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Neurosurgery of the Spine

Neurosurgery of the Spine

Host Dr. Thad Woodard and Anchorage neurosurgeon Dr. Marius Maxwell discuss new developments in neurosurgery of the spine.

KSKA: Monday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 30, 2014
Breast Cancer and Environmental Exposure

Breast Cancer and Environmental Exposure

Are there significant environmental exposures causing breast cancer? If so, what are they? Join Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and his guests as they address these questions and discuss what is known about factors linked to breast cancer.

KSKA: Monday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 16, 2014
Viral Hepatitis, Types A, B and C

Viral Hepatitis, Types A, B and C

Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discus three common forms of infectious hepatitis, types A, B and C. They’ll discuss transmission, risk factors, natural history and treatment options for these similar, but very different, illnesses.

KSKA: Monday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 9, 2014
Asthma and Allergies

Asthma and Allergies

Despite impressive advances in the understanding of asthma and safe effective treatment options asthma remains a major cause of work and school absenteeism, excess health care utilization, and health care expenditures. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests to learn more.

KSKA: Monday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 2, 2014
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard brings child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Siegel to the program to talk about severe disruptive behaviors with a focus on patients with autism. Dr. Siegel comes to Alaska from the Tufts University School of Medicine.

KSKA: Monday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 25, 2014
Child Abuse & Neglect – Causes, Consequences and Prevention

Child Abuse & Neglect – Causes, Consequences and Prevention

According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, nearly 2,000 Alaskan children were in out-of-home placement in January 2014. The vast majority of those cases were due to child abuse and neglect. Office of Children’s Services Director Christy Lawton puts it like this: “Unfortunately, child abuse is happening in Alaska every day, in every community, among every ethnicity, and every socioeconomic group.” Join host Prentiss Pemberton and guests to talk about child abuse – causes, consequences and prevention – on the next Line One.

KSKA: Monday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 18, 2014
ADD, ADHD and Academic Performance

ADD, ADHD and Academic Performance

Maximizing academic performance depends on the educational system and the student. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard will discuss a leading cause of school underachievement, attention deficit disorder, with Dr. Lyn Clark of Anchorage. Topics discussed will include causes of ADD/ADHD, symptoms, diagnosis, other problems often accompanying ADD/ADHD, and treatment options proven to be effective.

KSKA: Monday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 11, 2014
Screening for Prostate Cancer

Screening for Prostate Cancer

Screening recommendations for prostate cancer have changed, leading to confusion and uncertainty for some. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard and guest Dr. Josh Logan to clarify current recommendations and the reasoning behind them.

KSKA: Monday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 4, 2014
Line One: Effects of Secondhand Smoke and E-Cigarettes

Line One: Effects of Secondhand Smoke and E-Cigarettes

This week Line One Dr. Woodard will discuss the health effects of second-hand smoke and e-cigarettes with Marge Stoneking of the American Lung Association and Emily Nenon of the American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network.

KSKA: Monday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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March 28, 2014
Line One: Predicting and Preventing Type I Diabetes

Line One: Predicting and Preventing Type I Diabetes

The Blood Bank of Alaska is a member of an international network of sites conducting research to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of Type I diabetes. Host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discuss this research and the involvement of the Blood Bank of Alaska and also serve to recruit appropriate Alaskans into the research.

KSKA: Monday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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March 21, 2014
The Power of Gratitude and Positive Thinking

The Power of Gratitude and Positive Thinking

We all know people who make us feel better when we are around them, who inspire us to be kinder, gentler and more humane. Ever wonder why people like that tend to be happier and more successful? Research studies consistently show that individuals who exhibit and express the most gratitude are happier, healthier, and more energetic. Join show host Prentiss Pemberton as he talks to clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Beathe about the power of positive thinking.

KSKA: Monday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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March 14, 2014
Domestic Violence: The Impacts of Family Abuse and Trauma

Domestic Violence: The Impacts of Family Abuse and Trauma

Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Children, who grow up witnessing domestic violence, are among those most seriously affected by this crime. Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and guests will discuss the impacts of domestic violence on the upcoming show.

KSKA: Monday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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March 7, 2014
Problems with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Problems with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Hip implants numbers are growing — but one type, metal on metal implants, is causing problems. On Monday’s show, Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will address what you need to know about this procedure, especially if you’ve had this surgery.

KSKA: Monday, 3/6 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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February 28, 2014

Parenting the Modern Teen, Part 4: Blended Families, Single Parents and Co-Parenting After Divorce

It is difficult enough to parent challenging teenagers in a two-parent family. Different parenting circumstances – like single parenting, co-parenting after divorce or coping with a parent who is often away – can have adverse effects on the mental health of adolescents. Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and returning guests Robert Rhodes, Whitney Whitman and Dr. Ebony McLain-Owens, will explore the challenges parents face outside the traditional two-parent model.

KSKA: Monday, 2/24 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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February 21, 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
Anchorage 100 Years Ago, The Health Perspective

Anchorage 100 Years Ago, The Health Perspective

In 1915 the site that was to become Anchorage was a tent city of 2000 people near Ship Creek. On the next edition of Line One Dr. Woodard will discuss the living conditions and health issues of the inhabitants with historian Dr. Steve Haycox and physician Dr Jay Butler.

KSKA: Monday 2/3 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 31, 2014

Parenting the Modern Teen: High Risk Behavior

What happens when adolescent angst crosses the line and turns into very high risk behaviors that can have dire and lasting consequences for a child? On the next Line One we will look at how parents should respond when faced with such issues as substance abuse, criminal behavior, violent behavior, and severe emotional disturbances. Returning as guests will be adolescent therapists Robert Rhodes, Whitney Whitman, and Dr. Ebony McLain-Owens.

KSKA: Monday 1/27 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 24, 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
Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance

Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance

We humans have the tendency to overdo a good thing. On the next Line One, we will discuss an example of this principle, antibiotic overuse and subsequent microbial resistance to antibiotics with Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director of CDC′s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.

KSKA: Monday 1/13 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 10, 2014
The Global Fund

The Global Fund

For the United States the leading cause of death between one year and 45 years of age is unintentional injury, causing about 120,000 deaths for all age groups; but for the majority of the world’s population infections remain the leading killers. Malaria alone kills about 660,000 people per year. The Global Fund, our topic on Line One, seeks to fund the fight against HIV AIDS tuberculosis and malaria.

KSKA: Monday 1/7 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 3, 2014