Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine

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We’ve heard a lot of talk recently about Kentucky’s Hepatitis A outbreak, (one of the worst in the country) but what about another type of Hep virus; Hepatitis C?  Infection can carry many complications, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, and the need for transplantation.  Now there’s a new research project under way at UK Healthcare to identify and get into treatment those patients that are carrying the Hepatitis C virus.  It’s the topic of this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

Last week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine, our host shared a very personal story about breast cancer screenings and early detection and fortunately for Dr. Greg and his wife Vanessa Oliver the prognosis was good.  But what happens if the biopsy comes back and a cancer is detected?  What happens then?  We examine that aspect of breast cancer in this week’s segment.

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Breast cancer screenings are the topic of this week's edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine as the host speaks with Dr. Richard Gibbs of the UK Department of Radiology on the Breast Cancer Team, as well as Greg's wife Vanessa Oliver, a dietitian with UK Health and Wellness, who recently underwent her first mammogram, and became one of Dr. Gibbs' patients.


Health conditions and medications affect women’s bodies differently than men’s, so it’s important that we understand the specifics of women’s health.   The University of Kentucky has long been aware of this difference and they’re also recognizing the need to better understand health and wellness for all people, including groups like people of color and the LGBTQ community who have been underrepresented in research--not just women.  That’s why they’ve re-branded one of their programs to better address it.  The Kentucky Women’s Health Registry and it’s new name Wellness Health and You or WHY; it’s the topic of this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

Clinic Offers Dental, Medical Exam In One-Stop Visit

Feb 20, 2019

Pull up your long range day-planner and you’re likely to see separate entries on separate days for your doctor and your dentist, but a new clinic at the University of Kentucky aims to take care of these and other health needs, with one single appointment.  It’s the topic of this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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Music Therapy is certainly nothing new; we’ve all known for years how music can lift a person’s mood, stir memories long forgotten, or even encourage someone to get up and get moving.  Now, a new generation of aspiring medical professionals is taking these practices even further.  One of them is the guest this week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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For children with hearing loss or deafness, health interventions often focus on immediate issues related to the ear and language development, sometimes overlooking important psychosocial dynamics such as behavior and parenting patterns. But for University of Kentucky social worker and public health researcher Christina Studts the critical interplay between children’s hearing loss, children’s behavior, and parenting is at the center of an ongoing collaboration that aims to improve the lives of Kentucky kids and families.  She's the guest this week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

Multiple Sclerosis or MS affects millions of Americans each year, and while researchers report making inroads in treating the disease, UK neurologist Dr. Jay Avasarala is concerned that there’s been an underrepresentation of African American patients in ongoing MS clinical trials; so much so, that he recently penned an op/ed on the subject.  He talks about it on this week's edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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You probably already know that the University of Kentucky has a level one trauma center with a busy emergency department, operating rooms, and follow-up care for patients.  What you may not know is that a new orthopaedic trauma research team has been formed specifically to handle the long-term follow-up and care of patients.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with team leader Dr. Paul Matuszewski; assistant professor of orthopaedic traumatology in the department of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine at UK HealthCare. 

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While more and more of us are opting to shop online for groceries, nutritionists are studying what effect that has had on our overall healthy food choices.  Some of their findings may surprise you.  Dr. Alison Gustafson, associate professor of dietetics and human nutrition at the University of Kentucky, recently collaborated on a study examining online grocery shopping habits, including their promises and pitfalls.  She talks about her research with Dr. Greg Davis.