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Adolescent Mental Health

Adolescence can be a difficult time for many. Each year thousands of Alaska’s youth deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, alcohol/drug abuse, and failure in school. Many of these young people also struggle with low self worth, challenging home lives, and a sense of hopelessness. Often, Parents struggle to find answers that will help their children lead more functional and meaningful lives.

KSKA: Monday, 11/26 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

November 23, 2012 - 11:00 am

Nurturing Anchorage Youths

Franklin Roosevelt stated “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” But how do we do this? First we need information, reliable information about youth. This week on Line One, we will look at some facts about our youth in Anchorage and how two organizations are using the information to help develop youth for the future.

KSKA: Monday 11/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

November 16, 2012 - 11:00 am
Ask Dr. Woodard

Ask Dr. Woodard

Dr. Thad Woodard is your host and guest this week on Line One, (due to a last minute cancellation). Dr. Thad originally came to Alaska as a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control. He’s been a pediatrician in Anchorage with a special interest in allergy and asthma since 1980. Call in with your questions for Dr. Woodard today 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Line One: Your Health Connection.

KSKA: 11/12 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

November 9, 2012 - 11:00 am

HIV / AIDS in Alaska

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.

KSKA: 11/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

November 2, 2012 - 11:00 am

Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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.

KSKA: 10/29 at 2:00 pm

October 26, 2012 - 11:00 am

Parenting and the Effects of Child Abuse

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.

KSKA: Monday 10/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

October 19, 2012 - 11:00 am

Concussion in Sports

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.

KSKA: Monday 10/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

October 12, 2012 - 11:00 am
Check VO2 max on treadmill. Photo courtesy UAA Human Performance Lab.

Exercise Performance

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.

KSKA: Monday 10/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

October 5, 2012 - 11:00 am

Health Care Improved

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.

KSKA: Monday 10/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

September 28, 2012 - 11:03 am
When is Screening for Disease Not a Good Idea?

When is Screening for Disease Not a Good Idea?

Monday on Line One, Dr. Woodard hosts Dr. Gilbert Welch of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Research to discuss the basis of his latest book, Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health.

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

September 21, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Psychology of a Sex Offender

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.

KSKA: Monday 9/17 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

September 14, 2012 - 11:00 am

Pediatric Therapies

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.

KSKA: Monday 9/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

September 7, 2012 - 11:00 am
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Fish Oil and more

High Fructose Corn Syrup, Fish Oil and more

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.

KSKA: Monday 8/27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

August 24, 2012 - 11:00 am
Deciding on Divorce

Deciding on Divorce

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.

KSKA: Monday 8/20 at 2:00 pm

August 17, 2012 - 11:10 am
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

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.

KSKA: Monday 8/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

August 10, 2012 - 11:51 am
Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics

This program features a discussion on the medical ethics of such issues as health care reform, end of life care, physician assisted suicide, and embryonic stem cells.

KSKA: Monday 8/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

August 3, 2012 - 11:00 am
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
Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy

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