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Wellness Wednesday

Wednesdays at 10:00am
  • Hosted by YKHC Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Irniamta Ikayurviat, Public Health Nursing, Tundra Women’s Coalition
  • Local Host Gabby Salgado

Wellness Wednesday is a talk show about health and wellness throughout the Y-K Delta that features health care providers from Bethel and the Y-K  Delta region. The program airs at 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday with hosts from YKHC Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Irniamta Ikayurviat, Public Health Nursing, and Tundra Women's Coalition. 

In this show we are joined by Aiden Keller, a nicotine cessation counselor, and Ashley Pelts, the Director of Health Promotion for the American Lung Association in Alaska, as they discuss the rise in e-cigarette usage thoughout Alaska and why e-cigarettes are dangerous. 


In this show we are joined by Annie Mae Lee, Nelson Kanuk, and Iris Paul as they discuss the recent Teens Lead Ahead gathering, where they looked at mental wellness and accepting differences. They also discuss the recent Bethel Pride March and what made it a success.  

In this show we are joined by host Victoria Galanopoulos, the nicotine prevention and cessation coordinator at YKHC, along with her guests as they discuss tobacco use within the LGBTQIA+ and two spirit communities in honor of Pride Month.  

In this show we are joined by Donna Bean and Evelina Achee, both public health nurses, and Dr. Bruce Chandler from Anchorage as they discuss tuberculosis, commonly known as TB, in the region. They look at the history of TB as well as the signs and symptoms, and how TB is still affecting the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta today. If you think you may have TB, or if you think you have come in contact with someone who has TB, visit the Alaska Public Health building here in Bethel or in Anchorage. You can also call Alaska Public Health at 907-543-2110. 


In this show we are joined by Elena Aluskak, the outreach coordinator at Irniamta Ikayurviat, the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Bethel, and CAC Program Director Carmen Pitka as they discuss Child Abuse Awareness Month. 


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In this show we are join by Annie Mae Lee, outreach and prevention coordinator at Tundra Women's Coalition (TWC), and Maya Morris, the children's advocate at TWC. The two discuss what TWC's outreach and prevention teams are doing, what strategies they take within the community, and the importance of resiliance. 


March 13, 2019: National Patient Safety Awareness Week

Mar 13, 2019
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In this show we are joined by Donna Bean, a public health nurse, and YKHC Performance Improvement Manager Debra Samson as they discuss National Patient Safety Awareness Week, and what you can do as a patient to ensure a safe hosptial visit. For more information, check out the Patient Safety table in the lobby of the hospital until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 13; from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 14; and from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 15. 


In this show we are joined by Donna Bean, a public health nurse, and Emily Riley, a pediatric resident, as they discuss the dangers of measles, mumps, and rubella and why it's important to get the MMR vaccine. 


In this show we are joined by Donna Bean, a public health nurse, and Abigail Morgan, a women's health nurse practitioner, as they discuss Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and human papillomarvirus (HPV). They talk about the steps we can take to reduce the risk of cervical cancer in women, and HPV throughout the population. 


In this show we are joined by Annie Mae Lee, Eileen Arnold, Deanne Watkins, Sharon Chakuchin, and Michelle DeWitt as they discuss the Bethel Homeless Coalition and the resources that are available within the Y-K Delta. 


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