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Family Health History

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 25, Season 2

Learning your family health history is important to your own health.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with our Family Health Specialist, Natalie Jones, to discuss why it is so important for you to know about the significant health events that have occurred in your family tree.  Listen in; then sit down with your family and talk about your health!

My Family Health Portrait

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout FCS

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

Guest: Kayla Godbey, Family and Consumer Sciences State Program Consultant, KY Department of Education

Episode 24, Season 2

Tuesday, December 3rd, is FCS Day.  All across Kentucky, we're celebrating Dining in for FCS Day with a taco fiesta.  But first, Kayla Godbey (FCS State Program Consultant) is going to share with Dr. Jennifer Hunter about all the exciting things that are happening in Family and Consumer Sciences in secondary education in counties all throughout the Bluegrass State.  So join in as we "taco 'bout FCS!"

 

 

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Dressing for Success

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

Guests: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support and Jeanne Badgett, Senior Extension Associate for Clothing, Textiles, and Household Equipment

Episode 23, Season 2

In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Mindy McCulley and Jeanne Badgett to discuss tips for dressing professionally.  Whether interviewing for a job or simply representing yourself and your company at work, the way you dress is impactful.  Take time to nurture your professional image through the way you present yourself.

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The Lung Nodule Clinic at the University of Kentucky

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

Guest: Holly Stilz, Physician’s Assistant, UK Healthcare in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 12

The Lung Nodule Clinic at the University of Kentucky is a unique resource for Kentuckians.  In this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Holly Stilz shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter about the incidence of lung cancer in Kentucky and the specialized services that people can receive at the clinic.

For more information:

Navigating Tough Situations

Followup Care is Important

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Let’s Talk About Lung Cancer

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

Guest: Dr. Jordan Miller, Thoracic Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery, UK College of Medicine

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 11

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  This week, on Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, we are going to visit with some of the experts in the field about prevention and treatment!  Today, Dr. Jennifer Hunter visits with Dr. Jordan Miller from the UK College of Medicine.  He shares statistics about the incidence of Lung Cancer in Kentucky as well as some screening options that you might want to talk about with your doctor if you have smoked in the past or are currently smoking.

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Connect with the UK Markey Cancer Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

Using Herbs and Spices

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 22, Season 2

 

Now is a great time to talk about herbs and spices with all the food preparation that will be happening during the next few weeks! On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf talk about all the many ways that you can expand your spice cabinet to introduce new flavors and perhaps replace some of the more high calorie flavorings on which we tend to rely.

Savor the Flavor: Seasoning with Spices

Savor the Flavor: Building Flavors with Herbs

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Fueling Kindness: Helping Children Develop Empathy Skills

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 21, Season 2

Empathy skills will benefit children at home, on the playground, in the classroom and all throughout life.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. David Weisenhorn to explore some of the ways that parents can help their children be empathetic.

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Take the Bite out of Scary Scams!

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

Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Episode 20, Season 2

Scam Artist, Con Man, Fraudster . . . whatever you choose to call them, their goal is to scare you into giving them something-your money, your personal information, access to what they want.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Kelly May visits with Dr. Jennifer Hunter and shares tips to help you avoid being scammed! She provides details of some current scams that are plaguing Kentucky and surrounding areas. Listen in and learn ways to protect yourself, so that when you hear the menacing jingle, you will be prepared to respond appropriately.

For more information visit:

The Kentucky Attorney General's Office

The Better Business Bureau

ScamAlerts

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Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

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

Guest: Rachel Miller, MS, RD, CSO, LD, Registered Dietitian Consultant, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 10

We've all heard the old adage, "You are what you eat."  The foods you choose to eat can certainly impact your health.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Rachel Miller from the Markey Cancer Center to discuss the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as other tips for making healthy food choices.

For additional information, visit:

Markey Menu a blog with recipe demonstration videos, every day healthy eating tips and much more from the UK Markey Cancer Center

American Institute for Cancer Research: What to Eat to Lower Cancer Risk

American Cancer Society: Eat Healthy and Get Active

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Good Samaritan Laws

 

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

Guest:  Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Episode 19, Season 2

On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Alex Elswick talk about Good Samaritan Laws.  These laws protect individuals who are merely trying to save another's life.  Listen in for a great description and to develop an understanding of what these laws entail.

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