Tag: Dr. Thad Woodard

Ask Dr. Woodard

The tables are turned Monday on Line One when host Dr. Thad Woodard will be your host and guest, so call-in with your questions for Dr. Thad. In addition to hosting Line One for the past 10 years on KSKA, Dr. Woodard has been a pediatrician specializing in asthma and allergic disease in Anchorage since 1980. He's also interested in U.S. health care reform, and promoting a better understanding of science. KSKA: Monday 7/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Healing America’s Broken Healthcare System

Monday on Line One Dr. Ted Epperly joins host Dr. Woodard to his discuss his book Fractured: America's Broken Healthcare System and What We Must Do to Heal It. Dr. Epperly is a family physician in Idaho, co-chair of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and past President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians. KSKA: Monday 6/25 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Obesity in Alaska

In case you haven’t noticed much of the developed world is overweight, but many are beginning to fight back. On the next edition of Line One, we will be discussing some local efforts to help treat and prevent obesity. KSKA: Monday 6/18 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

The Brave New World of Electronics Addiction

Are you or someone you know addicted to your cell phone? The internet? A video game? Facebook? How do you know? Monday’s Line One program addresses the evidence for and consequences of addiction to new technologies. KSKA: Monday 5/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Seasonal Allergies

It is that time of year where sneezing, itching, and wheezing are particularly prevalent. Monday on Line One, we'll discuss the cause of spring allergies in the Anchorage area and the proven effective treatment option with Anchorage allergist Dr Jeff Demain from the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska. KSKA: Monday 5/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Breast Cancer From Diagnosis through Treatment

Hypothetical patient, 45 year old Ms. Johnson has probable cancer discovered on a routine mammogram. This week on Line One: Your Health Connection, we visit with a breast surgeon and a cancer specialist to learn her treatment options and their rationale. What kind of surgery is recommended? What are the treatment options based on her specific breast cancer type and behavior? Who is involved in her care and how do they interact? What about a second opinion? What is the likely outcome? Why don’t you join us to learn more?
    KSKA: Monday 2/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Understanding Glaucoma

The second leading cause of blindness in the world is glaucoma, an often silent problem that slowly causes the loss of peripheral vision. It is estimated that 1 million in the U.S. have glaucoma but are not aware of it. Our guest on Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr Elizabeth Morgan, specializes in glaucoma and will discuss the prevention, risks, and treatment of this disease. KSKA: Monday 12/12 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Maternal Mental Health

The number one medical complication of childbearing is not fever or bleeding but perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. A big myth is that motherhood, breastfeeding, pregnancy and childbirth are typically easy and uncomplicated. The reality challenges most women. Listen as Dr. Thad and his guests discuss the psychological side of pregnancy and childbirth. KSKA: Monday 10/3 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

State of Alaska Health Impact Assessment Program

Monday, July 25 at 2:00 pm Alaska is one of the few states participating in the emerging practice of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs), a combination of procedures and methods used to judge the potential effects of a program or practice on the health of a population. This week on Line One, state epidemiologists, Paul Anderson and Joe McLaughlin join host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss how they're using HIA's to improve the health of Alaskans.

Medical Anthropology

Monday, June 27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm How does the economic and political systems of a society shape health risks and treatment resources? This week on Line One, Dr. Sergei Bogojavlensky joins host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss the relationship between anthropology, medicine and medical practice.

Asthma, Allergies & Kids

Tuesday, June 21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Watery eyes, runny noses and inflamed sinuses got your family inside during the summer? Does your family go out to eat, on playdates or to birthday parties with an EpiPen at the ready? And is asthma management a major concern in your home? Dr. Thad Woodard is our guest on the program to talk about all things allergy and asthma.