Tag: Line One

Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. However, many people who are at risk for the disease are not being screened according to national guidelines. It is estimated that as many as 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented if all men and women aged 50 years or older were screened routinely. Questions on screening for colorectal cancer? Join us on Line One: Your Health Connection. KSKA: Monday 3/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Read More...

Hip Implant Failure

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Some implants for hip replacement surgery are being recalled and some are loosening prematurely. On this edition of Line One we will discuss these problems with Anchorage orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Tower and Dr. Michael Mayor, Dartmouth orthopedic surgeon and past chairman of the FDA’s Advisory Panel on Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Devices. KSKA: Monday 2/27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Breast Cancer From Diagnosis through Treatment

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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

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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When we are faced with a dangerous situation we have a normal “fight or flight” response. When this anxiety continues long after the event and affects day to day life it has evolved into post traumatic stress disorder. This Monday, Dr. Woodard and his guests Dr. Fred Detwiler and Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW from Bridges Counseling Connection in Anchorage will discuss the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of this common disorder. KSKA: Monday 2/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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In general children are always trying to get what they want, after all they didn’t come programmed to know how to behave, (some more than others). When might disobedience, hostility, and defiant behavior be oppositional defiant disorder? This Monday, counsel Richard Steinzeig, will help us decide on Line One: Your Health Connection. KSKA: Monday 1/30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Dental Hygiene

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Dental caries are one of the most common illnesses in the world and can affect many other aspects of our health besides oral health. This program will discuss the causes and prevention of this disease. KSKA: Monday, 1/9 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Cataracts

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Cataracts are a common cause of poor vision especially in the older population. Without treatment vision will worsen over time but treatment is available. Our guest today, Dr. Matthew Guess, specializes in cataracts and will discuss the causes, prevention, symptoms and treatment of different types of cataract. KSKA: Monday 12/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Understanding Glaucoma

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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

The History of Blood Work

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Monday on Line One take a look at the early exploration of blood transfusions in 17th century Europe and see what this might tell us about ourselves. Holly Tucker author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution joins host Dr. Woodard to take your phone calls and questions. Monday 12/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Oxygen is normally needed by all tissues of our body, but at times of disease it may be critically important to provide higher than normal amounts of oxygen to our blood or injured tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment can accomplish this task. Learn more from Line One guest, Dr. Robert Sanders from the American Hyperbaric Center Anchorage. KSKA: Monday 11/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

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It sounds like something out of Star Wars, but SBRT is being used everyday and it's incredibly precise. It's a way to beam radiation to a tumor while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. Find out more about this new procedure with Dr. Thad Woodard and his guest radiation oncologist, Dr. Kara Bucci on the next Line One Your Health Connection. KSKA: Monday 10/31 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

NPR Special:The Hidden World of Girls

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On The Hidden World of Girls, host Tina Fey takes listeners around the world into the secret life of girls—from the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah—and reveals some of her own hidden worlds. KSKA: Monday 10/10 and 10/24 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Physical Therapy Approaches to Pain

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Acute and chronic pain of the muscular skeletal system is common. Options for treatment are varied, some with extensive evidence of effectiveness and others less so. This week on Line One, Dr. Thad Woodard and his guest Valerie Phelps from Advanced Physical Therapy will address evidence- based physical therapy approaches to pain of the muscles, bones, joints, and supporting structures. KSKA: Monday 10/17 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Maternal Mental Health

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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

Joint Replacement Surgery

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Joint replacement surgery is becoming more common, with knees and hips replaced most often. As of 2009, about 773,000 Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year. This week on Line One, Dr. Thad and guest Dr. John Lapkass of Anchorage Fracture and Orthopedic Center discuss the indications for, the types of surgery available, and the outcome expectation of the common joint replacement surgeries. KSKA: Monday 9/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Electronic Health Records, Better?

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Our health care system is finally entering the computer age with the virtually mandatory use of electronic health records and more interconnectivity between various health care entities such as physician offices, hospitals, labs and insurers. What is happening and will it improve health care? KSKA: Monday 9/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Prostate Disease

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This week on Line One, Dr. William Clark from the Alaska Urological Institute joins host Dr. Thad to explore prostate diseases beyond prostate cancer. What is prostatitis? Prostate hypertrophy? Monday 9/12 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Looking for Work: A History of Unemployment

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Three years into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, almost 1 in 10 Americans is out-of-work. In many parts of the country, the situation is even worse. On this special Labor Day edition of BackStory, the History Guys take on the history of joblessness, and explore what it's meant for previous generations of Americans. KSKA: Monday 9/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Keeping Alaska Fit

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Monday, August 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Ginny Grupp of AlaskaFit Boot Camps joins host Dr. Thad Woodard on Line One this week to her best selling book, 3 Steps To Your Best Body in Record Time. Does the darkness or cold of winter impact your ability to stay healthy? Get some tips from Ginny.

Lactation and Breast Feeding

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Monday, August 15 @ 2:00 pm Did you know that breast feeding has been shown to protect babies from developing allergies? It's also been shown to reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers for the mother. Dr. Thad Woodard will talk about lactation and breast feeding with Dr. Karin Caldwell on the next Line One - Your Health Connection.