Alaskans can apply for health insurance through the Federal Government administered Health Insurance Exchange starting October 1 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard and his guests from United Way Anchorage and Alaska Primary Care Association will review what Alaskans need to know about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Exchange.
KSKA FM: Monday 9/30 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Sexuality and intimacy are foundational in the early stages of romantic love. Maintaining that close connection with your partner and sustaining a mutually satisfying sex life can be a difficult challenge under the best of circumstances. Many common psychological problems can have a significant impact on the sexual and intimate health of a relationship. On the next Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests will explore the impact of our “psychology” on our sexual health. They will also explore common barriers to intimacy and look at what we can do to become closer to our partner.
KSKA: Monday 9/23 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
One in three hospital patients are accidentally harmed every year in U.S. hospitals. The risks include hospital acquired infections, blood clots, falls and fractures, medication and surgical errors. Our guest on the next Line One: Your Health Connection, Karen Curtiss, is working to help patients learn how to help prevent medical accidents.
KSKA: Monday 9/16 at 2:00 pm (LIVE) and 9:00 pm
On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, pediatrician and children’s librarian Dr. Dipnesh Navsaria joins Dr. Woodard to discussion the important effects of reading and stress on the early childhood brain development.
KSKA: Monday 9/9 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Anger is a completely normal and necessary human emotion. But, it can get out of control, turn destructive, and lead to problems with your health, family relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. On the next Line One, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Bruce Pemberton, Ed.D will join us to discuss “Toxic Anger” and how healthy anger can motivate us and improve our lives.
KSKA: Monday 8/26 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Increased intake of calories from food accompanied by less physical activity to burn off calories has been associated with a dramatic rise in obesity. Recognition of this problem has led to efforts to control the problem. On this edition of Line One we will discuss some of the efforts to prevent childhood obesity in Alaska and review the evidence for their success.
KSKA: Monday 8/19 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Dr. Pamela Greenwood is a long time researcher on cognitive aging at George Mason University whose work in this area has led her to explore on how we might be able to slow down the process. On the next Line One, we will discuss her work and the book written with associate Dr. Raja Parasuaman, Nurturing the Older Mind and Brain.
KSKA: Monday 8/12 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
On the next Line One, our discussion the focuses on the facts and figures, the risk factors and warning signs,and the key research findings on suicide and suicide prevention. The guests are John Madigan, Senior Director of Public Policy for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Deborah Bonito, wife of Senator Mark Begich, and co-chair of a Senate spouse’s organization that focuses on suicide prevention.
KSKA: Monday 8/5 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Why are some people happy despite great suffering while others, with seemingly everything, suffer deep emotional distress? How are our emotions driven by our thinking and behavior? Can we actively and intentionally improve our happiness? On the next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton returns as host to discuss the science and psychology of Happiness with Anchorage Psychologist Jennifer Beathe.
KSKA: Monday 7/29 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
A large recent study found that certain people receiving a low-dose lung CT had a 20% lower chance of dying from lung cancer than those who got chest x-rays. This and other studies have led to a recommendation to screen for lung cancer in some patients. This week’s Line One program will discuss the pros and cons of lung cancer screening and for whom screening may be appropriate.
KSKA: Monday 7/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Important advances in the understanding of the structure and function of the brain have been plentiful recently so it is time to review what we have learned. Few are better to address this than our guest this week Dr Virginia Campbell, producer and host of the popular Brain Science podcast.
KSKA: Monday 7/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
43,000 pints of blood are used eby the U.S. and Canadian health care systems everyday. On the next Line One program, Dr. Wood and his guests from the Blood Bank of Alaska will discuss how blood banks obtain, process, and use blood and blood products.
KSKA: Monday 7/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical conditions that take an extreme toll on entire families and can have severe and life-threatening consequences. On the next Line One, join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they discuss these complex illnesses and explore treatment options for people suffering from eating disorders.
KSKA: Monday 6/24 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The leading cause of the life threatening allergic reactions is food allergy. This is known as anaphylaxis. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard and his guest Anchorage allergist Dr. Melinda Rathkopf will explore the food related causes of anaphylaxis, the prevention, and treatment.
KSKA: Monday 6/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Suddenly dietary gluten is everyone’s worst enemy and linked to all kinds of symptoms. On the next Line One: Your Health Connection we will discuss celiac disease, the sources of gluten, wheat allergy and discover what’s real and what’s not about gluten with Anchorage gastroenterologist Dr. Greg Semancik.
KSKA: Tuesday 6/3 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr. Woodard hosts Pamela Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationn (SAMHSA), a public health agency whose mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Call-in with your questions and comments.
KSKA: Monday 5/20 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Can tooth decay, dental caries, be reversed if discovered early? How safe is fluoride and how effective is it in preventing tooth decay? How can you prevent gingivitis and gum recession? Do wisdom teeth always need to be removed? On the next Line One we will be discussing dental health and answering your questions about caring for your teeth with pediatric dentist Heidi Ostby and adult dentist Shannon McGrane.
KSKA: Monday 5/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Dr. Joanie Hope strains the perception of what a physician is all about. She is a cancer surgeon and vocalist/guitarist in the rock band N.E.D. On the next Line One: Your Health Connection we’ll try to bring these apparent disparate images into an understandable whole and highlight what women need to know about common gynecologic cancers.
KSKA: Monday 5/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, an international authority on the study and treatment of the effects of various traumas on the mental health of children, Dr. Joy Osofsky and Shirley Pittz of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services join host Dr. Woodard to discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the effects of childhood trauma.
KSKA: Monday 4/29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm