Dr. Greg Davis On Medicine

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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.

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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.

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This week Dr. Greg talks with Anthony Bardo, an assistant professor with a dual appointment in Healthy Society and Populations and the Department of Sociology in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, about what a post-COVID-19 'new normal' might look like. He believes it’s important to consider how perspectives will change. As a medical sociologist and health demographer, his research is driven by the desire to understand what contributes to quality of life across societies.

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Dr. Greg Davis is joined again by friend and colleague Dr. Vaneet Arora, faculty member in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at UK HealthCare, to talk about COVID-19 (then and now) plus the latest on mask-wearing, test taking and new at-risk groups.

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Coping with a global pandemic can try our patience, but Dr. Greg's guest, author Antonia Malchik, says walking could be an excellent way to gain some control over our health and circumstances.

This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Scottie Day, chair of the department of pediatrics for Kentucky Children's Hospital about newly released American Academy of Pediatrics' safety guidance for the reopening of schools this fall.  He says while something looks good and prudent on paper, putting it into practice will likely be a challenge.  He also talks about how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put renewed emphasis on the expansion of telehealth options.

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Despite the precautionary measures society has taken — the current global pandemic has had a disproportionate toll on Black communities.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Dr. Anita Fernander, Associate Professor in the UK College of Medicine, founder and chair of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Disparities Coalition, and program director for Black Boys and Men in Medicine.  She talks specifically about health disparities in the Black community during the COVID-19 pandemic and says the answer has more to do with 400 years of history than biology.

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Clinical leaders from the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center, College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy have launched a clinical trial for experimental therapies to treat patients infected with COVID-19.  Dr. Greg Davis speaks with principal investigators Dr. Susanne Arnold, associate director of clinical translation at the UK Markey Cancer Center, and Dr. Zachary Porterfield, assistant professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics.