Tag: Line One

Parenting and the Effects of Child Abuse

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Prentiss Pemberton and Dr. Thad Woodard co-host the next edition of Line One: Your Health Connection with guest Dr. Ebony McClain-Owens who will discuss the important role of parenting in child development and the effects that child abuse has on mental health throughout one's life span. KSKA: Monday 10/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Concussion in Sports

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Concussions have suddenly become a big deal, especially in athletics. Why the increased interest and what does it mean, especially for athletes, parents and coaches? On the next Line One, Lynne Young of the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee joins host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss the newest information on concussion recognition, treatment and prevention along with the ASAA 'Return to Play' (RTP) recommendations. KSKA: Monday 10/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Exercise Performance

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Monday on Line One: Your Health Connection we'll have two guests in the studio from the UAA Human Performance Lab to take your questions. Join us as host Dr. Woodard and guests discuss the importance of staying active for health, how to get started, and advice for those who are trying to reach peak performance. KSKA: Monday 10/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Health Care Improved

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Monday on Line One Dr. Woodard hosts Dr. Dale Bratzler from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to discuss health care quality improvement and reducing patient harm in health care. Join us with your questions and comments.

KSKA: Monday 10/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

When is Screening for Disease Not a Good Idea?

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Monday on Line One, Dr. Woodard hosts Dr. Gilbert Welch of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Research to discuss the basis of his latest book, Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health. KSKA: Monday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Pediatric Therapies

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We'll have a physical, occupational, and speech therapist on Monday's show to explore the various services they provide for infants, children, and adolescents in Anchorage. Join us with your comments and questions. KSKA: Monday 9/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Seasonal Affective Disorder

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For some inclement weather means much more than a change in wardrobe. It means a change in mental state. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as "SAD" is a form of clinical depression that co-occurs with seasons of the year, particularly winter, when periods of daylight are short, or rainy seasons, when natural light levels are low. Monday on Line One, Anchorage psychologist and psychotherapist, Dr. Suzanne Womack Strisik joins us to answer your questions on seasonal affective disorder, its origins and effective treatment options. KSKA: Monday 8/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Understanding Health Reform

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Confused about how the new health reform law really works? Join us with your questions. We continue a discussion on health care reform with one of the nation’s leading health care economists Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. KSKA: Monday 7/30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Psychotherapy

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Anchorage psychologist Dr. Kevin O’leary joins host Dr. Woodard Monday on Line One. They will talk about various psychotherapies and types of psychologists. What makes a good therapist? What what makes a good patient? Join us will your comments and questions. KSKA: Monday 7/23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Ask Dr. Woodard

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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

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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

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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

Menopause

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Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? 75 percent of women experience hot flashes during menopause. Monday on Line One, we'll address the facts and myths surrounding menopause with Dr. Tina Tomsen and Dr Ursula Balthazar of the Anchorage Women’s Clinic. Call-in with your questions at 2:00 pm. KSKA: Monday 6/11 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

The Brave New World of Electronics Addiction

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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

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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

The Origin of AIDS

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This week on Line One, professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, Dr. Jacques Pepin joins host Dr. Woodard to discuss the findings in his book The Origin of AIDS. It is a fascinating tale of how viruses arise, mutate, and disseminate, sometimes with the unwitting help of altruistic medical efforts to thwart disease. Join us with your questions and comments.
    KSKA: Monday 4/23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

The Final Exit Network

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The Final Exit Network holds that mentally competent adults have a basic human right to end their lives under certain conditions. We will discuss this idea with the former medical director Dr. Larry Egbert on Line One: Your Health Connection. KSKA: Monday 4/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Multiple Sclerosis

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Antonia Fowler from the Alaska MS Center, Jessica Henning from the National MS Society and Mary Margaret Hillstrand who specializes in neurologic disease join host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss multiple sclerosis, the disease, its treatment, local resources and the answers to listeners questions. KSKA: Monday 4/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Health Care Costs in Alaska

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Monday on Line One: Your Health Connection, Anchorage health care analyst Mark Foster joins host Dr. Woodard to discuss the high cost of health care in Alaska and the recently released UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research report on Alaska health care costs. KSKA: Monday 4/2 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

A Broad Array Of Topics On Health Care

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Join Dr. Woodard as he talks with T. R. Reid about a broad array of topics on health care, including T. R. Reid’s recent PBS documentary "U.S. Health Care: The Good News." KSKA: Monday 3/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm