If you’re having trouble sleeping or staying asleep, you’re certainly not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control 35% of American adults don’t get the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night and that can lead to a myriad of health problems. But a new pilot study examining the sleep habits of women in Appalachia may hold some important answers for drowsy folks everywhere.
It seems you can’t turn on a radio or TV without hearing the terms precision or personalized medicine; but do you really know what all that entails? This week there’s a special conference at the University of Kentucky covering the essential elements of the personalized medicine approach: therapeutics, outcomes, discovery and delivery. The TODD conference is the topic of this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.
Last week we told you about a study underway at UK and other hospitals aimed at tracking and improving the patient experience. But what happens when there’s a language barrier? In part two of Dr. Greg's report we look at a new video remote interpreter service now in use in 9 of UK Healthcare’s pediatric clinics for non-English-speaking patients and their families.
It’s pretty much a given that aspiring medical professionals learn all about the intricacies of digestion and other physiologies of the GI tract. But it might surprise you to know how little training they receive about things like nutrition, the basics of cooking, even food in general. That’s the topic of this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.
This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Elizabeth Holt, a gastroenterologist at UK Healthcare about some recent changes made to the guidelines for colon cancer screenings. She's here to clear up some confusion that may arise.
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with UK emergency department nurse Carson Swartz, who recently ran in the Boston Marathon to raise money for the non-profit group, 50 Legs, which provides prostheses to people who have lost limbs.
Tick season is here and UK entomologist Lee Townsend shares all of the do's and don't's about how to prevent tick bites, (so that you don't become a sta-"ticks"tick), as well as how to safely remove the critter from your skin.
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Nina Martin, a reporter with ProPublica, which has been working with NPR on "Lost Mothers," a series of reports on infant and maternal mortality.
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with professor Glen Mays, director of the Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research within the UK College of Public Health, about Kentucky's ranking in the 2018 the National Health Security Preparedness Index. Drawing data from 64 sources, the NHSPI is the most comprehensive look at each state's preparedness to date. It is also the first national index that looks at the nation’s health security by collectively measuring the preparedness of the states.