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: ‘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.
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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: Not all healthcare heroes wear scrubs. What careers exist outside of doctoring?

There are many exciting clinical careers aside from Doctors and Nurses. If blood and guts are not for you, you can still enjoy a blood-free clinical career in healthcare.
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LISTEN: The number of couples divorcing late in life has more than doubled since the 90s. Why?

Since 1990 there has been a 250% increase in divorce rates for people older than 50. What are the reasons behind this rising trend? What are the mental health implications on both divorcees and their adult children?
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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: Everyone gets anxious, but anxiety disorders keep people in a state of high stress.

Anxiety Disorders impact almost 20 percent of adults yearly. Panic attacks, phobias, paranoia, and Obsessive-Compulsive behaviors, are just a few of the psychological manifestations of “anxiety gone wrong.”
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LISTEN: What is naturopathic medicine? How do you know if it’s right for you?

Naturopathic medicine, oftentimes acknowledged as a “last resort,” is a practice where patients work together with a naturopathic physician to determine the cause of their condition.
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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.