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.
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 30, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
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.
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?
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 100 million Americans suffer chronic pain, and persistent pain often causes functional impairment and disability, psychological distress and sleep deprivation. The use and misuse of opioids for management of chronic pain is a major concern. On the next Line One, join Dr. Andrea Trescot to discuss this major medical and social issue.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.