Dr. Thad Woodard

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Monday, May 2, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Three relatively common viral infections of the liver sound very similar in name but are quite different in communicability, complications, prevention and treatment. Hepatitis A, B, and C on the next edition of Line One Your Health Connection. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, April 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Our genes are the ultimate book of instructions for all that happens in our body. Breast cancer results from mistakes in genes or their instructions; and these mistakes are often caused by environmental influences. This program discusses known and suspected environmental risks for breast cancer and some possible preventative suggestions. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, April 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The major determinates of human health include health policies, social factors, health care, genetics and individual behavior. In this program we will discuss health, behavioral health, and access to care through focusing on the Mat-Su Behavioral Health Environmental Scan. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, March 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Mosquitoes are estimated to transmit various diseases to more than 700 million people each year and over one million people annually die of these diseases. This makes mosquitoes the deadliest animal in the world. On this program Anchorage infectious disease specialist Dr. Ben Westley will discuss common mosquito borne illnesses, their risk, treatment, and prevention. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a quite variable, potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. In this disorder the immune system attacks the protective myelin covering of nerve fibers which perturbs the transmission of information between your brain and the rest of your body. This program will discuss the symptoms, treatment and support services in Alaska for patients with multiple sclerosis. KSKA-FM: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m and again at 8:00pm. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

New cases of breast cancer, the most common female cancer, unlike many cancers that are decreasing have been stable for the last 10 years in the U.S. but death rates have been slowing improving. Anchorage radiologist Dr Heather Tauschek and Dr Thad Woodard will discuss mammography, the rationale for breast cancer screening recommendations, and newest recommendations for breast cancer screening on this Line One program. KSKA-FM: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m and again at 8:00pm. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

The rates for new colorectal cancer cases have been falling over the last 10 years. Death rates for these cancers and 5 year survival rates are improving as well. On this program host Dr. Thad Woodard and his guests will discuss prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment which will help listeners keep these statistics improving. Monday, March 7, 2016. 2:00 p.m DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Humans all over the planet are living longer, but why this is true is often misunderstood. On this program Dr Thad Woodard and Dr S Jay Olshansky, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, discuss why we are living longer and what this means to research efforts to slow aging and prolong life. KSKA: Monday, February 22, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio

The examples most commonly associated with Historical Trauma include, Slavery, the Holocaust, and the systematic annihilation of the way of life for American Indians and Alaska Natives during and after European colonization. The impacts of Historical Trauma are inter-generational and can include; the attachment relationship with caregivers; the impact on parenting and family functioning; the association with parental physical and mental illness, and the disconnection and alienation from extended family, culture and society. Join us for a discussion on the causes, consequences, and treatment of Historical Trauma. KSKA: Monday, February 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW

TCOYD is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes and their loved ones to take a more active role in their own health and to provide continuing diabetes education to medical professionals to better care for their patients. KSKA: Monday, Feb. 1, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW

Just as First Aid and CPR help teach people how to aid in a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid teaches the skills needed to assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. Mental Health First Aid courses teach people about risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction, and teach strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-­crisis situations. We'll talk about how to help individuals experiencing these challenges. KSKA: Monday, January 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. The most common form of this disease has no warning signs so the loss of vision is so gradual that you may not notice it until it is at an advanced stage. This program will help listeners learn about glaucoma, determine if they are at risk, and learn about the pros and cons of various treatment options. Monday, January 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Listen Now

Each year, approximately 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with a cancer of the reproductive organs. One cancer, cervical cancer, can now be significantly prevented with the use of a vaccine against infection with HPV, the human papilloma virus. This program will discuss gynecologic cancers, the cause of cervical cancer and its prevention, and cutting edge immunotherapy of cervical cancer. Monday, January 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

On Line One this week Dr. John Brush, professor of cardiology at the University of Eastern Virginia School of Medicine discusses his book "The Science of the Art of Medicine" written to get doctors thinking about their own thinking in order to make better medical decisions and to get teachers and policymakers thinking about how to assure good medical reasoning. There is a lot to learn about making decisions for all of us to learn from the discussion. KSKA; Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Download Audio

Much of the extended life span of humans today can be attributed to the control of pathogenic microbes. As a result the promotion of health and attention on chronic disease is becoming the focus of health care. However, along the way we are discovering a new appreciation of the health benefits provided by much more abundant non-pathogenic microbes that evolved with us and make up about 2 % of our weight. December 21, 2015 Download Audio

Dr Ken Swayman will be taking your questions about any problems you might be having with your feet or ankles. He is a consultant and speaker to many groups and organizations in Alaska, and is an Affiliate Professor and Consultant Team Physician for the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Monday, December 14, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:

Each year roughly 3,700 Alaskans hear the words: “You have cancer.” Managing the physical and emotional symptoms of a cancer diagnosis can be challenging for patients and their families. Palliative care provides a team-based approach that improves quality of life by addressing these symptoms and treating the whole person, not just their disease. KSKA: Monday, Dec. 7, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Download Audio

On the next Line One we'll dive into a discussion on the cultural and technological barriers to more affordable, accessible and effective health care in the U.S. Our guest is Dr. John Patrick, author of "Health Attitude," a book delving into the complexities of the health care industry. KSKA: Monday, Nov. 23, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Download Audio:

We have discussed colon cancer before but it’s been awhile since we looked at it from the surgeon’s point of view. On this program, join Anchorage colorectal surgeons Drs. Kerrie Bossard and Dan Rossi in a discussion about colon cancer and the role of surgeons in this and other colorectal diseases. KSKA: Monday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

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. Listen now: