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: 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.

LISTEN: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety and addiction are unfortunately common problems that threaten healthy pregnancies.