It happened in the blink of an eye. Walking back after a day of fishing, Dan Bigly ran into a brown bear on the trail. Before Dan had time to react, the bear was on him. The attack left Dan blind, suffering chronic pain, and wondering what his life would be like.
This week on Line One, an Anchorage resident joins us to discuss growing up gay in the 70s and 80s, seeking out conversion therapy, and what happened when he decided to “be straight.”
Dyslexia is a lifelong brain-based issue that makes it difficult for people to learn to read and comprehend written text. Finding resources to assist children is both challenging and expensive.
Almost 400,000 active duty military personnel have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. Often hard to diagnose, due to being an “invisible injury,” veterans suffer longer term consequences from TBI like higher rates of Parkinson's disease and dementia.
Stress is a word that most of us use with regularity to describe our state of mind or our lives but what does it really mean? Being in a prolonged state of stress is toxic to our body and mind. This state of “toxic stress” has serious emotional and physical health.
Are you or a loved one struggling with a mental health problem? Whatever you are dealing with, you are not alone. On the next Line One co-host and licensed clinical social worker Prentiss Pemberton devotes the hour to listener questions and comments.
Parents of active duty military members live daily with the fear of death when their child makes the decision to serve, but when the reality comes to be, loss is often complicated by many factors that they could not have imagined.
Despite the fact that almost 50% of the US population experience mental illness at some point in their lifetimes, mental health awareness and advocacy programs are often poorly funded.
Not all of what is available on the internet is bad, but learning to manage it and filter out the noise is a difficult task for adults and nearly impossible for teens. Prentiss Pemberton discusses the traps and pitfalls of social media and how we can consume it in a way that does not harm our health. Thanks for listening!
Far from being a problem that exists in the past, there is a worldwide rise of authoritarian leaders who proclaim to be “heros” and promise a return to greater times and glory. Prentiss Pemberton is joined by a leading expert to discuss electing narcissists and sociopaths. Thanks for listening!
Alaska has led the nation in reported tuberculosis cases for decades, and at double the national rate. On the next Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton and guests discuss the health risks of tuberculosis and the importance of testing and treatment. Thanks for listening!
On July 21st 2002, Expert Rock Climber Craig DeMartino, fell 100 feet and landed on his feet, sending a shock wave through his body, crushing vertebra, shattering his legs, damaging internal organs, and leaving him broken and fighting for life. But, there is more to the story. Thanks for listening!
The root causes of obesity are a complex combination of genetics, mental health problems, dietary habits, and a lack of physical activity. For people who struggle with weight loss a surgical approach may be the best option to help reduce and keep off the weight and improve quality of life. Thanks for listening!
The stigma of mental health is one of the biggest barriers to people seeking effective treatments for depression and other mood disorders. Mental health advocacy programs are often poorly funded compared to visible medical conditions like cancer and heart disease. Thanks for listening!