The streets, trail and woods of Anchorage can be a mean place for a homeless person. Now, imagine that person is your 15-year-old son or daughter. Nobody knows the realities faced by these kids more than the front-line workers from Covenant House Alaska who work the streets daily in an attempt to preserve the health and lives of this vulnerable population. Please Join us for the second of our three-part series addressing the issue of teenage homelessness in Alaska.
KSKA: Monday, March 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, approximately half of unintended pregnancies in the United States are due to contraceptive failure. This week on Line One, obstetrics and gynecology expert, Dr. Brooke Winner joins the show to speak about the effectiveness of long-acting reversible contraception.
KSKA: Monday, Feb. 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The importance of getting a good night’s sleep cannot be overestimated, although for many, this essential need is a constant battle. Our next guest, Dr. Ross Dodge, medical director for sleep medicine at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, will discuss his work dealing with sleep disorders.
KSKA: Monday, Feb. 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
A lot of research effort is going into finding the cause of autism. Our next guest, Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto of the University of California Davis MIND Institute, an authority on environmental effects on health, will discuss with Dr. Woodard the evidence for a role of environmental chemicals in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
KSKA: Monday, Feb. 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Blaming others, extreme behaviors, all-or-nothing thinking and unmanaged emotions all characterize the “high conflict person.” Host Prentiss Pemberton and guest, Bill Eddy, explore the mind of high conflict people and what you can do to live with and manage them.
KSKA: Monday, Jan. 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The ability to identify and sometimes intervene in genetic health problems is growing rapidly. However, the public understanding of genetic disease, genetic testing and the use of information obtained is often quite limited. This program will help listeners understand genetic counseling and what it can offer.
KSKA: Monday, Jan. 19, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
It appears we are in the midst of an epidemic of mortality and morbidity related to the overuse of narcotic medications for noncancer pain in this country. Our guest, Dr. Gary Franklin, has written a position statement for the American Academy of Neurology on the issue. This program will discuss the possible reasons for the problem and suggested remedies.
KSKA: Monday, Jan. 12, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Musculoskeletal pain with aging is common and associated with many disorders. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss the general recommendations for prevention and treatment of this common issue. The goal is to help prevent disability with aging.
KSKA: Monday, Jan. 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
How does a young person come to be homeless in Alaska? In the first of a three-part series on teen homelessness in Alaska, Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and guests will delve in to what it’s like to live on the streets. In the first of three parts, we’ll hear from the Covenant House, a group that serves hundreds of homeless youth in Alaska each year.
KSKA: Monday, Dec. 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.