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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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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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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  Back and neck pain are some of the most common reasons people see their doctor. But when is it serious enough to require surgery and why is that often considered the last resort? Today on the Body Show, talking with an expert about the basics for back care.

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  You work on your diet, exercise when you can... yet you can’t lose those extra pounds. Could stress be the culprit? Talking about the mind, body, food connection and how to fix it when things go awry.

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  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. It can make you feel like you’re breathing through a straw. What are the risk factors and how can you know if you have it? How can you or a loved one suffering from this pulmonary disease know if you have it? And does early intervention help? 

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  With school back in session kids are once again in the classroom, which can be a petri dish for spreading infections.  How do we keep germs out of the curriculum this year?  Tonight on the Body Show Dr. Kathy Kozak will discuss what parents can do to keep kids healthy in school.

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  What to do when a cut doesn't heal? Even minor cuts can a become serious issue if they become infected. With the rise of drug-resistant infections, preventing those infections more important than ever. 

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  What happens when doctors get sick? Are they really the worst patients? Do they just diagnose themselves? Today on the Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with the other Dr. Kozak, her brother Bill, about his journey from doctor to patient and back, and how seeing their job from the other side can affect their customer service.

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  Cancer.  If you hear that word from your doctor, you often don’t hear much else.  What are the next steps if you or a loved one is diagnosed with this disease?  Tonight on The Body Show we're talking with an expert about what happens when you hear those dreaded words and what your can do to make sure you’re receiving the latest in cancer treatments and care. 

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  How important is prenatal care mothers and babies? Tonight on The Body Show we'll go over some of the many factors that influence health of a newborn and limit complications during pregnancy. 

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  Tonight on the Body Show: exploring the theory and current practice of acupuncture. Dr. Kathy Kozak and her panel will address the myths and facts of acupuncture.

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  Subclinical hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue, two often missed diagnoses, will be discussed today with Dr. Monique Yuen, naturopath expert. She'll explain why they are hard to diagnose when it's in the earliest stages, and how to treat these conditions before they get worse.

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  Anger takes many forms. Sometimes aggressive, sometimes silent, but rarely ignored. How can the destructive force of anger be turned into an opportunity for healing? This episode, we’ll talk with author Dr. Bernard Golden and expert Dr. Martin Johnson about anger management – and learn some strategies to help all of us manage the not-so-minor-annoyances that can push us over the edge.

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  Kidney failure, it's caused most commonly by diabetes and high blood pressure, and results in dialysis, or for a lucky few, transplantation.  

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  Active Surveillance, that’s what’s it’s called these days, monitoring for early stage prostate cancer, rather than immediate surgery that might not be needed in the long run. But who qualifies and what else can be done to prevent/diagnose/and treat prostate cancer? Dr. Howard Jung, from Kaiser Permanente will be sharing the latest in prostate care.

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  Many modern medications trace their roots back to plants, but we have yet to fully tap into all the potential nature has to offer. We'll talk with a naturopathic physician about how different approaches to medicine can work together to improve overall care.

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  Back and neck pain are some of the most common reasons people see their doctor, but when is it serious enough to require surgery, and why is that often considered the last resort? 

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Preventing Food Waste at UH Manoa; Similarities Between Ancient Fabrics and Modern Athletic Wear; Business of Organic Farming; Okinawan Heritage Festival

Food Waste at UH: Heather Fucini, UH Food Recovery Network President

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US Congress Debates School Lunches; Pianist Thomas Rosenkranz; Business of Organic Farming; Okinawan Heritage Festival

Debate in US Congress over cutting funding for school lunch programs; Dexter Kishida

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Proposed Moratorium on Fishing in North Kona; Na Hōkū Nominee Joni Llamedo; Shark Behavior in Maui; Competitive High School Equestrian

Proposed Ka’upulehu Marine Reserve: Aunty Hannah Springer

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Startup Culture in Hawaii; Il Trovatore at HOT; DOE Strategic Plan; Composting with Worms

State of the Startup Investment Industry in Hawaii: Meli James

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  Today on The Body Show, a look at what goes on in your stomach. Irritable bowel disease is something that will affect an individual regardless of diet and sometimes treatment. We'll take a look at the latest in diagnosis and treatments.

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