Dr. Thad Woodard

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Preventing fetal alcohol exposure and its effects

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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Child abuse in Alaska, risk factors and consequences

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

National HIV testing day and update HIV and AIDS

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

Environmental exposure to chemicals and breast cancer

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

Speech therapy, speech and swallowing disorders

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

Child maltreatment: cause, effects, and prevention with Mat-Su Health Foundation

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

Using the immune system to treat cancer

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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Listener questions on health, health care, mental and behavioral health

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

Listener questions on foot and ankle problems

Monday, April 04, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Once a year on Line One we feature a program addressing listener questions about the foot and ankle problems like foot pain, nail infections, and the foot care in diabetes. LISTEN NOW

What newer neuroradiologic techniques tell us about traumatic brain injury and other disorders of the nervous system

Monday, March 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. With traumatic brain injury it can be difficult to assess how much the brain has been injured and to predict the outcome. New neuroradiologic techniques are helping to better understand traumatic brain injury and other disorders of the brain like Parkinson’s Disease, dementias, and multiple sclerosis. LISTEN NOW

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On the next Lin One we'll be discussing colorectal cancer. We'll hear from a survivor as he shares his experiences with surgeries, screenings and treatment. You don't have to be afraid of the process, and he'll be with us to tell you why. We'll also have a local pathologist on the show to talk about treatment and screening options here in Alaska. LISTEN NOW

Gynecologic cancer update

Monday, February 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. This program will review the prevention, detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers with cancer specialist Dr. Joanie Hope. The finding of human papilloma virus (HPV) as a cause of cervical cancer and its close association with other gynecologic cancer has led to the development of the HPV vaccine and the prevention of infection with this virus and HPV related cancers. LISTEN NOW

Prostate cancer update

Monday, January 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Like Goldilocks finding the porridge that was “just right” for her, diagnosis and management of prostate cancer today is about finding the approach that is just right for each patient. This program will discuss who should be screened, what to do with screening results, and what treatment, if any, is “right” given what is known today. LISTEN NOW

Unusual pain syndromes

Monday, January 09, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Some people who have lost a limb continue to experience the sensation of pain from the lost limb. Others may experience a seemingly minor injury and develop severe chronic debilitating pain in the injured area. How is this possible? What is going on? Can the pain be alleviated? Our next guest is pain specialist Dr. Andrea Trescot and our topic is unusual pain syndromes. LISTEN NOW

Chronic Pelvic Pain

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

Lung Cancer

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

Pediatric Endocrinology

Monday, November 07, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The endocrine system is made up of the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testicles. On the next show, we discuss disorders of the endocrine system. LISTEN NOW 

Pediatric lung disorders and the effects of air quality

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, should you be taking one?

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

Neurofeedback and ADD/autism

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