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.

The importance of having black doctors

The relationship between African-Americans and public health is complicated. In the past, Blacks were medical test subjects without their consent, and today they're more likely to receive lower quality care than white patients. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Genetically-Modified Foods

Dr. Jeffery Smith recently appeared on Line One and expressed serious concerns with genetically-modified foods. For another opinion Dr. Woodard chats with Dr. Martina...

Parenting tips, strategies and resources

Parenting in today’s complex landscape can prove a daunting task. As our kids age, and as they gain their freedom and independence, we as parents lose control and influence. How do we as parents maintain connection with our kids while setting clear limits and guidelines? On the next Line One:Your health conniction, Prentiss Pemberton and his guest will discuss the challenges parents face and give helpful tips and resources for how to best help your child if you are concerned about their physical, emotional, or mental health. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Prostates

Dr. Bill Clark (pictured above) from the Alaska Urological Institute and prostate cancer survivor, Rick Goodfellow join host Dr. Thad Woodard on this...

Medicaid in Alaska: excessive spending or an investment in our future?

Why is Medicaid important to the health our community? What is the real cost to Alaskans of funding these programs? And, what are the long term savings associated with a healthier population?

Toxic Anger Part 2- The causes, costs, and solutions

Monday, January 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Anger is a natural and necessary human emotion that serves to activate and protect us in times of danger. Uncontrolled anger however, can act as a very destructive force in relationships and has a negative impact on emotional and physical health. On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, clinical psychologist, Dr. Bruce Pemberton returns to Line One for a deeper look at Toxic Anger and it’s impact on our lives.  LISTEN NOW
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Perinatal mental health

Nearly 1 in 7 women experience significant anxiety or depression during or after pregnancy, which can lead to distress for the entire family. “Perinatal Mental Health” is one of the most critical, complex, and misunderstood components of maternal care and is often not addressed until after childbirth. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer's disease is the...

Heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S. and disease of the coronary arteries of the heart is the major cause of heart disease. The good news is that the incidence and death rate of coronary heart disease has been declining. What can we learn regarding the reasons for these declines that might help all of us? Dr. Thad Woodard returns to guest host a program on coronary heart disease on this edition of Line One: Your Health Connection. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Migraine and Chronic Headaches

Migraines are chronic headaches that can cause significant pain for hours or even days. Symptoms can be so severe that all you can think...

Gynecologic cancers: diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Dr. Jay Butler speaks with Anchorage gynecologic oncologist Dr. Joanie Mayer-Hope of Alaska Women’s Cancer Care to discuss the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gynecologic cancers. Thanks for listening!

“Dating Radar”- The Warning Signs Of High Conflict Partners And How To Spot Them Before It’s Too Late

Monday, March 06, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Lost in the ecstasy of a new relationship, it’s easy to ignore the early warning signs that all might not be as it seems. On the next Line One Your Health Connection, High Conflict expert, Bill Eddy, joins Line One Co-Host Prentiss Pemberton to discuss the warning signs and clues that indicate you might be dating a Narcissist. LISTEN NOW

Veterans’ health

13% of adults in Alaska have served in the military or other uniformed services, making Alaska the state with the highest proportion of residents who are veterans. What are the health needs of Alaska’s veterans?  What services are provided by the Veterans’ Administration? Thanks for listening!

Line One: Pediatric Dentistry

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 40% of children have experienced tooth decay by the time they reach...

Telepsychology

On the next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton welcomes Dr. Cathy Von Hippel, from Alaska Telepsychology, for a discussion about the mental health challenges we face as a state and for a look at how technology is playing a critical role in delivering important mental health resources to the farthest reaches of our state. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Radiology

Anchorage radiologist, Dr. Erik Maurer (pictured right) of Alaska Radiology Associates joins host Dr. Woodard on Line One: Your Health Connection this week. They...

Understanding schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the world’s population and is one of the most feared and misunderstood mental health health problems that a person can experience. What do we know so far about the causes of Schizophrenia? What are the common misconceptions about this disorder? And, what does the research tell us about the effectiveness of the treatment options? Thanks for listening!

Line One: Adult ADD / ADHD

Dr. Vatsal Thakkar and Dr. Woodard discuss adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) -- what it is, how it...

Child maltreatment: cause, effects, and prevention with Mat-Su Health Foundation

Monday, May 08, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Adverse childhood experiences have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death. As the number of adverse childhood experiences increases, so does the risk for these outcomes. On the next Line One program the topic is the Mat-Su Health Foundation report on combating child maltreatment. LISTEN HERE

Line One: Premature Birth

Today more than 1,400 babies in the United States (1 in 8 ) will be born prematurely. Some babies are so small they could...