Kathy Kozak

Host, The Body Show

In 1999, Dr. Kozak came to Straub Clinic and Hospital where she currently works as an internist specializing in preventative health, travel medicine, women's health and wellness. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and did her residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr Kozak has also spent time in medical clinics in Australia, Peru, Zimbabwe, India, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia. She studies Cambodian language and sponsored the Kozak Ohana School in Kompong Thom, Cambodia. A woman of varied talents, she is a member of the Oahu Civic Orchestra since 2000 and studies voice.

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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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Finding the right cancer treatment. It's more than just picking a place, it's picking a hospital that treats you like your home and covers all aspects of your cancer care. Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a childhood friend that has faced this challenge and won.

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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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Hawaii has a lot to learn from the recent hurricane disasters in place like Puerto Rico, Florida, and more. What is it like to go to the front lines and provide medical aid and emergency relief? Next time on The Body Show, a talk with a local emergency room doctor about his recent trip to the "hot zone."

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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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How can clinical trials and research projects help to improve healthcare now and into the future? Are there unique aspects of our population that make it advantageous to be from the islands? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with experts about how to make sure our ethnicity is represented in research now and far into the future.

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Do you know how important the right speech and hearing can be to those who either have lost their ability or haven't yet developed it? Today on The Body Show, a talk with a speech and language pathologist to learn what's the best way to speak and hear even more.

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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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When anyone hears the word cancer, it can be overwhelming. Learning how to work with the healthcare system is a must, and curing the cancer is the goal. Today on The Body Show, a talk with a patient navigator and survivorship expert about the ways that these members of the care team can make all the difference.

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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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Radio radiation it can cure cancer by itself or in combination with other treatments like surgery and chemotherapy. Today on The Body Show we'll talk with an expert about how this works and what's coming up in the field of radiation oncology. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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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 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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40% of adults in Hawaii have prediabetes, but only 12% know about it. If you're told that you're at risk, is there anything you can do? On this edition of The Body Show, an exciting new program coming to a YMCA near you.

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Summertime is meant to be fun and no one wants to spend their time in the ER if they don't have to. So what types of injuries require medical attention? Are there things you can do to stay safe while enjoying the Great Outdoors? On the next Body Show, we're exploring some common mishaps and how to avoid them. 

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Is that uncomfortable sensation in your chest just heartburn or something more serious? Get the details on the signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer on this edition of The Body Show.

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The kidneys, essential to the function of the body, and hard to replace, even with the latest advances in dialysis. Today on the Body Show, we’ll talk with an expert about the best way to protect your kidneys right now, and long into the future.

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