Dr. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 and received the Nobel Prize in 1945, along with Dr. Howard Florey and Dr. Ernst Chain, “for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases.” In his Noble Prize lecture he warned of the development of antibiotic resistance. On this Line One program, host Dr. Woodard discusses the ominous and growing problem of antibiotic resistance 70 years later. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jay Butler and infectious disease pharmacist Dr. Thaddus Wilkerson join the show.
KSKA: Monday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Premature birth increases an infant’s risk of several dangerous and costly medical problems. It can also be emotionally difficult for families. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss premature birth – its causes, treatment, prevention and emotional and economic costs with Samantha and Rob Oslund and Dr. Matt Hirschfeld of March of Dimes.
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Chickenpox, shingles, herpes, mononucleosis, and more: If you have questions about these diseases, or perhaps even Ebola or the illness spreading in the Caribbean caused by the Chikungunya virus, then the next program is for you. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Ben Westley joins the next Line One.
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
About 23 percent of Alaskans are listed as having a disability. Additionally, people with disabilities have more chronic health issues and less access to health care than those without. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss the reasons for these findings, barriers to change and what is being done to improve these problems.
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 3, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Taking an angry, defiant, and depressed adolescent into the wilderness can have a profound effect on that young persons emotional development and can alter their lives forever. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests from the Alaska Crossings Wilderness Program as they discuss using the power of the Wilderness to treat kids with emotional and behavioral problems.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 27, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
There is controversy regarding breast and prostate cancer screening. Is this true about colon cancer screening as well? On our next program we will discuss the symptoms, screening tests, and treatment of colon cancer with Anchorage gastroenterologist Dr. Saket Ambasht.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Woodard and guest psychiatrist Dr Doris Gundersen will discuss the medical side of the marijuana legalization debate. What does the science say? What’s been the health impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado? How is marijuana used as a medicine?
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Line One host Dr. Woodard and his guest, health journalist Jane Stevens discuss research on the consequences of adverse experiences in childhood.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard interviews a prominent addiction expert to the program. Addiction medicine and research physician Dr. Peter Friedmann of Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies joins the program to talk about disorders of alcohol use.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The vast majority of new moms will at some point experience disturbing thoughts about their newborn children. These thoughts are extremely difficult — shameful, even, for some women — but they’re also normal. Join Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and international expert Karen Kleiman on the next Line One for a continued discussion on maternal mental health.
KSKA: Monday, August 25, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Running has beneficial effects on lipoproteins levels, improves blood pressure and diabetes control and may even prevent type 2 diabetes. It clearly helps increase bone density, may decrease the risk of dementia and/or cognitive decline, reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, and helps prevent and treat obesity. It has some risks but doesn’t cost much. So why don’t more people run? Learn more about the effect running has on your health with Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests.
KSKA: Monday, August 18, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
What is the source of emotions in the brain? How do emotions affect behavior? Why do humans even have emotions? We will discuss these questions and learn more about the brain, emotion, and social behavior on the next Line One program with guest Anchorage neuropsychologist Dr Deborah Gideon.
KSKA: Monday, August 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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.
Seventy percent of all active nicotine users wish they had never started, and about half tried to quit at least once in the last year. The negative health implications of tobacco use are well documented, and the social acceptance of the practice is waning. Despite the awareness and obvious reasons to quit, most who try find it an exceedingly difficult proposition that often ends in failure. Join Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and guest clinical psyclologist Dr. Ron Ohlson as they discuss the psychological challenges of overcoming nicotine addiction.
KSKA: Monday, July 21, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Can adverse experiences, and even diet very early in life, predict behaviors and health later in life? Evidence is accumulating that this is indeed the case. And mechanisms to explain these lifelong effects are increasingly being found and studied. How does early life contribute to health in adulthood? Join Line One host Dr. Woodard and guest psychiatrist Dr. Mark Erickson to learn more.
KSKA: Monday, July 14, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
What are the biases of medical research? Are the numbers ever tweaked or manipulated to support a particular outcome? Do doctors ever draw on misinformation in the treatment of their patients? On the next Line One, join host Dr. Thad Woodard and guest Dr. Andrew Swartz to talk about the growing field of evidence-based medicine.
KSKA: Monday, July 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Nighttime bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) is very common in childhood, affecting about a fifth of 5-year-olds and can continue in to adolescence and even adulthood. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard for a discussion on normal versus abnormal urination with Alaska urologist Dr. Laura Merriman.
KSKA: Monday, June 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.