Tag: Health

Laughing Matters

Everyone knows that maintaining a good sense of humor is important in everyday life - especially when it comes to the ups and downs of raising a family. On this program we'll explore how we can all insert more laughter (the best medicine!) into our day-to-day lives while learning to laugh more as a family. We'll find out why laughing is good for the bodies, minds and spirits of people of all ages and why with humor educator Mark Kay Morrison, medical laughter researcher Dr. Lee Berk and Scared Scriptless Improv's Jason Martin.


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

Coal and Your Health

Alaska contains about half of the coal reserves in the United States and development proposals are increasing. No matter if you live nearby a mine or a train transporting coal simply travels through your town, pollutants are released throughout the mining process. Hosted by Alaska Community Action on Toxics, listen to neurologist Dr. Lockwood's talk on "Coal and Your Health" this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 3/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Read More...

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

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

City Residents Without Health Insurance Can Now Get Prescription Discounts

Anchorage residents now qualify for a discount on prescriptions not covered by their insurance or if they have no insurance at all for prescribed medicines.

Electronic Health Records, Better?

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

Health Secretary Meets with Tribes

Yesterday (Tuesday), with Alaska's U.S. senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich and several senior federal agency officials, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius took part in a roundtable discussion hosted by Southcentral Foundation, an Alaska Native healthcare organization serving Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, and several rural villages.

Keeping Alaska Fit

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.

Groundbreaking Celebrates New Home for Disabled Elderly

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a care facility in Bethel this week.

Report Shows Growing Demand for Health Care Workers

A recent Alaska Department of Labor report shows many of Alaska’s industries lost jobs or were stagnant in recent years, but the demand for health care workers is strong and will continue to grow in coming years.

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.