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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Valentine’s Day is a great reminder to be heart healthy! Dr. Elisa Zaragoza from Kaiser Permanente joins the show to talk about how cholesterol, stress, diet and exercise can make all the difference. After all, heart attacks and strokes are one of the main causes of death in the U.S., and yet it’s never too late to learn how to avoid having one!

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Copays, deductibles, coinsurance — it's the alphabet soup of insurance terms. Pomaikai Gomes and Doreen Nakamura from UHA Health Insurance join the show to explain what these terms mean, and how each of us can get to know more about our own health insurance coverage, and be better prepared for any unexpected changes before they happen.

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Are over the counter creams and lotions acutally effective? Can you eliminate wrinkles for good? In an effort to look and feel our best, many of us want to find a quick fix for some of our signs of getting older. But the best products might be things you have never even heard about, until now. Dr.

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What's good for your heart is also good for your brain. That's the basis of focusing on nutrition, exercise, community and stress reduction to improve brain health. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with experts on how lifestyle changes might help prevent strokes and even dementia. 6:30 PM on HPR-1

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What would you do if your immune system mistakenly attacks your body? Sjögren's syndrome is a lesser known autoimmune disease that can cause a whole variety of symptoms. On this edition of The Body Showhear an inspiring story of a local nurse who has this condition, and is reaching out to help others who do too. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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It's time for 2020! Lots of us will make New Year's resolutions to work on eating healthier, exercising more, and getting in shape. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with a nutritionist about the best ways to achieve goals and still eat delicious food in the process.

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Low back pain, it can happen to all of us. What should you do if you bend, twist and find yourself suddenly in pain? On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the best ways to address sudden back issues, and how to keep moving for good.

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Pelvic floor strengthening, it's more than just kegels. And it can help with not just urinary issues, but also number two issues. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the ways physical therapy can transform all muscles (even the ones down there).

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Hospice is not a place, it's a service. And for those who need it, this can help make their passing peaceful at the end of their lives. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with an expert about the hospice team of caregivers, who are there when needed the most.

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Back pain, once you have it, prevention is a little too late, but are there some easy exercises you can do to prevent it from coming back?  We'll talk with a physical therapy expert about how to find your core, and make your back stronger for good.

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Did you know that heart valves can be replaced without having open heart surgery? A revolutionary procedure, done here in the islands, has been proven to save lives. On this edition of The Body Show, hear more about how this procedure, and how it can replace the aortic valve without ever needing to open up the chest.

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Have you heard about the Ornish Lifestyle program? Can it really be the key to reversing heart disease? Can people incorporate the changes before they have a heart attack? And does it work? On this edition of The Body Show, a dive into the main components of the Ornish Lifestyle program, and how this can help you, or someone you love, with heart health.

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Do your feet hurt? It could be first thing in the morning or later in the day. But when you have pain in your feet, it can affect the health of the rest of the body. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with an expert on the causes of foot pain, and what can be done to fix it.

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Blood cancers including Leukemia an Lymphoma can happen at any age, and some of the latest discoveries in Oncology have helped patients get cured. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with an expert about the different types of these cancers, and the best way to treat them. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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How can you use your mind to change your brain? Can that also affect how you feel? Why might inattention help you focus more? On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the amazing benefits of meditation on the mind.

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We're almost there! 99% of the world has eradicated Polio. But there are still three places on Earth where outbreaks happen, and that affects the entire global community. On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion with members of the Rotary Club about our need to band together to end Polio.

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Running can help strengthen your body if you do it right. What are the most common mistakes people make? Do shoes really matter? On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with Dr. Mike Turner of Ortho Sport about the tricks of the trade for running.

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If you think you might be having an emergency, when should you call 9-1-1? What might be helpful to bring with you? Are there tips that can help you get the best care? On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an emergency room physician about what happens in the ER, and why more is better when it comes to medical history information.

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Dr. Theresa Wee talks about the inspiration behind her "Walk with a Doc" program, and how helping families address childhood obesity has become her mission in medicine.

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Varicose veins -- when is it bad enough that these pesky little circulation problems should be removed? On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the various ways to treat and remove varicose veins anywhere they may pop up. 6:30 PM on HPR-1

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On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with a pediatric expert about the vaccinations schedule for kids and young adults, why it's important to get immunized, and what infections can be avoided. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. What's the latest recommendations for screening, diagnosis, and treatment? On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion on what to do if you, or someone you love, is diagnosed with prostate cancer. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Healthcare and the environment can intersect sometimes when we least expect it. The use of disposable menstrual products illustrates one way where revisiting a discovery from the past can potentially revolutionize the way we do things now, and help protect the environment and our health.

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COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a medical condition that can make breathing feel blowing in and out of a very small straw. What causes this? And are there medications to help? On this edition of The Body Show, the head of the Hawaii COPD Coalition joins the show to discuss the latest in COPD care in the islands. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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In 2018, Hawaii's Legislature authorized residents with a terminal illness, with six months or less to live, the ability to request medical aid in dying prescriptions from their doctor. How many people actually received medication? Did anyone take it? On this edition of The Body Showthe latest on medical aid in dying in the state.

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Sleep. It's essential for our waking hours. And if you don't get enough, it can affect your heart, brain, metabolism, cancer risk, and your risk for infection. So what's the best way to get more good rest? On this edition of The Body Show, a discussion about how you can sleep better and improve your health.

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Heart failure is a scary diagnosis. But there are new medications and devices available to help control the symptoms and extend life. On this edition of The Body Show, a talk with a local expert on the latest in diagnosing and treating heart failure. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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What's the latest medical research happening here in Hawaii? On this edition of 

The Body Show, the first part of a discussion with Hawaii Pacific Health Summer Research students about how their projects are changing healthcare in the islands. In areas ranging from orthopedics, pediatrics, end of life care, concussions and more. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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What's the latest medical research happening here in Hawaii? On this edition of The Body Show, the first part of a discussion with Hawaii Pacific Health Summer Research students about how their projects are changing healthcare in the islands. In areas ranging from orthopedics, pediatrics, end of life care, concussions and more. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Chemical exposure without consent. That's the story you'll hear from Lee Johnson, the man who took on Monsanto to win nearly $300 million for his diagnosis of lymphoma. On this edition of The Body Show, you'll hear his story and more. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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