Statins are cholesterol-lowering medications found to reduce cardiovascular disease and mortality in those at high risk. Despite their benefit patients are electing to stop them. Making decisions that affect our health are some of the more important decisions we make. Is the decision to avoid statins a wise one? On this edition of Line One, Your Health Connection we discuss the risks and benefits of statins and as well as some ideas to improve health care decisions. Listen Now
Anxiety is a normal and important human experience that is necessary for motivation and even our survival as a species. Anxiety, however, can become a frustrating and debilitating condition that can manifest as intense irrational fear, hypervigilance, panic, obsessive behaviors, and poor self esteem.
Monday, October 10, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. ADD/ADHD and autism are relatively common brain based disorders presenting in childhood. Treatment can be variable as well and there is no universally accepted standard treatment. On the next program we will discuss these disorders and a form of treatment called neurofeedback. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Monday, August 29, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Marijuana abuse is responsible for 70% of teen admissions to substance abuse treatment programs and is strongly correlated with many adolescent emotional and behavioral problems. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage therapist Tad Sumner, LCSW as they discuss the challenges of teenage marijuana abuse. LISTEN NOW
Monday, September 26, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Recent research is regularly demonstrating a link between health and sleep, and in children and adolescents even between sleep, learning and school performance. Join co-host Dr Thad Woodard for a discussion of pediatric sleep and sleep disorders with Anchorage sleep specialist Dr. Ross Dodge.
Monday, September 19, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Learn more about prostate cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment on this edition of Line One, Your Health Connection.
Monday, August 08, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Modern humans evolved 200,000 years ago yet our immediate environment hardly changed until the onset of the industrial revolution about 250 years ago. Daily our genes, our skin, our respiratory tract, our intestines, our brains are exposed to relatively new substances compared to exposures for 200,000 years. What are the effects on our health? LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Monday, August 29, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The adolescent years can be a challenging period for teens and a scary time for parents. While moodiness, self doubt, and high risk behavior are all a part of this highly important developmental stage, some teens can, and do, develop serious mood disturbances like depression and anxiety. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, national expert, Dr. Francis Mondimore, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as they discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment of Adolescent Depression. LISTEN NOW
Monday, August 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Initiated and driven by the Accountable Care Act, and changes in Medicare payment mechanisms, health care systems in the U.S. seek to improve access, quality, and cost. On the next Line One program we discuss Medicaid reform and expansion in Alaska. LISTEN NOW
Monday, August 08, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. 4.5 million Americans receive blood each year. In Alaska the Blood Bank of Alaska has our backs covered when and if we need blood or blood products. However, blood banks depend on the public to help meet the demand. We discuss the Blood Bank of Alaska on the next show. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Monday, August 01, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. There are very few of us that have not experienced lower back pain. Most will improve within one to two months, but recurrences are common and for a few, lower back pain becomes chronic. On the next Line One we'll talk about injury prevention and rehabilitation. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Monday, July 25, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Love is not just a category of relationships, but is an action and a choice. Love is also a behavior that can be chosen in the service of greater psychological and physical wellbeing. We'll discuss the complexities and benefits of our supreme emotion on the next Line One: Your Health Connection. LISTEN NOW
Monday, July 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. In this Line One program we discuss the origins and expected effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) change in payment to physicians and it's affects on patients. LISTEN NOW
Monday, July 04, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Much of the extended life span of humans today can be attributed to the control of pathogenic microbes. As a result, the promotion of health and attention on chronic disease is becoming the focus of health care. However, along the way we are discovering a new appreciation of the health benefits provided by much more abundant non-pathogenic microbes that evolved with us. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
KSKA: Monday, June 27, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. TCOYD is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes and their loved ones to take a more active role in their own health and to provide continuing diabetes education to medical professionals to better care for their patients.
Monday, June 20, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Due to the remarkable success of the treatment of HIV/AIDS efforts are now being increased to prevent infection. Knowing if you may be infected allows the use of effective treatment to prevent spread. June 27 is designated National HIV Testing Day to encourage people to learn their HIV status. This program will focus on how HIV transmission to others can be dramatically decreased.
Monday, June 13, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Recent research is regularly demonstrating a link between health and sleep, and in children and adolescents even between sleep, learning and school performance. Join co-host Dr Thad Woodard for a discussion of pediatric sleep and sleep disorders with Anchorage sleep specialist Dr Ross Dodge. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
Monday, June 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. After discovering that he had cobalt poisoning due to corrosion of his hip implant Dr Steve Tower began to investigate how extensive this problem is in others. This program will review his findings which now include the correlation of cobalt related cognitive decline. DOWNLOAD AUDIO