Line One: Mental Health Mosaics — Racism and mental health
On the second installment of Out North's Mental Health Mosaics, we hear from community members about the ways that racism and discrimination affect mental health.
This week on Line One: Your Health Connection, science writer Dr. Mark Sawyer, joins host Dr. Woodard for a discussion on the history of...
What newer neuroradiologic techniques tell us about traumatic brain injury and other disorders of the nervous system
Monday, March 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. With traumatic brain injury it can be difficult to assess how much the brain has been injured and to predict the outcome. New neuroradiologic techniques are helping to better understand traumatic brain injury and other disorders of the brain like Parkinson’s Disease, dementias, and multiple sclerosis. LISTEN NOW
Artificial intelligence and robotics in healthcare
Testing drug safety without patients, machines that are better than radiologists at detecting breast cancer, robots caring for the elderly…is this hype or the future? Dr Thad Woodard returns to guest host a program on artificial intelligence, robotics and your health on this edition of Line One: Your Health Connection. Thanks for listening!
Surgical interventions for obesity
The root causes of obesity are a complex combination of genetics, mental health problems, dietary habits, and a lack of physical activity. For people who struggle with weight loss a surgical approach may be the best option to help reduce and keep off the weight and improve quality of life. Thanks for listening!
LISTEN: A bear attack left him blind. Now he’s on a continuous path of self rediscovery.
It happened in the blink of an eye. Walking back after a day of fishing, Dan Bigly ran into a brown bear on the trail. Before Dan had time to react, the bear was on him. The attack left Dan blind, suffering chronic pain, and wondering what his life would be like.
LISTEN: Is it safe to send kids back to school?
As coronavirus cases spike in the U.S., states are in a mad scramble to figure out what to do about kids returning to school in the fall. Is the virus really “low risk” for kids and how easily do they catch and spread it?
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?
Line One: Community vaccine outreach in Anchorage
Alaska’s COVID case rate appears to be improving, but omicron remains a concern for vulnerable populations in and outside of Anchorage.
Line One: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Information and Resources
On the next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton and his guests from Azheimer’s Resource of Alaska will discuss Information, support, and resources for people and families living with dementia in Alaska.
Line One: Influenza and the Risks and Benefits of Influenza Vaccine
Each year about 35,000 deaths in the U.S. are attributed to influenza, about the same number of fatalities caused by automobile accidents. ...
Domestic Violence: The Impacts of Family Abuse and Trauma
Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Children, who grow up witnessing domestic violence, are among those most seriously affected by this crime. Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and guests will discuss the impacts of domestic violence on the upcoming show. KSKA: Monday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:
Pornography and Kids- what you need to know
Monday, October 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Internet pornography is a growing concern for parents. The average age of exposure to pornography is 11 years old and trending down. Exposure to pornographic images and videos can happen anywhere, at any time of day, often despite the best efforts by adults to regulate and control access. All of our kids are vulnerable. Please join co-host Prentiss Pemberton and documentary film maker Dr. Delaney Ruston, as they discuss these and other questions about the impacts of pornography on children’s health and wellness. LISTEN HERE
Some of the greatest challenges in health care arise during treatment for prolonged life-threatening illnesses and during care at the end of life. Palliative care assists patients and families in selecting the best treatment options that align with the goals of care. Please join Dr. Jay Butler and a panel of Alaska palliative care providers on Line One: Your Health Connection for a discussion of palliative care—what it is and what it is not? Thanks for listening!
Using NSAIDS safely and wisely
Over the counter pain and inflammation medicines such as ibuprofen are one of the leading causes of hospitalization for drug side effects. What do you need to know to use NSAIDs safely and wisely?
LISTEN: Eating disorders are a serious health concern with a variety of causes
Did you know that 81 percent of 10-year-olds are worried about being fat? Eating disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder — include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.
LISTEN: Hear from Anchorage teens about how COVID-19 has impacted them
Imagine being a teenager living during a pandemic. How would you stay connected to friends and engaged in school? What impact would it have on your emotional and physical health? And, what about all the missed experiences like dances and graduation is exactly what is happening, right now, for teens all over the world.
LISTEN: ‘Keeping Love Alive’ co-authors discuss coping with Alzheimer’s
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.
Line One: Pediatric chronic pain
Because chronic pain in children is a unique combination of biological, psychological and social factors in each child, the source of chronic pain can be complex.
Line One: Autonomy during end-of-life care
Palliative care serves patients with serious illnesses, focused on maintaining a patient’s best quality of life while managing treatments and supporting the family. In contrast, hospices navigate the care of a person typically with a life expectancy of less than 6 months. They manage pain, unwanted symptoms, and improve the quality of their remaining time. When does one need to make decisions about their medical future? Join host Dr. Jillian Woodruff as she discusses this with her guests on this episode of Line One.