There is no cure for HIV / AIDS, but there are medications that can dramatically slow the progression of the disease. Monday on Line One, Dr. Woodard and his guests will explore the basic knowledge of HIV / AIDS and the available resources in Alaska.
The leading causes of death in adolescents are linked to teen drinking and drug use. However, alcohol is responsible for more teen deaths than all other drugs combined. Mondays’ Line One guest is Dr. John R Knight founder and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Children’s Hospital Boston. His goal is to improve screening and intervention for adolescent substance abuse in medical office settings.
Prentiss Pemberton and Dr. Thad Woodard co-host the next edition of Line One: Your Health Connection with guest Dr. Ebony McClain-Owens who will discuss the important role of parenting in child development and the effects that child abuse has on mental health throughout one’s life span.
Concussions have suddenly become a big deal, especially in athletics. Why the increased interest and what does it mean, especially for athletes, parents and coaches? On the next Line One, Lynne Young of the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee joins host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss the newest information on concussion recognition, treatment and prevention along with the ASAA ‘Return to Play’ (RTP) recommendations.
Monday on Line One: Your Health Connection we’ll have two guests in the studio from the UAA Human Performance Lab to take your questions. Join us as host Dr. Woodard and guests discuss the importance of staying active for health, how to get started, and advice for those who are trying to reach peak performance.
Monday on Line One Dr. Woodard hosts Dr. Dale Bratzler from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to discuss health care quality improvement and reducing patient harm in health care. Join us with your questions and comments.
On the next Line One, Anchorage Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Michelle Martin discusses the psychology of adult and juvenile sexual offenders, how to protect yourself from sex offenders, and other issues of sexuality, including talking to kids about sex and puberty. Join us with your comments and questions.
We’ll have a physical, occupational, and speech therapist on Monday’s show to explore the various services they provide for infants, children, and adolescents in Anchorage. Join us with your comments and questions.
Monday on Line One we’ll investigate whether high fructose corn syrup is as dangerous and fish oil as beneficial to health as many think, and answer your questions about nutrition. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard and his guest Dr. Walter Willett, MD, Chairman of the Dept. of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.
Monday on Line One, Dr. Woodard hosts Chicago area psychologist Dr. Carroll Cradock who specializes in divorce. They will discuss when divorce is the best option, other options besides divorce, and the effect of divorce on the parents and children. Join us with your questions and comments 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
For some inclement weather means much more than a change in wardrobe. It means a change in mental state. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as “SAD” is a form of clinical depression that co-occurs with seasons of the year, particularly winter, when periods of daylight are short, or rainy seasons, when natural light levels are low. Monday on Line One, Anchorage psychologist and psychotherapist, Dr. Suzanne Womack Strisik joins us to answer your questions on seasonal affective disorder, its origins and effective treatment options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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