Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine

The 10th annual Sanders Brown Center on Aging's Markesbery Symposium is a virtual event.  Dr. Greg gets a preview on the major programming from Dr. Donna Wilcock, Assistant Dean For Biomedicine and Sweeney-Nelms Professor in Alzheimer's Research. 

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Vaping is linked to a substantially increased risk of COVID-19 among teenagers and young adults, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  As part of our ongoing COVID-19 coverage, Dr. Greg Davis talks about the study with Ellen Hahn, Marcia A. Drake Professor in the UK College of Nursing and Public Health, and Director of BREATHE including the Tobacco Policy Division, the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP), and the Radon Policy Division.

Flu season, like everything else this year, is looking a whole lot different. The same preparation is involved, with pharmacies and doctor’s offices preparing to give vaccinations for the flu season that generally runs from October to March, but with COVID-19 added to the mix, 2020’s flu season should be taken more seriously than ever.  In fact they are now mandatory for all UK students.  Dr. Greg talks flu season and the pandemic with Dr. Derek Forster, medical director for Infection Prevention and Control at UK HealthCare. 

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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Dr. Greg talks with Ellen Swanson, mathematics professor at Centre College who recently received a diagnosis of terminal Metastatic Breast Cancer.  She talks about her initial days spent in a haze of confusion and despair and how she discovered Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a group that offered not only help but compassion.

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With the typical flu season just around the corner what sort of complications can we expect with our ongoing battle with COVID-19?  This week Dr. Greg Davis talks again with Vaneet Arora, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UK HealthCare, about what we should expect when the two overlap.

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From imposed lockdowns to travel bans — since early this year, countries, states and cities have used mandates and regulations as part of an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Now, popular destinations are in the process of reopening in phases. But you may be wondering — is it safe to travel?  Dr. Greg Davis talks with Jason Hope, director of international health, safety and security at the University of Kentucky. He manages the health and safety aspects of international education. Additionally, Hope works closely with all students petitioning to travel for UK purposes to higher-risk destinations.

As we continue to navigate the global pandemic more attention is being focused on a long sought after vaccine.  Dr. Greg talks with Jerry Woodward, a professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics who led a preclinical study at UK on one particular vaccine that shows promise.  He also discusses the efficacy of producing a shot once a vaccine is tested and approved.


We step out of the usual Kentucky/US info bubble to get an international perspective on the global pandemic in smaller, more remote countries half a world away.  Dr. Greg talks with Tara Loyd, executive director of the international group, Pivot, which is heavily involved in diagnosing and treating COVID-19 patients in Madagascar.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with UK Neuropsychologist Timothy Ainger about the rise of 'Toxic Stress' in our lives, especially in the age of COVID-19.

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We all know coping with the coronavirus pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint and some of us are growing weary of the months and months of masking and social distancing.  Dr. Greg talks again with Dr. Teresa Gevedon, medical director of the University of Kentucky HealthCare Outpatient Child and Adult Psychiatry Clinic, about ways we can cope with ongoing COVID stress.