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) during the live broadcast.

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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.
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LISTEN: Skin is your body’s largest organ. Find out how to take care of it properly.

Do Alaskan’s have a lower chance of getting skin cancer? Are tanning beds safe? How do you treat dry skin and eczema?

LISTEN: How to optimize your health with integrative medicine

More than ever, people are seeking a more holistic approach to care and are interested in learning about non-conventional medical therapies. What exactly is Integrative Medicine and how can it benefit you and your family?
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LISTEN: Let’s get to the guts of it! Colon and rectum health from top to bottom.

The digestive tract is one organized system that includes multiple organs from the stomach to the liver to the intestines and more. But what can happen when something goes wrong? Let’s start to understand this system from the bottom to the top.
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LISTEN: A bear attack left him blind. Now he’s on a continuous path of self rediscovery.

It happened in the blink of an eye. Walking back after a day of fishing, Dan Bigly ran into a brown bear on the trail. Before Dan had time to react, the bear was on him. The attack left Dan blind, suffering chronic pain, and wondering what his life would be like.
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LISTEN: Exploring surgical options for cleft palate, overbite, sleep apnea, and more

Oral Maxillofacial surgery, or OMFS, is a specialty that combines dentistry and facial surgery to provide services from wisdom teeth removal to complex jaw surgery to fix cleft lips and palates, overbites, underbites, and even sleep apnea.
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LISTEN: Life for disabled Alaskans 30 years after passing the Americans with Disabilities Act

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The different provisions in the Act affect all of us everyday. This week on Line One we discuss living and working with disability in Alaska.
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LISTEN: It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. How much do you know about breast health?

Did you know that breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the U.S. and affects males too. On the next Line One we open a treasure chest of information regarding breast health in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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LISTEN: This Anchorage resident sought out conversion therapy. Now he’s speaking out against it.

This week on Line One, an Anchorage resident joins us to discuss growing up gay in the 70s and 80s, seeking out conversion therapy, and what happened when he decided to “be straight.”
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LISTEN: What does the road to blood transfusion look like? It starts with a donation.

We often do not think about blood until we are in a situation where we desperately need it. 4.5 million Americans need a blood transfusion every year. How is it tested? What are the risks?
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LISTEN: Dyslexia affects nearly 20% of children. An expert and advocate help break down why

Dyslexia is a lifelong brain-based issue that makes it difficult for people to learn to read and comprehend written text. Finding resources to assist children is both challenging and expensive.