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Unraveling the Kentucky Cancer Needs Assessment

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

Guest: Dr. Pamela Hull, Associate Director of Population Science and Community Impact, Markey Cancer Center and Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, UK College of Medicine

Everyone has a story. And in Kentucky, it is likely that you know at least one person whose story involves cancer – whether you are living with the disease yourself or supporting a friend or loved one through their cancer journey.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Dr. Pam Hull shares about the recent Kentucky Cancer Needs Assessment. The Assessment will help us understand why cancer is so prevalent in Kentucky and steps we can take to change the cancer rates trajectory.  She also shares some positive news about Kentucky health factors.

To explore the KY Cancer Needs Assessment, click the link below:

Kentucky Cancer Needs Assessment

For more information:

Kentucky Cancer Consortium

Connect with the UK Markey Cancer Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

Cancer Care Close to Home - the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

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

Guests: Dr. Timothy Mullett, Medical Director and Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Ms. Cheri Tolle, Deputy Director, UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN)

Community hospitals collaborate with the UK Markey Cancer Center to allow patients to stay close to home for high quality cancer care. On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Dr. Tim Mullett and Cheri Tolle from the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN) share how everyone (from the patients and families, to the healthcare providers, to Markey Cancer Center, up to the community) benefits from MCCAN.  They explain why the NCI cancer center designation is important and how high quality care is defined in communities.

For more information about MCCAN visit:

Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

MCCAN Annual Report

 

 

 

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 Conversations Episode 31

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

 

 

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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Colorless, Odorless, and Tasteless: Radon

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

Guest: Dr. Ellen Hahn, Professor and Director,  BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments)  Program University of Kentucky College of Nursing and Director of UK CARES (Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences)

Episode 31, Season 2

How much do you know about radon?  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Ellen Hahn to talk all about radon.  How radon gets into our homes, how radon can impact our health, how to get your home tested for radon and who to call to help you get rid of it, are all part of this important discussion.

For more information:

BREATHE|See Blue

Quick Facts about Radon

County Radon Data

 

Full episode transcript

Trends in Substance Use

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 16, Season 2

While teen smoking is at an all time low, the use of e-cigarettes is on the rise.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Alex Elswick discuss the reality of the the trends in substance use from e-cigarettes to overdose deaths to methamphetamine use.

Full episode transcript

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