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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Some implants for hip replacement surgery are being recalled and some are loosening prematurely. On this edition of Line One we will discuss these problems with Anchorage orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Tower and Dr. Michael Mayor, Dartmouth orthopedic surgeon and past chairman of the FDA’s Advisory Panel on Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Devices.
KSKA: Monday 2/27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Hypothetical patient, 45 year old Ms. Johnson has probable cancer discovered on a routine mammogram. This week on Line One: Your Health Connection, we visit with a breast surgeon and a cancer specialist to learn her treatment options and their rationale. What kind of surgery is recommended? What are the treatment options based on her specific breast cancer type and behavior? Who is involved in her care and how do they interact? What about a second opinion? What is the likely outcome? Why don’t you join us to learn more?
KSKA: Monday 2/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
When we are faced with a dangerous situation we have a normal “fight or flight” response. When this anxiety continues long after the event and affects day to day life it has evolved into post traumatic stress disorder. This Monday, Dr. Woodard and his guests Dr. Fred Detwiler and Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW from Bridges Counseling Connection in Anchorage will discuss the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of this common disorder.
KSKA: Monday 2/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
In general children are always trying to get what they want, after all they didn’t come programmed to know how to behave, (some more than others). When might disobedience, hostility, and defiant behavior be oppositional defiant disorder? This Monday, counsel Richard Steinzeig, will help us decide on Line One: Your Health Connection.
KSKA: Monday 1/30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
What happens to a drug when you take it? Where does it go? How does it work? How is it removed from the body? What are the possible side effects? Dr. Woodard will address these and other issues with Providence Medical Center pediatric pharmacologists, Ted Simper and Danielle Britt from Providence Alaska Medical Center Monday on Line One: Your Health Connection.
KSKA: Monday 1/23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
It appears everyone is avoiding gluten. How much should we be concerned? We will be discussing celiac disease, GERD, food allergies and other similar topics of your concern with guest Anchorage pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Claire Wilson.
KSKA: Monday, 1/16 at 2:00 & 7:00pm