Tag: Dr. Thad Woodard

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

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

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

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

On the next Line One, Anchorage kidney disease specialist Dr. Steven Tuckerjoins us to discuss how our kidneys work and their function changes with age, their relationship to hypertension, and the causes and treatment of kidney failure. Join us with your questions and comments on kidney disease. KSKA: Monday 2/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer for both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. Recently the incidence has begun to slowly decline in men but has remained stable in women. This week we will discuss the risk factors, symptoms and treatment of this very dangerous cancer. KSKA: Monday 1/28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

On the next Line One, director of education for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Doug Diekema joins host Dr. Woodard to ethical issues in medicine, including how to balance parental freedom, child welfare, and public health regarding mandatory school immunizations. Joins us with your questions and comments. KSKA: Monday 1/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

1 in 8 babies will be born premature and spend an extended period of time in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit or "NICU". On the next Line One, Stephanie Musselman, medical social worker at the Providence Newborn Intensive Care Unit joins host Dr. Woodard to discuss helping families cope with the stress of newborn in intensive care. KSKA: Monday 12/17 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

About a quarter of us suffer from an anxiety disorder is our lifetime. Significant anxiety in childhood or as an adult is a predictor of adult depression. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard and his guests discuss the origins, manifestations, consequences and treatment of anxiety disorders including panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress and generalized anxiety. Join us with your questions. KSKA: Monday 12/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Franklin Roosevelt stated “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” But how do we do this? First we need information, reliable information about youth. This week on Line One, we will look at some facts about our youth in Anchorage and how two organizations are using the information to help develop youth for the future.

KSKA: Monday 11/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Dr. Thad Woodard is your host and guest this week on Line One, (due to a last minute cancellation). Dr. Thad originally came to Alaska as a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control. He's been a pediatrician in Anchorage with a special interest in allergy and asthma since 1980. Call in with your questions for Dr. Woodard today 2:00 - 3:00 pm on Line One: Your Health Connection. KSKA: 11/12 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

The leading causes of death in adolescents are linked to teen drinking and drug use. However, alcohol is responsible for more teen deaths than all other drugs combined. Mondays' Line One guest is Dr. John R Knight founder and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Children’s Hospital Boston. His goal is to improve screening and intervention for adolescent substance abuse in medical office settings. KSKA: 10/29 at 2:00 pm

Prentiss Pemberton and Dr. Thad Woodard co-host the next edition of Line One: Your Health Connection with guest Dr. Ebony McClain-Owens who will discuss the important role of parenting in child development and the effects that child abuse has on mental health throughout one's life span. KSKA: Monday 10/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Concussions have suddenly become a big deal, especially in athletics. Why the increased interest and what does it mean, especially for athletes, parents and coaches? On the next Line One, Lynne Young of the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee joins host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss the newest information on concussion recognition, treatment and prevention along with the ASAA 'Return to Play' (RTP) recommendations. KSKA: Monday 10/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Monday on Line One: Your Health Connection we'll have two guests in the studio from the UAA Human Performance Lab to take your questions. Join us as host Dr. Woodard and guests discuss the importance of staying active for health, how to get started, and advice for those who are trying to reach peak performance. KSKA: Monday 10/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Monday on Line One Dr. Woodard hosts Dr. Dale Bratzler from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to discuss health care quality improvement and reducing patient harm in health care. Join us with your questions and comments.

KSKA: Monday 10/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Monday on Line One, Dr. Woodard hosts Dr. Gilbert Welch of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Research to discuss the basis of his latest book, Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health. KSKA: Monday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

We'll have a physical, occupational, and speech therapist on Monday's show to explore the various services they provide for infants, children, and adolescents in Anchorage. Join us with your comments and questions. KSKA: Monday 9/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 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. KSKA: Monday 8/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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. KSKA: Monday 7/23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm