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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March is National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will discuss who is at risk of brain injuries, and what services are locally available to help. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Is work making you sick? Carpal tunnel, neck pain, eye strain, and more. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how to stay healthy at work. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Arthritis, it may happen to a lot of us as we get older. But are there things that we can do now to help our joints stay healthy? If we do hae arthritis, is it safe to exercise? When do injections, or even surgeries, help? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with an expert about the options for arthritis. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Our bodies need cholesterol, but how much is too much? And what should you do if you're concerned it's starting to build up in the body, and cause blockages? Are there any natural things you can do about it? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about the latest in natural ways to treat cholesterol. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Smoking cigarettes is bad for your health, but any exposure to nicotine can be as well. Including the latest e-cig craze. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with a physician-champion on smoking cessation to hear the latest.

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You have to act fast if you think you're having a stroke. It's important to know the signs and symptoms, and what to do. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will discuss the latest in diagnosis and management of strokes right here in the islands.

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Can you really die of a broken heart? Science has just discovered the answer is yes. There are ways to treat this, and even fully recover. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about how having a serious emotional event can lead to a broken heart, and what to do about it.

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Ever wonder why your New Year's resolutions are long forgotten by now? And it's only February. There are some great ways to help make 2019 your healthiest year yet. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with a lifestyle coach about the best way to keep your motivation going all year long. 

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End of life care is one of the areas of medicine that is often left behind when talking about treating particular illnesses. Such as: heart failure, cancer, COPD, and more. But having that discussion is something we all should do, no matter how healthy and young we are. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert to learn more. 

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It's the start of a new year, and everyone wants to put their best foot forward. What should you do if that foot is painful, and it hurts to walk? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a podiatrist about what to do when you have issues with your feet, and the best way to find your perfect pair of shoes.

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Ever wonder why some people get kidney stones? Want to know the latest about testosterone replacement? When should men be checking on their prostate? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about both prevention and treatment of these common issues in men's health. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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You are what you eat . . . or so the saying goes. How do you know what you eat might be making you feel bloated, tired or sick? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about the different reactions that our bodies can have to the types of foods our bodies are trying to digest. And how to know when certain foods need to be taken off the menu.

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Dementia is a thief of all the wonderful joys of life kept in our memories. Next time on The Body Show, the second part of Dr. Kozak's discussion of what to do when our memories fail. She will discuss when to know when someone you love needs a care home or extra assistance.

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Memory loss can steal the very precious pictures we have in our minds about our family, friends, and the major events of our lives. Next time on The Body Show, the first of a two part series on memory loss, how to prevent it, and what to do when someone you love is suffering from dementia.

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The holidays are a time of celebration and festivities that everyone can enjoy. But for those who have suffered a loss, it can be a time of grieving as well. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with a doctor who experienced this first hand, and what she says we can all do to help.

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Cancer. It's a scary word, but when should someone think about enrolling in a clinical trial? Do the results really change the weay cancer is treated in the future? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center about finding a cure.

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It's flu season, did you get your flu shot yet? Will it work? What should you do if you still get sick? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk about the current flu season, and what to do if you or someone you love gets influenza. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Physical and emotional well-being. It's more than just being healthy, but also about giving back to those in need. Dr. Kozak talks with the founders of Keiki Aid - about how charity starts at home, and can make everyone feel good throughout the year.

The Body Show: Nerves

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That tingling, slightly painful sensation you feel in your neck or hands or legs are nerves - and they are not happy. They are trying to give you a message. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about what pinches our nerves, and what needs to be done about it.

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Is it possible to combine the best of Eastern and Western medical traditions to improve overall health? How might that change our current focus on the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk to a physician who has developed a plan to do just that, right here in the islands.

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Palliative Care. It's not giving up - it's adding a comprehensive team approach to care when dealing with major medical illnesses. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a pain and palliative care team about the benefits of those services for you or your loved ones if dealing with a major medical condition.

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How do you find a way to your peak performance, whether at work or at home? Are there ways to avoid burnout in your profession by making your harmful stress levels more manageable? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an author and expert about how to make the most of your abilities by making things as easy as possible to succeed.

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How will the next generation of doctors laern the practice of medicine? Can we all be a part of their training? What might you want them to know? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with a local physician-professor who is teaching the future medical doctors we need in the islands.

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Stress. You can feel it - your heart pounds a bit more, you can feel a little short of breath. If you're being chased by a bear, this might be good, but it's not for everyday life. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with an expert about some of the natural ways to reduce stress, and feel better.

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Medical marijuana and CBD oil, are they the same? If not, what conditions can they be used for? And how can you get these products? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk about the science behind marijuana treatments.

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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.

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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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