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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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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Alden Chadwick / Flickr

  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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Servier Medical Art/ Flickr

  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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Gabriel Kronisch / Flickr

 

  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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Edward Morgan / Flickr

Today we are going to talk with Dr. Ben Chun, head of sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente and find out how to get in shape, safely, and avoid the most common injuries of the new athlete: sprains, strains, stretching, and more. 

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University of the Fraser Valley / Flickr

  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, has forever linked the NFL with brain injuries that are affecting players who are describing memory loss, mood changes, and more. Authors of the book The Traumatized Brain and local expert Adam Slabicki, professional athletic trainer for St. Francis School will be in the studio, and we'll discuss how the recent movie CONCUSSION tells the story of the long road to recognition for the effects of repetitive trauma to the brain.

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  Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, can it be the next step in the search for a cure for progressive brain disorders like Parkinson's disease? We will discuss how a procedure might just help certain brain disorders that we used to just treat with pills. Tune in 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Skinny Fat Perfect Trailer

  Love your body, love yourself. It sounds all nice and pretty but how easy is it? Laura Fenamore learned the hard way and will be in the studio sharing her latest book "Skinny Fat Perfect" and how health is the best motivator for everyone to take the best care of themselves that they can, no matter what numbers are on the scale.

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  Do you snore? Or know a snorer keeping you awake at night? Well, snoring can be a sign of something much more serious, sleep apnea. Dr. Steve Wilhite is going to share his work with dentistry to help treat apnea and snoring and let everyone get more rest at night.

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  We all know the body has amazing healing abilities. But how can this be harnessed to help restore muscle and joint injuries? Next time, talking about platelet rich plasma injections. What they’re for, who might benefit and where they go.

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  Over 80% of us will suffer back-pain at some point in our lifetime. What can be done to treat it? Today, talking with an expert in pain relief about the latest technological advances available now.

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  Head and neck cancers can be completely disfiguring, and change the part of ourselves we recognize the most, the face. But with the latest technologies available, the entire reconstructive process is changing and this week we talk with Drs. Alam and Klem from Queen's Hospital about the latest efforts here in the islands to help those suffering from these serious cancers. Today on The Body Show, 5pm on HPR-2. 

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  Dr. Renneau Kennedy is an expert in the mental health of those we often overlook in society, the homeless, mentally ill and imprisoned. We are going to discuss the special needs of these groups and all of us in dealing with the community needs for better mental healthcare availability and how this affects every segment of society. 5pm on HPR2. 

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  We're all going to get there someday, Dr. Patricia Borman from Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience will share our earlier discussion on geriatric care will be rebroadcast, sharing her expertise on how to keep our mind and body active as we age, and how to best take care of our elderly loved ones right now.  Tune in, 5pm on HPR-2. 

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University of the Fraser Valley / Flickr

Concussions, we all hear about how dangerous these can be, but what are the long term effects of multiple head injuries.  Dr. Robert Sloan, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist will explain the meaning of CTE or chronic traumatic encelphalopathy and how even the NFL is looking into ways to protect their players. 5pm on HPR2. 

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Robotic surgery, is it really like on TV or in the movies? They say this type of surgery can reduce scars and improve recovery time but does it really make a difference in overall surgical care? Dr. Charles Kim, urology expert will be in the studio to talk about the changes taking place in the operating room and how the technology of tomorrow is actually right here in Hawaii. Tune in at 5 PM on HPR-2.

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