Line One: Your Health Connection
On Immunity and Inoculation12/20/14
On the next Line One, we revisit the "immunization question.” Dr. Woodard is joined on the program by author Eula Biss, whose recent book "On Immunity: An Inoculation," was selected as one of the New York Times' top 10 books of 2014. KSKA: Monday,...
Your Amazing Brain: ‘An Owners Guide for Maintenance and Performance’
Ever wonder how we know what we know, and if we really know it at all? What about the question of certainty and the significance of perception? How do fear and anxiety get stuck in our brains and how do we break free of them? Line One host Prentiss...
Disorders of the Foot and Ankle
On the next program we're swan-diving into common problems of the foot and ankle -- think plantar faciitis, bunions and more. The phone lines will be open for listener questions and comments. Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard is joined by Anchorage...
Dr. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 and received the Nobel Prize in 1945, along with Dr. Howard Florey and Dr. Ernst Chain, “for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases." In his Noble Prize...
Premature Birth: Costs and Prevention
Premature birth increases an infant’s risk of several dangerous and costly medical problems. It can also be emotionally difficult for families. On the next Line One, we'll discuss premature birth - its causes, treatment, prevention and emotional and...
Herpes, Mono, Chickenpox and Ebola – Oh My!
Chickenpox, shingles, herpes, mononucleosis, and more: If you have questions about these diseases, or perhaps even Ebola or the illness spreading in the Caribbean caused by the Chikungunya virus, then the next program is for you. Infectious disease...
Disabilities & Your Health
About 23 percent of Alaskans are listed as having a disability. Additionally, people with disabilities have more chronic health issues and less access to health care than those without. On the next Line One, we'll discuss the reasons for these...
Kids in the Wild – Wilderness Therapy for Teens
Taking an angry, defiant, and depressed adolescent into the wilderness can have a profound effecton that young persons emotional development and can alter their lives forever. Join hostPrentiss Pemberton and his guests from the Alaska Crossings...
On the next Line One, Dr. Woodard and guest surgeon Dr. Karen Barbosa will delve into surgical treatment of both benign and malignant disorders of the breast, including reconstruction. KSKA: Monday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:
Screening for Colon Cancer
There is controversy regarding breast and prostate cancer screening. Is this true about colon cancer screening as well? On our next program we will discuss the symptoms, screening tests, and treatment of colon cancer with Anchorage gastroenterologist...
Looking at the Health Effects of Marijuana Use
Dr. Woodard and guest psychiatrist Dr Doris Gundersen will discuss the medical side of the marijuana legalization debate. What does the science say? What's been the health impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado? How is marijuana used as a...
Dave’s Heart Attack – A Personal Health Crisis
Line One host Prentiss Pemberton talks to one couple about how a sudden heath crisis changed their lives. KSKA: Monday, Sept. 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:
Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Line One host Dr. Woodard and his guest, health journalist Jane Stevens discuss research on the consequences of adverse experiences in childhood. KSKA: Monday, Sept. 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:
Risk and Benefits of Common Immunizations
Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and two guest physicians discuss the risks, benefits and what’s new regarding childhood immunizations. KSKA: Monday, Sept. 15, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:
Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard interviews a prominent addiction expert to the program. Addiction medicine and research physician Dr. Peter Friedmann of Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies joins the program to talk about disorders...
Postpartum Distress: Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts
The vast majority of new moms will at some point experience disturbing thoughts about their newborn children. These thoughts are extremely difficult -- shameful, even, for some women -- but they're also normal. Join Line One host Prentiss Pemberton...
Running and Your Health
Running has beneficial effects on lipoproteins levels, improves blood pressure and diabetes control and may even prevent type 2 diabetes. It clearly helps increase bone density, may decrease the risk of dementia and/or cognitive decline, reduces...
The Brain, Emotion and Social Behavior
What is the source of emotions in the brain? How do emotions affect behavior? Why do humans even have emotions? We will discuss these questions and learn more about the brain, emotion, and social behavior on the next Line One program with guest...
In the United States, two-thirds of the population read at an eight-grade level or below. When it comes to health information, most Americans have the ability to read and write at the fifth-grade level. What are the consequences and costs of poor...
Overcoming Nicotine Addiction
Seventy percent of all active nicotine users wish they had never started, and about half tried to quit at least once in the last year. The negative health implications of tobacco use are well documented, and the social acceptance of the practice is...
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