Line One

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (LIVE) and 8 p.m. (pre-recorded) Co-hosts Dr. Jay Butler 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.

Line One: Post-Partum Depression

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....

Line One: Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

This week on Line One: Your Health Connection we will learn about how to detect and treat Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Thad Woodard and...

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

Line One: Hepatitis

In honor of World Hepatitis Day, Dr. Woodard welcomes Dr. Brian McMahon, recipient of the Hepatitis B Foundation's "Distinguished Scientist Award 2009" and Ginger...

Line One: Disorders of the hair and scalp

Are you concerned about baldness? Dandruff? Going gray? This week on Line One, Dr. Woodard hosts board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Peter ...

Line One: Changes in health care for Alaska Natives in Anchorage

Dr. Doug Eby and Karen McIntire of Southcentral Foundation join Dr. Woodard to discuss the results of changes made to health care for Native...

Line One: Health Claims – Skeptics Want Evidence

Ever wonder if what you read about the latest cure for the common cold was true? Or if what you saw in an advertisement...

Line One: Community Health Centers in Alaska

August 8 – 14 is National Health Center Week 2010, celebrating 45 years of service. The executive director of Alaska Primary Care Association, Marilyn...

Line One: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

September 9 is the tenth annual FASD Awareness Day. Events are usually held at 9:09, the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the...

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Much of the extended life span of humans today can be attributed to the control of pathogenic microbes. As a result the promotion of health and attention on chronic disease is becoming the focus of health care. However, along the way we are discovering a new appreciation of the health benefits provided by much more abundant non-pathogenic microbes that evolved with us and make up about 2 % of our weight. December 21, 2015 Download Audio

Line One: Influenza and the Risks and Benefits of Influenza Vaccine

Each year about 35,000 deaths in the U.S. are attributed to influenza, about the same number of fatalities caused by automobile accidents. Influenza deaths...

Line One: Senior Care in Alaska

As reimbursement for doctors taking Medicare patients has declined over the years, seniors on Medicare have seen a dwindling number of health care options...

Line One: Popular Health and Body Myths

Does sugar cause hyperactivity? Does airborne vitamin C, zinc or echinacea prevent "colds?"  Do vaccines cause autism? Learn the answers to these questions and...

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

The Science and Psychology of Happy

Why are some people happy despite great suffering while others, with seemingly everything, suffer deep emotional distress? How are our emotions driven by our thinking and behavior? Can we actively and intentionally improve our happiness? On the next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton returns as host to discuss the science and psychology of Happiness with Anchorage Psychologist Jennifer Beathe. KSKA: Monday 7/29 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Line One: Child passenger safety

This week Dr. Woodard explores the rationale behind the regulations and recommendations on child passenger safety. What are Alaska's laws on child safety seats?...

Line One: Infertility Medicine

Photo: University of Miami, Infertility Center (UMIC) Reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Seattle Reproductive Medicine (SRM), Dr. Paul Lin joins host Dr. Thad Woodard...

Alaska teens’ perspective on mental health stigma and advocacy

The stigma of mental health is one of the biggest barriers to people seeking effective treatments for depression and other mood disorders. Mental health advocacy programs are often poorly funded compared to visible medical conditions like cancer and heart disease. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Population Health and Health Care Costs

How can the health of our population be declining versus other “rich” countries even though we spend close to twice as much per person...

Line One: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

One of the most perplexing mysteries in medicine is sudden infant death. Join Dr. Thad Woodard and his guest Dr. Brad Gessner,...