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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Paull Young / Flickr

  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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jasleen_kaur / Flickr

  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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Stanley Wood / Flickr

  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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Alachua County / Flickr

 

  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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  Have you ever had a loved one with serious health problems have to go to the mainland to get life-saving treatment? Dr. David Singh is going to discuss the need for advanced cardiac procedures like ventricular assist devices or VAD's and how this is currently in the process of being brought to the islands so loved ones with heart problems can stay in the islands and get the best treatment here at home. 5 PM on HPR-2.

Smoke Testing Maunawili Wastewater Pipes; Jordan Segundo; Honolulu Charter Commission Accepting Public Proposals; Celtica

Smoke Testing Maunawili Wastewater Pipes: Lori Kahikina

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Kyo-Ya’s Shoreline Exemption Revoked; Human papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness; HCDA Reflective Glass Issues; Hispanic Heritage in Hawaii

Kyo-Ya’s Shoreline Exemption Revoked: Donna Wong

Facebook: Leo Days

The Long View; Burn'n Love Waikiki; Rx Drugs and Medicare; Art of Being an Emcee

The Long View: Neal Milner

GIH Questions DOI Rule; Preparing for Miss Hawaii USA; From the Farm; The Pet Hui

Proposed Dept. of the Interior Rule Questioned: Dr. Keli`i Akina

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Ed Uthman / Flickr

  Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, causes cancer, and yet our rates of immunization here in the islands is one of the lowest in the nation. What are the consequences of having HPV, and how can getting shots protect both women and men from this? We'll talk to experts about who needs to be concerned about this deadly virus, and why it changes the recommendations for routine care for women throughout their entire lives.

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Social Media and Recent Events with School Principals; Side by Side by Sondheim; Lawyers Warned Not to Help Marijuana Dispensaries; The World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb

Social Media and Recent Events with School Principals: Catherine Payne

Iyengar Yoga

Local Catholic Reaction to Pope’s US Visit; Iyengar Yoga Honolulu; Homelessness on Maui; Kelby Photo Walk

Local Catholic Reaction to Pope’s US Visit: Darlene Dela Cruz

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BLEACHAPALOOZA; Teacher-Singer/Songwriter-InspirationReaction to Kaiser operations in MauiUrban Sketchers-O`ahu, Art on the Zoo Fence

BLEACHAPALOOZA: Anne Rosinski

UH Manoa

WalletHub Tax  Survey;  Banking Seeds; Natural Farming Symposium; Sleepy Orange Butterfly

WalletHub Survey, Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems: Jill Gonzalez

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