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Former Anchorage mayor and author Rick Myrstrom joins us on the next Line One to talk about living with Type I diabetes.

Former City Mayor Rick Mystrom & 50 Years of Experience Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Former Anchorage mayor Rick Myrstrom has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years. He believes he’s actually healthier than he would have been had he not developed diabetes. Learn what he means by that on the next Line One.

KSKA: Monday, July 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

July 3, 2015
Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

“The Internet is a rewarding place for both kids and teens, but the potential risks to privacy and personal safety are real,” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss these warnings with the officers of the APD cybercrimes division.

KSKA: Monday, June 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 26, 2015
What everyone needs to know today about HIV/AIDS

What everyone needs to know today about HIV/AIDS

Many individuals treated for HIV infection are now living to a near normal life expectancy, an enormous change since this illness was first coming to awareness in the 1980’s. Who becomes infected, when, and how has changed as well. This program will discuss what we all need to know today about HIV/AIDS.

KSKA: Monday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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June 19, 2015
Breastmilk Sharing – What’s Safe?

Breastmilk Sharing – What’s Safe?

“Breast is best,” goes the common advice for new mothers – but what if a mother’s own breastmilk isn’t available? Is it safe to feed your infant milk from a friend, or even a milk bank? Tune in on the next Line One to learn more.

KSKA: Monday, June 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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June 12, 2015
Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

Skin is the largest organ in the human body. For pediatric dermatologist Dr. Gina Brown, skin works like a mirror – it shows illness, heredity and the effects of one’s surroundings. On the next Line One, join Dr. Woodard for a discussion on pediatric dermatology.

KSKA: Monday, June 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 5, 2015
UAA economist Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi joins us on the next Line One. Photo: UAA.

Economic Costs of Childhood Obesity in Alaska

Along with the rise of the automobile, video screens and relatively inexpensive food comes obesity. “Aside from the 15.2 percent currently obese, another estimated 20 percent of children who aren’t currently obese will become obese as adults, if current national patterns continue,” according to economist Mouhcine Guettabi, who joins Dr. Woodard on the next Line One.

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KSKA: Monday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

May 29, 2015
Adolescent Eating Disorders

Adolescent Eating Disorders

Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating – they’re all serious eating disorders that pack serious health consequences. Dr. Woodard and his guest, Dr. Ellen Rome, head of Adolescent Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, will define these problems, discuss in whom they occur and why, and what can be done to treat them.

KSKA: Monday, May 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 15, 2015
Health Literacy

Health Literacy

In the United States, two-thirds of the population read at an eight-grade level or below. When it comes to health information, most Americans have the ability to read and write at the fifth-grade level. What are the consequences and costs of poor health care literacy and what is being done to improve this problem?

KSKA: Monday, July 28, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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July 25, 2014
Talking with Patients About End-of-Life Care

Talking with Patients About End-of-Life Care

Communication – can physicians do better? What do patients want? This week on Line One, we’ll discuss talking with patients, especially about end-of-life care, with Anchorage pulmonologist Dr. John Clark and Dr. Stephen Rust, director of the Palliative Care at Providence Alaska Medical Center.

KSKA: Monday, 2/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
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February 7, 2014
Culturally Appropriate Health Care

Culturally Appropriate Health Care

Cultural diversity is increasing in the U.S. and in health care. On the next Line One, Dr. Woodard and his guests Dr. Benjamin Danielson of the University of Washington Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle discuss  the ways culture affects health care.

KSKA: Monday 1/20 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 17, 2014

Helping the Autistic Child

There is a proven therapy to help children with autism. It is not a cure but it does help. On our next program we discuss the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis in the education and management of children with autism with Rebecca Parenteau of The Alaska Center for Autism and Suzanne Letso of the Connecticut Center for Child Development.

KSKA: Monday 12/9 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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December 6, 2013
Early Childhood Brain Development

Early Childhood Brain Development

On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, pediatrician and children’s librarian Dr. Dipnesh Navsaria joins Dr. Woodard to discussion the important effects of reading and stress on the early childhood brain development.

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KSKA: Monday 9/9 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm

September 6, 2013
Cognitive Aging

Cognitive Aging

Dr. Pamela Greenwood is a long time researcher on cognitive aging at George Mason University whose work in this area has led her to explore on how we might be able to slow down the process. On the next Line One, we will discuss her work and the book written with associate Dr. Raja Parasuaman, Nurturing the Older Mind and Brain.

KSKA: Monday 8/12 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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August 9, 2013
Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Learn about the  purpose of sleep and discuss various disorders with sleep specialist Peter Osterbauer, MD, of the Alaska Sleep Disorder Center in Anchorage.

KSKA: Monday, 7/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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July 19, 2013

Screening for Lung Cancer

A large recent study found that certain people receiving a low-dose lung CT had a 20% lower chance of dying from lung cancer than those who got chest x-rays. This and other studies have led to a recommendation to screen for lung cancer in some patients. This week’s Line One program will discuss the pros and cons of lung cancer screening and for whom screening may be appropriate.

KSKA: Monday 7/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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July 12, 2013
Important Advances In Brain Science

Important Advances In Brain Science

Important advances in the understanding of the structure and function of the brain have been plentiful recently so it is time to review what we have learned. Few are better to address this than our guest this week Dr Virginia Campbell, producer and host of the popular Brain Science podcast.

KSKA: Monday 7/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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July 5, 2013
Blood Bank of Alaska

Blood Bank of Alaska

43,000 pints of blood are used eby the U.S. and Canadian health care systems everyday. On the next Line One program, Dr. Wood and his guests from the Blood Bank of Alaska will discuss how blood banks obtain, process, and use blood and blood products.

KSKA: Monday 7/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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June 28, 2013
Reducing the Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Reducing the Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr. Woodard hosts Pamela Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationn (SAMHSA), a public health agency whose mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Call-in with your questions and comments.

KSKA: Monday 5/20 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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May 17, 2013
Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

Many kids often drop out of sports as they feel unsuccessful. This doesn’t have to be. Dr. Woodard’s guest, Mayo Clinic Sport Psychologist Dr. Max Trenerry will discuss how to keep kids interested in sports as well as other sports psychology topics on  the next Line One: Your Health Connection.

KSKA: Monday 4/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

April 5, 2013
Outbreaks of Illness Associated with Raw Dairy Products

Outbreaks of Illness Associated with Raw Dairy Products

For various reasons some Alaskans have been choosing to ingest raw, unpasteurized dairy products. Recently this has led to two outbreaks of serious illness. On the next Line One, the risks and benefits of this practice will be discussed with physicians who investigated these outbreaks and a national expert on investigations of food borne outbreaks of illness.

KSKA: Monday 4/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

March 29, 2013