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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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.

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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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For many people the location of their nearest hospital is not in downtown Honolulu. What are the unique challenges and opportunities for Hawaii's rural hospitals to provide quality care? Hear more about how Kahuku Medical Center is meeting the needs of the community and how.

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Atrial Fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm abnormality there is. And the treatment for this is rapidly changing. Today on The Body Show, we'll talk to an expert about the emerging trends atrial fibrillation comprehensive management.

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HIV, we don't hear much about it these days, but the virus continues to affect our population. Both in Hawaii and the world. Today on The Body Show, we'll talk about the latest in the screening, diagnosis and treatment for those infected with the HIV virus.

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Today on The Body Show, if you have arthritis, Parkinson's or other medical problems going to the gym to the work out might just be harder than you think. We'll talk to an expert about the concept of a medical gym and why it just might help provide the personalized attention that can make all the difference.

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Ever get really nervous about what's going on? Feel super stressed and know that your body is feeling it too? Today on The Body Show, talking with an expert about stress and anxiety. When is it a symptom and when is it a disease? 

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Today on The Body Show, swallowing seems automatic but what happens when things go down the wrong pipe it can be a simple problem or much more serious. Talking with an expert on how to know if the simple reflex of swallowing is something you need to pay more attention to.

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Today on The Body Show, guest Ira Zunin will talk about pain management in the islands and how integrative medicine may be the answer.

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