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Oral Health is Key to Men’s Health: Building Awareness of National Men’s Health Month

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

Guest: Dr. Zindell Richardson, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, UK College of Dentistry

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June is National Men's Health Month, raising awareness about health care for men, while encouraging boys, men, and their families to practice and implements healthy living decisions.On this episode of Kentucky Smiles, Dr. Zindell Richardson shares about oral health and how it is a key component of overall health.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Secrets of the Nutrition Facts Label Revealed!

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

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

Episode 26, Season 4

As National Nutrition Month® wraps up this week, Dr. Sandra Bastin returns to Talking FACS to discuss the ways to use the Nutrition Facts Label to your advantage. The Nutrition Facts Label is found on most packaged foods by federal law and what is included on the label has recently been updated to make the information more useful for consumers.

 

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Nutrition Facts Label

Interactive Nutrition Facts Label

 

Connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

 

FACE IT and Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Role We All Play in Recognizing and Reporting Child Maltreatment

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

Guest: Dr. Christina Howard, Child Abuse Pediatrician, University of Kentucky

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, an important time to remember that everyone has a role to play in ensuring communities are safe and families are supported so kids can grow and thrive.  As we prepare for Child Abuse Prevention Month, Dr. Christina Howard discusses the statistics surrounding child maltreatment in Kentucky.  She explains the Face It Movement initiated by Kosair Charities and events that everyone can get involved in during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Kentucky’s Child Protection Hotline: 1-877-KYSAFE1 (1-877-597-2331)

For more information:

Child Maltreatment Report

Face It Movement

Provider Toolkit

CONNECT Brochure

Child Abuse Prevention Month Resources

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

 

Preventing Dental Trauma for Strong, Healthy Teeth

Host:  Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Cristina Perez, Associate Professor and Chief, Pediatric Dentistry, UK College of Dentistry

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month.  To celebrate, we will have a special guest on the KY Smiles on Talking FACS podcast each week to discuss issues related to children's dental health.  This week our third guest, Dr. Cristina Perez talks about childhood trauma to the mouth and head.  She also discusses steps parents can take to prevent dental issues that might cause dental trauma or pain.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Click the picture below to download a word puzzle you can complete with your child.

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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

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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

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

Music for your Health - Music Therapy

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

Guests: Dr. Alaine Reschke-Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy and Affiliate Faculty in Gerontology, and Erica Gabriel, Doctoral Candidate in Musical Arts, Alltech Scholarship Recipient, and Lyman T. Johnson Fellow

Episode 10, Season 4

Our guests, Dr. Reschke-Hernandez and Erica Gabriel discuss how music therapy can impact the lives of those who are experiencing many different life situations.  Dr. Reschke-Hernandez also explains an study that is currently being conducted in conjunction with the College of Social Work to explore how music can impact the lives of older adults. 

If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in the study, contact Dr. Allison Gibson through the email or phone number provided below.

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Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe

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

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

Episode 1, Season 4

When children reach the driving milestone age, it can be both an exciting and frightening time for parents.  Dr. David Weisenhorn shares timely tips for making this period as stress-free as it possibly can be for both child and parents.

For additional information:

Governors Highway Safety Association

 

 

Talking with Children About Cancer

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

Guest: Joan Scales, Senior Social Worker, Psych-Oncology Services, Markey Cancer Center

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Talking with children about a cancer diagnosis will rank among most difficult conversations.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Joan Scales from Markey Cancer Center explores the importance of communication.  She shares tips with Dr. Jennifer Hunter for making these discussions more natural and comfortable, even if not easy. 

Connect with the UK Markey Center:

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

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