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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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Food Recalls: Maintaining Food Safety at Home

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

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

Episode 18, Season 2

Food recalls are designed to keep our food supply safe. In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Annhall Norris to discuss how food recalls work, the two federal agencies tasked with monitoring our food supply and ways to ensure your food safety at home.  They also discuss the "Food Safety Widget" an app that brings food recall information directly to your browser.

The Food Safety Widget

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Straight Talk About Mammograms

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 17, Season 2

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Natalie Jones are going to really talk about mammograms. . . who needs to get them, how to prepare for one, and what to expect when you go in for one.  They discuss things women can do to help their healthcare provider give them the best care possible!

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness - Research and Screening in KY

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

Guest:  Dr. Edward Pavlik, Director of the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 9

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  In this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Ed Pavlik discuss many characteristics and issues associated with cancer of the ovaries.  They also discuss the Kentucky Ovarian Cancer Screening Program and the eligibility requirements for Kentucky women to participate.  The Ovarian Cancer Research Program has been supported since its inception by the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association, as they recognize the importance of early detection in this disease that is often called the silent killer.

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For additional information, click the links below.

Ovarian Screening Program at the University of Kentucky:

Info

Markey Cancer Center

Assessment tools:

Assess Your Risk

Ontario Family History Assessment Tool

The Ontario Family History Assessment tool is a way to determine if a person should be advised to have BRCA1/2 testing.  The Assess Your Risk tool performs a risk evaluation for both ovarian and breast cancers.

 

International Gynecologic Cancer Society Interview

 

Did you know you can support the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program every time you shop at Kroger with your Kroger Plus Card?  Visit Kroger Community Rewards, follow the instructions to add "UK Ovarian Cancer Screening" or #54420 to your card.  Kroger will make a donation based on your spending at no additional cost to you.  The rewards are only available in the Lexington area.

Health Literacy: Understanding what your doctor is telling you

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 13, Season 2

Understanding what you are being told by your health care provider is critical to your overall health.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Natalie Jones, break down the importance of clearly understanding your health conditions, what you need to do for those conditions and why what you are being asked to do will impact your health and life.

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Education and Oncology Training

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

Guest: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer in Kentucky episode 4

Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Nathan Vanderford continue the Cancer Conversations on this episode of Talking FACS.  They discuss the Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program which is providing education to youth in 57 Kentucky counties in the cancer field.  They also talk about other educational opportunities that are happening in Central Kentucky middle and high schools, as well as on the University of Kentucky campus.

Click for more information about the ACTION Program.

Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

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Research at the UK Markey Cancer Center

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

Guest: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer in Kentucky episode 3

There is cancer research occurring every day at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and across the Commonwealth.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Nathan Vanderford to explore cancer research and its impact on Kentuckians.

Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

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The Science Behind the Keto Diet

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 41

Have you heard of the Keto Diet?  If you have spent any time on social media, you've probably seen lots of posts referencing this diet; but, do you really understand how it works and the processes your body is going through when you follow this type of diet?  Listen in to this episode of Talking FACS as Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf explore the science behind the Ketogenic Diet.

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Sweet Enough without all that Sugar

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 40

Sugar is everywhere!  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf delve into the low down on sugar.  They talk about sugar's role in our bodies, as well as how consuming too much can lead to serious health conditions.  They wrap up their discussion with realistic ways to reduce sugar in the diet.

Publication: Sweet Enough without all that Sugar

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Probiotics and More

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 39

Probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics, oh my! In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Hunter and Dr. Norman-Burgdolf are talking about the bacteria in your gut! Listen for an informed discussion about the gut bacteria and its impact on your overall health.

All the terms mentioned in this discussion can be found in the full episode transcript.

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