English, Health / Medicine, 1 seasons, 91 episodes, 3 days 17 hours 25 minutes
Line One: Your Health Connection
English, Health / Medicine, 1 seasons, 91 episodes, 3 days 17 hours 25 minutes
Host Prentiss Pemberton and his 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 nutrition, childcare, surgery, and mental health issues.
Line One: Treating and detecting breast cancer
Breast cancer is a complex and wide-ranging class of cancer, with many different types, treatments, and detection methods, but as with any cancer, it’s best to catch it as early as possible. October is breast-cancer awareness month, but monitoring for the signs and preventing risk is a year-round job. On this Line One host Dr. Jillian Woodruff and her guest discuss screening for, and treating, breast cancer.
27/09/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Parenting through technology addiction
Social media and technology are everywhere in today’s day and age, but more than ever, young people are getting access to these earlier and earlier in life. Excessive social media use in children can have long-lasting impacts on their mental, behavioral, and even physical health. How can parents prevent their children from becoming technology-addicted, and what can be done for those who already are? On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton explores these questions and more with a technology addiction specialist.
27/09/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Updates on the Opioid Epidemic
When the opioid epidemic first came about in the 1990s it was largely related to prescription drug medications for pain. From 1999 to 2021 nearly 280,000 people have died from overdose of these medications. However, as time has evolved so have the medications. Heroin is an illegal opioid that has killed 152,000 people in this same time frame. Its use rose in the 2010s, but its use is now actually declining in part due to the rise of Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic man made opioid that is extremely potent and is now being made illegally and can be mixed into other drugs. In 2021 alone it was responsible for 71,000 overdoses. It is now estimated that 60-70% of illicit pills contain fentanyl. Even more concerning is that Fentanyl is also being found in counterfeit prescription medications like Adderal and Xanax. For this show, host Dr. Justin Clark was joined by Coleman Cutchins, who is the lead pharmacist for the Alaska Department of Health and the office of substance abuse and misuse
13/09/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Eating disorders in boys and men
Eating disorders are a complex and widely misunderstood group of disorders that affect people from all walks of life. Eating disorders pose a huge risk to those who experience them and, as a group, have the second highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, trailing only behind opioid addiction. Eating disorders impact everyone, including boys and men, though their experiences are often left out of conversations. On this episode of Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton discusses how eating disorders can affect boys and men, and looks at the resources available for anyone seeking treatment or information about eating disorders.
30/08/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Back to school mental health for teens
As a new school year begins, students, particularly adolescents face a range of emotions and challenges. Academic pressures, peer pressure, body image and self-esteem issues, performance anxiety and bullying are just a few of the challenges that students can encounter. According to the National Institute for Mental Health approximately 20% of adolescents experience mental health disorders, typically beginning around age 14. On this Line One, host Dr. Jillian Woodruff explores the most common mental health disorders that affect adolescents, the crucial evaluations that help identify these issues, and the diverse range of treatments that can make a positive impact on their lives.
23/08/2023 • 58 minutes 57 seconds
Line One: Youth and Social Media
The US Surgeon General recently released an advisory on how social media helps and hurts youth mental health. There are positive impacts but social media can also increase depression and anxiety. On the next Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton talks with Jennifer Gessert, a therapist specializing technology addiction. They’ll discuss how social media impacts kids and teens and how to establish healthy boundaries around platforms. That’s Line One, Wednesday, at 10 a.m., repeating at 8 p.m. on FM 91.1, or at Alaskapublic.org.
16/08/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Acupuncture
The use of acupuncture and alternative medicine techniques has greatly increased over the last several decades in the United States, particularly in the treatment of chronic pain. What are the common uses for acupuncture and herbal medicine, and how is it used in combination with Western medicine? Join host Dr Justin Clark. As he explores these topics on this episode of Line One: Your Health Connection.
09/08/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Call-In Mental Health Advice
On this episode of Line One host and clinical therapist Prentiss Pemberton devotes an hour to answering called and emailed questions about mental health, behavioral health, and emotional well-being.
02/08/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Preventing Teen Tobacco Use
E-cigarette use among teenagers has skyrocketed in recent years, including in Alaska. A recent report from the Food and Drug Administration shows that one in ten middle and high schoolers report using e-cigarettes, overwhelmingly with sweet flavors like fruits or candy. What are the risks of vaping, especially at a young age, and what can parents and students do to bring these numbers down? Join Host Dr. Justin Clark as he explores these topics on this episode of Line One.
12/07/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Genetic Counseling
Genetic testing provides valuable information for patients and families about the risk of developing certain cancers, known diseases OR, whether someone is a carrier of a genetic disease. Testing encodes the small traits of our DNA which can help us to prepare for or prevent future health issues. How does this information empower people and What role do genetic counselors play in medical decisions? Join host Dr. Jillian Woodruff as she explores these topics on this episode of Line One.
29/06/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Allergies and Immunotherapy
Summer has arrived in Alaska, at least as far as the trees are concerned. Pollen counts are high and it seems everyone is sneezing, coughing, and wheezing. Do you have questions about seasonal allergies? What about pet allergies or food allergies? Do you suffer from allergic rhinitis or asthma? Join host Dr Justin Clark as he explores these topics and more on this episode of Line One.
15/06/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Navigating medical emergencies and hospital stays
Emergency Departments are known for management and stabilization of critical patients, but the transition to inpatient hospital care and later discharge are another critical part of the process. Hospitalist and emergency department physicians collaborate to provide 24-hour care to patients in emergency situations. On this Line One, Host Dr. Jillian Woodruff unlocks the secrets of emergency care.
31/05/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Talking about substance use with youth
Today’s youth are constantly bombarded with the allure of harmful substances on social media. The highlight reel nature of social media misses the stark impacts that drugs and alcohol can have on us. On the next Line One, host Dr. Jillian Woodruff dives into the struggles that young people experience, with a conversation aimed at seeking compassion, and building trust.
24/05/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Ketamine Therapy
Ketamine was approved for Treatment Resistant Depression in 2019 and has quickly become a growing treatment option for this challenging form of depression. Despite the current buzz around this newly approved approach, many questions remain. How safe is Ketamine? What are the side effects? And is it effective? On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest discuss the uses, risks, and benefits of Ketamine in treating mental health conditions.
17/05/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: The health impacts of loneliness
A new report from the US Surgeon General highlights a trend of loneliness and isolation among Americans. According to the report, lack of connection with other people can create adverse health effects on par with frequent smoking. On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton explores the mental and physical health benefits that come with a sense of belonging and connection and what can go wrong when they’re missing.
10/05/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Anchorage Project Access
There’s a lot of barriers to accessing healthcare in Alaska including costs, long waitlists, language barriers, and more. Anchorage Project Access is a group that assists Alaskans statewide to help uninsured patients with a medical need access various specialties across 700 providers. On the next Line One, join host Dr Justin Clark as he explores the resources available with Anchorage Project Access.
12/04/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Everything Left to Remember
Steph Jagger lost her mother before she really lost her. As Jagger’s mother succumbed to Alzheimer’s she struggled to remember her favorite song, drink, and most heartbreaking of all, her own daughter. On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton speaks with Jagger about her and her mother’s story of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, detailed in her book Everything Left to Remember.
05/04/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
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.
29/03/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Celebrating Sobriety
Sobriety can be one of the most consequential changes someone can make in their life. It has the potential to improve your mental and bodily health, but it’s also a difficult path that faces large amounts of stigma. March is Alaska’s Sobriety Awareness Month, and on this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton talks with Recover Alaska’s sober heroes about their stories, and the ways sobriety has changed their lives.
22/03/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: World Tuberculosis Day
Tuberculosis is a disease with a complicated history in Alaska. For decades, the state has led the country in rates of infection, but care for people with tuberculosis has a history of discrimination and mistreatment. However, treatments have changed and health workers say cases are especially high right now. On this Line One, host Dr. Justin Clark explores the scope of tuberculosis in Alaska, and the treatments for those who have it.
15/03/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Brain Injury Awareness and Teamwork Rehabilitation
Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs occur with more frequency than we are aware and the lasting effects are also high; not every injury is apparent thus many go undiagnosed and don’t get the services and treatments needed to heal. TBIs bring hundreds of Alaskans to our major medical centers each year and can be the result of accidents or medical conditions such as seizure or stroke. On this episode of Line One, Dr. Jillian Woodruff MD explores how to prevent and treat TBIs.
22/02/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Headaches and Chronic Pain Management
Everybody has suffered from a headache at some point in their lives. But when are headaches abnormal? There are many types of headaches, and the symptoms and treatments for each are very different. How are headaches related to chronic pain and pain management treatment plans? Join host Dr Justin Clark as he explores headaches and chronic pain management.
08/02/2023 • 58 minutes 57 seconds
Line One: Disabilities and Winter Isolation
Living in Alaska in the Winter can be challenging for many of us. The darkness, cold, ice and snow make it challenging to get out, be active, and stay connected. Imagine trying to face these challenges if you are elderly, blind or in a wheelchair. On this next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton speaks with guests from the Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired to discuss the challenges and possible solutions for people with disabilities in the Winter.
02/02/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Infertility treatments new to Alaska
Approximately 1 in 5 heterosexual couples struggle to achieve pregnancy after 1 year of trying to conceive in the U.S. Only 12% of women use fertility services to receive help conceiving a child. In Alaska we have not had access to specialized assisted reproductive procedures that are now available. What are the causes of infertility? When should you see an infertility specialist? What help is available to achieve pregnancy? Dr. Jillian Woodruff and her guest share these answers with you to help achieve a healthy pregnancy.
25/01/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Mental Health Services for Transition-Aged Youth
People aged 13 to 23, referred to as transition aged youths, are when serious mental health disorders are often first discovered. Research shows that early treatment significantly decreases hospitalization and increases participation in school and employment. Many resources are now available in our community including the Power Center and Alaska Seeds of Change. In this episode of Line One, Dr Justin Clark explores these resources and much more about mental health.
11/01/2023 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Detecting and Preventing Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer accounts for 9% of all cancers. It is the third most common type of cancer and the fourth most common cause of death. Beating it is highly dependent on catching the cancer early through screening. What are the modifiable and non modifiable risks for colon cancer? What are the current screening guidelines? Is colonoscopy the only option? Join host Dr. Justin Clark as he explores these questions and much more about colorectal cancer on this episode of Line One.
14/12/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Talk of Alaska: Living with the End in Mind
Death is something we all know will inevitably come for us someday, but death is also something that many of us fear. Maybe it’s the uncertainty of what comes next? Or perhaps it’s the fear of “not existing”? Whatever it is has led us, as a culture, to shy away from exploring what death means and to speak of death in hushed tones. On this episode of Line One Prentiss Pemberton speaks with Ordained interfaith Chaplain, Barbara Becker who will discuss her new book, HEARTWOOD, which chronicles her search to find the answer to one Question: Can we live our lives more fully knowing someday we will die? Listen as Barbara shares what she has learned along the way about life and death.
07/12/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Information and Resources
Alzheimer’s Disease is now the 6th leading cause of death in the United
States and with our aging population, the numbers are growing. It is
estimated that 1 in 9 people over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s
Dementia. This brain disorder is characterized by a long, slow decline in
physical and cognitive functioning and with no effective treatment or cure,
Alzheimer’s is one of the most terrifying diagnoses a person and a family
can get. Lasting for 10 or more years, Alzheimer’s takes a tremendous toll
on the partners and children of those suffering from the unrelenting march
of this incurable and untreatable disease.
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.
16/11/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Mental health services for Alaskan students
As mental health needs in Alaska and the nation increase it has become harder to find resources for care, particularly for children and teens. Issues with inpatient care in Alaska have made headlines. However, newer intensive outpatient programs help to bridge this gap. A children’s partial hospital program for ages 9-15 offers short term intensive group therapy and incorporates ASD education so students don’t fall behind. Join me, Dr Justin Clark as I explore the mental health options for Alaska’s youth.
09/11/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Thriving with HIV/AIDS in Alaska
HIV/AIDS diagnoses have decreased by 8% in the US. In Alaska there are approximately 700 people living with this disease. By decreasing the associated stigma and shame we can better serve those living with the disease while continuing to decrease and eliminate its incidence.
02/11/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing
Trauma is defined as an event or a series of events that threatens physical injury or death and
causes feelings of extreme terror and helplessness. About 20% of people who experience
trauma will develop PTSD. It is as if the traumatic event gets locked in place, as if it is still
happening. Feelings of panic and fear, hypervigilance, isolation, depression, and substance
abuse problems are common outcomes for people experiencing PTSD. One Approach for
treating PTSD is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). On the Next Line
One, Trauma survivor Michael Baldwin, and Dr. Deborah Korn Will join Line one Host, Prentiss
Pemberton to discuss their new book “Every Memory Deserves Respect”.
27/10/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Inspire
Around 22 million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Treatment often involves a mask worn at night called a CPAP Machine. While it can be effective, it's often difficult for patients to tolerate the mask. Inspire is a new device that eliminates the need for a mask by implanting a small device in the chest to stimulate breathing while you sleep. In this episode of Line One, we explore this new technology and discuss other treatments for OSA.
12/10/2022 • 58 minutes 59 seconds
Line One: Testosterone and other hormones for men and women
HOST: Dr. Jillian WoodruffGUEST: Steve Goldring, R.Ph, known as “The Hormone Pharmacist”; licensed compounding pharmacistLINKS:www.simplehormones.com/alaska Steven Gorldring creates informational videos to explain some of the ways that hormones interact and how they can fluctuate throughout our lives.What is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy? www.biotemedical.comCommon myths about HRT: https://hwcoftexas.com/10-hormone-replacement-myths/Hormones are crucial to the functionality of our bodies, here is a description of the five most important ones:
05/10/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Therapeutic foster care
HOST: Prentiss PembertonGUESTS: Dan Bigly and Josh Geary, Denali Family ServicesLINKS:AK Child & FamilyChild Welfare Information GatewayCDC: Child abuse and neglect prevention strategies Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect fact sheetPARTICIPATE:Call 550-8433 (An
14/09/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Eating disorders
Eating disorders are a complex and widely misunderstood group of disorders that affect people from all walks of life. Impacting almost 9% of the population, eating disorders pose a huge risk to those who experience them and put a great strain on their family members and support networks. Eating disorders, as a group, have the second highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, trailing only Opioid addiction.On this episode of Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests from the Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance discuss these complex illnesses and explore resources and treatment options for people suffering from Eating Disorders.HOST: Prentiss PembertonGUESTS:Beth Rose, Alaska Eating Disorders AllianceDr. Laura Hill</st
07/09/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Pediatric endocrinology in Alaska
Children in Alaska can be affected by unique pediatric endocrine disorders like rickets, precocious or delayed puberty, short stature, thyroid dysfunction and pituitary gland disorders. Many of these have lifelong effects and can be difficult to identify. Some of these disorders are diagnosed at a higher rate in Alaska than in the Lower 48. How do these disorders show up and what treatments are available?
24/08/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Mental Health Mosaics -- Deepening conversations around suicide and mental health
Suicide has scarred families and communities across the state, but it is possible to heal. It’s also possible to talk about mental health in a way that prevents people from considering suicide in the first place. During the fourth and final installment of Out North’s Mental Health Mosaics, we go deeper to hear from community members who have lost loved ones and those who have come back from the brink.
18/08/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Mental Health Mosaics - Houselessness and crisis response
Houselessness and mental health are often intimately entwined. During the third installment of Out North's Mental Health Mosaics, we learn about the intersections of these issues through the stories of two individuals. In the end, we’ll discuss how emergency response systems are evolving to support the mental health of the entire community.
10/08/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Mental Health Mosaics — Racism and mental health
Breaking the silence around mental health concerns can be hard. People feel judged and misunderstood. On the second installment of Out North’s Mental Health Mosaics, we hear from community members about the ways that bias and discrimination harm mental health.
04/08/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Mental Health Mosaics — Breaking the Silence
Breaking the silence around mental health concerns can be hard. People feel judged and misunderstood. On this a special presentation of Mental Health Mosaics, a production of Out North, we hear from Martha Binkley as she discusses living with a serious mental illness and M.C. MoHagani Magnete
27/07/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Hormone replacement therapy myths, facts, and the unknown
Hot flashes, night sweats, short-term memory loss, mental fogginess, anxiety, low libido and insomnia are just some of the signs of decreasing hormone levels and menopause. Since the landmark women’s hormone study of 2002, even some doctors are intimidated by the prescription hormones used to balance levels and resolve these symptoms. Let’s learn the facts about hormones in menopause the good, the bad, and the controversial.
HOST: Dr. Jillian Woodruff
Steve Goldring, licensed compounding pharmacist and virtual patient educator
• Dr. Steven Gorldring creates informational videos to expla
15/07/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Thyroid nodules and cancer
The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland at the base of the neck. The thyroid can be hypoactive or hyperactive and can produce nodules. Most thyroid nodules are not serious and do not cause symptoms, but a small percentage of thyroid nodules are cancerous. We explore the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and cancer.
HOST: Dr. Justin Clark
Dr. John Muffoletto, Board Certified General Surgeon
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08/07/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: When and how to seek psychiatric medication
Many people struggling with mental health issues may want to consider psychiatric medication, but don’t know where to start. The number of options and side effects can be intimidating, but with professional guidance medication-assisted treatment can offer relief to those who are struggling.
HOST: Prentiss Pemberton
Dr. Richard Holt, psychiatrist, Juneau Behavioral Health
Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (10–11 a.m.).
Send an email to [email protected] before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air).
27/06/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Accessibility and dimensions of elderly support
Alaska’s elderly population is growing at a rapid rate while facing a range of challenges that can be distressing, and physically impairing. While the most common ailments faced are heart disease and Alzheimer’s & dementia, these are followed closely by depression, which often goes undiagnosed. How can we better assist our elders with the range of physical and emotional changes they are facing?
HOST: Dr. Jillian Woodruff
Ken Youngberg, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker providing mobile mental health care in Soldotna
Ade Akindipe, DNP, MBA, NP-C, Akins Mobile Health, a mobile health car
17/06/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: State program provides work experience for Alaska youth with disabilities
Work experience while in high school is one of the top predictors of employment success after high school for youth experiencing disabilities. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation has a robust summer work program helping 200 disabled youths across 17 sites in Alaska. Advocates say this resource is great for youth, their parents and for Alaska employers.
03/06/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Mental health resources in rural Alaska
Mental health challenges are on the rise for many Alaskans, and resources in rural Alaska remain difficult to access. Prentiss Pemberton speaks to John Solomon about his journey from a rock band and substance misuse to working for a tribal health organization in the Northwest Arctic borough and connecting communities with vital health services.
HOST: Prentiss Pemberton
John Solomon, director of Behavioral Health for Maniilaq Association
Behavioral Health Resources — Maniilaq Association
01/06/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Aging in place and caregiver support
Alaska has the fastest growing senior population per capita, with those aged 60 and older making up 19.5% of the state. It is estimated that there are nearly 8,500 elderly with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Our fortunate elders are supported by caregivers who often suffer from a lack of resources and support. Occupational therapists can provide much needed services to allow our elders to age with dignity in their homes and provide caregiver support.
HOST: Dr. Jillian Woodruff
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21/05/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Being blind in Alaska
Many people believe that being blind means not being able to see at all. In reality, there are a range of vision issues that qualify a person for assistance. The Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired discusses the myths and misconceptions about blindness, what life in Alaska is like for the visually impaired and the support and resources that are available.
13/05/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Pediatric chronic pain
Chronic pain is a disorder that does not just affect adults. Pediatric chronic pain often presents as headaches, abdominal pain and general musculoskeletal 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.
HOST: Dr. Justin Clark
Wendy Gaultney, pediatric pain psychologist
07/05/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Cults and indoctrination part 2
Getting sucked into a cult requires a combination of faith, loyalty and belief gone wrong. Most people believe that they are too smart and too independently-minded to fall prey to the charms of a cultic leader, or to blindly follow a belief system, yet many people do. Dr. Janja Lalich returns for deeper look into the world of cults, extremism and indoctrination.
HOST: Prentiss Pemberton
02/05/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Vaccine access for the disabled community
History is rife with examples of humans inflicting suffering onto one another, leaving us to wonder how such horrific acts are possible. David Livingstone Smith believes dehumanizing others is rooted in human psychology and leaves us vulnerable to leaders who trade in the politi
15/04/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Child abuse prevention and intervention
Early childhood experiences can have a major impact on the physical and emotional development of children. For children who grow up in an environment defined by domestic violence, addiction and neglect, the consequences can be significant. These children often struggle with attention problems, depression, anxiety and behavioral disorders. During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Dan Bigley joins Prentiss Pemberton to discuss what is being done to prevent child abuse before it happens and what can be done to help children who have experienced abuse in their lives.
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08/04/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: The psychology of cults
The idea of cults seems to both fascinate and scare us. Jonestown, Heaven’s Gate, Manson, NXIVM and Warren Jeffs are just a few examples of these dangerous organizations that have captivated us over the years. How do these things happen? Why do intelligent people often give up everything to blindly follow these leaders and their ideologies? What is the difference between a cult and other strong beliefs systems that are based solely on faith and blind loyalty? We’ll answer these questions and explore the world of cults, coercion and charismatic authority with cult expert Dr. Janja Lalich.
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01/04/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Depolarizing vaccine conversations
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30/03/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Moms Matter Now supports mothers before and after pregnancy
For a long time, psychiatry has widely held that early childhood trauma determines one’s mental health issues later in life. But what if that’s not entirely true? Some feel it’s important to reevaluate our beliefs about psychology. Prentiss Pemberton speaks to Dr. Michael Scheeringa, author of “The Trouble With Trauma: The Search To Discover How Beliefs Become Facts.”
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11/03/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: The rise in fentanyl overdoses in Alaska
Robert Bruce Snodgrass died in October 2022 from a fentanyl overdose. His mother, Sandy Snodgrass, believes Robert did not know he was taking fenta
05/03/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Health and homelessness in Anchorage and beyond
Homelessness is a highly visible problem in Alaska, and especially in Anchorage. Health issues related to homelessness include frostbite, injuries from violence and mental health problems. How does sheltering and medical treatment of the homeless population impact outcomes? What are the impacts to the community?
HOST: Dr. Justin Clark
Line One: How childhood nutrition affects chronic illness
Students in Noatak eat breakfast at school before class. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)
Childhood chronic illness affects 40% of school-aged children and adolescents. Nutrition, movement, environmental toxins and genetics play a role in this progression. Equally important is the ro
11/02/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: All things poop
Have you ever wondered if your bowel movements are normal? Is it too soft? Too hard? A weird color? Is it painful? On the next episode of Line One, we’ll discuss bowel movements, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.
HOST: Dr. Justin Clark
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05/02/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators advocate for vaccination
Educators have been dealing with the pandemic for more than a year, but the latest COVID surge is presenting new challenges. On the next installment of Alaska Public Media’s Talk to your Neighbor series, Dr. Jillian Woodruff speaks with members of the Alaska Coalition of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Educators to learn how they’re getting the word out about vaccination in schools and in the community.
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24/01/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Making your ‘crazy’ work for you
The cover of “Making Your Crazy Work for You.” (Courtesy photo)
Our early childhood experiences set the stage for how we feel about, and engage with, the world as adults. In “Making Your Crazy Work for You: From trauma and isolation to self-acceptance and love,” the authors explain that by co
18/01/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: All about sleep
Difficulty sleeping has affected all of us at one time or another. Lack of sleep or inadequate sleep can have drastic consequences for our day to day functioning as well as our overall health and happiness. What is insomnia? What is seasonal affective disorder or SAD? What is the difference between snoring and sleep apnea? We’ll discuss these issues and more.
HOST: Dr. Justin Clark
08/01/2022 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Dan Millman’s ‘Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit’
Author Dan Millman’s first book, “The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior,” introduced readers to the idea that the moment is all that really exists and that the quality of our moments become the quality of our lives. Millman
30/12/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Youth mental health and substance abuse in Alaska
The exterior of the ARCH building. (Photo via Volunteers of America – Alaska/Adolescent Residential Center for Help website)
With an estimated 75% of adult mental health problems developing before the age of 25, early and effective intervention is critical for a child’s future physical and emotional health. Volunteers of America Alaska works to fill in some of the resource gaps in Alaska.
17/11/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Dr. Zink provides updates on vaccination and hospital capacity
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05/11/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: ‘Why do I feel this way?’ When and how to seek mental health services
The past year-and-a-half has been a time of great uncertainty and fear leading to a sharp increase in depression and anxiety, even in those that were previously well. In Alaska, the overwhelming need for mental health resources is growing, but the capacity for care is stretched thin. What are some warning signs for mental health crises? Who should we contact if we are concerned about our mental health? Who should see a psychologist versus a psychiatrist?
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29/10/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
Line One: Flourishing with mental illness
Living with addiction, chronic depression, severe anxiety or any other mental illness can lead to a life of loneliness, despair and trauma. But that’s only one of the possible outcomes. History abounds with examples of people managing their mental health conditions and living lives filled with love, success and deep human connection. 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
22/10/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
How the pandemic is impacting health care workers’ mental health
A health care provider, wearing several types of personal protective equipment that is being tracked by the State of Alaska, provides care in 2020, for a woman hospitalized in an isolation room in the critical care unit of Bartlett Hospital, in Juneau. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)
Trauma is taking a serious toll on health ca
12/10/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
A new approach to thinking about brain health and the aging brain
From National Institute on Aging via Wikimedia Commons
The slow decline into helplessness and isolation is a common fear among people who have cared for family members who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors of American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society argue that the cure will not be found in pharmaceuticals, but in our ability to live our lives in a way that promotes positive Brain Health.
HOST: <a href="https://www.alaskapublic.org/about/people/dr-justin-cl
01/10/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: ‘Shining a light’ on suicide awareness
(Courtesy Alaska Department of Health and Human Services)
Suicide effects nearly all of us at some point in lives, and its impact is felt throughout o
15/09/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: COVID updates from a medical professional
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03/09/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: Deescalating situations with E.A.R.
(Courtesy of Bill Eddy)
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. Bill Eddy is one of the world’s leading experts on High Conflict Personalities, and his approach gives anyone an easy tool that’s highly effective at de-escalating tense situations.
HOST: <a href="https://www.alaskapublic
Karen Froland (right) and her mom, Alene Robinson, hold hands on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at the Aspen Creek assisted-living home in Anchorage.(Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media)
Assisted-living homes are highly flexible and supportive communities that offer staff support for activities. Basically, assisted living is for people who can live independently but want or need assistance with some of the tasks of daily living. As our population ages, it’s becoming a popular option for seniors nationwide. What services are available in Alaska?
09/08/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: The Addiction Inoculation part 2
The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lahey)
Author Jessica Lahey returns for a closer look at addiction prevention. When and howshould we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell themabout our own stories? And what are the right things to do when it comes toprotecting your children from addiction.
HOST: Prentiss Pemberton</str
The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey. (Photo courtesy of Jessic
16/07/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: ‘Keeping Love Alive’ co-authors discuss coping with Alzheimer’s
(Katherine Rose/KCAW photo)
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. Gary Chapman and Dr. Edward Shaw, co-authors of Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade: The 5 Love La
03/07/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: Addressing eating disorders among athletes
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25/06/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: Pediatric surgery resources
Having a child diagnosed with cancer is one of every parent’s worst nightmares. Alaska may be a small state but its services for pediatric surgery and oncology are robust. What are the most common types of pediatric surgery for cancer? What services are available in Alaska? Ho
11/06/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: Conquering the clutter
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. Author, therapist and hoarding expert Elaine Birchall joins host Prentiss Pemberton for a discussion about the causes, consequences and treatment of this stigmatized mental health condition.
HOST: Prentiss Pemberton
04/06/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: Dating after the pandemic
The last 16 months have changed the way many of us live our lives. Perhaps the biggest impact 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. Co-author of Dating Radar Bill Eddy discusses how to re-enter the world of dating and spot the warning signs of a high-conflict person.
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29/05/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: Gray divorce — causes, consequences and prevention
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08/05/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Are you or a loved one struggling with a mental health problem? Is anyone in your life dealing with addiction or behavioral challenges? Whatever you are dealing with, you are not alone. On this program, we’ll devote the entire show to listener questions and comments about anything related to mental, behavioral or emotional wellness.
03/05/2021 • 58 minutes 58 seconds
LISTEN: Identifying the root cause of disease with functional medicine
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is the most commonly diagnosed childhood mental health condition. But as more adults take their children in for treatment, many are coming to realize that they have been living with undiagnosed ADHD their entire lives. 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.
HOST: <a href="https://www.alaskapublic.org/about/people/prentiss-pemberton/" target="_blank" rel="noreferre