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 have an emergency, one of the first things to do is call 9-1-1. What are some of the common reasons people call for help? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with Emergency Medical Services Chief Dean Nakano, and Dr. Michael Hayashi from Queen's Medical Center, about what you need to know about emergency treatment here in the islands.

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Summer is coming, and it gets hot around here. As kids and adults go outside to exercise and play, there can be consequences like muscle cramps and overheating that can be prevented. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with experts that know the tips to staying in shape and being safe.

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The legislative session just passed a bill authorizing medical aid in dying for the residents of Hawaii. What does this mean come January 1st of 2019? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the logistics, and how this process will be made available in just a few short months.

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Have you ever tried to breathe through a straw? That's what some people say it feels like when they have an asthma attack. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with an expert about the way to breathe with ease, even if you have asthma.

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How to have a healthy pregnancy. That's the topic of tomorrow's edition of The Body Show. Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with Dr. Angel Willey about the common myths and truths of pregnancy tales. 

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Varicose veins. They may not look so nice on your legs, but when does it become a medical problem that requires removal? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about the best and the worst ways to treat varicose veins.

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Who is the first responder for student-athletes on the field? It's an athletic trainer, and they know exactly how to manage the  most common injuries that can arise from all different sports and activities. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with Hawaii Athletic Trainers' Association President Sam Lee to learn more about a trainer's duty.

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Kidney transplants are desperately needed, and can be life saving for those who have kidney failure. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a local transplant surgeon about the process of receiving and giving a kidney for someone you love.

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. And if you haven't checked your colon and you're over 50; it's time to get it done. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a cancer expert about the reasons to check early, and how that can make all the difference.

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Hawaiʻi has one of the highest rates of liver cancer in the United States. But why? Well, one reason might be coming from our food, and there are local experts very concerned about it. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk to Dr. Wei Jia from the University of Hawaiʻi's Cancer Center about what needs to be done to help combat this potentially preventable disease. 

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Parents are often the first ones to know when something just isn't right with their child. But what should they do next? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about a new neurodevelopmental center that will bring all the experts together at the same time to help. 

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Want to know the best way to get moving if you haven't been in a while? What if you have arthritis or Parkinson's or a condition that affects your balance? Well, the gym can still be an option for you. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with an expert abotu how a personalized exercise routine, considering your medical condition, might just be for you.

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Prediabetes. It's on the road to a serious problem, but it can be stopped. Diabetes prevention programs have been proven to work. So what's the secret? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will discuss lifestyle changes that actually work.

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Getting older can mean retiring from work, but it can also mean the beginning of our second act in life. And there are some great ways to maximize our experience while staying active and maintaining our health. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a local sociologist on the resources out there to help all of us create an exciting encore to our busy working lives. 

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Most of what we do in medicine today has been studied through years of investigations - the best treatment options for what we know. But how come we advance medicine even further in the future? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how important funding is for research right here in the islands and throughout the country.

The Body Show: Flu!

Jan 22, 2018
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Heard about the flu epidemic? Well if you haven't, trust us it's here. Yearly influenza infections are rising, and no one wants to be the next one to get it. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the best way to avoid getting sick and what to do when everyone else around you seems to be infected. 

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Finding the right cancer treatment. It's more than just picking a place, it's picking a hospital that treats you like your home and covers all aspects of your cancer care. Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a childhood friend that has faced this challenge and won.

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Cancer. One in three of us will get this in our lifetime or be affected by loving someone who does. What can be done to make this diagnosis even a tiny bit easier? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a patient-survivor-psychotherapist-author about surviving the storm.

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The ability to get up and move around is something most of us take for granted. But what happens when you're older and recovery isn't so easy anymore? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how important posture and core strengthening is at every age.

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Hawaii has a lot to learn from the recent hurricane disasters in place like Puerto Rico, Florida, and more. What is it like to go to the front lines and provide medical aid and emergency relief? Next time on The Body Show, a talk with a local emergency room doctor about his recent trip to the "hot zone."

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Back pain is quite common in adults, but how often does this happen in kids? Can things like scoliosis be treated if identified early enough? Can an app actually help for diagnosing your children? Next time on The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the best way to handle back pain for our youth.

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How can clinical trials and research projects help to improve healthcare now and into the future? Are there unique aspects of our population that make it advantageous to be from the islands? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with experts about how to make sure our ethnicity is represented in research now and far into the future.

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Do you know how important the right speech and hearing can be to those who either have lost their ability or haven't yet developed it? Today on The Body Show, a talk with a speech and language pathologist to learn what's the best way to speak and hear even more.

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What mindset do you need to have to be the most successful in life? Well, it's not about just being talented or smart. It's about being willing to learn and make mistakes. Today on The Body Show, a talk with Dr. Carol  Dweck, an expert in setting the right mindset for life.

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  Can you see me now? Well, not very well if you have cateracts or macular degeneration or some other common eye problems. Today on The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the best way to have good vision and healthy eyes. 

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When anyone hears the word cancer, it can be overwhelming. Learning how to work with the healthcare system is a must, and curing the cancer is the goal. Today on The Body Show, a talk with a patient navigator and survivorship expert about the ways that these members of the care team can make all the difference.

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Tuberculosis may not be something you hear about everyday, but it's out there and needs to be treated. The next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks to Dr. Elizabeth MacNeill about how Hawaii is handling TB testing and treatment to a cure.

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How do you find a way to keep your elderly loved one safe at home or even go to a nursing home when they need it?  Next time on The Body Show talking with experts about patient advocacy and how knowing what to do now, might just make all the difference in to the future.

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The opioid epidemic has helped expand the focus on treatments for chronic pain both physically and pharmacologically. Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about the personalized approach needed to treat pain safely and effectively for all of us.

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With the current crisis in the use of opioid pain medicine, what can people with acute and chronic pain do to feel better? Today on The Body Show, we'll talk to laser expert Les Iczkovitz about a new FDA approved laser treatment and how this novel therapy might just be the next frontier for pain relief and long term control.

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