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Talking with Patients About End-of-Life Care

Talking with Patients About End-of-Life Care

Communication – can physicians do better? What do patients want? This week on Line One, we’ll discuss talking with patients, especially about end-of-life care, with Anchorage pulmonologist Dr. John Clark and Dr. Stephen Rust, director of the Palliative Care at Providence Alaska Medical Center.

KSKA: Monday, 2/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
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February 7, 2014
Anchorage 100 Years Ago, The Health Perspective

Anchorage 100 Years Ago, The Health Perspective

In 1915 the site that was to become Anchorage was a tent city of 2000 people near Ship Creek. On the next edition of Line One Dr. Woodard will discuss the living conditions and health issues of the inhabitants with historian Dr. Steve Haycox and physician Dr Jay Butler.

KSKA: Monday 2/3 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 31, 2014

Parenting the Modern Teen: High Risk Behavior

What happens when adolescent angst crosses the line and turns into very high risk behaviors that can have dire and lasting consequences for a child? On the next Line One we will look at how parents should respond when faced with such issues as substance abuse, criminal behavior, violent behavior, and severe emotional disturbances. Returning as guests will be adolescent therapists Robert Rhodes, Whitney Whitman, and Dr. Ebony McLain-Owens.

KSKA: Monday 1/27 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 24, 2014
Culturally Appropriate Health Care

Culturally Appropriate Health Care

Cultural diversity is increasing in the U.S. and in health care. On the next Line One, Dr. Woodard and his guests Dr. Benjamin Danielson of the University of Washington Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle discuss  the ways culture affects health care.

KSKA: Monday 1/20 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 17, 2014
Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance

Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance

We humans have the tendency to overdo a good thing. On the next Line One, we will discuss an example of this principle, antibiotic overuse and subsequent microbial resistance to antibiotics with Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director of CDC′s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.

KSKA: Monday 1/13 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 10, 2014
The Global Fund

The Global Fund

For the United States the leading cause of death between one year and 45 years of age is unintentional injury, causing about 120,000 deaths for all age groups; but for the majority of the world’s population infections remain the leading killers. Malaria alone kills about 660,000 people per year. The Global Fund, our topic on Line One, seeks to fund the fight against HIV AIDS tuberculosis and malaria.

KSKA: Monday 1/7 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 3, 2014
Gratitude, Positive Thinking, and the Art of Change

Gratitude, Positive Thinking, and the Art of Change

We all know those people. People who insist that life is a bowl full of cherries and that it rains dandelion kisses. People who practice gratitude despite great suffering and who choose charity and humility over self gain or glorification. Those among us who make us feel better when we are around them, who inspire us to be kinder, gentler, and more humane. On the next Line One, we will be exploring the connection between gratitude and positive thinking, and our physical and emotional health with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Beathe.

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December 13, 2013

Helping the Autistic Child

There is a proven therapy to help children with autism. It is not a cure but it does help. On our next program we discuss the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis in the education and management of children with autism with Rebecca Parenteau of The Alaska Center for Autism and Suzanne Letso of the Connecticut Center for Child Development.

KSKA: Monday 12/9 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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December 6, 2013
Can the First 1000 Days of Life Affect Health Over a Lifetime?

Can the First 1000 Days of Life Affect Health Over a Lifetime?

Can early childhood adversity and stress determine the lifelong risk for mental and physical health? On the next Line One, Dr. Woodard and his guest Josh Arvidson of Anchorage Community Mental Health Services discuss the evidence for, and mechanisms of how, the environment from conception until about age 3 years can interact with biology to affect health over a lifetime.

KSKA: Monday 12/2 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm

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November 29, 2013

Parenting the Modern Teen – Smart Phones, The Internet, and Social Media

On the next Line One we will look at the impact that the smartphone and the internet explosion has had on our children and families and the challenges they present to us as parents. Returning as guests will be adolescent therapists Robert Rhodes, Whitney Whitman, and Dr. Ebony McLain-Owens. This will be the second program in a four part monthly series about Parenting the Modern Teen, hosted by Prentiss Pemberton.

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November 22, 2013
World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

The next Line One focuses on HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), including the current risk factors, the natural history of HIV infection, the symptoms of infection and AIDS, and the evolving treatment.

KSKA: Monday 11/18 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 15, 2013
Pap Smear Recommendations and Human Papilloma Virus

Pap Smear Recommendations and Human Papilloma Virus

The next Line One will focus on current recommendations for pap smears in an era when a vaccine exists that has the potential to prevent up to 70% of cervical cancer. In addition we will discuss the cause of cervical cancer and the human papilloma virus (HPV) with Dr. Tina Tomsen from the Anchorage Women’s Clinic.

KSKA: Monday 11/11 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 8, 2013
Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease

Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease

This edition of Line One will focus on how and why atherosclerosis occurs, and the diagnosis, complications and treatment of heart disease caused by atherosclerosis. Our guest is Dr. Stanley Watkins of the Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute. The discussion will also highlight newer diagnostic and treatment options for heart disease now available in Alaska.

KSKA: Monday 11/4 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 1, 2013
Health Care Coordination

Health Care Coordination

We in the U.S. spend more on health care than any other developed country and by many measures have less quality care. In addition many Americans have no health care coverage. The Affordable Care Act attempts to provide access to health care to more Americans but does little to address costs and quality. In this program we discuss efforts to address the two other problems with our health care system – cost and quality with Dr. Richard Antonelli of Children’s Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School.

KSKA: Monday 10/28 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 25, 2013

Thyroid Disease

One of only two pediatric endocrinologists in Alaska, Dr. Matthew Benson specializes in the treatment of pediatric hormone disorders.  Pediatric hormone disorders affect growth and development during all stages of childhood and adolescence. Dr. Benson is skilled in treating thyroid gland problems, growth disorders, early or delayed puberty, diabetes, obesity, low blood sugar, and disorders associated with Vitamin D deficiency. He joins Dr.  Woodard on the next Line One: Your Health Connection.

KSKA: Monday 10/21 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 18, 2013

Parenting the Modern Teen

The chances high are that you or someone close to you will travel some difficult roads with an adolescent child. Drugs, alcohol, peers, social media, sex, bullying, and defiant behavior are only some of the threats to your teen’s health and emotional wellness. How do we navigate the tangled web of information and mass socialization that has changed the landscape of the adolescent world? How do we find balance between regulation and trust, and how should we respond when our child is not behaving rationally or safely?

KSKA: Monday 10/14 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 11, 2013

The Affordable Care Act in Alaska, Part 2

Discussion on the Affordable Care Act continues this week on Line One with particular focus on how these programs affect Alaska Natives, individuals with Veteran’s benefits or Medicare, and how the first week of the Exchanged fared.

KSKA: Monday 10/7 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 4, 2013
The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchange for Alaskans

The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchange for Alaskans

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
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September 27, 2013

The Psychology of Intimacy and Sexuality

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
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September 20, 2013
Preventing Medical Errors

Preventing Medical Errors

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
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September 13, 2013