Line One

Mondays at 2 p.m.(LIVE) and 8 p.m. Co-hosts Dr. Thad Woodard and Prentiss Pemberton and their guests discuss a variety of health-related topics during this LIVE call-in show. Line One features local physicians and national subject experts from the fields of nutrition, childcare, pharmacology and surgery. Prentiss Pemberton hosts special shows to address mental health issues. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and even participate online.

Monday, September 19, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Learn more about prostate cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment on this edition of Line One, Your Health Connection.

Monday, August 08, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Modern humans evolved 200,000 years ago yet our immediate environment hardly changed until the onset of the industrial revolution about 250 years ago. Daily our genes, our skin, our respiratory tract, our intestines, our brains are exposed to relatively new substances compared to exposures for 200,000 years. What are the effects on our health? LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Monday, August 29, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The adolescent years can be a challenging period for teens and a scary time for parents. While moodiness, self doubt, and high risk behavior are all a part of this highly important developmental stage, some teens can, and do, develop serious mood disturbances like depression and anxiety. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, national expert, Dr. Francis Mondimore, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as they discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment of Adolescent Depression. LISTEN NOW

The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion per year. On this program we discuss the State of Alaska Diabetes Prevention Programs. LISTEN NOW

Monday, August 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Initiated and driven by the Accountable Care Act, and changes in Medicare payment mechanisms, health care systems in the U.S. seek to improve access, quality, and cost. On the next Line One program we discuss Medicaid reform and expansion in Alaska. LISTEN NOW

Monday, August 08, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. 4.5 million Americans receive blood each year. In Alaska the Blood Bank of Alaska has our backs covered when and if we need blood or blood products. However, blood banks depend on the public to help meet the demand. We discuss the Blood Bank of Alaska on the next show. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Monday, August 01, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. There are very few of us that have not experienced lower back pain. Most will improve within one to two months, but recurrences are common and for a few, lower back pain becomes chronic. On the next Line One we'll talk about injury prevention and rehabilitation. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Monday, July 25, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Love is not just a category of relationships, but is an action and a choice. Love is also a behavior that can be chosen in the service of greater psychological and physical well­being. We'll discuss the complexities and benefits of our supreme emotion on the next Line One: Your Health Connection. LISTEN NOW

Monday, July 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. In this Line One program we discuss the origins and expected effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) change in payment to physicians and it's affects on patients. LISTEN NOW

Monday, July 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The origins and treatment of obesity are both complex. For some individuals the benefits of surgery begin to outweigh the risks. On the next Line One program we discuss the causes and treatment of obesity. LISTEN NOW

Monday, July 04, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Much of the extended life span of humans today can be attributed to the control of pathogenic microbes. As a result, the promotion of health and attention on chronic disease is becoming the focus of health care. However, along the way we are discovering a new appreciation of the health benefits provided by much more abundant non-pathogenic microbes that evolved with us. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Monday, June 27, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. TCOYD is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes and their loved ones to take a more active role in their own health and to provide continuing diabetes education to medical professionals to better care for their patients.

Monday, June 20, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Due to the remarkable success of the treatment of HIV/AIDS efforts are now being increased to prevent infection. Knowing if you may be infected allows the use of effective treatment to prevent spread. June 27 is designated National HIV Testing Day to encourage people to learn their HIV status. This program will focus on how HIV transmission to others can be dramatically decreased.

Monday, June 13, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Recent research is regularly demonstrating a link between health and sleep, and in children and adolescents even between sleep, learning and school performance. Join co-host Dr Thad Woodard for a discussion of pediatric sleep and sleep disorders with Anchorage sleep specialist Dr Ross Dodge. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, June 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. After discovering that he had cobalt poisoning due to corrosion of his hip implant Dr Steve Tower began to investigate how extensive this problem is in others. This program will review his findings which now include the correlation of cobalt related cognitive decline. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, May 23, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m. A healthy marriage is good for a couples' mental and physical health and helps to protect children from developing emotional and behavioral problems. Please join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they discuss the challenges of sustaining long term relationships. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, May 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Personalized medicine is an approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles. This approach can also be adapted to psychiatry and the discussion will focus on personalized approaches to psychiatric disorders. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, May 9, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Personal recreational marijuana use and possession became legal in Alaska on February 24, 2015. On this Line One program we will discuss where the State is in the development of regulations and what we know about the effects of marijuana and it’s legalization in other states. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, May 2, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Three relatively common viral infections of the liver sound very similar in name but are quite different in communicability, complications, prevention and treatment. Hepatitis A, B, and C on the next edition of Line One Your Health Connection. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, April 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Suicide is a complex and tragic event that leaves a wake of devastation for families and communities. With over 41,000 people a year dying by suicide it is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and Board member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Kim Hancox, as they discuss Suicide Prevention. American Foundation for Suicide Preventio