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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
Early Childhood Brain Development

Early Childhood Brain Development

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.

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

September 6, 2013
Toxic Anger

Toxic Anger

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
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August 23, 2013

Alaskan Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity

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
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August 16, 2013
Cognitive Aging

Cognitive Aging

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
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August 9, 2013
Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

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

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August 2, 2013

The Science and Psychology of Happy

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

July 26, 2013
Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Learn about the  purpose of sleep and discuss various disorders with sleep specialist Peter Osterbauer, MD, of the Alaska Sleep Disorder Center in Anchorage.

KSKA: Monday, 7/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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July 19, 2013

Screening for Lung Cancer

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

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July 12, 2013
Important Advances In Brain Science

Important Advances In Brain Science

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

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July 5, 2013
Blood Bank of Alaska

Blood Bank of Alaska

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

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June 28, 2013

Eating Disorders

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
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June 21, 2013