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.

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LISTEN: Gray divorce — causes, consequences and prevention

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

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

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.

LISTEN: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

On this program, we'll devote the entire show to listener questions and comments about anything related to mental, behavioral or emotional wellness.
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LISTEN: Identifying the root cause of disease with functional medicine

The field of functional medicine works to find and treat the root cause of diagnoses and not just the diagnoses themselves. Is it the key to a long and healthy life?

LISTEN: An insider’s look at ADHD

The symptoms can make living with people with ADHD challenging and leave many parents at a loss for how to deal with their child’s behavior.

LISTEN: All about anesthesia

If you have ever had a medical procedure done before, chances are you had some form of anesthesia. How safe is anesthesia, and how has it changed during COVID?
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LISTEN: COVID-19’s impact on kids’ mental health

Remote learning, the loss of sports and activities and social isolation have caused an increase in anxiety and depression for children of all ages over the past year.

LISTEN: Using transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.
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LISTEN: The risky business of delivering babies

Diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety and addiction are unfortunately common problems that threaten healthy pregnancies.
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LISTEN: Electroconvulsive therapy and inpatient psychiatric treatment

Much of the stigma involving electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, is from portrayal in movies. But when done correctly, it can cause changes in brain chemistry that can reverse certain mental health conditions like severe depression.

LISTEN: Working the frontlines of teen suicide prevention

Suicide is currently the leading cause of death in Alaska for young people age 12 to 19. Youth suicide prevention advocate Justin Pendergrass shares his journey through abuse, addiction and mental health and how those experiences led him to work on the frontlines of teen suicide prevention.
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LISTEN: Why aren’t there more Black men in medicine?

In 1978, Black males made up a little over 3% of medical school enrollments, but in 2019 that number was even smaller. Does this disparity contribute to healthcare inequities in minority communities?

LISTEN: Treatment options for severe back pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. It is also the second leading cause of disability.

LISTEN: Teens talk mental health to combat stigma

The stigma associated with mental health remains one of the biggest barriers to young people seeking effective treatment. Teens involved with Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling hope to change this story by sharing their own.

LISTEN: ‘Let Every Woman Know’ the signs and symptoms of female cancers

Some cancers may have significant symptoms, while others may have none. Let Every Woman Know is a group spreading the word about the signs and symptoms of gynecologic female cancers like ovarian, cervical and vaginal.

LISTEN: What resources are available for people affected by HIV and AIDS?

The Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association, or Four A’s, is a nonprofit geared toward preventing new HIV cases and providing much needed service to those who are HIV positive.
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LISTEN: What do Alaskans need to know about COVID-19 vaccination?

University of Portland nursing student Abby Roth volunteers at a vaccination Jan. 06, 2021 at the Anchorage School District Education Center....

LISTEN: Healthy Futures: Physical Activity And Children’s Health

An important part of helping kids develop these critical attitudes of mind is helping them develop the habit of engaging in daily physical activity
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LISTEN: In a holiday season like no other, gratitude in the medical field

With COVID-19 continuing to ravage the country, we'll be speaking with medical professionals about what they are grateful for as we head into the holiday season.