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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  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

Hannah Springer

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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Economic Outlook for Hawaii; #iambadatthis; 11th East-West Philosophers' Conference; Honolulu Jazz Quartet

UHERO County Economic Forecast: Dr. Carl Bonham

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  Medical mistakes can happen to anyone. But there are unique design elements that can be incorporated into doctor offices or hospitals to reduce medical errors. Talking about evidence based design in architecture. 

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  Facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech, and time- that's the meaning behind FAST, the pneumonic to remember the signs of someone having a stroke. Learn more with Dr. Matt Koenig.

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  When are teenagers NOT just being moody? Today on The Body Show we’ll discuss teenage depression, how to spot the symptoms, and what families can do to help. 

  Original Broadcast date: August 17, 2015.  
Dr. Shane Morita is in the studio talking about the latest in the treatment of thyroid cancer amongst our diverse ethnic population, and the newest medication approved by the FDA.

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  Patient safety, it's something we don't often think about in terms of medical errors, but unfortunately, simple mistakes can be deadly if a sick person receives the wrong medication in the hospital. Doctors Julius Pham and Leslie Chun will be in studio to share the top ten things you can do to maximize your medical care, safely. Today at 5 PM on HPR-2.

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  "How can you go to sleep at night knowing what you did?" It's a question we all ask when we hear about elderly scams, assaults, and any type of voluntary violence. But it might just be a sign of someone who has an antisocial personality or even a sociopath. How to recognize this and protect yourself?  None other than Dr. Mark Stitham will be in the studio to help share more about personality disorders and how they can affect all of us, one way or another.

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  Research shows that in the next 25 years, one in 3 adults in the US will have diabetes, if the current trend continues. But what can be done about it? For those who have been diagnosed, can they ever be cured? Dr. Cindy Pau will be in the studio to talk about the latest in diabetes management, research trials being done here in the islands, and how to know what medications are out there to help.  

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  March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, today we will talk about the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for this third most common cancer in men and women in the US.  

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  Take a quick look around the world and you'll see that healthcare is entirely different around the globe. Especially in developing countries. But if it's ebola, chikungunya, zika or another emerging infection, it affects all of us, even here in Hawai‘i.  Next time, The Body Show will focus on medicine around the world. 

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  Diabesity is the finding of diabetes in people who have obesity as well. And in part, it's a greater risk of having heart attacks, strokes and more. But are all people with diabetes treated the same? Can weight loss really be the cure? We talk about the best way to tackle diabesity here in Hawaii. 

    

  How can what you eat get stuck in the arteries of your heart? Can diet alone fix this? How do statins work and can they really prevent heart attacks and strokes from happening? We'll talk about how cholesterol can raise the risk for heart problems and stroke and the most effective way to treat it. 

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  Atrial Fibrillation, it's the most common heart rhythm abnormality and there are new medications to treat it, including blood thinners that reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. What are the pros or cons of these new approaches to a fib? We'll discuss the latest with Dr. David Singh.

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  Technology has transformed what we can do to keep the heart pumping. Newer procedures, medications and more are helping people to live longer than ever before. Today on The Body Show- hear about the latest in heart health, from head to toe.

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  Reversing heart disease with a diet? Well yes, you can. We'll talk about the proven success of Dr. Dean Ornish's dietary program - who might benefit and how it’s based on the sound nutrition principles we might all want to follow.

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  Nutrition for the New Year, how to eat for life, that’s the topic on the next Body Show. If you have been thinking about changing your diet because of diabetes, gout, kidney problems, or just generally feeling healthy, we’ll talk with top nutritionists about how to make your meals the best for your body, today on The Body Show.

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  Community health centers are the backbone of the health care system that take on some of the most challenging medical and social situations of the underserved.  Waikiki Health Center is a model of what great work can be done.  Today on The Body Show we’ll hear more about the unique outreach programs they support, and what we can all do to help.

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  Supportive care at the end of life, it's a new term meant to reflect the comprehensive team approach to the challenges facing those with advanced cancer, and hopes to help those who are the sickest, receive the care they need in the location they choose. We'll talk with local experts about how this program might work and what it can do to help those in need and their families with this difficult time in their lives.  

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