Line One: Your Health Connection 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 child care, 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.
Line One: Your Health Connection

Line One: Your Health Connection

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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 child care, 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.

Most Recent Episodes

When perfectionism becomes unhealthy | Line One

Perfectionism is a trait that on its head seems helpful for your work and personal life, but when it goes too far, it can become a toxic influence on our mental health and relationships. How do you tell when perfectionism becomes unhealthy, and what can you do to prevent it from becoming a harmful influence? Join host Prentiss Pemberton as we learn to be imperfect on this Line One.

Candid conversations on sex therapy | Line One

Studies suggest that up to 40% of women and 30% of men report dysfunction during intimacy at some point in their lives, but conversations on the subject can be difficult and awkward, even between longtime partners. On this Line One, host Dr. Jillian Woodruff and her guest discuss how sex therapy for couples and individuals can strengthen connections, enhance communication, and revive intimacy.

Celebrating Nurse's Week | Line One

Nurses are an integral part of today's medical system. When talking about nurses, it's hard to find things they don't do. Nurses work long hours, care for vulnerable patients, and are the backbone of the medical industry. In honor of Nurse's week, which starts May 6, host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests discuss the landscape of Nursing in Alaska.

Unveiling common skin conditions | Line One

The skin is our body's largest organ, making up about 15% of our body weight. It's our first line of defense, shielding us from environmental toxins, regulating our body temperature, and helping to get rid of waste through sweat. It's also a mirror of our overall health; changes in its appearance can often signal underlying health issues. Join host Dr. Jillian Woodruff on this Line One, as she and her guest discuss the science of skin.

The underlying effects of trauma | Line One

Traumatic experiences can come in many ways, including from witnessing trauma in others around you. Whether in childhood or as an adult, the way it changes your brain has far-ranging effects. Finding the right mental health provider to begin healing can also be challenging in a state like Alaska. Join host Dr Justin Clark as he discusses trauma, and how to navigate mental health services to find the right provider for yourself on this episode of Line One.

Complex Care with guest host Dr. Anne Zink | Line One

Have you or a loved one ever felt caught between the cracks of a fragmented health care system? Too often, Alaskans with complex needs receive care that is expensive, inefficient, and poorly coordinated. How do we transform our systems to better care for patients with complex needs and to better serve Alaskans? On this Line One, guest host Dr. Anne Zink and her guests discuss complex care in Alaska.

Plant-powered health in Alaska | Line One

According to the CDC, 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. is due to heart disease. While there are many factors that play into heart health, a plant-based diet can decrease your risk of heart disease by up to 25%. Factoring in exercise, stress reduction, and good sleep habits can decrease the risk even more. On this episode of Line One, host Dr. Jillian Woodruff and her guests discuss the benefits of a plant-based diet and naturopathic medicine.

Penicillin and other drug allergies

Were you told as a child that you're allergic to penicillin? Have you avoided it your whole life as a result? That's a common scenario that happens with many antibiotics and drugs. However, less than 1% of people are actually allergic to penicillin and avoiding it can have serious effects for you and your community. Join host Dr Justin Clark as he discusses how and why to get tested for drug allergies on this Line One.

Addressing Alaska's high rates of syphilis | Line One

Rates of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, have been increasing in Alaska and around the country over the last 5 years. This is particularly true of syphilis, which often has no symptoms but can lead to significant health problems without treatment. It can also have serious effects when passed from a pregnant mother to an unborn child. On this Line One, host Dr. Justin Clark and his guests discuss the extent of Alaska's syphilis outbreak, and how to detect, prevent, and treat it and other STIs.

Managing and treating uterine fibroids| Line One: Your Health Connection

Research shows that up to 80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids by the age of 50. These non-cancerous tumors can have profound impacts on menstrual cycles, fertility, and overall quality of life. What causes fibroids, and how can they be managed or treated? On this Line One, host Dr. Jillian Woodruff and her guest explore these and more questions about fibroids.

Managing and treating uterine fibroids| Line One: Your Health Connection