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Historical Trauma

Historical Trauma

The examples most commonly associated with Historical Trauma include, Slavery, the Holocaust, and the systematic annihilation of the way of life for American Indians and Alaska Natives during and after European colonization. The impacts of Historical Trauma are inter-generational and can include; the attachment relationship with caregivers; the impact on parenting and family functioning; the association with parental physical and mental illness, and the disconnection and alienation from extended family, culture and society. Join us for a discussion on the causes, consequences, and treatment of Historical Trauma. KSKA: Monday, February 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.
February 5, 2016
Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

TCOYD is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes and their loved ones to take a more active role in their own health and to provide continuing diabetes education to medical professionals to better care for their patients. KSKA: Monday, Feb. 1, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
January 29, 2016
Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Just as First Aid and CPR help teach people how to aid in a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid teaches the skills needed to assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. Mental Health First Aid courses teach people about risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction, and teach strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-­crisis situations. We'll talk about how to help individuals experiencing these challenges. KSKA: Monday, January 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
January 22, 2016
Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. The most common form of this disease has no warning signs so the loss of vision is so gradual that you may not notice it until it is at an advanced stage. This program will help listeners learn about glaucoma, determine if they are at risk, and learn about the pros and cons of various treatment options. Monday, January 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Listen Now
January 15, 2016
Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic Cancer

Each year, approximately 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with a cancer of the reproductive organs. One cancer, cervical cancer, can now be significantly prevented with the use of a vaccine against infection with HPV, the human papilloma virus. This program will discuss gynecologic cancers, the cause of cervical cancer and its prevention, and cutting edge immunotherapy of cervical cancer. Monday, January 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
January 8, 2016
'The Science of the Art of Medicine' by Dr. John Brush

‘The Science of the Art of Medicine’ by Dr. John Brush

On Line One this week Dr. John Brush, professor of cardiology at the University of Eastern Virginia School of Medicine discusses his book "The Science of the Art of Medicine" written to get doctors thinking about their own thinking in order to make better medical decisions and to get teachers and policymakers thinking about how to assure good medical reasoning. There is a lot to learn about making decisions for all of us to learn from the discussion. KSKA; Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Download Audio
January 1, 2016
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Much of the extended life span of humans today can be attributed to the control of pathogenic microbes. As a result the promotion of health and attention on chronic disease is becoming the focus of health care. However, along the way we are discovering a new appreciation of the health benefits provided by much more abundant non-pathogenic microbes that evolved with us and make up about 2 % of our weight. December 21, 2015 Download Audio
December 18, 2015
Foot and ankle problems

Foot and ankle problems

Dr Ken Swayman will be taking your questions about any problems you might be having with your feet or ankles. He is a consultant and speaker to many groups and organizations in Alaska, and is an Affiliate Professor and Consultant Team Physician for the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Monday, December 14, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:
December 11, 2015

Palliative Care and Cancer

Each year roughly 3,700 Alaskans hear the words: “You have cancer.” Managing the physical and emotional symptoms of a cancer diagnosis can be challenging for patients and their families. Palliative care provides a team-based approach that improves quality of life by addressing these symptoms and treating the whole person, not just their disease. KSKA: Monday, Dec. 7, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Download Audio
December 4, 2015
Divorce: The Good, The Bad... and The Ugly

Divorce: The Good, The Bad… and The Ugly

Divorce an emotionally charged event. A high conflict divorce can take an emotional toll on families, especially children. On the next Line One, join host Prentiss Pemberton to talk about how divorce can be done better. Download Audio: KSKA: Monday, Nov. 30, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
November 27, 2015
John Patrick on 'Health Attitude'

John Patrick on ‘Health Attitude’

On the next Line One we'll dive into a discussion on the cultural and technological barriers to more affordable, accessible and effective health care in the U.S. Our guest is Dr. John Patrick, author of "Health Attitude," a book delving into the complexities of the health care industry. KSKA: Monday, Nov. 23, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Download Audio:
November 20, 2015
Screening for lung cancer

Screening for lung cancer

Cigarette smoking is the most well-known risk factor associated with lung cancer, but this cancer occurs in those who have never smoked. What are the other risk factors? Who is at risk? Who should you be screened for this particularly dangerous type of cancer and how should those at risk be screened?  Listen now: KSKA: Monday, Nov. 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
November 13, 2015
Concierge medicine in Anchorage

Concierge medicine in Anchorage

In the U.S. we are struggling to improve health care access, quality and affordability. Numerous models are being tried. One that you may not have heard of is newly available in Anchorage. On this program we will discuss the practice experience of local physician Dr. Dale Trombley with concierge medicine. KSKA: Monday, Nov. 9, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
November 6, 2015
Diabetes prevention

Diabetes prevention

Diabetes Awareness Month each November is designed to focus attention on preventing and controlling diabetes. Since nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, this effort seems warranted. This program will focus on improving understanding of the causes and prevention of diabetes, particularly Type 2 diabetes. KSKA: Monday, Nov. 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 30, 2015
'Head up, heart strong' — Determination, hope and healing

‘Head up, heart strong’ — Determination, hope and healing

In the spring of 2013, Dr. Matthew Dudley was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Only 37 years old, with two boys under the age of 6, and in excellent physical condition, Dr. Dudley suddenly found himself in a life or death struggle with a silent killer. Please Join host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage physician, Dr. Matthew Dudley, as they discuss his ongoing struggle to overcome this devastating disease and how he manages to keep his head up and his heart strong. KSKA: Monday, Oct. 26, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Listen Now:
October 23, 2015
What's new in epilepsy

What’s new in epilepsy

Recurrent seizures, or epilepsy, can be a frustrating and occasionally debilitating problem, but newer diagnostic techniques and treatments are leading to improved outcomes. Today's program will provide new information about seizures and epilepsy pertinent to listeners in Alaska. KSKA: Monday, Oct. 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 16, 2015
Heroin addiction in Alaska

Heroin addiction in Alaska

In July 2015 the state Division of Public Health, in response to a dramatic rise in the number of people using, abusing and dying from heroin throughout the United States, released a report describing the health impacts of heroin use in Alaska. On today's show, Jennifer Stukey and Dr. Jay Caldwell with the Narcotic Drug Treatment Center in Anchorage and Dr. Jay Butler, director of the Division of Public Health will discuss heroin abuse and the public health consequences that ensue. KSKA: Monday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 9, 2015
Disorders of speech, hearing and balance

Disorders of speech, hearing and balance

Ear, nose and throat physicians are trained in disorders of speech, hearing and balance. In today's program we'll be joined by Drs. Mark Lorenz and Stephen Schaffer with the Alaska Center for Ear, Nose & Throat to talk about these disorders. KSKA: Monday, Oct. 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 2, 2015
'After divorce' — Parental alienation

‘After divorce’ — Parental alienation

There are few things worse than the rejection and hatred a parent feels from a child who has been turned against them. Parental alienation occurs when a child turns against a loving parent for reasons that are irrational and based primarily on the feelings the “alienating parent” has for the targeted parent. Please join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, Dr. Matthew Sullivan, for a discussion about divorce and the devastation that occurs when children are caught in the crossfire of a high-conflict divorce. KSKA: Monday, Sept. 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
September 25, 2015
Infant mortality and sleep environment

Infant mortality and sleep environment

Putting infants to sleep on their backs has halved Sudden Infant Death Syndrome but co-sleeping, another risk for infant death during sleep is increasing. For the last 20 years, two infants each month die in their sleep environment in Alaska. This program looks at what we know about these deaths, what sleep environments are associated with heightened risk of infant death, and suggestions to improve the safety of infant sleep. KSKA: Monday, Sept. 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
September 18, 2015