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 Listen Now
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. CANCELLED
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 Listen Now
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 Listen Now
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 Listen Now
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 Listen Now
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 Download Audio
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
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 Download Audio
Cell phone use, bullying, school violence, and substance abuse are all areas of concern for parents these days. How significant are these problems in our Anchorage area high schools? On the next Line One: Your Health Connection host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests will discuss these topics and explore how prevalent they are in the Anchorage area. They will also address what parents can do to support their children and what we can as a community can do to assist the Anchorage School District in dealing with these threats to our children’s health and well being. KSKA: Monday 4/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Listen to a special edition of Line One: Your Health Connection when host Dr. Woodard interviews ABC News' John Donovan about his forthcoming book on autism. Hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council this interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Hilton Anchorage on Friday April 12 and can be heard Monday on KSKA's Line One. KSKA: Monday 4/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now
Cataracts are a common cause of poor vision especially in the older population. Without treatment vision will worsen over time but treatment is available. Our guest today, Dr. Matthew Guess, specializes in cataracts and will discuss the causes, prevention, symptoms and treatment of different types of cataract. KSKA: Monday 12/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Monday, August 15 @ 2:00 pm Did you know that breast feeding has been shown to protect babies from developing allergies? It's also been shown to reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers for the mother. Dr. Thad Woodard will talk about lactation and breast feeding with Dr. Karin Caldwell on the next Line One - Your Health Connection.
Monday, August 1 at 2:00 pm Join host Dr. Thad Woodard in the next Line One: Your Health Connection as he leads a discussion on cancer survivorship. He will be joined on air by Julia Thorsness, of the State Division of Public Health, Doug Ulmer, CEO of Lance Armstrong Foundation, and cancer survivor Shelley Romer, of the Alaska Cancer Care Alliance.
Monday, July 25 at 2:00 pm Alaska is one of the few states participating in the emerging practice of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs), a combination of procedures and methods used to judge the potential effects of a program or practice on the health of a population. This week on Line One, state epidemiologists, Paul Anderson and Joe McLaughlin join host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss how they're using HIA's to improve the health of Alaskans.
Monday, July 18 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm As more facts become available about skin cancer, more questions pop-up. What are the types of skin cancer? Who is at risk? What are the treatments available?