Protecting our family’s health is on everyone’s mind these days, and there’s a new way to navigate the healthcare system to get the quality care you deserve.
18. Managing Diabetes
Michael Story, Senior Workplace Wellness Advisor at UHA “connects the dots” on Tips to manage diabetes with Nurse Doris Villorente. Doris is a Registered Nurse and a certified case manager with UHA Health Insurance. She’s part of the RN Care Specialist team who manages the complex healthcare of members. She specializes in diabetes and pre-diabetes management. On this episode Nurse Doris explains what diabetes is, the warning signs for those who may be at risk, how to treat or manage diabetes, and the resources available.
17. Nutrition 101
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson talks with Dr. Jinan Banna, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences at University of Hawaii. Dr. Banna specializes in women’s health, weight loss and chronic disease prevention. In this episode she explains what makes a healthy diet, fad diets, tips on losing weight and how to stay on track.
16. Self-care during the Holidays
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson talks with therapist Heather Pierucki on self-care during the holidays. She is an experienced therapist who specializes in helping the community understand trauma, its impact on the body, mind, and environment, and how to seek and find support for healing. Heather addresses the importance of prioritizing our mental health during the holidays and why self-care is important.
15. Top 10 Signs Of Alzheimer's
What is Alzheimer’s? Talk Story’s McKenna Maduli discussed the disease with Dr. Poki’i Balaz, Interim Executive Director at Lunalilo Home. How can you help someone experiencing the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s? What community resources are available for those affected by Alzheimer’s and their caregivers? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
14. Well-being for the "Whole" You
Michael Story, UHA’s Senior Workplace Wellness Advisor “connects the dots” on Wellbeing for the “Whole” You with Ryan Wolf. They discuss the five elements of wellbeing: career, social, financial, physical and community. Ryan is the Wellbeing Lead at Gallup, the global research and consulting firm that helps build exceptional workplaces. In his role he leads Gallup’s health and wellbeing strategies in collaboration with its research, benefits, and external medical and wellness teams. He develops solutions and initiatives for Gallup clients, associates and family members. He’ll discuss tips on how to improve each element of wellbeing, especially during an on-going pandemic.
13. The Healthy Hawaii Strategic Plan
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on the Healthy Hawaii Strategic Plan with Lola Irvin and Mark Garrity. They discuss the Healthy Hawaii Strategic Plan, a roadmap for improving the health of Hawaii residents by preventing and reducing chronic disease. Irvin is the Administrator of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of the Hawaii State Department of Health, and Garrity is the President of Urban Pacific Consulting. Together they explain the goals of the plan in improving health and wellness, decreasing premature death and disability from chronic disease, increasing quality of life and reducing health disparities.