Line One

Mondays at 2 p.m.(LIVE) and 8 p.m. Co-hosts Dr. Thad Woodard and Prentiss Pemberton and their guests discuss a variety of health-related topics during this LIVE call-in show. Line One features local physicians and national subject experts from the fields of nutrition, childcare, pharmacology and surgery. Prentiss Pemberton hosts special shows to address mental health issues. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and even participate online.

About half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy, either alone or in combination with other types of cancer treatment.  Radiation...

Monday, July 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Do you have questions about parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, teens and electronics, divorce, or another mental health topic? Do you have a story about how mental health, addiction, or trauma has impacted you or someone you care about? On the next Line One, co-host Prentiss Pemberton devotes the hour to answering listener questions, and hearing listener stories, about any topic pertaining to mental health and emotional wellness. LISTEN HERE

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

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

The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion per year. On this program we discuss the State of Alaska Diabetes Prevention Programs. LISTEN NOW

In December of 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated breast cancer screening guidelines, sparking controversy in the media, and medical and...

Monday, July 31, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On a dark day in 1977 Iris Bolton, and her husband Jack, lost their son Mitch to suicide at the age of 20. Since that tragic day, Iris has devoted her life to finding meaning from that loss through her career helping people recover from the devastation that suicide leaves behind. Please join Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, Atlanta based therapist and suicidologist, Iris Bolton for a conversation about hope and healing after suicide. LISTEN HERE

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 40% of children have experienced tooth decay by the time they reach...

SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll (conducted October 8-15, 2009). View more Fast Facts Kaiser slides This week on Line One: Your Health Connection...

On this week's Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr. Woodard hosts Dr. David Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Health and Environment...

Monday, January 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Anger is a natural and necessary human emotion that serves to activate and protect us in times of danger. Uncontrolled anger however, can act as a very destructive force in relationships and has a negative impact on emotional and physical health. On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, clinical psychologist, Dr. Bruce Pemberton returns to Line One for a deeper look at Toxic Anger and it’s impact on our lives.  LISTEN NOW

Host of Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr. Thad Woodard writes... Science Based Medicine is a new blog site dedicated to the use of science...

In honor of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 13-19th) Line One will explore colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer. An estimated 148,800...

Dr. Woodard and his guests discuss epidemiology and how its being used to better understand and prevent drowning in Alaska. In an effort to...

Just in time for your New Year's resolution, Ginny Grupp, a performance enhancement specialist and certified personal trainer joins Dr. Woodard on Line One. ...

Despite impressive advances in the understanding of asthma and safe effective treatment options asthma remains a major cause of work and school absenteeism, excess health care utilization, and health care expenditures. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests to learn more. KSKA: Monday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

The impacts of Trauma on an individual are well documented and include; Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, poor attachment and bonding, and numerous other physical and emotional problems. When large groups of people collectively experience traumatic events such as genocide, oppression, or prolonged war, the impacts can devastate a community or an entire culture for generations. Monday, February 29, 2016. 2:00 p.m DOWNLOAD AUDIO

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

Lung disease is rapidly becoming a women's disease. Lung cancer kills more women than breast, ovarian and cervical cancers combined. On Line One, join...

Today, Dr. Thad Woodard continues his discussion of child abuse with Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, MD who is also the medical director of Alaska CARES....