Cooking whole cranberries (Photo by Tracy Ducasse)
Cranberries are often the partner of the holiday turkey. With a lovely tart taste, plenty of vitamins and versatility they should be enjoyed any time of the year.
Today’s guest is Tammy Roberts, nutrition specialist for University of Missouri Extension.
Please Pass the Cranberries
MU Extension’s A Matter of Balance program provides strength and balance training for older adults. (Photo by Jon Lamb)
Many older adults worry about falling and often limit their activities. A Matter of Balance is a University of Missouri Extension program that helps reduce the fear of falling and increases older adult activity.
Today’s guest is Sarah March, state coordinator for MU Extension’s A Matter of Balance program.
A Matter of Balance
According to the Institute of Medicine women need about nine cups of fluid and for men it is about 13 cups of fluid daily. (Photo by Roger Kirby)
Soaring summer temperatures and high humidity means your body will need more fluids to keep it working properly, to maintain a healthy body temperature, and to avoid feeling fatigued.
Today’s guest is Linda Rellergert, nutrition specialist for University of Missouri Extension.
Refreshing Ideas for Quenching Summer Thirst
What dangers are hidden under your kitchen sink? (Photo by Jon Lamb)
If you do a quick inventory of the chemicals in your home, I bet the list is long. Toilet bowl cleaners, medicine, cosmetics, tile cleaners, bathroom deodorizers, mouthwash, mothballs, nail polish remover, bleach and ammonia are found in the kitchen and bathroom of most homes. More than 90 percent of poisonings occur in the home and most are preventable if you can keep poison away from tiny fingers.
Today’s guest is Kandace Fisher-McLean, housing and environmental design specialist for University of Missouri Extension.
Hazardous Look-A-Likes in a Child’s World
Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot. ~ Dutch Proverb, sometimes attributed to writer William C. Hazlitt
Now that healthcare reform is the law of the land, you might wonder how it will affect your taxes.Whether your income is high, low or in-between, when you file your income taxes this year you will asked about your health insurance in 2014.
Today’s guest is Andrew Zumwalt, assistant professor of finance for University of Missouri Extension.
Missouri Taxpayer Education
Food preparation in the MUNCH metabolic kitchen (Photo by Kent Faddis)
The MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) and the MU Physical Activity and Wellness Center (PAW) opened on the University of Missouri, Columbia campus, this year. These state-of-the-art labs are joint projects of Mizzou’s Collage of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) MU’s College of Human Environmental Science (HES) and the MU School of Medicine. Built and organized with collaboration in mind, this research hub can tackle complex health problems, like obesity, with a holistic approach.
Today’s guests are Christopher Hardin, director of the MUNCH and PAW labs, Ingolf Gruen, food scientist with CAFNR and Heather Leidy, a nutrition and exercise physiology research for the University of Missouri.
Preparation for an exercise stress test at the PAW center (Photo by Kent Faddis)
Cooking Up Solutions
MU Nutritional Center for Health
Cooking an Obesity Cure
“A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier’s office” ~ author Francis O’Walsh
Choosing the right health care plan can have a huge impact on our physical and financial health. That’s why it’s important to understand terms, fees and out-of-pocket expenses when choosing group medical insurance.
Today’s guests are Brenda Procter, associate professor of personal finance for University of Missouri Extension and Graham McCaulley, an MU Extension personal financial planning specialist. The term for today is copayment.
More information can be found at University of Missouri Extension’s Health Insurance Initiative, Cover Missouri and Health Literacy Missouri
“Hand washing is one of the most important means of preventing the spread of infection” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Photo by Dani Toth)
You touch a doorknob then touch your nose. A few days later you have chills, a bad cough and sneezing. Frequent hand washing can help you stop infecting yourself with your hands.
This is most important for children. By teaching them to do a good job of washing their hands you can help them avoid colds and flu.
Hand washing poster
Marcy Weber, left, bought a home, has a full-time job and is alcohol and drug free after participating in the Cass County Drug Court program that uses a community demonstration garden coordinated by the University of Missouri Extension. Master Gardener Darra Simpson is one of the volunteers who has helped participants learn teamwork and responsibility through the ‘magic of gardening.’ Photo by Linda Geist
There are so many difficulties to overcome when trying to escape drug abuse. You tend to keep company with other users, making it difficult to escape the vicious circle of substance abuse. Drugs become so all-consuming that you stop caring for yourself.
One community in Missouri is trying to give people who are lost in drugs a way back. Cass County Missouri’s Drug Court and University of Missouri Extension teamed up to teach gardening and along the way they teach confidence, independence and a way home.
News audio available at MU Extension Radio News Service
Mel George (right) tells Sally Foster (left) that she has severe breast cancer as part of the interactive theater, done by the MU Breast Cancer Project. (Photo by Emily Kaiser)
Whether you’re giving or getting bad news, knowing how to communicate is vital. This is most important when a doctor must tell a woman that she has breast cancer. The shocked patient must ask questions about what’s ahead. The doctor has to provide important information while still addressing the patient’s fears and confusion. There is no more important communication, but learning how to have this kind of dialogue isn’t easy. That’s where the University of Missouri’s Breast Cancer Dialogues, an interactive theater program, steps up.
This collaboration between University of Missouri Extension’s Community Arts Program, MU’s Family and Community Medicine department and MU’s Theater department gives both health providers and patients the opportunity to discuss what works, what doesn’t work and how to improve this very important communication.
Breast Cancer Dialogues