Dr. Thad Woodard

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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

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 

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. In this Line One program we discuss the origins and expected effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) change in payment to physicians and it's affects on patients. LISTEN NOW

Monday, July 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The origins and treatment of obesity are both complex. For some individuals the benefits of surgery begin to outweigh the risks. On the next Line One program we discuss the causes and treatment of obesity. LISTEN NOW

Monday, June 20, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Due to the remarkable success of the treatment of HIV/AIDS efforts are now being increased to prevent infection. Knowing if you may be infected allows the use of effective treatment to prevent spread. June 27 is designated National HIV Testing Day to encourage people to learn their HIV status. This program will focus on how HIV transmission to others can be dramatically decreased.

Monday, June 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. After discovering that he had cobalt poisoning due to corrosion of his hip implant Dr Steve Tower began to investigate how extensive this problem is in others. This program will review his findings which now include the correlation of cobalt related cognitive decline. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, May 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Personalized medicine is an approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles. This approach can also be adapted to psychiatry and the discussion will focus on personalized approaches to psychiatric disorders. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, May 9, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Personal recreational marijuana use and possession became legal in Alaska on February 24, 2015. On this Line One program we will discuss where the State is in the development of regulations and what we know about the effects of marijuana and it’s legalization in other states. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, May 2, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Three relatively common viral infections of the liver sound very similar in name but are quite different in communicability, complications, prevention and treatment. Hepatitis A, B, and C on the next edition of Line One Your Health Connection. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

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
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a quite variable, potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. In this disorder the immune system attacks the protective myelin covering of nerve fibers which perturbs the transmission of information between your brain and the rest of your body. This program will discuss the symptoms, treatment and support services in Alaska for patients with multiple sclerosis. KSKA-FM: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m and again at 8:00pm. DOWNLOAD AUDIO