Line One

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (LIVE) and 8 p.m. (pre-recorded) Co-hosts Dr. Jay Butler 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 nutrition, childcare, pharmacology and surgery. Prentiss Pemberton hosts special shows to address mental health issues. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and even participate online.

Line One: Alaska Health Commission

Dr. Ward Hurlburt, the chief medical officer for the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, and Deborah Erickson, executive director of the Alaska...

“Divided We Fall?”- The state of America’s social and cultural wellness

Much like high conflict, divorce tears families apart and forces children to choose sides. The political discourse of the last three years has created a widening social rift that is increasingly tense and volatile. Please Join Line One Co-Host, Prentiss Pemberton, and Professor Dr. David LivingStone Smith, for a thoughtful discussion about the social/emotional health of our nation and for a look at what we can learn from our history and the history of others. Thanks for listening!
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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.

Line One: Senior and Disabilities Services

Dr. Woodard welcomes Odette Jamieson, Carissa Blades, Marcy Rein, and Leana Christy, all from Alaska's Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Senior...
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Child abuse in Alaska, risk factors and consequences

Monday, August 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this edition of the Line One we discuss the data on child abuse and neglect in Alaska, including risk factors, consequences, and prevention. Included will be a discussion of the Adverse Childhood Experiences data on long term health consequences. LISTEN HERE

High blood pressure: the silent killer

Dr. Jay Butler welcomes Alaska internal medicine specialist Dr. Julie McCormick for a discussion of high blood pressure—why it is important and what you and your health care provider can do about it. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Hip Replacement Surgery

As baby boomers age, the number of hip replacement operations performed in the U.S are expected to rise. Dr. Steve Tower, a physician at...

A conversation with the U.S. Surgeon General

In September 2017, Dr. Jerome Adams was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. The Surgeon General is often described as America’s Doctor. Please join Dr. Jay Butler for a conversation with US Surgeon General Jerome Adams on the next Line One: Your Health Connection. Thanks for listening!

Surgical interventions for obesity

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!

Anchorage 100 Years Ago, The Health Perspective

In 1915 the site that was to become Anchorage was a tent city of 2000 people near Ship Creek. On the next edition of Line One Dr. Woodard will discuss the living conditions and health issues of the inhabitants with historian Dr. Steve Haycox and physician Dr Jay Butler. KSKA: Monday 2/3 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Palliative care

Some of the greatest challenges in health care arise during treatment for prolonged life-threatening illnesses and during care at the end of life. Palliative care assists patients and families in selecting the best treatment options that align with the goals of care. Please join Dr. Jay Butler and a panel of Alaska palliative care providers on Line One: Your Health Connection for a discussion of palliative care—what it is and what it is not? Thanks for listening!

Line One: July 2007 Preview

Here's what's coming up on Line One: Your Health Connection in July 2007. July 2 Discussion with State of Alaska Medical Examiner Dr. Frank Fallico about...

Listener questions-with Line One co-hosts Dr. Thad Woodard and Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW

Monday, December 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Line One wants to hear from our listeners. On the next program, Line One co-hosts Dr. Thad Woodard and Prentiss Pemberton will team up to answer listener questions about physical and mental health. They'll take suggestions for topics, and listen to your feedback about what they did well, what they didn’t do so well, and what you want to hear more of as a listener. LISTEN HERE

“The Anatomy of Peace”- how to stand against hate and fear

University of New England Philosophy Professor, Dr. Subrena Smith and Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton discuss how each of us can work as individuals and as communities to promote unity and connection in this time of fear driven conflict and talks about how to counter the escalating Nationalism we are seeing many of today's so called civilized societies. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Health Risks of Cosmetics

Stacy Malkan is the author of the award-winning book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, which exposes the...

Diet, microbes, and colon cancer

Roughly 1 in 25 Alaskans develop colon cancer, yet we still know little of the causes of this all-too-common and life-threatening disease. On the next Line One Your Health Connection, join Dr. Jay Butler for a discussion with Dr. Stephen O’Keefe, of the University of Pittsburgh. Thanks for listening!

After the fall: Craig’s reaction

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!

Line One: Predicting and Preventing Type I Diabetes

The Blood Bank of Alaska is a member of an international network of sites conducting research to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of Type I diabetes. Host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discuss this research and the involvement of the Blood Bank of Alaska and also serve to recruit appropriate Alaskans into the research. KSKA: Monday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

The Affordable Care Act- What you need to know

Join Line One Co-Host, Prentiss Pemberton and his guests, United Way of Anchorage COO, Sue Brogan, and Lead Navigator, Jane Straight, for a discussion about how the ACA works, how you can sign up, where you can find help, and how the political climate is affecting healthcare in America. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Forensic Science in Alaska

This week Dr. Woodard discusses forensic science on the Last Frontier with State of Alaska Medical Examiner Dr. Frank Fallico. Host: Dr. Thad Woodard Guests: Dr....