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On Immunity and Inoculation

On Immunity and Inoculation

On the next Line One, we revisit the “immunization question.” Dr. Woodard is joined on the program by author Eula Biss, whose recent book “On Immunity: An Inoculation,” was selected as one of the New York Times’ top 10 books of 2014.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

December 19, 2014
Your Amazing Brain: ‘An Owners Guide for Maintenance and Performance’

Your Amazing Brain: ‘An Owners Guide for Maintenance and Performance’

Ever wonder how we know what we know, and if we really know it at all? What about the question of certainty and the significance of perception? How do fear and anxiety get stuck in our brains and how do we break free of them? Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage neuropsychologist, Dr. Paul Craig, tackle these questions and more as they dive into a discussion about the amazing organs we call our brains.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 15, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 12, 2014
Podiatrist Dr. Kenneth Swayman joins us on the next Line One program on Monday, Dec. 8.

Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

On the next program we’re swan-diving into common problems of the foot and ankle — think plantar faciitis, bunions and more. The phone lines will be open for listener questions and comments. Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard is joined by Anchorage podiatrist Dr. Ken Swayman.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 5, 2014
Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

Dr. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 and received the Nobel Prize in 1945, along with Dr. Howard Florey and Dr. Ernst Chain, “for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases.” In his Noble Prize lecture he warned of the development of antibiotic resistance. On this Line One program, host Dr. Woodard discusses the ominous and growing problem of antibiotic resistance 70 years later. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jay Butler and infectious disease pharmacist Dr. Thaddus Wilkerson join the show.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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November 26, 2014
Premature Birth: Costs and Prevention

Premature Birth: Costs and Prevention

Premature birth increases an infant’s risk of several dangerous and costly medical problems. It can also be emotionally difficult for families. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss premature birth – its causes, treatment, prevention and emotional and economic costs with Samantha and Rob Oslund and Dr. Matt Hirschfeld of March of Dimes.

KSKA: Monday, Nov. 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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November 14, 2014
Herpes, Mono, Chickenpox and Ebola – Oh My!

Herpes, Mono, Chickenpox and Ebola – Oh My!

Chickenpox, shingles, herpes, mononucleosis, and more: If you have questions about these diseases, or perhaps even Ebola or the illness spreading in the Caribbean caused by the Chikungunya virus, then the next program is for you. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Ben Westley joins the next Line One.

KSKA: Monday, Nov. 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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November 7, 2014
Disabilities & Your Health

Disabilities & Your Health

About 23 percent of Alaskans are listed as having a disability. Additionally, people with disabilities have more chronic health issues and less access to health care than those without. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss the reasons for these findings, barriers to change and what is being done to improve these problems.

KSKA: Monday, Nov. 3, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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October 31, 2014
Kids in the Wild – Wilderness Therapy for Teens

Kids in the Wild – Wilderness Therapy for Teens

Taking an angry, defiant, and depressed adolescent into the wilderness can have a profound effect on that young persons emotional development and can alter their lives forever. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests from the Alaska Crossings Wilderness Program as they discuss using the power of the Wilderness to treat kids with emotional and behavioral problems.

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 27, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 24, 2014
Breast Surgery

Breast Surgery

On the next Line One, Dr. Woodard and guest surgeon Dr. Karen Barbosa will delve into surgical treatment of both benign and malignant disorders of the breast, including reconstruction.

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 17, 2014
Screening for Colon Cancer

Screening for Colon Cancer

There is controversy regarding breast and prostate cancer screening. Is this true about colon cancer screening as well? On our next program we will discuss the symptoms, screening tests, and treatment of colon cancer with Anchorage gastroenterologist Dr. Saket Ambasht.

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 10, 2014
Looking at the Health Effects of Marijuana Use

Looking at the Health Effects of Marijuana Use

Dr. Woodard and guest psychiatrist Dr Doris Gundersen will discuss the medical side of the marijuana legalization debate. What does the science say? What’s been the health impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado? How is marijuana used as a medicine?

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 3, 2014
Dave’s Heart Attack – A Personal Health Crisis

Dave’s Heart Attack – A Personal Health Crisis

Line One host Prentiss Pemberton talks to one couple about how a sudden heath crisis changed their lives.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2014
Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Line One host Dr. Woodard and his guest, health journalist Jane Stevens discuss research on the consequences of adverse experiences in childhood.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 19, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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