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If you're feeling a little uneasy about getting back out into the post-pandemic world you are certainly not alone. Dr. Greg gets some re-entry tips from Ann Bassoni, a licensed clinical social worker with UK Work-Life.

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Vaneet Arora, associate professor and associate director - clinical microbiology in the UK College of Medicine, is back for an in depth conversation with Dr. Greg about where Kentucky stands with the COVID-19 pandemic as we head toward the halfway point of 2021.  They talk about ongoing vaccine efforts, new coronavirus variants that could affect the quest to attain herd immunity, and the ongoing issues for so-called COVID Long-Haulers.


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This week on Dr. Greg Davis we talk with Dr. Chris Simmons, faculty member in Medicine and Pediatrics in the UK College of Medicine, about UK's participation in PreventCovidU, a new study evaluating COVID-19 infection and transmission among post-secondary students vaccinated with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.



May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in this latest episode of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Ann Bassoni; a mental health therapist with UK Work-Life. She talks about the growing importance of self-care in maintaining mental health, especially while we continue to work our way through the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we dip into the archives for a previously unaired interview with College of Nursing professor and Director of the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) Ellen Hahn. UK-CARES, Kentucky Homeplace and the USA Drone Port have joined forces to explore the use of drones to deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to people in Appalachian Kentucky. 


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The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) recently hosted a virtual discussion of trends and patterns in drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2020. The Kentucky Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) Community Summit had a special emphasis on the types of drugs involved in overdose deaths and the age groups that experienced the greatest increase in deaths. This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we go behind the numbers with Meghan Steel, a staff epidemiologist with KIPRIC.



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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Dr. Ashley Montgomery-Yates, head of the UK Transplant Center Donation Committee, about her recent op-ed she penned in an effort to clear up confusion and untruths about organ donation.

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The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science kicked off its annual Spring Research Days with a keynote panel featuring acclaimed historian and author John M. Barry. His 2004 book “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” was a New York Times bestseller and named by the National Academies of Science as the year’s outstanding book on science or medicine. Dr. Greg Davis spoke one on one with Barry and got his take on how the United States' response to the COVID-19 outbreak compared with that of the 1918 Spanish Flu, and what lessons are to be learned going forward.


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New findings from the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)  Wellness, Health & You (WHY) program reveal changes in Kentuckian’s COVID-19 prevention behaviors and attitudes about vaccination over the first year of the pandemic. More than 1,500 people have completed brief surveys designed to understand how Kentuckians are responding to the pandemic. Dr. Greg speaks with WHY Director, Ann Coker.


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If you or someone you know is dealing with dementia issues you're invited to sign up for a special online screening of Spark - a documentary about comedian Robin Williams and his undiagnosed Lewy body dementia. Dr. Greg speaks with Gregory Jicha with the Sanders-Brown Center On Aging which is co-sponsoring the event on Thursday April 8th at 6 p.m.