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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If you notice facial asymmetry, arm weakness or slurred speech it could be a sign of something serious like a stroke, and you need to act fast. Today on the Body Show, we talk with an expert about what happens after you call 911 and the lifesaving medications that are available to help.

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and if you're over 50, and have not done this essential test, then it's time to learn about all of your options to prevent this potentially treatable disease. From home kits to colonoscopies and more, we'll talk about the best way to screen and detect early-stage colon cancer which might just save a life.

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It's late the pediatrician's office is closed and you just found out your kids are sick and it can't wait until tomorrow. Should you go to the ER or can your local Urgent Care help out? Talking about what types of medical conditions can be taken care of after hours, without waiting a long time for help. 

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Athletes train to be the best at their sport, but how can all of us learn to stay safe when working out? This week we talk with Ross Oshiro, top certified athletic trainer in the islands, about how to get in great condition while also avoiding injuries.

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There's a new metal in town, oxinium, and it might just revolutionize the joint replacements of the future. We'll talk with a physician entrepreneur about how he's changing a world of joint replacements.

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Medical Aid in dying. Does it make sense or could this lead to potential misuse here in the islands? On The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak hears from the national group Compassion With Choices, about how this could be legalized here in Hawaii.

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When does eating become unhealthy? Are there triggers in society that promote obsessions about food? Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia and more.

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Today on The Body Show, talking about the new vaccines on the horizon with guest Dr. Andrew Croaker of the Centers for Disease Control about the different shots offered for kids, adults seniors, and more.

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Oxidation and inflammation...sound scary? How about free radicals? Well inside the body it could be to blame for a lot of common conditions like heart disease and more. Today on the Body Show, talking with experts about how to minimize these effects on health and maximize longevity.

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Martina Rathgens / Flickr

Looking and feeling your best, we all want that for the New Year. So what's the latest in cosmetic surgery to help you look and feel great? Next time on The Body Show, talking about the latest in invasive and non-invasive ways to put your best face forward.

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The Javorac / Flickr

The opioid crisis is in full force nationwide. But there are other options for people who are suffering in chronic pain that don't come just in a pill. Next time on the Body Show, talking with a health psychologist about hypnosis, meditation and more.

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Roger Mommaerts / Flickr

Back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, arthritis, these are all conditions best treated by a combination of physical and occupational therapy. Next time on The Body Show, talking with experts about what these types of therapy can do for you and how the right activity can make all the difference. 

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History of Japan-Hawaii Relations; Reaction to Homeless Mapping; After School Program for Adults


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Controversial Homeless Map; Community Approach to Business; Garden Isle Coral Garden


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A Push to Increase Electric Car Use; Veterans Affairs Wishlist; Artist Heather Brown


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Challenge to DHHL Funding Request; Taking Mental Health First Aid Mainstream; Campus Based Education Initiative; Cancer Support Group


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You are what you eat or so the saying goes and as we learn more about what's really in our food and how it affects our bodies, knowing how to find the best types of ingredients to put in our meals can make all the difference. On this edition of The Body Show, we'll talk to nutrition experts about how to make sure what we eat is as good for us as possible...even if it is dessert.

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Muscle and joint pains are common as we age, but when does it turn into arthritis? What can be done to prevent having to take a lot of pain pills all the time? Are there newer treatments available for things like back pain?  Talking with an expert about the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of joint pains and arthritis. 

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Can what you eat actually affect how your brain functions? What are the best foods if you've been diagnosed with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's or multiple sclerosis?

The Body Show: Diabetes

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  Diabetes it's not just about the sugar anymore. Diabetes is a risk factor for strokes, kidney problems, vision loss and more. This afternoon on The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the latest in diabetes care and how controlling sugars is just the beginning.

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Do you ever find yourself so congested that you can't breathe out of your nose or even smell well? It could be a sign of a minor problem or something serious that needs medical treatment right away. Today on The Body Show, talking with an expert about the signs and symptoms of sinus disease and what to do to treat it for good.

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Do you remember what you ate for dinner last week probably not but what if you couldn't remember what happened today? Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that steals memories from those who have it. Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with an expert about the best way to deal with this type of dementia and how it can affect all of us. 

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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and most people may not realize that this is the fourth most common neurologic problem and can be scary if anyone has ever witnessed someone having a seizure.  We’ll be talking with a panel of experts about the common misperceptions about epilepsy and also reviewing the facts.

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PlacidWay Medical Tourism / Vimeo

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Women are often the last ones in a family to take care of their own health needs. Today on The Body Show, a talk with Dr. Aya Sultan from Honu Women’s Health about the importance of vaginal health, timely gynecologic care, and the latest in keeping women's bodies healthy at any age.

On this episode of The Body Show we’ll discuss flexibility and resilience with Dr. David Hunnicutt.  5pm on HPR-2.

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We all want to be as healthy as possible throughout our lives. What are some simple tools to keep our bodies and minds as active as possible? Today on the Body Show: Talking to an aging expert. How to be strong physically and mentally at every age.

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Prostate cancer screening has become a bit of a controversy lately, with concerns about too much testing leading to unnecessary procedures. Join Dr. Kathleen Kozak on The Body Show with a panel of experts as they explore the latest recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in men.

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What happens when Grandma doesn't remember things so well anymore? If Grandpa is having problems with his medication, could he be having problems paying the bills and handling finances too? Going over medical and legal definition of capacity and what to do if somebody doesn't seem to have it. 

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Tonight on the Body Show we'll be taking a look at the causes of thyroid cancer, steps for prevention and options for treatment if you are diagnosed. 

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