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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Melvyn Yeoh, Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 11

 

As with all cancers, early detection is critical to the treatment and survival of oral cancer.  On this episode of Kentucky Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Melvyn Yeoh shares important habits that we can all develop to improve our own dental hygiene and the outcome, should oral cancer appear.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

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Health Effects of Chronic Stress

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Paul Norrod, Extension Specialist for Rural Health and Safety

Episode 32, Season 4

In the third show of our stress series,  Dr. Paul Norrod discusses the detrimental health impacts of chronic stress.  He outlines how the build up of stress can negatively influence other heath indicators to cause long-term effects. He also gives some great suggestions for mitigating stress to combat the effect of chronic stress.

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Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

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Stress and our Emotions

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Paul Norrod, Extension Specialist for Rural Health and Safety

Episode 31, Season 4

Stress is something we all experience.  How we handle or deal with stress can impact how we function and many of our systems within our bodies.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Paul Norrod shares how stress impacts our emotions and feelings.  He discusses the hormones that are released when we are feeling stressed and the role those hormones play in regulating our emotions. This is part two of a three-part series on stress.

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Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

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Recurrence Anxiety

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Bethany Giles, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, Markey Cancer Center

Cancer Conversations Episode 34

Whether it is you or a loved one who has had cancer, there may be some recurrence anxiety.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Bethany Giles shares some ways to cope with the anxious feelings that many experience concerning the recurrence of cancer.  She also share what you should do if your cancer does recur.

Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS is a partnership project between Family and Consumer Sciences Extension and the Markey Cancer Center.

For more information:

Understanding Recurrence - American Cancer Society

Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

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The Effects of Stress on Our Brains

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Paul Norrod, Extension Specialist for Rural Health and Safety

Episode 30, Season 4

Stress is something we all experience.  How we handle or deal with stress can impact how we function and many of our systems within our bodies.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Paul Norrod shares how stress impacts our brains.  He shares how stress that builds up over time can affect our ability to think and process properly.  This is part one of a three-part series on stress.

Connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

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Financial Recovery after a Natural Disaster

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e 11, Season 4

"(Storm) Survivors are faced with so many decisions that can affect their family's financial well-being and their over all well-being." -Nichole Huff

At one time, we thought spring was the storm season in Kentucky.  And while we still see many spring storms, it seems any season is now storm season!  This month for the Talking FACS MoneyWi$e segment, Dr. Nichole Huff discusses how to recover financially from natural disasters.  She shares steps to take immediately after the disaster occurs as well as things you can do before disaster strikes in hopes of mitigating the financial effects left in a storm's wake.

For more information about this topic and other MoneyWi$e topics, visit:

MoneyWi$e Newsletter

MoneyWi$e Website

MoneyWi$e Facebook Page

 

Orofacial Pain

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Isabel Moreno Hay, Division Chief and Director, Orofacial Pain Program, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 10

Pain of the face and around the head and neck can originate from many different sources.  On this episode of KY Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Moreno Hay shares about various types of orofacial pain, whether it is referred pain and not dental pain at all, and how it is treated.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Ombudsman: Your Advocate in Long-Term Care Communities

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kim Browning, Outreach Coordinator, Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Episode 29, Season 4

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This week on Talking FACS, Kim Browning shares about the Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in preparation for Older Americans Month which is celebrated annually in May.  She discusses the benefits of the program for residents of long-term care facilities, as well as how staff and family members can reap rewards from participation.  Additionally, she shares how people who are interested in volunteering with the program can get involved. 

For more information:

Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

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Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

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What to do When my Child Lies

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 28, Season 4

"Understanding why children lie can help us, as parents, handle when they do." - David Weisenhorn

Whether you call it a tall tale, a fib, stretching the truth, or a whopper, at some point children are going to tell a "story" that many would classify as a lie. As children develop and learn, they are constantly learning new things about the world around them.  On this epidsode of Talking FACS, Dr. David Weisenhorn shares tips for parents who are experiencing just another of childhood's social and cognitive developmental stages.  

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UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

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The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia - The Students’ Perspectives

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guests: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center, Karlee Compton and Michael Buoncristiani, ACTION Program student participants

 

Cancer Conversations Episode 33

Kentucky has the highest rate of new cancer cases and deaths in the nation, with the greatest burden of the disease being in the Appalachian region. High risk behaviors, poverty, low healthcare access and engagement, and other factors drive these high rates.  This month on Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Nathan Vanderford shares about his second edition book The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia, a collection of essays written by students who have been personally affected by cancer and also live in the region.  We visit with two of these students, Karlee Compton and Michael Buoncristiani, as they share about their experience participating in the ACTION program and writing for the book.

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Listen to:

Karlee's Story Just A Disease

Michael's Story A Continuous War

 

For more information about :

Appalachian Career Training in Oncology Program

 

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Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

 

 

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