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Reducing Stigma

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

Guest: Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development

Episode 42, Season 2

The fear of stigma can prevent those who really need assistance from seeking it.   This week on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Kerri Ashurst to discuss ways to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health concerns.

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Talking to Your Children about COVID-19

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 41, Season 2

When life gets turned upside down, it is sometimes difficult to know how much to share with your children.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr.  David Weisenhorn sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to share how, when and what to share with children at every age and stage.  As we all learn more about what living with a pandemic means, Dr. Weisenhorn will walk us through the steps of making life as a normal as possible for the kids in your life.

For more information:

Talking to Your Kids about COVID-19

kycovid.ky.gov Scroll down to resources for children

For additional Coronavirus resources:

UK Family and Consumer Sciences Facebook Page

UK Cooperative Extension Coronavirus Website

KY Coronavirus Hotline 1-800-722-5725

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Managing Time Effectively

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 40, Season 2

Time management is a challenge that many people face.  Whether you work at home or away, Kelly May shares tips with Dr. Jennifer Hunter for managing your time effectively.

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Managing Time while Working Remotely (Video)

 

Quitting Nicotine

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

Guest: Dr. Audrey Darville, University of Kentucky College of Nursing

Episode 39, Season 2

Any day is a good day to stop using products containing nicotine.  Kick Butts Day is on March 18th.  So,why not get a jump on the festivities and quit today.  Dr. Audrey Darville from Kentucky BREATHE shares great information about why and how you can quit nicotine.  Do your health a favor and quit!

For more information:

Kick Butts Day

BREATHE Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments

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Your First Defense Against Illness: Proper Handwashing

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Special Edition Episode

When it's cold and flu season, your first defense against illness is proper handwashing.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Natalie Jones to discuss proper handwashing technique and ideal times for washing your hands. 

For additional information, visit your local extension office.

Proper Handwashing Video

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Healthy Family Habits

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 38, Season 2

Developing healthy habits together as a family is a great way to foster positive relationships.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. David Weisenhorn explore some great healthy habits that your family will want to develop, if they aren't already a part of your routine.

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Interview Strategies that Lead to Job Offers

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

Guests:  Caroline Francis, Director of Alumni Career Services and Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

Episode 37, Season 2

When it is time to meet your potential new employer face to face, prepare yourself with an arsenal of tools to calm your nerves around the interview process.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane, from the UK Alumni Career Services Center return to discuss successful interview strategies.  If you want the job, be prepared to do the prep work!

Visit Alumni Career Services online.

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Community Cancer Screening Opportunities

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

Guest: Melissa Hounshell, UK Markey Cancer Center Community Outreach Director and Melanie Hunter, Outreach Coordinator

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 15

We all know that cancer is a disease that touches nearly every Kentuckian, but did you know that there are several free screening opportunities offered in communities across the state?  On this edition of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter explores the many opportunities available to Kentuckians with the director and coordinator of outreach at UK Markey Cancer Center, Melissa Hounshell and Melanie Hunter.

For more information:

Kentucky Cancer Link 1-877-597-4655 (toll free)

or email melissa.hounshell@uky.edu or melanie.hunter@uky.edu

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Grab and Go the Healthier Way

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

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

Episode 36, Season 2

Finding healthy eating options when you are out and about can sometimes be a challenge.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Courtney Luecking to explore ways to head off what can sometimes be an obstacle to making healthier eating choices.

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Understanding and Preventing COPD

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 35, Season 2

COPD is a disease that many people have but may not even realize they have it.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Natalie Hunter to gain an understanding of COPD, which affects many Kentuckians.  They explore some of the symptoms and steps you can take to prevent the disease.

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