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.

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Medicaid, Kids, and Mental Health Services- Something Is Wrong

Drug abuse, domestic violence, and poverty rates are all very high in Alaska and impact many young people who are supported by Medicaid. A problem arises, however, when Medicaid recipients try to access mental health services. Thanks for listening!

Expanding Local Programming on KSKA

KSKA is kicking off September 2009 with a fresh start for many of our local produced programs, including Line One: Your Health Connection, Community...

Pediatric lung disorders and the effects of air quality

Depending upon age and activity children can breathe 5 – 30 liters of air per minute. What is in the air we breathe can effect health and common disorders like asthma. On this program Dr. Thad Woodard will discuss air quality and pediatric lung disorders with pediatric pulmonologist Dr Henry Yuan. LISTEN NOW

Line One: Genetic counseling

Genetic counseling provides information and support to people who have, or may be at risk for, genetic disorders. This afternoon on Line One two...

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

KSKA: Monday, June 27, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. TCOYD is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes and their loved ones to take a more active role in their own health and to provide continuing diabetes education to medical professionals to better care for their patients.
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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

Line One: Peripheral Artery Disease

Do you have diabetes or hypertension? Are you overweight? Do you smoke? Do your legs or hips ache or cramp while walking? Is your...

The impact of social media on our emotional, cultural and social health

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!

Line One: Gonorrhea and STDs

There was an epidemic of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea in Alaska last year. The spike in numbers was the largest one year increase...

“Less than human”- Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others

Are we, in America, “immune” from the risk of a genocide event? On the next Line One, Professor of Philosophy at the University of New England, Dr. David Livingstone Smith, will join co-host Prentiss Pemberton for a discussion about dehumanization, fear, and moral disengagement. Thanks for listening!

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...

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...

Line One: Youth Sports Injuries

This week on Line One, host Dr. Woodard welcomes two local experts to discuss common sports injuries for Alaska's youth. Learn how parents and...

Mosquito Borne Illness

Monday, March 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Mosquitoes are estimated to transmit various diseases to more than 700 million people each year and over one million people annually die of these diseases. This makes mosquitoes the deadliest animal in the world. On this program Anchorage infectious disease specialist Dr. Ben Westley will discuss common mosquito borne illnesses, their risk, treatment, and prevention. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Unmasking brain injury

People who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can experience a wide range of symptoms, from a headache to death. Often these symptoms are subtle and can be missed by care providers, family members, and coaches.

Teen suicide and the controversy over Netflix’s “​Thirteen Reasons Why”

Monday, May 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this Line One, Anchorage School District Prevention Specialist, counselor and member of the Alaska Suicide Prevention Council, Julie Vinceck joins co-host Prentiss Pemberton to discuss teen suicide and the controversy surrounding the new Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why. href="http://media.kska.org/2017/lohc-20170515.mp3">LISTEN HERE

Environmental exposure to chemicals and breast cancer

Monday, June 19, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Breast cancer results from the both genetic and environmental factors. This program hosts a discussion on the chemicals in our environment and the origins of breast cancer. Can they be avoided? What else can we do to limit our exposure? Let's talk about it on this next Line One. LISTEN HERE

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: Popular Health and Body Myths

Does sugar cause hyperactivity? Does airborne vitamin C, zinc or echinacea prevent "colds?"  Do vaccines cause autism? Learn the answers to these questions and...

“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!