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The COVID-19 crisis has caused the majority of health care providers to rapidly deploy telehealth initiatives to prevent disruption in care. Joneen Lowman, Ph.D., associate professor in communication sciences and disorders in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, launched the first telehealth graduate certificate in Kentucky and shares her advice on the importance of telehealth training for all medical professionals on this week's Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.


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From routine disruption to social isolation — the COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to impact children in various ways.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine Michelle Martel, a psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, shares her expertise and offers tips for helping your child cope with COVID anxiety.

  

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The program is set and registration is open for the 11th annual Sanders-Brown Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia. The event is named in honor and memory of the late William R. Markesbery, M.D., founding director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Markesbery's legacy of groundbreaking research formed the bedrock for the center’s quest to understand and treat Alzheimer's disease and to improve the quality of life of older adults. This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we preview the virtual event with clinical core director Greg Jicha.


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Dr. Greg talks with Ellen Swanson, professor of mathematics at Centre College and her seven year old son Peter, who received his COVID-19 vaccine the first day it became available to children 5-11 in Kentucky.


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Caring for an older loved one can be a daunting task. Many caregivers struggle with balancing their own professional and personal responsibilities with caring for an older loved one. By offering elder care services, University of Kentucky Human Resources supports employees in the workplace and at home. UK HR Elder Care is here to offer help and guidance during the caregiving process. On Friday, Nov. 5, UK HR will host its sixth annual Senior Caregiving Conference. WUKY's Dr. Greg Davis gets a preview of this year's event from UK elder care specialist Terri Weber.


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This week on Dr. Greg Davis we talk with Beth Hawse, a pediatrician in Lexington, about the imminent FDA approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 11, and how parents can help navigate the decision to innoculate their kids against the virus.


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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Dr. Navin Rajagopalan, medical director of the UK Gill Heart Affiliate Network which now comprises 18 affiliate hospitals across the Commonwealth, from Pike County to McCracken County. The network allows the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute to work closely with regional hospitals to provide the highest quality of cardiovascular care wherever the patient might live in the commonwealth.

  

Needing to catch more ZZZ's? She's here to help

Oct 13, 2021
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Sleep is not a luxury but a necessity. You’d be surprised by how many people shortchange themselves when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we hear from Dr. Lauren Whitehurst, an assistant professor of psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences, on how sleep is tied to our emotions and how depriving ourselves of it opens the door to a myriad of health problems. Conditions particularly acute as we continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  


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Patients with chronic disease, including neurologic patients can often have suicidal thoughts and ideation. This week as we observe National Mental Health Awareness Month and Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Greg talks with Lisa Koehl, UK Assistant Professor of Neurology, about signs and symptoms to look for, as well as eliminating the stigma of mental illness.

  The national suicide prevention hotline is 800-273-TALK.

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Afraid of the Doctor: Every Parent's Guide to Preventing and Managing Medical Trauma is the first book written for parents with the primary goal of equipping them with the knowledge and skills to support their children through medical challenges. This week Dr. Greg talks with book co-author Meghan Marsac, a psychologist at Kentucky Chidren's Hospital.


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