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
Dental caries are one of the most common illnesses in the world and can affect many other aspects of our health besides oral health. This program will discuss the causes and prevention of this disease.
KSKA: Monday, 1/9 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Cataracts are a common cause of poor vision especially in the older population. Without treatment vision will worsen over time but treatment is available. Our guest today, Dr. Matthew Guess, specializes in cataracts and will discuss the causes, prevention, symptoms and treatment of different types of cataract.
KSKA: Monday 12/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The second leading cause of blindness in the world is glaucoma, an often silent problem that slowly causes the loss of peripheral vision. It is estimated that 1 million in the U.S. have glaucoma but are not aware of it. Our guest on Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr Elizabeth Morgan, specializes in glaucoma and will discuss the prevention, risks, and treatment of this disease.
KSKA: Monday 12/12 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Monday on Line One take a look at the early exploration of blood transfusions in 17th century Europe and see what this might tell us about ourselves. Holly Tucker author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution joins host Dr. Woodard to take your phone calls and questions.
Monday 12/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Line One: Your Health Connection, we will look at the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Alaska, new information on the origins of HIV 1&2, treatment advances, and misconceptions.
KSKA: Monday, 11/28 @ 2:00 & 7:00pm
Founded in April 2010, the Alaska Health Care Commission is charged with fostering the development of a statewide plan for making high-quality health care more available, accessible and affordable, and a statewide strategy for improving the health of all Alaskans. What is the progress to date?
KSKA: Monday 11/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Oxygen is normally needed by all tissues of our body, but at times of disease it may be critically important to provide higher than normal amounts of oxygen to our blood or injured tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment can accomplish this task. Learn more from Line One guest, Dr. Robert Sanders from the American Hyperbaric Center Anchorage.
KSKA: Monday 11/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
It sounds like something out of Star Wars, but SBRT is being used everyday and it’s incredibly precise. It’s a way to beam radiation to a tumor while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. Find out more about this new procedure with Dr. Thad Woodard and his guest radiation oncologist, Dr. Kara Bucci on the next Line One Your Health Connection.
KSKA: Monday 10/31 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Acute and chronic pain of the muscular skeletal system is common. Options for treatment are varied, some with extensive evidence of effectiveness and others less so. This week on Line One, Dr. Thad Woodard and his guest Valerie Phelps from Advanced Physical Therapy will address evidence- based physical therapy approaches to pain of the muscles, bones, joints, and supporting structures.
KSKA: Monday 10/17 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The number one medical complication of childbearing is not fever or bleeding but perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. A big myth is that motherhood, breastfeeding, pregnancy and childbirth are typically easy and uncomplicated. The reality challenges most women. Listen as Dr. Thad and his guests discuss the psychological side of pregnancy and childbirth.
KSKA: Monday 10/3 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm