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 YKHC Nicotine Dependence Treatment Counselor Aiden Keller, Janessa Esquible, and Carey Steele as they discuss working through stress during the holiday season.


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In this show, we are joined by YKHC Nicotine Dependence Treatment Counselor Aiden Keller and respiratory therapist Danny Suiter as they discuss lung health and the Great American Smokeout.


In this show we are joined by Elena Aluskak, the outreach coordinator at Irniamta Ikayurviat, the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Bethel, as she discusses child safety and the traditional methods for helping and raising children. 

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In this show we are joined by YKHC Nicotine Dependence Treatment Counselor Aiden Keller and four teen leaders from YEAH, which stands for Youth Encouraging Alaskans' Health. As advocates, these teens work on a local level for Alaska to become tobacco free. In this show, they discuss the impacts of e-cigarettes on youth and the work that YEAH is doing to prevent young people from using tobacco.

In this show we are joined by Annie Mae Lee, the outreach and prevention coordinator for Tundra Women's Coalition, as she discusses domestic violence, how to recognize it, and what we can do to prevent it. Next month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so it is important to be aware of what is happening and how to prevent it. 


In this show we are joined by Aiden Keller, a nicotine cessation counselor, and Ray Peterson with YKHC’s Diabetes Prevention as they discuss the effects that nicotine and tobacco have on diabetes, as well as the effects of secondhand and thirdhand smoke. 


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. 


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