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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Chronic pain. For someone who has it, this can literally run their life every day. Are there ways to find comfort while still dealing with serious pain? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a pain psychologist about using the mind to help. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Trying to lose a few pounds? It's not easy. And if you're not careful, those pounds will find you once again. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with a weight management expert about the options available to help.

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It's hot outside. And here in the islands, that could mean all year long. How do people get dehydrated? And why? Can just drinking water be the cure? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about the best ways to stay hydrated, and when to know it's time to get emergency treatment.

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. And on this episode of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with two experts about screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up parameters for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. 

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. How do you know if you have it? What are some of the risk factors? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the signs and symptoms to watch out for, who needs to be tested, and why early diagnosis is key.

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Ever wonder if research is being done right here in the islands, and impacts the health of all of us? In the second part of last week's Body Show, Dr. Kozak further explores the exciting new projects being done in the islands. Including research in: asthma, kidney problems, hepatitis, and the Ornish program.

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Ever wonder if research is being done in the islands that impacts the health of all of us? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will hear about some exciting new projects from emergency room visits, gouge, concussions, allergies - all of these things being studied right now.

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Oxygen. It's somethign we all need to breathe. But how can pressurized pure oxygen help cure non-healing wounds? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about the latest in hyperbaric medicine, and how it can help even the owrst wounds improve.

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Sun safety for your skin in the summertime. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about how to protect yourself when enjoying the outdoors, and what you can see on your skin that might need to be checked out.

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Diabetes doesn't just happen in adults - both Type 1 and Type 2 happen in kids as well. Many of the basics of treatment are similar, but not everything we do for adults can be done for kids. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert to explain the difference. 

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  Hawaiʻi has a unique challenge with volcano emissions, and something we call vog. This affects not only those with respiratory conditions, but a lot of other folks as well. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about ways to help deal with these temporary changes in our air quality.

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  Concussions can happen to anyone. Though accidental, it doesn't mean you have to blackout, and, in some cases, you don't even have to hit your head. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will host a panel of experts on the latest to getting back to activities for concussion care.

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  The brain loves company. And even if someone has dementia, they still need engage and interact with their loved ones. Next time on the Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak concludes her two part series on dementia. She will talk with an expert on how local facilities are prepared to help with the anticipated increase in people diagnosed with this memory loss condition.

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  Memory loss. One in eight people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's Disease. For those over 85, nearly half are affected by this increasingly common disorder. What kind of toll does this take on those who are diagnosed, and there loved ones? Next time on The Body Show, the first of a two-part series on memory loss and dementia. 

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  Traveling anytime soon? Learn some simple tips and tricks to stay healthy and enjoy your adventures. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a travel expert about medications to bring, immunizations, and more.

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From a seemingly simple sunburn, to a serious near catastrophe. Join Dr. Kathy Kozak on the next Body Show, where she will talk with the head of the Burn Center at Straub about how to avoid getting a burn that needs major medical attention.

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If you have diabetes, it's the beginning of a long road of working hard to prevent damage to the kidneys, heart, eyes, and more. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about a comprehensive diabetes management program, and what that can do for you. 

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What happens when your vision changes, and you find out it's not just age - it's cataracts or macular degeneration. Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about how to get the eye care you need, so you can see for life.

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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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