Wellness Wednesday

Wednesdays at 10:00am
  • Hosted by YKHC Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Irniamta Ikayurviat, Tundra Women’s Coalition
  • Local Host Elyssa Loughlin

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, and Tundra Women's Coalition. 

Over the past 50 years, the rise of single use materials, especially plastics, have changed the way we live our lives. But how have they affected our bodies? Here to discuss plastic waste and what we can do to clean up our rivers, oceans, and tundra are ONC Natural Resources Technician Kara Black, and Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Communications and Outreach Coordinator Terese Schomogyi.

In April's edition of Irniamta Ikayurviat, the program's outreach coordinator, Elena Aluksak, speaks about keeping children safe and preventing them from harm for Child Abuse Awareness Month.

YKHC Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program Coordinator Victoria Galanopoulos and YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Outreach Specialist Emory Johnson are joined by Dr. Sean Davis to discuss oral health. They also talk about how your mouth is your first line of defense in maintaining a healthy immune system.

This month, Annie Mae Lee sat down with Louise Angaiak to discuss the importance of staying positive while goal setting and taking personal responsibility.

March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, and here to prepare us are public health nurses Donna Fearey and Evie Achee. On this episode, they discuss the history of TB in the region, provide resources for Y-K Delta residents, and interview Katie Roehl, a TB survivor.

For National Nutrition Awareness Month, YKHC’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program hosts a conversation about nutrition, wellness, and making healthy choices. This episode is hosted by program coordinators Victoria Galanopoulos and Emory Johnson, who interview Audrey Conrad, a registered dietician with YKHC’s Diabetes Prevention Program.


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In this episode of Peacetalk, TWC's Annie Mae Lee discusses the hows, the whys, and how to spot the signs of teen dating violence.

On this episode of Peacetalk, which originally aired on Wednesday, Jan. 27, TWC's Annie Mae Lee is joined by Nicholai Joekay and Charlotte Gruber to discuss the new year, resolutions, and sticking to living a healthier, substance-free lifestyle. 

It's important to get out and get moving, even when the temperature dips below zero. In this episode, we speak to Stacey Reardon from the Y-K Fitness Center, YKHC therapist Charlotte Gruber, and community members to discuss the importance of physical activity, the science behind getting our hearts pumping, and ideas for getting outside.

This week, Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., CEO and President of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), spoke with us about Alzheimer's awareness and resources, and the upcoming 2021 National Educating America Tour.