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. Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide), or email at lineone@alaskapublic.org during the live broadcast.

LISTEN: A psychologist joins us to discuss the keys to healthy aging

Can an old dog learn new tricks? In his book, "Our Wisdom Years," psychologist Dr. Garfield makes the case that as we enter our 60s, 70s and 80s, we are actually entering into a “developmental stage.”

LISTEN: How kidney health impacts overall physical health

Our kidneys are amazing organs that filter our blood of waste and extra water to create urine. The function of our kidneys can be impacted by many things from high blood pressure, to diabetes and even trauma.

LISTEN: An hour of gratitude and compassion amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Prentiss Pemberton is opening up the phone lines for you to share stories of grace and compassion over the last 2 months.

LISTEN: Genetic testing can tell you your risk of cancer, and it’s available here in Alaska

As technology and science advance we continue to find genes that play a role in both cancer and non-cancer diseases. Testing can show if you are at risk for a disease and also impact how you are treated.

LISTEN: We’re still getting questions about COVID-19. We invited two doctors back to answer them.

Alaskans have been under orders to shelter-in-place to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But many still have questions about how coronavirus spreads. So we invited to two doctors to answer them.

LISTEN: Alaska Regional and Providence CEOs discuss Anchorage’s hospital capabilities during COVID-19

COVID-19 is sweeping its way across Alaska and the entire world. What are the capabilities of our hospitals? How much PPE do we have here?

LISTEN: As coronavirus concerns grow, telehealth connects patients and doctors virtually

As the novel coronavirus has forces the world to adapt to a “new normal,” telemedicine has become the perfect tool for the delivery of vital physical and mental health services while protecting patients and health care workers alike.

LISTEN: Coronavirus has changed how we socialize. How do we stay connected?

With routine, socialization and connection being such vital parts of mental health and wellness, how do we maintain these critical connections to family and friends?

LISTEN: Still have questions about coronavirus? Two doctors are here to help.

Covid-19 is just one type of Coronavirus, and perhaps has more than one mutant strain. Let’s gain an understanding on how our medical community is prepared to treat and prevent this virus.

LISTEN: Getting to the heart of cardiac surgery

Problems of the spine can manifest themselves in many ways, like back pain, neck pain, and even shooting pain down your arms and legs. Not all back problems require surgery, however, there are some conditions where surgery can make a big difference.
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LISTEN: Show some backbone: delving into surgery of the spine

Problems of the spine can manifest themselves in many ways, like back pain, neck pain, and even shooting pain down your arms and legs. Not all back problems require surgery, however, there are some conditions where surgery can make a big difference.
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LISTEN: Pediatric blindness is incredibly common in Alaska. Here’s how you can help your child.

Has your child had their first vision screening check? Pediatric blindness is particularly common in Alaska- one cause was discovered two decades ago and the other was just reported this month.

LISTEN: Eating disorders are a serious health concern with a variety of causes

Did you know that 81 percent of 10-year-olds are worried about being fat? Eating disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder — include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.

LISTEN: When it comes to pediatric surgery, there are more in-state options than you think

Finding out your child needs surgery can cause stress and anxiety. What if your child is born with an abnormality that requires surgery? What happens when a child gets cancer? How do you know what can be treated in Alaska and what needs to go out-of-state?

LISTEN: Fighting to add mental health education to Alaska’s high school curriculum

Legislation that aims to address the emotional health of our youth is being introduced across the country. In Alaska, HB 181 intends to introduce mental health education to the Anchorage School District curriculum.

LISTEN: There’s more to your vision than meets the eye

2020 is the year of the eye. The eyes are not just a window to your soul, they are a window to your health. Abnormalities spotted in the eye are often the first signs of disease elsewhere in the body. Do you have questions about glaucoma? Cataracts? What about PRK or Lasik?

LISTEN: We ask a dermatologist about ethnic skin and hair care

Is your skin clear in 2020? The quality of our skin influences our confidence and emotions. Hair loss impacts our self esteem. Let’s learn more about our skin and hair from a medical and cosmetic standpoint.

LISTEN: Can you really usher in the new year with a “new me?” Let’s dive into the science of change.

Is it true that “a leopard can’t change his spots?” Are we, as human beings capable of changing bad habits and altering unhealthy patterns of behavior? Are we just fooling ourselves when we set out to change things about ourselves that we do not like?

LISTEN: Nearly 10 percent of Alaskan are living with diabetes. Two specialists discuss the diagnosis and treatment.

The CDC has reported that more than 100 million Americans are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, and these numbers continue to rise. While some people are born with type 1 diabetes, 95% of those affected have adult onset, or type 2 diabetes.

LISTEN: Why does giving feel so good? Diving into the science of generosity.

Why does helping out a friend in need feel so good? Evolutionary scientists believe that altruism has such deep roots in human nature because helping and cooperation are necessary for our survival as a species.