work.

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Getting older can mean retiring from work, but it can also mean the beginning of our second act in life. And there are some great ways to maximize our experience while staying active and maintaining our health. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a local sociologist on the resources out there to help all of us create an exciting encore to our busy working lives. 

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Most of what we do in medicine today has been studied through years of investigations - the best treatment options for what we know. But how come we advance medicine even further in the future? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how important funding is for research right here in the islands and throughout the country.

The Body Show: Flu!

Jan 22, 2018
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Heard about the flu epidemic? Well if you haven't, trust us it's here. Yearly influenza infections are rising, and no one wants to be the next one to get it. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the best way to avoid getting sick and what to do when everyone else around you seems to be infected. 

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Cancer. One in three of us will get this in our lifetime or be affected by loving someone who does. What can be done to make this diagnosis even a tiny bit easier? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a patient-survivor-psychotherapist-author about surviving the storm.

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The ability to get up and move around is something most of us take for granted. But what happens when you're older and recovery isn't so easy anymore? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how important posture and core strengthening is at every age.

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Same-Sex Parental Obligations; Health Disparities in Ethnic Groups; Planned Parenthood Looks Ahead; Ukulele Artist Taimane

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Back pain is quite common in adults, but how often does this happen in kids? Can things like scoliosis be treated if identified early enough? Can an app actually help for diagnosing your children? Next time on The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the best way to handle back pain for our youth.

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What mindset do you need to have to be the most successful in life? Well, it's not about just being talented or smart. It's about being willing to learn and make mistakes. Today on The Body Show, a talk with Dr. Carol  Dweck, an expert in setting the right mindset for life.

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  Can you see me now? Well, not very well if you have cateracts or macular degeneration or some other common eye problems. Today on The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the best way to have good vision and healthy eyes. 

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Tuberculosis may not be something you hear about everyday, but it's out there and needs to be treated. The next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks to Dr. Elizabeth MacNeill about how Hawaii is handling TB testing and treatment to a cure.

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How do you find a way to keep your elderly loved one safe at home or even go to a nursing home when they need it?  Next time on The Body Show talking with experts about patient advocacy and how knowing what to do now, might just make all the difference in to the future.

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The opioid epidemic has helped expand the focus on treatments for chronic pain both physically and pharmacologically. Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about the personalized approach needed to treat pain safely and effectively for all of us.

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With the current crisis in the use of opioid pain medicine, what can people with acute and chronic pain do to feel better? Today on The Body Show, we'll talk to laser expert Les Iczkovitz about a new FDA approved laser treatment and how this novel therapy might just be the next frontier for pain relief and long term control.

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Bones break, especially in an accident, but did you know that kids bones heal differently than adults? Listen in on the latest with Dr. Byron Izuka, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, about how to take care of an injury, and when surgery might be needed, versus when it's better to just let nature take care of itself.

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An annual statewide school vaccination program is being scaled back.

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There is a national physician shortage…and Hawai‘i is not immune. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States could be short more than 100,000 doctors by 2030. But Hawai‘i may have a solution. HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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Today on The Body Show, smart screening is the new approach to diagnosing prostate cancer and Dr. Kathy Kozak will go over the latest with her expert guests about who needs to be tested and how.

The Big Island is celebrating this weekend. Hawaiʻi County will become the first county in the United States to receive a Blue Zones designation. The Blue Zones health initiative launched in East and North Hawaiʻi in 2015, and is already seeing results. HPR's Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

The Body Show: COPD

Aug 21, 2017
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COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a quarter of the people who get this are not smokers.  Today on The Body Show we'll talk with an expert about the signs and symptoms of this serious disease and why it's important to get the correct diagnosis the first time.

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Concussions don't just happen when you hit your head and you don't need to blackout to have one. So what is going on and what can be done to treat them? Talking with an expert on how to know when you or your loved one has signs of having a concussion and the best treatment to help the brain heal itself.

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Today on The Body Show, a continuation of last week's topic talking with summer student research scholars about what they can teach all of us about their latest research in medical care, here at home. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Hawaii has a unique multi-ethnic population that is a dream of medical researchers in the quest to personalize medical care. Today on The Body Show, talking with summer student research scholars about what they can teach all of us about their latest research in medical care, here at home.

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Is the air we breathe and the food we eat as healthy as we think? Today on The Body Show, talking with an expert about our local use of chemicals and the medical implications to our health.

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One hour of exercise that burns calories for up to 36 hours later? Have you heard of Orangetheory Fitness? It's a combination of cardio and muscle building that can help anybody at any Fitness level to improve their health through exercise and maybe even make it fun while they're at it.

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