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Don’t settle for Depends: solutions to bladder issues for women

Don’t settle for Depends. There are many solutions to bladder issues for women. Learn where to go to seek care, the types of issues that affect women and various treatment modalities, including medications, surgeries and holistic options.
Liz Millman, right, and dog handler Maren Johnson pick up sled dogs flown in to Nome for a veterinarian check-up during a recent Iditarod. Millman carried out many of these kinds of tasks over the past five years as a volunteer for the Iditarod's returned dog program. (Photo by Davin Gilmore)

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 5, 2019

Alaska Senate president says lawmakers to meet in Juneau for special session; Alaska court system responds to governor's vetoes; Fires update for July 5th, 2019; Ask a Climatologist: Alaska sites reach record high temperatures on Independence Day; First class of veterinarians graduate from UAF-Colorado State program; Families along Kuskokwim River report high amounts of parasites in salmon; Australian mining firm explores potential vanadium deposit near Juneau; AK: A floating veterinary clinic goes to the dogs -- and to all other pets -- in Southeast's remote island towns; 49 Voices: Ivan Simonek of Wrangell

Diagnosis and treatment of abdominal hernias

Over 1 million hernia repairs are done every year, making it one of the most common general surgery procedures. On the next Line One, hernia specialists discuss the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal hernias.
The Nike Site Summit after recent demolition of the battery building. Photo courtesy of Friends of the Nike Site Summit.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 4, 2019

Montana Creek Fire update for July 4th, 2019; House speaker, Interior lawmakers lay out case for overriding governor’s budget cuts; 40 years after closure, volunteers restore historic Cold War site; Mount Marathon Race participants decide whether to run as smoke lingers in Seward; In Portage, business boom follows glacial recession; Honoring the Stars and Stripes

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

State officials say wildfire ignited near Talkeetna and Parks Highway, warn of possible evacuations and delays; Anchorage wildfire forces rapid response to contain; Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor declares disaster emergency due to Shovel Creek wildfire; Cleanup crew recover diesel spilled after double-tanker wreck on Richardson Highway; Hundreds protest Governor's budget vetoes outside Anchorage legislative office; Yukon River summer chum salmon run rebounds from weak start; St. Paul's rogue rat is dead after 10 months of evading traps and causing ecosystem concerns; DOT’s Chiniak Highway Erosion Control Project fights a never-ending battle against coastal erosion; Sitkans protest conditions in detention centers from afar; Study on salmon ear stones cited by EPA in Pebble draft EIS comments; Mount Marathon Race officials offer deferral due to wildfires smoke

Depression | Line One: Your Health Connection

Depression is a real medical condition. It is common. More importantly, it is treatable. Therefore it is important to recognize the symptoms of depression. For more health-related information, tune into...

Healthy Travel | Line One: Your Health Connection

Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, or a little of both, don’t leave your healthy habits at home. There are some simple steps that you can take to stay well when...

Measles | Line One: Your Health Connection

With recent measles outbreaks as close as Washington State, Oregon and British Columbia, now is a good time to make sure your immunizations are up to date. Children should get two doses...

Electronic Cigarettes | Line One: Your Health Connection

E-cigarette use has become popular, and especially among teens and young adults – groups that have seen seen large declines in tobacco smoking rates over the past three decades. More than...

Tuberculosis | Line One: Your Health Connection

Tuberculosis has had a devastating history in Alaska with Alaska Native people suffering the worst. Infection and death rates in Alaska in the early 1900s were among the highest in the world....

Vaccinations | Line One: Your Health Connection

Recent cases of vaccine-preventable infections remind us that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations. Vaccines have reduced and may eliminate diseases. For...

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Swan Lake Fire spreads smoky haze to much of Southcentral; Large Effort to combat Fairbanks area wildfire; No fatalities in Ketchikan area’s third floatplane crash in 2 months; Alaska unemployment lowest in more than decade; Judge ousted over plea deal outrage joins Walker's law firm; Alaska approves $10 million loan fund to prop up Ketchikan's shipyard; Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta police officers attend training in Bethel; With 12 gray whale deaths in Alaska waters, biologists race to find the cause; Anchorage may match its all-time record heat this weekend; Eielson airshow will give public first chance to see F-35 jets, other attractions

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 21, 2019

Legislators, Dunleavy administration expect school funds to be paid during potential lawsuit; Legislative Affairs Agency says Wasilla special session could cost more than $1 million; As sea ice changes in a warming Arctic, new challenges for polar bear research; Spreading Swan Lake Fire prompts traffic delays and air quality warnings; Planning for 2019 NPR-A oil lease sale begins as feds pursue opening more Arctic land to drilling; Nome residents share thoughts on potential deep draft port; Runner reports first eagle attack of Unalaska's nesting season; Free cooking class dishes up simple and creative summer recipes; AK: New Kodiak park dedicated to Alutiiq ancestors uprooted from their homeland; 49 Voices: Dimetros Baynesagn

Using NSAIDS safely and wisely

Over the counter pain and inflammation medicines such as ibuprofen are one of the leading causes of hospitalization for drug side effects. What do you need to know to use NSAIDs safely and wisely?
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Sleep disorders in adults and children

Sleep disorders are a comment health concern and can affect many aspects of our overall health. Problems range from insomnia and snoring to severe sleep apnea.
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Thyroid hormone and disease

In humans, the thyroid gland has a significant effect on our metabolic rate. Thyroid dysfunction can produce many and sometime subtle symptoms.

Alaska Morning News: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Foretold Disaster – the Exxon Valdez oil spill | MIDNIGHT OIL: Episode 07

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 is often talked about as an unprecedented, unthinkable event, but it was, in fact thinkable, and people tried to prevent it.

Alaska Pacific University Artist Elders in Residence | Alaska Insight

Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage is moving toward becoming a tribal university in partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. In this episode of Alaska Insight, we’ll meet APU’s elders in residence to...

Record Redaction and Barriers to Employment | Alaska Insight

The Alaska Criminal Justice Commission just released its 4th report that recommends a wide range of prison and sentencing reforms and reinvestments in programs that combat addiction and help people successfully reenter society. We...