Monday, December 12, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Behavioral and mental health problems are common. Although not as widely appreciated, social issues are a principal determinate of health for many Americans. Primary care settings are often the gateway for these issues. To address this, primary care providers are beginning to integrate behavioral health care services into their offices. LISTEN NOW
Monday, December 05, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The prevalence of chronic pelvic pain in women appears to be about 10%, but only about one-third of women seek medical care. Chronic pelvic pain is a common reason for referral to a gynecologist and the principal reason for about 20% of all hysterectomies and 40% of gynecological laparoscopies in the U.S each year. LISTEN NOW
Monday, November 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The new frontiers in parenting, are cell phones, the internet, and social media. Navigating this challenge is complex and often frustrating for parents. We will look at the impact that the smartphone, and internet explosion, has had on our children and families and the challenges they present to us as parents. LISTEN NOW
Monday, November 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Thanks to a decade-old study scientists now know that chronic stress, also known as toxic stress, caused by traumatic experiences during childhood such as child maltreatment or neglect, parental substance abuse, or sexual abuse have a direct link with an increased risk for chronic diseases due to their impact on the child’s developing brain and immune system. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Monday, November 14, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Not all people diagnosed with lung cancer smoke. Lung cancer is a disease that can affect anyone. In fact, most people who get lung cancer today have either stopped smoking years earlier or never smoked. We'll discuss lung cancer on Line One Your Health Connection. LISTEN NOW
Depending upon age and activity children can breathe 5 – 30 liters of air per minute. What is in the air we breathe can effect health and common disorders like asthma. On this program Dr. Thad Woodard will discuss air quality and pediatric lung disorders with pediatric pulmonologist Dr Henry Yuan. LISTEN NOW
Statins are cholesterol-lowering medications found to reduce cardiovascular disease and mortality in those at high risk. Despite their benefit patients are electing to stop them. Making decisions that affect our health are some of the more important decisions we make. Is the decision to avoid statins a wise one? On this edition of Line One, Your Health Connection we discuss the risks and benefits of statins and as well as some ideas to improve health care decisions. Listen Now
Anxiety is a normal and important human experience that is necessary for motivation and even our survival as a species. Anxiety, however, can become a frustrating and debilitating condition that can manifest as intense irrational fear, hypervigilance, panic, obsessive behaviors, and poor self esteem.
Monday, October 10, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. ADD/ADHD and autism are relatively common brain based disorders presenting in childhood. Treatment can be variable as well and there is no universally accepted standard treatment. On the next program we will discuss these disorders and a form of treatment called neurofeedback. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Monday, August 29, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Marijuana abuse is responsible for 70% of teen admissions to substance abuse treatment programs and is strongly correlated with many adolescent emotional and behavioral problems. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage therapist Tad Sumner, LCSW as they discuss the challenges of teenage marijuana abuse. LISTEN NOW
Monday, September 26, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Recent research is regularly demonstrating a link between health and sleep, and in children and adolescents even between sleep, learning and school performance. Join co-host Dr Thad Woodard for a discussion of pediatric sleep and sleep disorders with Anchorage sleep specialist Dr. Ross Dodge.
Monday, September 19, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Learn more about prostate cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment on this edition of Line One, Your Health Connection.
Monday, August 08, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Modern humans evolved 200,000 years ago yet our immediate environment hardly changed until the onset of the industrial revolution about 250 years ago. Daily our genes, our skin, our respiratory tract, our intestines, our brains are exposed to relatively new substances compared to exposures for 200,000 years. What are the effects on our health? LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Monday, August 29, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The adolescent years can be a challenging period for teens and a scary time for parents. While moodiness, self doubt, and high risk behavior are all a part of this highly important developmental stage, some teens can, and do, develop serious mood disturbances like depression and anxiety. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, national expert, Dr. Francis Mondimore, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as they discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment of Adolescent Depression. LISTEN NOW
Monday, August 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Initiated and driven by the Accountable Care Act, and changes in Medicare payment mechanisms, health care systems in the U.S. seek to improve access, quality, and cost. On the next Line One program we discuss Medicaid reform and expansion in Alaska. LISTEN NOW
Monday, August 08, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. 4.5 million Americans receive blood each year. In Alaska the Blood Bank of Alaska has our backs covered when and if we need blood or blood products. However, blood banks depend on the public to help meet the demand. We discuss the Blood Bank of Alaska on the next show. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Monday, August 01, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. There are very few of us that have not experienced lower back pain. Most will improve within one to two months, but recurrences are common and for a few, lower back pain becomes chronic. On the next Line One we'll talk about injury prevention and rehabilitation. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Monday, July 25, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Love is not just a category of relationships, but is an action and a choice. Love is also a behavior that can be chosen in the service of greater psychological and physical wellbeing. We'll discuss the complexities and benefits of our supreme emotion on the next Line One: Your Health Connection. LISTEN NOW