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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
A Broad Array Of Topics On Health Care

A Broad Array Of Topics On Health Care

Join Dr. Woodard as he talks with T. R. Reid about a broad array of topics on health care, including T. R. Reid’s recent PBS documentary “U.S. Health Care: The Good News.”

KSKA: Monday 3/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

March 16, 2012
Socioeconomic Factors and Health

Socioeconomic Factors and Health

The health of Americans is deteriorating in international rankings and there is evidence that economic recession appears to improve health. Join us as we look at the reasons for these unexpected facts with Dr Stephen Bezruchka of the University of Washington School of Public Health.

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

March 12, 2012
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

When we are faced with a dangerous situation we have a normal “fight or flight” response. When this anxiety continues long after the event and affects day to day life it has evolved into post traumatic stress disorder. This Monday, Dr. Woodard and his guests Dr. Fred Detwiler and Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW from Bridges Counseling Connection in Anchorage will discuss the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of this common disorder.

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

February 3, 2012
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Pediatric Gastrointestinal Problems

It appears everyone is avoiding gluten. How much should we be concerned? We will be discussing celiac disease, GERD, food allergies and other similar topics of your concern with guest Anchorage pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Claire Wilson.

KSKA: Monday, 1/16 at 2:00 & 7:00pm

January 13, 2012

Dental Hygiene

Dental caries are one of the most common illnesses in the world and can affect many other aspects of our health besides oral health. This program will discuss the causes and prevention of this disease.

KSKA: Monday, 1/9 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

January 6, 2012

State of Alaska Health Impact Assessment Program

Monday, July 25 at 2:00 pm

Alaska is one of the few states participating in the emerging practice of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs), a combination of procedures and methods used to judge the potential effects of a program or practice on the health of a population. This week on Line One, state epidemiologists, Paul Anderson and Joe McLaughlin join host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss how they’re using HIA’s to improve the health of Alaskans.

July 22, 2011
Dr. Peter Ehrnstrom

Skin Cancer Types, Causes, and Treatments

Monday, July 18 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

As more facts become available about skin cancer, more questions pop-up. What are the types of skin cancer? Who is at risk? What are the treatments available?

July 14, 2011

Parenting Teenagers

Monday, July 11 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Parenting an adolescent can be challenging in terms of communication. Licensced clinical social worker Richard Steinzeig is our in-studio guest this week on Line One, and we’ll be talking about how temperaments differ between male and female teenagers, how social media affects parenting teenagers, and the top ten parenting traps.

July 7, 2011

Medical Anthropology

Monday, June 27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

How does the economic and political systems of a society shape health risks and treatment resources? This week on Line One, Dr. Sergei Bogojavlensky joins host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss the relationship between anthropology, medicine and medical practice.

June 27, 2011

The Stone Soup Group

Monday June 20 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Have you ever heard the Stone Soup fable about a hungry stranger who teaches a village the power of sharing and collaboration? Taking their inspiration, and name, from this story, the Stone Soup Group works to provided assistance and support to families of children with special needs.

June 17, 2011

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

A medical condition affecting one’s abilities to sit still, focus and pay attention, ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. This week on Line One: Your Health Connection, Anchorage pediatrician, Dr. Lyn Clark joins host Dr. Thad Woodard, also a pediatrician to talk about the symptoms and treatment of ADHD. Call-in with your questions and comments Monday 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

June 3, 2011