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LISTEN: Navigating Medicare can be difficult. Let’s clear up the confusion

Open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15. The options can be very confusing. There's Medicare Part A, B, C, and D. What do they all mean? Who qualifies for each and how much does it cost? Is enrollment optional or required if you are over 65? What about Medicare scams?
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LISTEN: Where can you get COVID-19 info you can trust? A local infectious disease specialist weighs in.

As the pandemic continues it is easy to become fatigued with information. Where can you even get information that you can trust?
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LISTEN: Managing Alzheimer’s is difficult for both patients and their families. What resources are there in Alaska?

Alzheimer’s disease affects the lives of 8,500 Alaskans. While the disease is devastating to the patient, it also provides incredible challenges for caregivers and family.
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LISTEN: Why is organ donation an important part of modern medicine?

In 2019, 129 organs were successfully donated by Alaska patients and transplanted.

LISTEN: What is vein disease? What are the signs and symptoms?

Varicose veins are one of the most common signs of vein disease in the legs. They are often caused by defective valves in the leg veins causing blood to pool. There are now many treatment options ranging from noninvasive compression stockings to more invasive surgical treatments
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LISTEN: As medicine has evolved, so has the role of the physician assistant.

The role and training of a physician assistant, or PA, has evolved over time. They provide a service as a midlevel provider or physician extender which has become particularly crucial for rural medicine in Alaska.
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LISTEN: Pelvic physical therapy can be an important part of postpartum recovery

The anatomy and function of the pelvis is complicated and recovery after childbirth can be both challenging and confusing. Join host Dr. Justin Clark for Line One and a discussion on how pelvic physical therapy can help in postpartum recovery and return to exercise and normal life.

LISTEN: How kidney health impacts overall physical health

Our kidneys are amazing organs that filter our blood of waste and extra water to create urine. The function of our kidneys can be impacted by many things from high blood pressure, to diabetes and even trauma.

LISTEN: Genetic testing can tell you your risk of cancer, and it’s available here in Alaska

As technology and science advance we continue to find genes that play a role in both cancer and non-cancer diseases. Testing can show if you are at risk for a disease and also impact how you are treated.
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LISTEN: Alaska Regional and Providence CEOs discuss Anchorage’s hospital capabilities during COVID-19

COVID-19 is sweeping its way across Alaska and the entire world. What are the capabilities of our hospitals? How much PPE do we have here?

LISTEN: Getting to the heart of cardiac surgery

Problems of the spine can manifest themselves in many ways, like back pain, neck pain, and even shooting pain down your arms and legs. Not all back problems require surgery, however, there are some conditions where surgery can make a big difference.
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LISTEN: Show some backbone: delving into surgery of the spine

Problems of the spine can manifest themselves in many ways, like back pain, neck pain, and even shooting pain down your arms and legs. Not all back problems require surgery, however, there are some conditions where surgery can make a big difference.

LISTEN: When it comes to pediatric surgery, there are more in-state options than you think

Finding out your child needs surgery can cause stress and anxiety. What if your child is born with an abnormality that requires surgery? What happens when a child gets cancer? How do you know what can be treated in Alaska and what needs to go out-of-state?

LISTEN: There’s more to your vision than meets the eye

2020 is the year of the eye. The eyes are not just a window to your soul, they are a window to your health. Abnormalities spotted in the eye are often the first signs of disease elsewhere in the body. Do you have questions about glaucoma? Cataracts? What about PRK or Lasik?

LISTEN: Nearly 10 percent of Alaskan are living with diabetes. Two specialists discuss the diagnosis and treatment.

The CDC has reported that more than 100 million Americans are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, and these numbers continue to rise. While some people are born with type 1 diabetes, 95% of those affected have adult onset, or type 2 diabetes.
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LISTEN: Skin is your body’s largest organ. Find out how to take care of it properly.

Do Alaskan’s have a lower chance of getting skin cancer? Are tanning beds safe? How do you treat dry skin and eczema?
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LISTEN: Exploring surgical options for cleft palate, overbite, sleep apnea, and more

Oral Maxillofacial surgery, or OMFS, is a specialty that combines dentistry and facial surgery to provide services from wisdom teeth removal to complex jaw surgery to fix cleft lips and palates, overbites, underbites, and even sleep apnea.
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LISTEN: Life for disabled Alaskans 30 years after passing the Americans with Disabilities Act

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The different provisions in the Act affect all of us everyday. This week on Line One we discuss living and working with disability in Alaska.
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LISTEN: What does the road to blood transfusion look like? It starts with a donation.

We often do not think about blood until we are in a situation where we desperately need it. 4.5 million Americans need a blood transfusion every year. How is it tested? What are the risks?

LISTEN: Alaska doctors says these devices and procedures change lives for people with foot problems

Orthopedic issues of the feet can be extremely limiting in both kids and adults. The good news is that technology is really pushing the boundaries in surgery and assistance devices.