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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
We all know those people. People who insist that life is a bowl full of cherries and that it rains dandelion kisses. People who practice gratitude despite great suffering and who choose charity and humility over self gain or glorification. Those among us who make us feel better when we are around them, who inspire us to be kinder, gentler, and more humane. On the next Line One, we will be exploring the connection between gratitude and positive thinking, and our physical and emotional health with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Beathe.
There is a proven therapy to help children with autism. It is not a cure but it does help. On our next program we discuss the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis in the education and management of children with autism with Rebecca Parenteau of The Alaska Center for Autism and Suzanne Letso of the Connecticut Center for Child Development.
KSKA: Monday 12/9 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Can early childhood adversity and stress determine the lifelong risk for mental and physical health? On the next Line One, Dr. Woodard and his guest Josh Arvidson of Anchorage Community Mental Health Services discuss the evidence for, and mechanisms of how, the environment from conception until about age 3 years can interact with biology to affect health over a lifetime.
KSKA: Monday 12/2 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
On the next Line One we will look at the impact that the smartphone and the internet explosion has had on our children and families and the challenges they present to us as parents. Returning as guests will be adolescent therapists Robert Rhodes, Whitney Whitman, and Dr. Ebony McLain-Owens. This will be the second program in a four part monthly series about Parenting the Modern Teen, hosted by Prentiss Pemberton.
The next Line One focuses on HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), including the current risk factors, the natural history of HIV infection, the symptoms of infection and AIDS, and the evolving treatment.
KSKA: Monday 11/18 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm