Whitney Jones

Whitney grew up listening to Car Talk to and from her family’s beach vacation each year, but it wasn’t until a friend introduced her to This American Life that radio really grabbed her attention. She is a recent graduate from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she studied journalism. When she’s not at WKMS, you can find her working on her backyard compost pile and garden, getting lost on her bicycle or crocheting one massive blanket.

Health
5:39 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Skin Cancer Rates Rising, But Best Way to Reduce Risk is Still Avoiding Too Much Sun

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 10:37 am

A western Kentucky dermatologist says he sees multiple cases of skin cancer a day as the U.S. Surgeon General is warning of a steady increase of people with the disease.

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Health
11:01 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Hemp Oil Not a Source of CBD Which Could Be Used in Epilepsy Treatments

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 4:23 pm

An industrial hemp official is working to clear up some confusion about the plant’s oils and extracts and their uses as Kentucky researchers work toward finding uses for potential treatments with cannabidiol, or CBD.

Hemp Industries Association Executive Director Eric Steenstra says the non-profit trade group has received several calls from customers who have bought hemp oil at health stores and want to know if their purchase has CBD in them.

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