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.

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

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

The human papillomavirus is responsible for almost all instances of cervical cancer worldwide. And now, there is a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. We’ve...

This week Dr. Woodard chats with Jeanne Watson Driscoll, PhD, APRN, BC about the reasons for and risks and treatment of post-partum depression. Dr....

According to the American Cancer Society, excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the U.S....

Trauma director at the Alaska Native Medical Center, Dr. Frank Sacco and Dr. Reginald Burton from the American College of Surgeons join host Dr....

Anxiety is a normal and important human experience that is necessary for motivation and even our survival as a species. Anxiety, however, can become a frustrating and debilitating condition that can manifest as intense irrational fear, hypervigilance, panic, obsessive behaviors, and poor self esteem.

NPR's Health care for All examines how Germany, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland provide universal coverage for their citizens. As a leader...

Take a look at any photo of children from the 1950's and can't help but notice how few of the children are overweight compared...

Co-founder of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and and co-author of all editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Judy Norsigian arrives in Anchorage this week...

Monday, March 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The Human heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body. Given this never-ending workload, it's a wonder it performs so well, for so long, for so many people. But the heart can also fail, brought down by a poor diet and lack of exercise, smoking, infection, unlucky genes, and more. LISTEN NOW

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

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...

This week on Line One: Your Health Connection, science writer Dr. Mark Sawyer, joins host Dr. Woodard for a discussion on the history of...

Monday, June 13, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Recent research is regularly demonstrating a link between health and sleep, and in children and adolescents even between sleep, learning and school performance. Join co-host Dr Thad Woodard for a discussion of pediatric sleep and sleep disorders with Anchorage sleep specialist Dr Ross Dodge. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Dr. Olshansky joins Dr. Thad Woodard to address the topic of longevity on Line One: Your Health Connection. Why do women tend to live...

This week on Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr. Woodard is joined by Dr. Linda Chamberlain of the Homer Health Center who will discuss...

Communication - can physicians do better? What do patients want? This week on Line One, we'll discuss talking with patients, especially about end-of-life care, with Anchorage pulmonologist Dr. John Clark and Dr. Stephen Rust, director of the Palliative Care at Providence Alaska Medical Center. KSKA: Monday, 2/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Listen now: 

Dr. Woodard and his guest, Dr. Phil Neuberger will be discussing adolescent depression and suicide. Dr. Neuberger is board certified by the American Board...

Learn about the  purpose of sleep and discuss various disorders with sleep specialist Peter Osterbauer, MD, of the Alaska Sleep Disorder Center in Anchorage. KSKA: Monday, 7/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now