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Anxiety Disorders

About a quarter of us suffer from an anxiety disorder is our lifetime. Significant anxiety in childhood or as an adult is a predictor of adult depression. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard and his guests discuss the origins, manifestations, consequences and treatment of anxiety disorders including panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress and generalized anxiety. Join us with your questions.

KSKA: Monday 12/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

December 7, 2012
Abbie Goldberg, Ph.D.

Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Children

Parenting is tough enough but what if you are gay or lesbian parents. How have your challenges different and how have others like you fared? And what about your children, how are they coping and what are their experiences? On the next edition of Line One Your Health Connection host Dr Thad Woodard and his guest Clark University psychologist Dr. Abbie Goldberg discuss the experiences of same-sex couples and their children.

KSKA: Monday, 12/3 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

November 30, 2012

Nurturing Anchorage Youths

Franklin Roosevelt stated “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” But how do we do this? First we need information, reliable information about youth. This week on Line One, we will look at some facts about our youth in Anchorage and how two organizations are using the information to help develop youth for the future.

KSKA: Monday 11/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

November 16, 2012
Ask Dr. Woodard

Ask Dr. Woodard

Dr. Thad Woodard is your host and guest this week on Line One, (due to a last minute cancellation). Dr. Thad originally came to Alaska as a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control. He’s been a pediatrician in Anchorage with a special interest in allergy and asthma since 1980. Call in with your questions for Dr. Woodard today 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Line One: Your Health Connection.

KSKA: 11/12 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

November 9, 2012

HIV / AIDS in Alaska

There is no cure for HIV / AIDS, but there are medications that can dramatically slow the progression of the disease. Monday on Line One, Dr. Woodard and his guests will explore the basic knowledge of HIV / AIDS and the available resources in Alaska.

KSKA: 11/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

November 2, 2012

Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The leading causes of death in adolescents are linked to teen drinking and drug use. However, alcohol is responsible for more teen deaths than all other drugs combined. Mondays’ Line One guest is Dr. John R Knight founder and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Children’s Hospital Boston. His goal is to improve screening and intervention for adolescent substance abuse in medical office settings.

KSKA: 10/29 at 2:00 pm

October 26, 2012
Check VO2 max on treadmill. Photo courtesy UAA Human Performance Lab.

Exercise Performance

Monday on Line One: Your Health Connection we’ll have two guests in the studio from the UAA Human Performance Lab to take your questions. Join us as host Dr. Woodard and guests discuss the importance of staying active for health, how to get started, and advice for those who are trying to reach peak performance.

KSKA: Monday 10/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

October 5, 2012

Health Care Improved

Monday on Line One Dr. Woodard hosts Dr. Dale Bratzler from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to discuss health care quality improvement and reducing patient harm in health care. Join us with your questions and comments.

KSKA: Monday 10/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

September 28, 2012
Deciding on Divorce

Deciding on Divorce

Monday on Line One, Dr. Woodard hosts Chicago area psychologist Dr. Carroll Cradock who specializes in divorce. They will discuss when divorce is the best option, other options besides divorce, and the effect of divorce on the parents and children. Join us with your questions and comments 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

KSKA: Monday 8/20 at 2:00 pm

August 17, 2012
Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics

This program features a discussion on the medical ethics of such issues as health care reform, end of life care, physician assisted suicide, and embryonic stem cells.

KSKA: Monday 8/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

August 3, 2012
Understanding Health Reform

Understanding Health Reform

Confused about how the new health reform law really works? Join us with your questions. We continue a discussion on health care reform with one of the nation’s leading health care economists Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

KSKA: Monday 7/30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

July 27, 2012


Anchorage psychologist Dr. Kevin O’leary joins host Dr. Woodard Monday on Line One. They will talk about various psychotherapies and types of psychologists. What makes a good therapist? What what makes a good patient? Join us will your comments and questions.

KSKA: Monday 7/23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

July 20, 2012
Prostate Cancer Screening & Treatment

Prostate Cancer Screening & Treatment

Monday on Line One, Anchorage urologist Dr. Bill Clark and medical reporter, Laura Newman of Patient POV join host Dr. Woodard to discuss the latest recommendations for screening and treatment of prostate cancer from the U.S.Preventative Services Task Force. Join the conversation 2:00 – 3:00 pm on KSKA.

KSKA: Monday 7/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

July 6, 2012

Obesity in Alaska

In case you haven’t noticed much of the developed world is overweight, but many are beginning to fight back. On the next edition of Line One, we will be discussing some local efforts to help treat and prevent obesity.

KSKA: Monday 6/18 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

June 15, 2012

The Brave New World of Electronics Addiction

Are you or someone you know addicted to your cell phone? The internet? A video game? Facebook? How do you know? Monday’s Line One program addresses the evidence for and consequences of addiction to new technologies.

KSKA: Monday 5/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

May 18, 2012
Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies

It is that time of year where sneezing, itching, and wheezing are particularly prevalent. Monday on Line One, we’ll discuss the cause of spring allergies in the Anchorage area and the proven effective treatment option with Anchorage allergist Dr Jeff Demain from the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska.

KSKA: Monday 5/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

May 11, 2012
Depression and Bipolar Illness

Depression and Bipolar Illness

Depression and bipolar illness impact one in five Americans. They cost our economy billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. More is spent treating them than treating cancer, yet up to half of sufferers do not receive the care they need. Monday on Line One, President of the National Network of Depression Centers, Dr. John Greden joins us to discuss these illnesses and efforts to improve diagnosis and treatment.

KSKA: Monday 5/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

May 4, 2012
The Origin of AIDS

The Origin of AIDS

This week on Line One, professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, Dr. Jacques Pepin joins host Dr. Woodard to discuss the findings in his book The Origin of AIDS. It is a fascinating tale of how viruses arise, mutate, and disseminate, sometimes with the unwitting help of altruistic medical efforts to thwart disease. Join us with your questions and comments.

    KSKA: Monday 4/23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

April 23, 2012
The Final Exit Network

The Final Exit Network

The Final Exit Network holds that mentally competent adults have a basic human right to end their lives under certain conditions. We will discuss this idea with the former medical director Dr. Larry Egbert on Line One: Your Health Connection.

KSKA: Monday 4/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

April 13, 2012
Jack Hickel, MD And Medical Aid In Southern Sudan

Jack Hickel, MD And Medical Aid In Southern Sudan

Join Dr. Thad and his guest, Jack Hickel, MD as they talk about the work of Hickel and others to help the ill, impoverished and suffering in South Sudan.

KSKA: Monday, 3/26 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

March 23, 2012