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.

Line One: Flourishing with mental illness

In her new book, From Survive to Thrive, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Psychiatrist Dr. Margaret Chisolm details evidence-based principles that help people living with mental illness not only improve their well being but flourish in their lives.

POSTPONED: Doctors share their experiences inside the hospital

As the pandemic drags on, the cracks in Alaska’s health care infrastructure are becoming more apparent. Still, it’s hard for those not working the front lines each day to imagine what it’s really like for doctors, nurses and staff.
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How the pandemic is impacting health care workers’ mental health

Trauma is taking a serious toll on health care workers across the country. The constant exposure to death, and the sense of powerlessness that comes from watching patients die alone, has caused a spike of resignations and staffing shortages that only heightens the stress and pressure felt by those who remain on the front lines.

A new approach to thinking about brain health and the aging brain

The authors of American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society argue that the cure for Alzheimer's Disease will not be found in pharmaceuticals but in our ability to live our lives in a way that promotes positive Brain Health.

LISTEN: ‘Shining a light’ on suicide awareness

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Suicide effects nearly all of us at some point in lives, and its impact is felt throughout our communities in Alaska. Whether you yourself have struggled with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, or you know someone who has, its vital to know that help is available and where to find it.
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LISTEN: COVID updates from a medical professional

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A year and a half after COVID-19 shut down America, it seems to be as strong as ever. The numbers continue to rise and our hospitals are overflowing once again. What do we need to know about the Delta variant and breakthrough infections? Does vaccine effectiveness fade? What’s the story on booster shots and unverified treatments? 

LISTEN: Deescalating situations with E.A.R.

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Like it or not, dealing with angry, upset people is inevitable. Learning some simple skills can help deal with high conflict situations in an effective way.
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LISTEN: The impact of nutrition on wellness

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What is the key to nutrition and fitness that eludes us? Does one specific diet exist that is guaranteed to lead to health and wellness?
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LISTEN: Navigating assisted living for seniors

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Assisted-living homes are highly flexible and supportive communities that offer staff support for activities. As our population ages, it's becoming a popular option for seniors nationwide. What services are available in Alaska?

LISTEN: The Addiction Inoculation part 2

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Author Jessica Lahey returns for a closer look at addiction prevention. When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? And what are the right things to do when it comes to protecting your children from addiction.
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LISTEN: Treating infertility in Alaska

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In Alaska, patients must travel out of state for advanced infertility treatment. Fortunately, there are infertility services to bridge this gap and provide much needed evaluation and treatment options within the state.

LISTEN: The Addiction Inoculation

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When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? Author Jessica Lahey discusses raising healthy kids in a culture of dependence.

LISTEN: ‘Keeping Love Alive’ co-authors discuss coping with Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most terrifying diagnoses a person can receive. It also takes a tremendous toll on the partners and children of those suffering from the unrelenting march of this incurable disease.
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LISTEN: Addressing eating disorders among athletes

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Guests from the Alaska Eating Disorder Alliance discuss the impact of the pandemic on eating disorders and take a look at the frequency among athletes.

LISTEN: Pediatric surgery resources

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Alaska may be a small state but its services for pediatric surgery and oncology are robust. What services are available in Alaska?

LISTEN: Conquering the clutter

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The label “hoarder” is often thrown around in society as a way to poke fun at someone or to point out excessive clutter. But hoarding is, in fact, a very serious and overwhelming condition that affects somewhere between 10 to 15 million Americans.
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LISTEN: Dating after the pandemic

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Perhaps the biggest impact from the past year has been on our social lives, as lockdowns and limits on gatherings forced us into isolation. For many single people, this put traditional dating on hold.
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LISTEN: Gray divorce — causes, consequences and prevention

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Co-authors and therapists Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenberg discuss their book, "Home Will Never Be The Same Again," and shares tips and tools to help families navigate later in life separation.

LISTEN: Recognizing racism as a pandemic

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Racism is beginning to be recognized as a public health crisis that contributes to disparities and inequities in health care experienced by the Black, Indigenous and people of color communities.
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LISTEN: Vaccine fears in the BIPOC community

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In the Black, Indigenous and People of Color community, mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine is deeply rooted and extends to vaccines, medical treatments and even hospitals.