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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. 

This month, YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Counselor Emory Johnson is flying solo. She discusses nutrition and the benefits of subsistence foods over processed foods as we enter moose season.


In this episode, YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges and Public Health Director Brian Lefferts hear from a caller, Tim from Bethel, who experienced a breakthrough COVID-19 infection. Tim told us about how his vaccine protected him from serious illness. Lefferts and Hodges also discussed rising COVID-19 cases and the importance of getting vaccinated. 


YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges and YKHC Public Health Director Brian Lefferts joined us on Wednesday, Sept. 1 to discuss the current COVID-19 trends: increasing hospitalizations, rising case counts, and regional vaccination rates.


 

Diabetes Prevention and Control Outreach Specialist Emory Johnson and Exercise Physiologist Miles Rice from the YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Department join us this week to talk about stressors and how they affect our bodies. They also explain changes to the Zombie Run, and how you can get involved.


YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges and YKHC Director of the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering Brian Lefferts join us for Wellness Wednesday. In this episode we discuss schools reopening, the changing nature of what it means to be a close contact, and immunocompromised individuals.


 

  

This week, Bethel Family Clinic (BFC) behavioral health team members Jen Peeks, Blaine LaChance, and Paula Jones join us to discuss mental health resources and all things self-care. 

During July's edition of Peacetalk, we join TWC's Annie Mae Lee for a discussion on what we can do to provide support for members of the LGBTQ community, as well as for those battling addiction and struggling with mental illness.


YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges and YKHC Director of the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering Brian Lefferts discuss the Delta variant, Y-K Delta case trends, and answer listener call-in questions about vaccines.

This month, TWC's Annie Mae Lee is joined by Maya Morris, the children's advocate at TWC. They discuss childhood trauma, and how to de-escalate stressful situations for children.


YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Outreach Specialist Emory Johnson is joined by YKHC Exercise Physiologist Miles Rice to discuss exercise, heart health, and getting your muscles moving as we enter fishing season. 

  

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