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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
Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

The leading cause of the life threatening allergic reactions is food allergy. This is known as anaphylaxis. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard and his guest Anchorage allergist Dr. Melinda Rathkopf will explore the food related causes of anaphylaxis, the prevention, and treatment.

KSKA: Monday 6/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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June 7, 2013
Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease

Suddenly dietary gluten is everyone’s worst enemy and linked to all kinds of symptoms. On the next Line One: Your Health Connection we will discuss celiac disease, the sources of gluten, wheat allergy and discover what’s real and what’s not about gluten with Anchorage gastroenterologist Dr. Greg Semancik.

KSKA: Tuesday 6/3 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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May 31, 2013
Reducing the Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Reducing the Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr. Woodard hosts Pamela Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationn (SAMHSA), a public health agency whose mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Call-in with your questions and comments.

KSKA: Monday 5/20 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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May 17, 2013

Dental Health

Can tooth decay, dental caries, be reversed if discovered early? How safe is fluoride and how effective is it in preventing tooth decay? How can you prevent gingivitis and gum recession? Do wisdom teeth always need to be removed? On the next Line One we will be discussing dental health and answering your questions about caring for your teeth with pediatric dentist Heidi Ostby and adult dentist Shannon McGrane.

KSKA: Monday 5/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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May 10, 2013
Dr. Joanie Hope, Surgeon and Rock Vocalist

Dr. Joanie Hope, Surgeon and Rock Vocalist

Dr. Joanie Hope strains the perception of what a physician is all about. She is a cancer surgeon and vocalist/guitarist in the rock band N.E.D. On the next Line One: Your Health Connection we’ll try to bring these apparent disparate images into an understandable whole and highlight what women need to know about common gynecologic cancers.

KSKA: Monday 5/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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May 3, 2013

Childhood Trauma and Mental Health

On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, an international authority on the study and treatment of the effects of various traumas on the mental health of children, Dr. Joy Osofsky and Shirley Pittz of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services join host Dr. Woodard to discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the effects of childhood trauma.

KSKA: Monday 4/29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

April 26, 2013

Teens These Days: A Look Inside Anchorage High Schools

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

April 19, 2013
Autism: A Global Story

Autism: A Global Story

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
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April 12, 2013
Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

Many kids often drop out of sports as they feel unsuccessful. This doesn’t have to be. Dr. Woodard’s guest, Mayo Clinic Sport Psychologist Dr. Max Trenerry will discuss how to keep kids interested in sports as well as other sports psychology topics on  the next Line One: Your Health Connection.

KSKA: Monday 4/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

April 5, 2013
Outbreaks of Illness Associated with Raw Dairy Products

Outbreaks of Illness Associated with Raw Dairy Products

For various reasons some Alaskans have been choosing to ingest raw, unpasteurized dairy products. Recently this has led to two outbreaks of serious illness. On the next Line One, the risks and benefits of this practice will be discussed with physicians who investigated these outbreaks and a national expert on investigations of food borne outbreaks of illness.

KSKA: Monday 4/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

March 29, 2013

Divorcing Well

Anyone who has been through a divorce knows that it is a difficult process at best and is usually charged with emotion. How we engage in this process will have a significant and lasting impact on us and on our children. On the next Mental Health Monday edition of Line One: Your Health Connection with host Prentiss Pemberton, local family law attorney Jacob A. Sonneborn and Anchorage therapist Whitney Whitman will be in studio to discuss the importance and the process of divorcing well.

KSKA: Monday 3/25 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

March 22, 2013

Mental and Emotional Health

Chances are that you or someone you know suffers from some degree of emotional or mental health problem. Fortunately there are resources available to assist people with optimizing their mental health. On the next Line One, guest host Prentiss Pemberton will have local mental health experts in studio to discuss  mental illness and what treatment options are available.

KSKA: Monday 3/18 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

March 15, 2013

Whooping Cough

Despite a vaccine that most children and many adults have had we are experiencing a national epidemic of whooping cough with over 40,000 cases and 18 deaths reported last year. We will discuss the reasons for this paradox with our guests State Epidemiologist Dr Joe McLaughlin and Dr. Brian Yablon on the next Line One: Your Health Connection.

KSKA: Monday 3/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

March 8, 2013
Yoga For Health: The Risks and Benefits

Yoga For Health: The Risks and Benefits

The number of Americans who practice yoga increased nearly 30 percent in the past four years. The latest figures shows that over 20 million Americans are now practicing, about 9 percent of U.S. adults. The top reasons to practice yoga were to improve flexibility and overall conditioning, and for stress relief. On the next Line One we will explore evidence for benefit as well as risk of the use of yoga for health benefits.

KSKA: Monday 3/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

March 1, 2013

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a serious mental health issue and the use of it as a diagnosis for our youth is on the rise. The medications used to treat this disorder have significant side effects and the long term effects on brain development are not well known. On the next Line One, Dr. Robert Wald of Bridges Counseling Connection join Dr. Woodard and co-host Prentiss Pemberton to discuss the questions and controversy surrounding the issue of pediatric bipolar disorder.

    KSKA: Monday 2/25 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

February 22, 2013
Shoulder Problems

Shoulder Problems

We hear a lot about knee injuries and treatment, but the shoulder is another joint that is a common cause of pain and disability. Our guest on the next Line One is an Anchorage orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of shoulder disorders, Dr. Robert Gieringer. Join us to learn about common reasons for shoulder pain and their treatment options.

KSKA: Monday 2/11 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

February 8, 2013