Dr. Thad Woodard

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Monday, January 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Each cancer, whether breast cancer, colon cancer, or leukemia, is a different disease with a different cause, a different treatment, and a different prognosis. This week we discuss what you need to know about cervical cancer, perhaps the most preventable of all cancers. LISTEN HERE
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Monday, January 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this edition of Line One we discuss the newest information on allergic diseases with Anchorage allergist Jeff Demain, MD. Listeners will gain a better understanding of the basics of asthma, allergy, and eczema and learn of new developments in this field of medicine. LISTEN HERE

Monday, December 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Exploring sexuality, including gender and sexual behaviors is a normal part of childhood. At some point, many children experiment with gender expression and roles. However, for unknown and probably multifactorial biologic and psychosocial reasons, in some children, cross-gender behavior and expression is more consistent, persistent, and insistent than it is among their peers. These are not choices per se, but reflect an innate preference of the child. Co-host Dr. Thad Woodard explores the social, mental health, and medical concerns of transgender individuals on this Line One program. LISTEN HERE

Monday, December 11, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The United States spends far more money, per capita, on health care than other countries. Alaska has some of the highest healthcare costs in the country. Please join the discussion on the possible reasons for Alaska’s high healthcare costs, their effects, and some possible solutions when co-host Dr. Thad Woodard interviews Cliff Groh, Chair of Alaska Common Ground, on the next Line One program. LINE ONE

Monday, November 27, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Headaches affect us all. Most headaches are transient and a nuisance but some can be a symptom of serious disease arising from either inside and outside of the head; and others can be chronic and debilitating. On this program co-host Dr. Thad Woodard and Dr. Andrea Trescot discuss a pain specialist’s approach to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches. LISTEN HERE

Monday, November 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Questions about urinary wetting during the day or night, such as "when is it a sign of a serious problem?", or "what is abnormal?", and "how to help it resolve?", are not unusual for parents. On this program Dr. Thad Woodard and pediatric urologist Dr. Laura Merriman discuss bedwetting and urinary incontinence in the pediatric age group. LISTEN HERE

Monday, October 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this program we discuss the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Program for Alaska. These programs help Medicare beneficiaries exercise their right to high-quality health care. LISTEN HERE

Monday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Why do some of us condone gun control and same sex marriage and others do not? Where do our beliefs come from? Does social media contribute to moral beliefs? How might the content of social media influence the spread of the message? A discussion on the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. LISTEN HERE

Monday, October 02, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Cancer is a genetic disease caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide. The genetic changes that promote cancer can be inherited or acquired during one’s lifetime, resulting from errors that occur as cells divide due to environmental factors like substances in cigarettes and ionizing radiation. This Line One program will focus on inherited genes and cancer with a focus on inherited genetic risk for breast cancer. LISTEN HERE

Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Prenatal exposure to alcohol is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities. These problems are often lifelong and have high costs for society. Line One will focus on the diagnosis and interventions on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder during this program. LISTEN HERE

Monday, September 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Obesity has reached an epidemic proportion in the Western society. Evidence continues to accumulate that it is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. On this edition of Line One we discuss surgical options for weight loss and gastroesophageal reflux.

Monday, August 28, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Congress has failed to repeal or replace the Accountable Care Act. In fact polls indicate the Act has become more appealing to Americans. However, is there a better answer to cost, access and quality for health care? Dr. Carol Paris, President of the Board of Directors of Physicians for a National Health Program, will discuss a single payer alternative on this edition of Line One: Your Health Connection. LISTEN HERE

Monday, August 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this Line One program the focus is on efforts to prevent fetal alcohol exposure and its effects. We will discuss local and national efforts and the challenges to preventing the lifelong effects that alcohol can cause in the developing fetus. LISTEN HERE
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Monday, August 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this edition of the Line One we discuss the data on child abuse and neglect in Alaska, including risk factors, consequences, and prevention. Included will be a discussion of the Adverse Childhood Experiences data on long term health consequences. LISTEN HERE

Monday, June 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. National HIV testing day is June 27th. Do you know your HIV status? Are at risk and do you know how to get tested if you are at risk? We'll talk about all that and more on Line One’s yearly HIV/AIDS update. LISTEN HERE

Monday, June 19, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Breast cancer results from the both genetic and environmental factors. This program hosts a discussion on the chemicals in our environment and the origins of breast cancer. Can they be avoided? What else can we do to limit our exposure? Let's talk about it on this next Line One. LISTEN HERE

Monday, May 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes including brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, cleft palate, or emotional issues. Dr Thad Woodard discusses the work of speech language pathologists in helping diagnose and treat disorders of speech, language, and swallowing on this Line One program. LISTEN HERE

Monday, May 08, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Adverse childhood experiences have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death. As the number of adverse childhood experiences increases, so does the risk for these outcomes. On the next Line One program the topic is the Mat-Su Health Foundation report on combating child maltreatment. LISTEN HERE

Monday, April 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Our immune system does an amazing job of protecting us from infections and even works naturally prevent cancer. . It has long been recognized that harnessing the immune system to treat cancer is a reasonable goal but efforts have not been stellar. It now appears that this is changing. LISTEN HERE
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Monday, April 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this program we open phone lines and email for listener questions on health, health care, mental and behavioral health for co-hosts Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW and Thad Woodard, MD. They will do their best to provide or help you find reliable information on your question. LISTEN NOW