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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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.

LISTEN: Alaska doctors says these devices and procedures change lives for people with foot problems

Orthopedic issues of the feet can be extremely limiting in both kids and adults. The good news is that technology is really pushing the boundaries in surgery and assistance devices.

Alaska language specialists talk about the effects of multilingualism on the developing brain

What are the benefits of multilingualism to the developing brain? Are there long term benefits to speaking more than 1 language fluently?
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Acute and chronic pain management

The opioid epidemic continues to make its mark in Alaska, affecting people of all ages, races, and walks of life. Next on Line One, we discuss the opioid epidemic and the many non-opioid pain control options available.

Shell shock: Traumatic brain injury in the military

Almost 400,000 active duty military personnel have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. Often hard to diagnose, due to being an “invisible injury,” veterans suffer longer term consequences from TBI like higher rates of Parkinson's disease and dementia.

Diagnosis and treatment of strokes

Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability. Symptoms can be mild or severe and can last from minutes to causing permanent brain damage.

The power of music

Music has the power to make us move, cry, love, feel pain, and can even help us clean the house. But music is much more than a tool to deepen our emotions and inspire feelings.

The causes, consequences and management of stress

Stress is a word that most of us use with regularity to describe our state of mind or our lives but what does it really mean? Being in a prolonged state of stress is toxic to our body and mind. This state of “toxic stress” has serious emotional and physical health.

Listener questions, comments and stories about mental health

Are you or a loved one struggling with a mental health problem? Whatever you are dealing with, you are not alone. On the next Line One co-host and licensed clinical social worker Prentiss Pemberton devotes the hour to listener questions and comments.

Why do immunizations matter?

Childhood vaccinations have become a sensitive topic in the media. What are vaccines, and why are they important? On the next Line One, guest host Dr. Jillian Woodruff and a panel of experts discuss why immunizations matter.

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.
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Don’t settle for Depends: solutions to bladder issues for women

Don’t settle for Depends. There are many solutions to bladder issues for women. Learn where to go to seek care, the types of issues that affect women and various treatment modalities, including medications, surgeries and holistic options.
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Dealing with the loss of an active duty family member

Parents of active duty military members live daily with the fear of death when their child makes the decision to serve, but when the reality comes to be, loss is often complicated by many factors that they could not have imagined.
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Diagnosis and treatment of abdominal hernias

Over 1 million hernia repairs are done every year, making it one of the most common general surgery procedures. On the next Line One, hernia specialists discuss the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal hernias.

Teen voices: stories about mental health, stigma and hope

Despite the fact that almost 50% of the US population experience mental illness at some point in their lifetimes, mental health awareness and advocacy programs are often poorly funded.