UHA Connecting The Dots

UHA Connecting The Dots

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.

Episodes

January 25, 2024 14 mins
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on “Home Grown Physicians” featuring Austin Corpus. Corpuz shares what inspired him to pursue the medical field; the realities of choosing this career path; and offers advice to those who may be considering a career in medicine.
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Jeannette Koijane, MPH is Executive Director of Kokua Mau. Koijane explains health care directives; who should be a part of the conversation when planning advance health care directives; tips on selecting an agent(s); and how to start the discussion.
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o UHA Health Insurance’s Mike Story and Financial Educator and Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor Bunny Tanaka of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union discuss the psychology of spending. In this episode, Bunny explains how family history affects our relationship with money; how each generation has different experiences with money; how parents can explain to their children, the value of money; spending and saving; and how you c...
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UHA Health Insurance’s Mike Story and RN Care Specialist Floris Batara discuss preventive health for men and women. In this episode, learn about preventive health; key screenings recommended for men and women; the importance of each key screening; recommended vaccinations/immunizations; and why high blood pressure is called the “silent killer.”
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HI Now’s Rachel Pacarro and Dawn Pasikala with National Kidney Foundation discuss Diabetes Prevention. In this episode, Pasikala discusses the difference between pre-diabetes and diabetes; the effect of diabetes in Hawaii; the different types of diabetes; the importance of screening for diabetes; and resources available, like the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
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HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson and Phil Camp of Hi.arch.y discuss The Missing Piece: Architecture and Well-being. In this episode, Camp explains how architecture affects workplace wellness and productivity; how sustainable design impacts employees and communities; and gives examples of well-certified buildings in Hawaii. As more companies emphasize workplace wellness, Camp advises cost-effective ways to improve workspaces and even home of...
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October 17, 2022 26 mins
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson and Michael Hernandez-Soria of Hawaiian Cool Water “connect the dots” on What’s in your Water. In this episode, Hernandez-Soria explains what kind of contaminants can be found in tap water, and if store-bought filters are effective in removing these contaminants. He’ll also discuss pH, alkaline water, osmosis and reverse osmosis.
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July 15, 2022 14 mins
HI Now’s Rachel Pacarro and Dr. Mestisa C. Gass, Program Director for Mental Health America of Hawaii “connect the dots” on Lifting the Veil on Mental Health. Dr. Gass is passionate about bringing education, support and resources to all communities, especially rural areas like the town she grew up in. In this episode Dr. Gass explains how mental health can affect your body and mind, provides tips on how parents can normalize conver...
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April 6, 2022 10 mins
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 ...
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March 1, 2022 23 mins
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.
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December 24, 2021 25 mins
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.
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December 10, 2021 11 mins
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.
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October 14, 2021 36 mins
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...
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September 24, 2021 14 mins
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 Pa...
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August 25, 2021 17 mins
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on the Science of Sleeping Well with Dr. Val Cacho. Dr. Cacho is a board-certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician. A Loma Linda University alumnus, she completed a sleep fellowship at the Cedar Sinai Medical, and a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. The co-editor of “Integrative Sleep Medicine,” Dr. Cacho discusses what happens to your body as...
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August 15, 2021 21 mins
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on Moving More for Better Health with Terri Dietz. With over 30 years of experience in the health, fitness and wellness industry, Terri believes in each person’s ability to become their best self. Why is movement important to our physical health and overall well-being? What is the suggested duration a person should be active? Learn how you can incorporate movement into your day, and how y...
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July 14, 2021 31 mins
HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on the Well-Being Equalizer with Michael Story. What does work life balance and well-being really mean? As a member of UHA’s Work Well team, Michael Story introduces workplace wellness solutions to organizations throughout Hawaii. He shares how we can live a more balanced life, and how we can support each other in our wellness journey.
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June 2, 2021 16 mins
What is oral health? What are some routines to follow for optimal oral health? Kahala Howser of Hawaii Dental Service helps us understand the importance of preventative care and navigating oral health
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May 17, 2021 32 mins
HI Now’s Kanoe Gibson “connects the dots” on “Stress and Coping” with Dr. Jeffrey D. Stern. What is stress? What does it do to our mind and body? Do the effects of stress change as we age? Dr. Stern explains what “stress” is, and how we can navigate through it, using simple and healthy stress management routines.
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HI Now’s Kainoa Carlson “connects the dots” on “Reconnecting with your Primary Care Physician” with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. Dr. Kozak discusses the importance of reconnecting with your Primary Care Physician, keeping routine healthcare appointments and alternatives to in-person visits.
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