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.

Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discus three common forms of infectious hepatitis, types A, B and C. They'll discuss transmission, risk factors, natural history and treatment options for these similar, but very different, illnesses. KSKA: Monday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

While there is as yet no over-arching theory to explain all instances of Savant Syndrome, more progress has been made in better understanding this...

Dr. Barry Weiss from the University of Arizona College of Medicine joins host Dr. Woodard for a discussion about health literacy. Health literacy includes...

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

The death of a family member or close friend is a life changing event. For a child, the loss can be devastating. Find out...

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

The purpose of clinical research is to find better treatment and prevention for many illnesses including cancers. Many Alaskans are unaware of the opportunity...

Join host Dr. Woodard and his guest Dr. Jana Cole for discussion about plastic surgery. Dr. Cole is a plastic surgeon in Anchorage and...

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, October 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Internet pornography is a growing concern for parents. The average age of exposure to pornography is 11 years old and trending down. Exposure to pornographic images and videos can happen anywhere, at any time of day, often despite the best efforts by adults to regulate and control access. All of our kids are vulnerable. Please join co-host Prentiss Pemberton and documentary film maker Dr. Delaney Ruston, as they discuss these and other questions about the impacts of pornography on children’s health and wellness. LISTEN HERE

According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, approximately half of unintended pregnancies in the United States are due to contraceptive failure. This week on Line One, obstetrics and gynecology expert, Dr. Brooke Winner joins the show to speak about the effectiveness of long-acting reversible contraception. KSKA: Monday, Feb. 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:

Monday, July 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this edition of the Line One we discuss placebos and the work of Dr. Fabrizio Benedetti and others, who are researching the mechanisms behind placebo effects. Our guest is Dr. Virginia Campbell, creator of the Brain Science Podcast. LISTEN HERE

The relationship between good nutrition and effective learning is a key element in helping our kids get off to a good start. How...

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

Before you self diagnosis the pain in your back or the itch on your arm based on your online research, take a closer look...

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, one out of every two marriages today ends in divorce and many divorcing families...

Dr. Jeffery Smith recently appeared on Line One and expressed serious concerns with genetically-modified foods. For another opinion Dr. Woodard chats with Dr. Martina...

Recent guidelines regarding screening mammography for breast cancer have been controversial. Should women trust these recommendations? Are they based on good science and reasoning?...

Monday, March 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. In his best selling book, Feeling Good​, Psychiatrist Dr. David Burns highlights how our automatic negative thoughts, cultivated by years of practice, cause nearly all depressive episodes. How do we develop these automatic negative thoughts and how can we change our thinking to shift our internal dialogue, improve our self esteem, and increase motivation? On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, co-host, Prentiss Pemberton welcomes back Dr. David Burns for a more in depth look at specific strategies and techniques aimed at changing our thinking and improving our mood. LISTEN NOW

It is difficult enough to parent challenging teenagers in a two-parent family. Different parenting circumstances – like single parenting, co-parenting after divorce or coping with a parent who is often away – can have adverse effects on the mental health of adolescents. Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and returning guests Robert Rhodes, Whitney Whitman and Dr. Ebony McLain-Owens, will explore the challenges parents face outside the traditional two-parent model. KSKA: Monday, 2/24 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now: