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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
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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?
thyroid gland

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...

Statewide Opioid Action Plan | Alaska Insight

Substance use disorders are diseases caused by many factors. Preventing and treating them requires input from everyone in the community including law enforcement and health care professionals. Those are some of the key messages...

Creating Accessible Cities | Alaska Insight

A recent report stated Alaska's population is declining. So what makes someone choose to stay in the community they live? Everything from building new playgrounds to giving people access to commuter trails helps make...

Secondhand Smoke | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health tip made...

Lead Poisoning | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health tip made...

Influenza | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health tip made...

Food Safety | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health tip made...