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.

LISTEN: Getting to the heart of cardiac surgery

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.

Line One: Wilderness Medicine

With summer approaching and outdoor activities on the rise Line One will explore wilderness medicine with guests Deb Ajango from UAA and Dr. Paul...

Prostate Disease

This week on Line One, Dr. William Clark from the Alaska Urological Institute joins host Dr. Thad to explore prostate diseases beyond prostate cancer. What is prostatitis? Prostate hypertrophy? Monday 9/12 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Line One: Prostates

Dr. Bill Clark (pictured above) from the Alaska Urological Institute and prostate cancer survivor, Rick Goodfellow join host Dr. Thad Woodard on this...

Hypnosis- myths, realities, and practical applications

Hypnosis has long had the reputation of being a party trick, a gimmick or, at best, a “fringe” therapeutic intervention. In reality, hypnosis has long been used as a tool to treat a variety of conditions and there is a growing body of evidence that supports it as an effective approach to change. Thanks for listening!
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LISTEN: Navigating assisted living for seniors

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?

Special Education Services- The importance of early detection and intervention

Monday, June 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Every Alaskan child deserves and is entitled to receive appropriate educational services through the public education system. For some kids however, standard educational approaches are not able to meet their unique needs. Please join Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton, and his guest, Anchorage School District Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Special Education, Lori Rucksdashel as they look at the Special Education process and the services available for your child. LISTEN HERE

Care and prevention of premature delivery

Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death, and increases the chances of disabilities and developmental delays in those infants who survive. Join Dr. Jay Butler, co-host of Line One: Your Health Connection, for a discussion with Dr. Lily Lou on the state of the art of the care of the premature infant and prevention of premature delivery. Thanks for listening!

LISTEN: Deescalating situations with E.A.R.

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.

Feeling good

Monday, Feb. 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Mood disorders like anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems, affecting about 40% of the population at some point in their lives. How can we use the power of our thoughts to challenge unhealthy beliefs and overcome depression without medications? Please join co-host Prentiss Pemberton as he welcomes Dr. Davis Burns, for a discussion about his groundbreaking book ​Feeling Good: A clinically proven, drug-free treatment for depression and anxiety disorders. LISTEN HERE

Line One: Hip Replacement Surgery

As baby boomers age, the number of hip replacement operations performed in the U.S are expected to rise. Dr. Steve Tower, a physician at...
The Providence Medical Center in Anchorage.

LISTEN: Alaska Regional and Providence CEOs discuss Anchorage’s hospital capabilities during COVID-19

COVID-19 is sweeping its way across Alaska and the entire world. What are the capabilities of our hospitals? How much PPE do we have here?

The power of play

A growing body of evidence shows the health benefits of play.  In addition to the well-known cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, play during childhood may have positive effects on brain development. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Dyslexia

Whether they are teaching English, math, social studies, history or science, Gateway School in Anchorage immerses students in language usage throughout the day and...

Tissue engineering for human organ use

Dr. Virna Sales of Children's Hospital, Boston joins Dr. Woodard to discuss efforts being made towards the development of tissue engineered heart structures. National Science...

Line One: Podiatry

Whether its a bunion or just a blister, take a step in the right direction and ask the expert. Local podiatrist, Dr. Ken Swayman...

Important Advances In Brain Science

Important advances in the understanding of the structure and function of the brain have been plentiful recently so it is time to review what we have learned. Few are better to address this than our guest this week Dr Virginia Campbell, producer and host of the popular Brain Science podcast. KSKA: Monday 7/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Download Audio

Trials and Tribulations of Teens with Same Sex Attraction

Do gay and lesbian teens really have more psychosocial problems than heterosexual teens? If so what can be done to treat and/or prevent these...

E-cigarettes and vaping

Electronic cigarettes have been touted by some as a valuable tool for smoking cessation while others have warned that vaping could cause serious health concerns, including nicotine addiction. What do we really know about vaping and Juuling? Thanks for listening!

Gratitude, Positive Thinking, and the Art of Change

We all know those people. People who insist that life is a bowl full of cherries and that it rains dandelion kisses. People who practice gratitude despite great suffering and who choose charity and humility over self gain or glorification. Those among us who make us feel better when we are around them, who inspire us to be kinder, gentler, and more humane. On the next Line One, we will be exploring the connection between gratitude and positive thinking, and our physical and emotional health with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Beathe. CANCELLED