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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine

Every week, Davis speaks with local health providers, professionals, and researchers on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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  • As the flood waters begin to recede, families, business owners and volunteer cleanup groups will begin to reenter the damaged buildings and start the long cleanup process. Unfortunately, many flood-related injuries and health issues, even death, can occur during the cleanup response. It is critical to remember that although the flood waters may recede, there are a number of hazards to be aware of. Dr. Greg gets health tips from Erin Haynes, Dr.P.H., chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.
  • Thursday July 28th is World Hepatitis Day. This week Dr. Greg speaks with Dia Obonyo and Amanda Wilburn prevention coordinator, and director of the viral hepatitis program respectively, for the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
  • The BA.5 omicron subvariant, which is now the most prevalent coronavirus strain in the United States, is four times more resistant to COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new study by the Mayo clinic, but health officials say those shots remain your best defense against the virus. This week Dr. Greg talks again with Vaneet Arora, Associate Director - Clinical Microbiology in the UK College of Medicine, about the latest developments in the seemingly never ending battle against SARS-CoV-2.
  • While the arrival of summer can be exciting, it also ushers in what the medical community calls “trauma season” when warm weather and increase in outdoor activities results in a higher number of unintentional injuries requiring emergency care. As many of these injuries are potentially life-threatening, there is also an increase in the need for blood transfusions, so keeping up the blood supply becomes even more important. This week Dr. Greg talks about summer blood drives with Morgan H. McCoy, assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the UK College of Medicine.
  • Stigma and discrimination against people with substance use disorders (SUD) have directly contributed to Kentucky’s addiction crisis. Now, Kentuckians who have been personally impacted by substance use disorder will take center stage in a stigma reduction campaign that launched this spring. Dr. Greg talks with Asha Carroll, Director of Social Media Engagement for the media group, Shatterproof which is spearheading the effort.
  • This week on Dr. Greg we talk with Sandra Broadwill, UK's alternative transportation manager. She has tips and resources for bike and pedestrian safety not just around the campus but all across Lexington.
  • Vaneet Arora, Associate Director - Clinical Microbiology in the UK College of Medicine shares the latest info on COVID-19 and the rise of a new virus-related health threat: monkeypox. He's the guest this week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
  • Sahar Alameh, Ph.D., is on a mission. She wants to prevent today’s middle and high school students from facing a common regret in adulthood — wishing they had paid more attention in school. She is using research around the current pandemic as a teaching tool. She talks about her methods on this week's edition of Dr. Greg Davis on medicine.
  • Elizabeth Rhodus’s past experiences as an occupational therapist, and a motivation to enhance clinical care, led her to develop the innovative intervention now known as Harmony at H.O.M.E., which emphasizes sensory-based techniques in the home environment for those living with dementia. She talks about the technique in this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.
  • The Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Kentucky Program implemented by the University of Kentucky works with employees, employers and health care providers to address issues that can keep people from returning to work after injury or illness. RETAIN also helps people who may be at risk of leaving their employment to stay on the job. Dr. Greg's guest this week is RETAIN outreach coordinator Melissa Claar.