Monday on Line One we’ll investigate whether high fructose corn syrup is as dangerous and fish oil as beneficial to health as many think, and answer your questions about nutrition. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard and his guest Dr. Walter Willett, MD, Chairman of the Dept. of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.
Monday on Line One, Dr. Woodard hosts Chicago area psychologist Dr. Carroll Cradock who specializes in divorce. They will discuss when divorce is the best option, other options besides divorce, and the effect of divorce on the parents and children. Join us with your questions and comments 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
For some inclement weather means much more than a change in wardrobe. It means a change in mental state. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as “SAD” is a form of clinical depression that co-occurs with seasons of the year, particularly winter, when periods of daylight are short, or rainy seasons, when natural light levels are low. Monday on Line One, Anchorage psychologist and psychotherapist, Dr. Suzanne Womack Strisik joins us to answer your questions on seasonal affective disorder, its origins and effective treatment options.
Confused about how the new health reform law really works? Join us with your questions. We continue a discussion on health care reform with one of the nation’s leading health care economists Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Anchorage psychologist Dr. Kevin O’leary joins host Dr. Woodard Monday on Line One. They will talk about various psychotherapies and types of psychologists. What makes a good therapist? What what makes a good patient? Join us will your comments and questions.
The tables are turned Monday on Line One when host Dr. Thad Woodard will be your host and guest, so call-in with your questions for Dr. Thad. In addition to hosting Line One for the past 10 years on KSKA, Dr. Woodard has been a pediatrician specializing in asthma and allergic disease in Anchorage since 1980. He’s also interested in U.S. health care reform, and promoting a better understanding of science.
Last week Line One featured Dr. Ted Epperly and his study of our health care crisis and suggestions for change. This week our guest is Dr. Margaret Flowers of Physicians for National Health Care Program which believes what we need is a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health insurance. Margaret Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician with experience as a hospitalist at a rural hospital and in private practice.
In case you haven’t noticed much of the developed world is overweight, but many are beginning to fight back. On the next edition of Line One, we will be discussing some local efforts to help treat and prevent obesity.
Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? 75 percent of women experience hot flashes during menopause. Monday on Line One, we’ll address the facts and myths surrounding menopause with Dr. Tina Tomsen and Dr Ursula Balthazar of the Anchorage Women’s Clinic. Call-in with your questions at 2:00 pm.
Are you or someone you know addicted to your cell phone? The internet? A video game? Facebook? How do you know? Monday’s Line One program addresses the evidence for and consequences of addiction to new technologies.
It is that time of year where sneezing, itching, and wheezing are particularly prevalent. Monday on Line One, we’ll discuss the cause of spring allergies in the Anchorage area and the proven effective treatment option with Anchorage allergist Dr Jeff Demain from the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska.
Depression and bipolar illness impact one in five Americans. They cost our economy billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. More is spent treating them than treating cancer, yet up to half of sufferers do not receive the care they need. Monday on Line One, President of the National Network of Depression Centers, Dr. John Greden joins us to discuss these illnesses and efforts to improve diagnosis and treatment.
More interest is being directed towards the effects of traumatic brain injuries, especially the long term effects in athletes. Monday 0n Line One: Your Health Connection host Dr. Woodard explores the evidence for this concern with the Co-Director of the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Stern.
This week on Line One, professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, Dr. Jacques Pepin joins host Dr. Woodard to discuss the findings in his book The Origin of AIDS. It is a fascinating tale of how viruses arise, mutate, and disseminate, sometimes with the unwitting help of altruistic medical efforts to thwart disease. Join us with your questions and comments.
The Final Exit Network holds that mentally competent adults have a basic human right to end their lives under certain conditions. We will discuss this idea with the former medical director Dr. Larry Egbert on Line One: Your Health Connection.
Antonia Fowler from the Alaska MS Center, Jessica Henning from the National MS Society and Mary Margaret Hillstrand who specializes in neurologic disease join host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss multiple sclerosis, the disease, its treatment, local resources and the answers to listeners questions.
Monday on Line One: Your Health Connection, Anchorage health care analyst Mark Foster joins host Dr. Woodard to discuss the high cost of health care in Alaska and the recently released UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research report on Alaska health care costs.
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