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Risk and Benefits of Common Immunizations

Risk and Benefits of Common Immunizations

Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and two guest physicians discuss the risks, benefits and what’s new regarding childhood immunizations.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 15, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
Alcohol-Use Disorders

Alcohol-Use Disorders

Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard interviews a prominent addiction expert to the program. Addiction medicine and research physician Dr. Peter Friedmann of Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies joins the program to talk about disorders of alcohol use.

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KSKA: Monday, Sept. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

September 5, 2014 - 11:00 am
Postpartum Distress: Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Postpartum Distress: Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

The vast majority of new moms will at some point experience disturbing thoughts about their newborn children. These thoughts are extremely difficult — shameful, even, for some women — but they’re also normal. Join Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and international expert Karen Kleiman on the next Line One for a continued discussion on maternal mental health.

KSKA: Monday, August 25, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
Running and Your Health

Running and Your Health

Running has beneficial effects on lipoproteins levels, improves blood pressure and diabetes control and may even prevent type 2 diabetes. It clearly helps increase bone density, may decrease the risk of dementia and/or cognitive decline, reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, and helps prevent and treat obesity. It has some risks but doesn’t cost much. So why don’t more people run? Learn more about the effect running has on your health with Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests.

KSKA: Monday, August 18, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
The Brain, Emotion and Social Behavior

The Brain, Emotion and Social Behavior

What is the source of emotions in the brain? How do emotions affect behavior? Why do humans even have emotions? We will discuss these questions and learn more about the brain, emotion, and social behavior on the next Line One program with guest Anchorage neuropsychologist Dr Deborah Gideon.

KSKA: Monday, August 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 8, 2014 - 11:00 am
Health Literacy

Health Literacy

In the United States, two-thirds of the population read at an eight-grade level or below. When it comes to health information, most Americans have the ability to read and write at the fifth-grade level. What are the consequences and costs of poor health care literacy and what is being done to improve this problem?

KSKA: Monday, July 28, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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July 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
Overcoming Nicotine Addiction

Overcoming Nicotine Addiction

Seventy percent of all active nicotine users wish they had never started, and about half tried to quit at least once in the last year. The negative health implications of tobacco use are well documented, and the social acceptance of the practice is waning. Despite the awareness and obvious reasons to quit, most who try find it an exceedingly difficult proposition that often ends in failure. Join Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and guest clinical psyclologist Dr. Ron Ohlson as they discuss the psychological challenges of overcoming nicotine addiction.

KSKA: Monday, July 21, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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July 18, 2014 - 11:00 am
How Does Nurture Affect Our Nature?

How Does Nurture Affect Our Nature?

Can adverse experiences, and even diet very early in life, predict behaviors and health later in life? Evidence is accumulating that this is indeed the case. And mechanisms to explain these lifelong effects are increasingly being found and studied. How does early life contribute to health in adulthood? Join Line One host Dr. Woodard and guest psychiatrist Dr. Mark Erickson to learn more.

KSKA: Monday, July 14, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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July 11, 2014 - 11:00 am
Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine

What are the biases of medical research? Are the numbers ever tweaked or manipulated to support a particular outcome? Do doctors ever draw on misinformation in the treatment of their patients? On the next Line One, join host Dr. Thad Woodard and guest Dr. Andrew Swartz to talk about the growing field of evidence-based medicine.

KSKA: Monday, July 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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July 4, 2014 - 11:00 am
Bedwetting

Bedwetting

Nighttime bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) is very common in childhood, affecting about a fifth of 5-year-olds and can continue in to adolescence and even adulthood. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard for a discussion on normal versus abnormal urination with Alaska urologist Dr. Laura Merriman.

KSKA: Monday, June 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 27, 2014 - 11:00 am
National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

According to the CDC, too many people don’t know they have HIV. Nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the U.S., and almost one in six don’t know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have this infection. June 27 is National HIV Testing Day; communities and individuals are encouraged to get tested, know their risks, and to get treatment if necessary.

KSKA: Monday, June 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 20, 2014 - 11:00 am
The Immune Response to Infection

The Immune Response to Infection

How much do you know about your immune system? If you’ve ever wondered how your body’s defenses spring into action drop of a hat, this is the program for you. Host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests Dr. Jeff Demain and Dr. Ben Westley will talk about one of the human body’s most remarkable systems.

KSKA: Monday, June 16, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 13, 2014 - 11:00 am
Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health

The birth of a new child to is usually an exciting and rewarding time for a family. In addition to the joy a baby brings, it is also likely the biggest adjustment a person or a couple will experience in their lifetimes. Maternal mental health is rapidly being recognized as one of the most critical, complex, and underdiagnosed components of child development, bonding, and intimate partner relationship health. Join Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and experts to learn more.

KSKA: Monday, June 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 6, 2014 - 11:00 am
Neurosurgery of the Spine

Neurosurgery of the Spine

Host Dr. Thad Woodard and Anchorage neurosurgeon Dr. Marius Maxwell discuss new developments in neurosurgery of the spine.

KSKA: Monday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 30, 2014 - 11:00 am
Breast Cancer and Environmental Exposure

Breast Cancer and Environmental Exposure

Are there significant environmental exposures causing breast cancer? If so, what are they? Join Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and his guests as they address these questions and discuss what is known about factors linked to breast cancer.

KSKA: Monday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 16, 2014 - 11:11 am
Viral Hepatitis, Types A, B and C

Viral Hepatitis, Types A, B and C

Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discus three common forms of infectious hepatitis, types A, B and C. They’ll discuss transmission, risk factors, natural history and treatment options for these similar, but very different, illnesses.

KSKA: Monday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 9, 2014 - 11:00 am
Asthma and Allergies

Asthma and Allergies

Despite impressive advances in the understanding of asthma and safe effective treatment options asthma remains a major cause of work and school absenteeism, excess health care utilization, and health care expenditures. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests to learn more.

KSKA: Monday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 2, 2014 - 11:00 am
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard brings child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Siegel to the program to talk about severe disruptive behaviors with a focus on patients with autism. Dr. Siegel comes to Alaska from the Tufts University School of Medicine.

KSKA: Monday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
Child Abuse & Neglect – Causes, Consequences and Prevention

Child Abuse & Neglect – Causes, Consequences and Prevention

According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, nearly 2,000 Alaskan children were in out-of-home placement in January 2014. The vast majority of those cases were due to child abuse and neglect. Office of Children’s Services Director Christy Lawton puts it like this: “Unfortunately, child abuse is happening in Alaska every day, in every community, among every ethnicity, and every socioeconomic group.” Join host Prentiss Pemberton and guests to talk about child abuse – causes, consequences and prevention – on the next Line One.

KSKA: Monday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 18, 2014 - 11:00 am
ADD, ADHD and Academic Performance

ADD, ADHD and Academic Performance

Maximizing academic performance depends on the educational system and the student. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard will discuss a leading cause of school underachievement, attention deficit disorder, with Dr. Lyn Clark of Anchorage. Topics discussed will include causes of ADD/ADHD, symptoms, diagnosis, other problems often accompanying ADD/ADHD, and treatment options proven to be effective.

KSKA: Monday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 11, 2014 - 11:00 am