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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, Public Health Nursing, and Tundra Women's Coalition. 

This week, state public health nurse Donna Bean sat down wwith KYUK's Krysti Shallenberger to discuss how the organization is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges facing rural Alaska, and recommendations on staying healthy. 


This week, KYUK is joined by YKHC for a round table discussion on what you need to know about the spread of the coronavirus in the Y-K Delta. They discuss the latest information and guidlines from YKHC and the CDC. 


Aiden Keller

In this show we are joined by YKHC Nicotine Dependence Counselor Aiden Keller, Diabetes Outreach Specialist Ray Peterson, and Exercise Physiologist Miles Rice as they discuss staying healthy and active during these long winter months.

In this show, we are joined by YKHC Nicotine Dependence Treatment Counselors Aiden Keller and Jerrilyn Andrew as they talk to local singer-songwriter Kevin Morgan about his journey to quit tobacco. 


In this show, we discuss how YKHC's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation partnered with the YKHC Pre-Maternal home to bring us "Angelina's Journey". This is the story of a young woman who wanted to quit using tobacco to protect the life of her child.


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.


Grady Deaton / KYUK

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. 

Gabby Salgado / KYUK

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. 


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