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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 - 11:03 am


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 - 11:01 am
Ask Dr. Woodard

Ask Dr. Woodard

The tables are turned Monday on Line One when host Dr. Thad Woodard will be your host and guest, so call-in with your questions for Dr. Thad. In addition to hosting Line One for the past 10 years on KSKA, Dr. Woodard has been a pediatrician specializing in asthma and allergic disease in Anchorage since 1980. He’s also interested in U.S. health care reform, and promoting a better understanding of science.

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

July 13, 2012 - 11:00 am
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 - 11:00 am

Margaret Flowers, Protesting for Change

Last week Line One featured Dr. Ted Epperly and his study of our health care crisis and suggestions for change. This week our guest is Dr. Margaret Flowers of Physicians for National Health Care Program which believes what we need is a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health insurance. Margaret Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician with experience as a hospitalist at a rural hospital and in private practice.

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

June 28, 2012 - 10:46 am
Healing America’s Broken Healthcare System

Healing America’s Broken Healthcare System

Monday on Line One Dr. Ted Epperly joins host Dr. Woodard to his discuss his book Fractured: America’s Broken Healthcare System and What We Must Do to Heal It. Dr. Epperly is a family physician in Idaho, co-chair of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and past President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

KSKA: Monday 6/25 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

June 22, 2012 - 11:41 am

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 - 11:45 am


Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? 75 percent of women experience hot flashes during menopause. Monday on Line One, we’ll address the facts and myths surrounding menopause with Dr. Tina Tomsen and Dr Ursula Balthazar of the Anchorage Women’s Clinic. Call-in with your questions at 2:00 pm.

KSKA: Monday 6/11 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

June 8, 2012 - 10:19 am

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 - 11:10 am
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 - 1:54 pm
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 - 4:39 pm
Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

More interest is being directed towards the effects of traumatic brain injuries, especially the long term effects in athletes. Monday 0n Line One: Your Health Connection host Dr. Woodard explores the evidence for this concern with the Co-Director of the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Stern.

KSKA: Monday 4/30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

April 27, 2012 - 6:59 am
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 - 6:39 am
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 - 3:26 pm

Multiple Sclerosis

Antonia Fowler from the Alaska MS Center, Jessica Henning from the National MS Society and Mary Margaret Hillstrand who specializes in neurologic disease join host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss multiple sclerosis, the disease, its treatment, local resources and the answers to listeners questions.

KSKA: Monday 4/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

April 6, 2012 - 6:36 pm

Health Care Costs in Alaska

Monday on Line One: Your Health Connection, Anchorage health care analyst Mark Foster joins host Dr. Woodard to discuss the high cost of health care in Alaska and the recently released UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research report on Alaska health care costs.

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

March 30, 2012 - 5:59 pm
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 - 11:54 am
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 - 10:59 am
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 - 10:31 am

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. However, many people who are at risk for the disease are not being screened according to national guidelines. It is estimated that as many as 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented if all men and women aged 50 years or older were screened routinely. Questions on screening for colorectal cancer? Join us on Line One: Your Health Connection.

KSKA: Monday 3/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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March 2, 2012 - 11:06 am