Line One

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (LIVE) and 8 p.m. (pre-recorded) hosts Dr. Jillian Woodruff, Dr. Justin Clark 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 childcare, mental health, nutrition, pharmacology, surgery and more. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and are encouraged to send in email questions as well.

LISTEN: Using transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.
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LISTEN: The risky business of delivering babies

Diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety and addiction are unfortunately common problems that threaten healthy pregnancies.
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LISTEN: Electroconvulsive therapy and inpatient psychiatric treatment

Much of the stigma involving electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, is from portrayal in movies. But when done correctly, it can cause changes in brain chemistry that can reverse certain mental health conditions like severe depression.

LISTEN: Working the frontlines of teen suicide prevention

Suicide is currently the leading cause of death in Alaska for young people age 12 to 19. Youth suicide prevention advocate Justin Pendergrass shares his journey through abuse, addiction and mental health and how those experiences led him to work on the frontlines of teen suicide prevention.
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LISTEN: Why aren’t there more Black men in medicine?

In 1978, Black males made up a little over 3% of medical school enrollments, but in 2019 that number was even smaller. Does this disparity contribute to healthcare inequities in minority communities?

LISTEN: Treatment options for severe back pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. It is also the second leading cause of disability.

LISTEN: Teens talk mental health to combat stigma

The stigma associated with mental health remains one of the biggest barriers to young people seeking effective treatment. Teens involved with Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling hope to change this story by sharing their own.

LISTEN: ‘Let Every Woman Know’ the signs and symptoms of female cancers

Some cancers may have significant symptoms, while others may have none. Let Every Woman Know is a group spreading the word about the signs and symptoms of gynecologic female cancers like ovarian, cervical and vaginal.

LISTEN: What resources are available for people affected by HIV and AIDS?

The Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association, or Four A’s, is a nonprofit geared toward preventing new HIV cases and providing much needed service to those who are HIV positive.
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LISTEN: What do Alaskans need to know about COVID-19 vaccination?

University of Portland nursing student Abby Roth volunteers at a vaccination Jan. 06, 2021 at the Anchorage School District Education Center....

LISTEN: Healthy Futures: Physical Activity And Children’s Health

An important part of helping kids develop these critical attitudes of mind is helping them develop the habit of engaging in daily physical activity
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LISTEN: In a holiday season like no other, gratitude in the medical field

With COVID-19 continuing to ravage the country, we'll be speaking with medical professionals about what they are grateful for as we head into the holiday season.
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LISTEN: What’s it like to have COVID-19? Doctors and callers explain.

As COVID-19 spreads freely through the state, more Alaskans have either had it or know someone who has. We want to know what your experience has been.

LISTEN: ‘It Will Never Happen To Me’:Growing Up with Addiction

Growing up to become an addict is never part of anyone's plan. Yet despite witnessing firsthand, children who grow up around substance abuse often go on to experience addiction as adults themselves. What can be done to break this cycle?

LISTEN: PTSD and Veteran Mental Health Care Resources

Over a million veteran’s a year receive mental health services. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of...
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LISTEN: Election Anxiety, Conflict, Social Division, And Reasons To Hope

Americans are experiencing more stress than ever from a combination of factors: the coronavirus, social unrest, and a contentious election season. What are strategies for diminishing and controlling anxiety we can use to help us manage uncertain times?

LISTEN: What’s behind dry, irritated eyes, and can it be fixed?

Do you have red eyes, itching, burning, or irritation of the eyes, a gritty feeling in the eyes, or contact lens discomfort? You may be experiencing dry eyes. Dry eyes is an actual medical condition which is caused by a deficiency in one or more areas of the tear film. There are multiple treatment options available, but can this be prevented?

LISTEN: When it comes to anxiety and depression, why is it so hard to reach men?

Like anxiety and depression, mood disorders are among the most common mental health problems, affecting roughly 40% of the population at some point in their lives. Thanks to national efforts to address this major public health issue, some of the stigma associated with having a mental health problem has diminished, resulting in more people seeking treatment. While this is encouraging, there remains one major demographic holdout to those changing attitudes: Men.

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: Hear from Anchorage teens about how COVID-19 has impacted them

Imagine being a teenager living during a pandemic. How would you stay connected to friends and engaged in school? What impact would it have on your emotional and physical health? And, what about all the missed experiences like dances and graduation is exactly what is happening, right now, for teens all over the world.