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Relationship Building with a Hug

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 22, Season 4

Hugs are powerful relationship building tools.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. David Weisenhorn shares the many benefits of reaching out and hugging your children to their growth and development.  Not only does it benefit their social and emotional health, but it also benefits many other aspects of your relationship.

 

Reducing Your Risk of Diabetes with the Diabetes Prevention Program

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

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 21, Season 4

Type 2 Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects many Kentuckians.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares the risk factors that many people face and how we can take steps to prevent or delay the onset of this chronic condition.  She also outlines a program sponsored by Family and Consumer Sciences Extension in partnership with UK Healthcare Barnstable Brown, the Diabetes Prevention Program, which is availble in communities across Kentucky.

For more information click the links below.

Diabetes Risk Test

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Cancer Clinical Trials: Benefits to Patients and Society

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

Guest: Dr. Zhonglin Hao,  Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, Markey Cancer Center

Cancer clinical trials are research studies to test the efficacy of treatments for various types of cancer.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Hao shares the importance of clinical trials to the treatment of cancer and how we all benefit from those willing to participate in these research experiences.

For more information about clinical trials, visit:

www.NCCN.org

www.Clinicaltrials.gov

Clinical Trails at Markey Cancer Center

Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

 

 

Preventing Suicide Through Social Connections

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 20, Season 4

On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Paul Norrod shares information about how we can establish relationships and connections now to prevent mental health crises in the future.  While his focus is primarily on rural and farm families, the information he shares can be applied to individuals and families in all situations and walks of life.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Crisis Text Line, Text HOPE to 741741

Financial Recovery and Resilience

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 7, Season 4

Building financial resiliency takes patience and time.  With a few simple skills outlined by Dr. Nichole Huff, anyone can learn the skills needed to build financial health and wealth for the future. 

MoneyWi$e Newsletter

MoneyWi$e Website

MoneyWi$e Facebook Page

Access to Dentistry in Rural Kentucky

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

Guest: Dr. Emily Winfrey, Division Chief of Comprehensive Care, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 4

The distribution of dentists across Kentucky impacts our Commonwealth in many ways.  On this episode of KY Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Emily Winfrey shares about the lack of dentists in our state and where they are located and what the UK College of Dentistry is doing to promote rural dentistry practices across Kentucky.

 

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Great Beginnings -Breakfasts for Champions

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest:  Dr. Sandra Bastin, Extension Specialist for Food and Nutrition

Episode 19, Season 4

Starting your day with a great breakfast is the first step to a healthy eating plan.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Sandra Bastin shares tips for packing your breakfast full of nutrient dense foods.  She gives suggestions for using typical "breakfast" foods to fuel your day and provide menu ideas for other meals.  Make including a healthy breakfast routines part of your 2022 healthy resolutions.

For more healthy eating ideas visit your local extension office.

Click the link to find your UK Cooperative Extension Office.

To eat or not to eat: How to know when you are hungry

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

Guest: Dr. Courtney Luecking, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 18, Season 4

Following hunger cues is one of the best ways we can avoid overeating all the time, but especially during the holidays when we might be distracted.  Dr. Courtney Luecking shares tips and suggestions for avoiding overindulging this holiday season that you can take with you into the new year.

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Serving Up a Holiday Tradition - Kentucky Country Ham

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

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Specialist for Food Safety and Food Preservation

Episode 17, Season 4

Country Ham will grace many Kentucky family tables this holiday season.  Annhall Norris shares a little about the history of this treasured Kentucky delicacy as well information about how it is preserved, stored and prepared.  Listen to this show to learn more about different ways to enjoy this time honored Kentucky traditional meat.

 

For more information:

How to Make a Country Ham

What do I do with my Country Ham? - video

Making a Country Ham - video

Promoting Cancer Screening for Black Individuals

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

Guest: Dr. Adebola Adegboyega, RN, Assistant Professor, UK College of Nursing

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 30

There are health disparities among black and brown populations that are especially prevalent when we look at cancer.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Bola Adegboyega, discusses the importance of early detection through cancer screenings.  She also discusses how social factors such as where some lives and works can impact their health.

For more information, visit:

Cancer Disparities Chartbook

Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

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