Line One: Treating and detecting breast cancer
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
9M ago
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 ..read more
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Line One: Parenting through technology addiction
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
9M ago
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 ..read more
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Line One: Updates on the Opioid Epidemic
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
10M ago
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 ..read more
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Line One: Eating disorders in boys and men
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
10M ago
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 i ..read more
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Line One: Brain Injury Awareness and Teamwork Rehabilitation
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
10M ago
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 ..read more
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Line One: Mental Health Mosaics -- Deepening conversations around suicide and mental health
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
10M ago
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 ..read more
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Line One: Mental Health Mosaics - Houselessness and crisis response
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
10M ago
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 ..read more
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Line One: Eating disorders in boys and men
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
10M ago
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 i ..read more
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Line One: Back to school mental health for teens
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
10M ago
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 issue ..read more
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Line One: Youth and Social Media
Line One: Your Health Connection
by Alaska Public Media
10M ago
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 ..read more
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