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Dr. Barbara Berner, director, UAA School of Nursing (photo by Theodore Kincaid/UAA)

The changing role of nursing

Health care is more complex than ever, chronic diseases are becoming a major problem, and cost, access and quality are increasingly scrutinized. Nursing has been changing and continues to change to adapt to these changes and needs. This program will discuss in depth the changing roles and opportunities for nurses in health care.

KSKA: Monday, August 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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August 21, 2015
Attention deficit disorder

Attention deficit disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder manifests in early childhood with symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. The prevalence in school-age children is estimated to be about 10 percent, making it one of the most common disorders of childhood; and the disorder can persist into adulthood. Today’s program delves into this disorder, especially its origins, outcomes and treatment options.

KSKA: Monday, August 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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August 14, 2015

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Any quantity of alcohol during pregnancy has been associated with a host of lifelong effects on the developing fetus. On this program we will look at the evidence for this, describe the effects, discuss how the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is made, and enumerate efforts for prevention. There is no treatment that reverses these effects of alcohol.

KSKA: Monday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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August 7, 2015
From National Institute on Aging via Wikimedia Commons

The Origins of Dementia

The dementia first described by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906 remains the most common but not the only form of dementia. Dr. Woodard and guests discuss the common dementias, their causes and symptoms, and the newest information that may help prevent their occurrence.

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

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July 31, 2015
‘The Hijacked Brain’ — Addiction and Recovery

‘The Hijacked Brain’ — Addiction and Recovery

Addiction costs society millions in productivity, is one of the major contributing factors to incarceration, and takes a devastating toll on individuals and families from every socioeconomic background. Why do millions of people struggle daily to maintain a sober lifestyle despite the fact that the consequences are so severe? Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they explore what can be done to treat this devastating condition.

KSKA: Monday, July 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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July 24, 2015
Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer

We have discussed colon cancer before but it’s been awhile since we looked at it from the surgeon’s point of view. On this program, join Anchorage colorectal surgeons Drs. Kerrie Bossard and Dan Rossi in a discussion about colon cancer and the role of surgeons in this and other colorectal diseases.

KSKA: Monday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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July 17, 2015
Former Anchorage mayor and author Rick Myrstrom joins us on the next Line One to talk about living with Type I diabetes.

Former City Mayor Rick Mystrom & 50 Years of Experience Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Former Anchorage mayor Rick Myrstrom has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years. He believes he’s actually healthier than he would have been had he not developed diabetes. Learn what he means by that on the next Line One.

KSKA: Monday, July 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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July 3, 2015
Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

“The Internet is a rewarding place for both kids and teens, but the potential risks to privacy and personal safety are real,” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss these warnings with the officers of the APD cybercrimes division.

KSKA: Monday, June 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 26, 2015
What everyone needs to know today about HIV/AIDS

What everyone needs to know today about HIV/AIDS

Many individuals treated for HIV infection are now living to a near normal life expectancy, an enormous change since this illness was first coming to awareness in the 1980’s. Who becomes infected, when, and how has changed as well. This program will discuss what we all need to know today about HIV/AIDS.

KSKA: Monday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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June 19, 2015
Breastmilk Sharing – What’s Safe?

Breastmilk Sharing – What’s Safe?

“Breast is best,” goes the common advice for new mothers – but what if a mother’s own breastmilk isn’t available? Is it safe to feed your infant milk from a friend, or even a milk bank? Tune in on the next Line One to learn more.

KSKA: Monday, June 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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June 12, 2015
Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

Skin is the largest organ in the human body. For pediatric dermatologist Dr. Gina Brown, skin works like a mirror – it shows illness, heredity and the effects of one’s surroundings. On the next Line One, join Dr. Woodard for a discussion on pediatric dermatology.

KSKA: Monday, June 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 5, 2015
UAA economist Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi joins us on the next Line One. Photo: UAA.

Economic Costs of Childhood Obesity in Alaska

Along with the rise of the automobile, video screens and relatively inexpensive food comes obesity. “Aside from the 15.2 percent currently obese, another estimated 20 percent of children who aren’t currently obese will become obese as adults, if current national patterns continue,” according to economist Mouhcine Guettabi, who joins Dr. Woodard on the next Line One.

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KSKA: Monday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

May 29, 2015
Adolescent Eating Disorders

Adolescent Eating Disorders

Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating – they’re all serious eating disorders that pack serious health consequences. Dr. Woodard and his guest, Dr. Ellen Rome, head of Adolescent Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, will define these problems, discuss in whom they occur and why, and what can be done to treat them.

KSKA: Monday, May 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 15, 2015
Asthma

Asthma

Current U.S. statistics suggest about 8 percent of us have asthma. This highly variable lung problem can range in severity from so mild it may be difficult to diagnose, to a disabling condition. On the next Line One program, guests Marge Stoneking of the American Lung Association in Alaska and Anchorage allergist Dr. Melinda Rathkopf will be discussing asthma while answering your questions.

KSKA: Monday, May 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 8, 2015
Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis, but most do not know they are infected. On the next Line One, join two local experts to discuss this hidden epidemic as national Hepatitis Awareness Month kicks off.

KSKA: Monday, May 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 1, 2015
“The Sum of My Parts” – A Trauma Survivor’s Story of Dissociative Identity  Disorder

“The Sum of My Parts” – A Trauma Survivor’s Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Growing up, Olga Trujillo witnessed daily her father’s brutal and terrifying attacks on her mother, and herself suffered constant physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her father, her brothers, and as she grew older, many others outside her family. Olga has unraveled the impact of violence in her life and has dedicated her life to helping others heal. Please join us as she shares her remarkable story of recovery from severe childhood trauma and dissociative identity disorder.

KSKA: Monday, April 27, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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April 24, 2015
Larry Daugherty, M.D.

Ionizing Radiation as a Cancer Treatment

The prognosis for many cancers has improved due to many factors including a better understanding of the cancer, earlier detection, and better treatment often with fewer side effects. Ionizing radiation for certain cancers is one of these improved treatments. Today with the help of Dr. Larry Daugherty, radiation oncologist at the Alaska Cancer Treatment Center, we will examine how radiotherapy aids the treatment of cancer; and we will learn about the nonprofit organization Radiating Hope which is working to improve cancer care globally.

KSKA: Monday, April 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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April 17, 2015
The Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance Survey

The Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance Survey

Behaviors associated with poor health can be assessed and this leads to understanding of how to best use limited resources to improve overall population health. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS) is one instrument used to understand such behaviors in teens. Today’s program reviews the most recent YRBSS, its results, and efforts to address areas of concern.

KSKA: Monday, April 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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April 10, 2015
Kimber Olson, LCSW

‘Checking Out’ — Dissociative Disorders from A-Z

We all dissociate to some degree or another but sometimes self-destructive behaviors like substance abuse, sexual acting out, excessive media consumption, or shopping, become the means we use to remove ourselves from our realities and relieve us temporarily from our suffering. On the next Line One, local therapist, Kimber Olson, LCSW, joins host, Prentiss Pemberton for a discussion about trauma, dissociation, and dissociative disorders.

KSKA: Monday, April 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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April 3, 2015
Trauma — America’s Biggest Health Threat?

Trauma — America’s Biggest Health Threat?

This week, host Prentiss Pemberton joins one of the world’s leading experts on trauma, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, for a discussion about the mechanisms and areas of the brain that are activated and altered during prolonged or intense exposure to extreme fear or isolation.

KSKA: Monday, March 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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March 27, 2015