Line One

Mondays at 2 p.m.(LIVE) and 8 p.m. Co-hosts Dr. Thad Woodard and Prentiss Pemberton and their guests discuss a variety of health-related topics during this LIVE call-in show. Line One features local physicians and national subject experts from the fields of nutrition, childcare, pharmacology and surgery. Prentiss Pemberton hosts special shows to address mental health issues. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and even participate online.

Monday, April 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Our genes are the ultimate book of instructions for all that happens in our body. Breast cancer results from mistakes in genes or their instructions; and these mistakes are often caused by environmental influences. This program discusses known and suspected environmental risks for breast cancer and some possible preventative suggestions. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, April 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The major determinates of human health include health policies, social factors, health care, genetics and individual behavior. In this program we will discuss health, behavioral health, and access to care through focusing on the Mat-Su Behavioral Health Environmental Scan. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, March 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Mosquitoes are estimated to transmit various diseases to more than 700 million people each year and over one million people annually die of these diseases. This makes mosquitoes the deadliest animal in the world. On this program Anchorage infectious disease specialist Dr. Ben Westley will discuss common mosquito borne illnesses, their risk, treatment, and prevention. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, March 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. - Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they explore the high risk behavior among teens and what we know about current trends. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

New cases of breast cancer, the most common female cancer, unlike many cancers that are decreasing have been stable for the last 10 years in the U.S. but death rates have been slowing improving. Anchorage radiologist Dr Heather Tauschek and Dr Thad Woodard will discuss mammography, the rationale for breast cancer screening recommendations, and newest recommendations for breast cancer screening on this Line One program. KSKA-FM: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m and again at 8:00pm. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

The impacts of Trauma on an individual are well documented and include; Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, poor attachment and bonding, and numerous other physical and emotional problems. When large groups of people collectively experience traumatic events such as genocide, oppression, or prolonged war, the impacts can devastate a community or an entire culture for generations. Monday, February 29, 2016. 2:00 p.m DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Humans all over the planet are living longer, but why this is true is often misunderstood. On this program Dr Thad Woodard and Dr S Jay Olshansky, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, discuss why we are living longer and what this means to research efforts to slow aging and prolong life. KSKA: Monday, February 22, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio

TCOYD is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes and their loved ones to take a more active role in their own health and to provide continuing diabetes education to medical professionals to better care for their patients. KSKA: Monday, Feb. 1, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW

Just as First Aid and CPR help teach people how to aid in a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid teaches the skills needed to assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. Mental Health First Aid courses teach people about risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction, and teach strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-­crisis situations. We'll talk about how to help individuals experiencing these challenges. KSKA: Monday, January 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW

Much of the extended life span of humans today can be attributed to the control of pathogenic microbes. As a result the promotion of health and attention on chronic disease is becoming the focus of health care. However, along the way we are discovering a new appreciation of the health benefits provided by much more abundant non-pathogenic microbes that evolved with us and make up about 2 % of our weight. December 21, 2015 Download Audio

On the next Line One we'll dive into a discussion on the cultural and technological barriers to more affordable, accessible and effective health care in the U.S. Our guest is Dr. John Patrick, author of "Health Attitude," a book delving into the complexities of the health care industry. KSKA: Monday, Nov. 23, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Download Audio:

Cigarette smoking is the most well-known risk factor associated with lung cancer, but this cancer occurs in those who have never smoked. What are the other risk factors? Who is at risk? Who should you be screened for this particularly dangerous type of cancer and how should those at risk be screened?  Listen now: KSKA: Monday, Nov. 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Putting infants to sleep on their backs has halved Sudden Infant Death Syndrome but co-sleeping, another risk for infant death during sleep is increasing. For the last 20 years, two infants each month die in their sleep environment in Alaska. This program looks at what we know about these deaths, what sleep environments are associated with heightened risk of infant death, and suggestions to improve the safety of infant sleep. KSKA: Monday, Sept. 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:

Many individuals treated for HIV infection are now living to a near normal life expectancy, an enormous change since this illness was first coming to awareness in the 1980’s. Who becomes infected, when, and how has changed as well. This program will discuss what we all need to know today about HIV/AIDS. KSKA: Monday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

We all dissociate to some degree or another but sometimes self-destructive behaviors like substance abuse, sexual acting out, excessive media consumption, or shopping, become the means we use to remove ourselves from our realities and relieve us temporarily from our suffering. On the next Line One, local therapist, Kimber Olson, LCSW, joins host, Prentiss Pemberton for a discussion about trauma, dissociation, and dissociative disorders. KSKA: Monday, April 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:

According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, approximately half of unintended pregnancies in the United States are due to contraceptive failure. This week on Line One, obstetrics and gynecology expert, Dr. Brooke Winner joins the show to speak about the effectiveness of long-acting reversible contraception. KSKA: Monday, Feb. 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:

Ever wonder how we know what we know, and if we really know it at all? What about the question of certainty and the significance of perception? How do fear and anxiety get stuck in our brains and how do we break free of them? Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage neuropsychologist, Dr. Paul Craig, tackle these questions and more as they dive into a discussion about the amazing organs we call our brains. KSKA: Monday, Dec. 15, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Are there significant environmental exposures causing breast cancer? If so, what are they? Join Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and his guests as they address these questions and discuss what is known about factors linked to breast cancer. KSKA: Monday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discus three common forms of infectious hepatitis, types A, B and C. They'll discuss transmission, risk factors, natural history and treatment options for these similar, but very different, illnesses. KSKA: Monday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Despite impressive advances in the understanding of asthma and safe effective treatment options asthma remains a major cause of work and school absenteeism, excess health care utilization, and health care expenditures. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests to learn more. KSKA: Monday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now: