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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.

  • January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month. How have HPV vaccines and screening made this diagnosis go from the most common to the most preventable of all female cancers?
  • New Year, New You! What can families do to deal with the changes that have affected everyone during the covid pandemic? Dr. Theresa Wee is in the studio sharing simple tips that her four decades of practicing pediatrics have proven to be a success!
  • Macular degeneration has been a vision thief for far too long. Dr. Greg Kokame is in the studio sharing the latest on how a new treatment can preserve sight for those who suffer from this condition. He will also highlight how clinical trials right here in Hawaii may provide the key to the discovery of the next new treatment right around the corner!
  • Macular degeneration has been a vision thief for far too long. Dr. Greg Kokame is in the studio sharing the latest on how a new treatment can preserve sight for those who suffer from this condition. He will also highlight how clinical trials right here in Hawaii may provide the key to the discovery of the next new treatment right around the corner!
  • Workers comp insurance is meant to protect people who get injured on the job. However, not everyone tells their boss if something happens at work, but it might be the best way to protect their job into the future. Today on the Body Show, we’ll talk with a local expert who can explain the workings of the workers compensation system from a doctor’s perspective, and give tips on how to stay safe at work, or at home.
  • Workers comp insurance is meant to protect people who get injured on the job. However, not everyone tells their boss if something happens at work, but it might be the best way to protect their job into the future. Today on the Body Show, we’ll talk with a local expert who can explain the workings of the workers compensation system from a doctor’s perspective, and give tips on how to stay safe at work, or at home.
  • What do you do if your loved one needs more help at home? Although they were able to manage on their own until now, things have changed, where do you even start? I’m Dr. Kathleen Kozak. Join me next time/today on the Body Show, we’ll talk about the ways to identify if your loved one needs assistance, and share ways to get that plan in motion, before it becomes an emergency.
  • What do you do if your loved one needs more help at home? Although they were able to manage on their own until now, things have changed, where do you even start? I’m Dr. Kathleen Kozak. Join me next time/today on the Body Show, we’ll talk about the ways to identify if your loved one needs assistance, and share ways to get that plan in motion, before it becomes an emergency.
  • Hawaiʻi has a meth problem, and according to our guest today, it is only getting worse. Dr. Mark Baker, emergency room physician at Pali Momi Medical Center shares his experience on the front lines of the meth epidemic here in the islands. It will take the community to work together to help solve this problem, and he has started the charge. www.endmeth.org.
  • Can snoring be deadly? Well, if it happens from sleep apnea, it could be. Dr. Sriharsha Vajjala from the Sleep and Insomnia Center of Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience is in the studio to share more about why it’s so important to diagnose and treat this serious condition.