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WUKY's Dr. Greg Davis talks with Dr. Kathleen Winter, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the UK College of Public Health about COVID-19 in Kentucky.  Dr. Winter is also volunteering with the Lexington Fayette County Health Department during the Coronavirus Pandemic Crisis.  She talks about how the state is dealing with the rise in confirmed cases.

Last week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine our host told you about the Arts in HealthCare program at UK and today we’re highlighting an educational component of that initiative involving medical professionals in training-exploring their artistic side.  Arts CAFÉ, or Arts Connect Around Food and Enrichment is a pilot program for those who are studying to become surgeons to discover creative outlets other than work and school so they might achieve a more balanced life.  Dr. Greg spoke with Sarah Brown, program coordinator for the UK surgery residency, and Dr. Sandra Beck, program director.

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We’ve long known that the visual, musical and other arts can help speed the healing process.  The University of Kentucky believes in this principle so strongly that for years, they’ve had a program in place in an effort to do just that.  Dr. Greg recently sat down with Jason Akhtarekhavari, program director of Arts in HealthCare, which according to its mission statement recognizes the arts and artists as powerful and positive forces in the healing process.

So much has happened surrounding coronavirus and COVID-19 in just the past couple of weeks that Dr. Greg Davis spoke again to Vaneet Arora, faculty member in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at UK HealthCare to get the latest information on this worsening health crisis.

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Each year, a group of professors and students at the University of Kentucky along with local community partners work together to introduce the Lexington community to the science around us. Everything is Science is a festival that will be held at different locations all throughout the city, with events happening Monday, February 24, 2020 through Friday, February 28, 2020. This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine our host gets a preview of the festival from Lou Hirsch, a plant pathologist in the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and UK College of Pharmacy graduate student Lauren Weaver. 


Have you ever gone into a room and then suddenly can’t remember why you’re there?  Or you recognize someone’s face but suddenly can’t remember their name?   How does one know when these so-called “senior moments” become a greater concern of serious memory loss? Dr. Greg Davis recently spoke with Dr. Greg Jicha, a top Alzheimer's researcher at the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging about differentiating between normal memory loss with aging versus abnormal or pathologic memory loss. They also discuss a number of volunteer opportunities at Sanders Brown.

The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a global emergency after cases were discovered in more than a dozen countries, including a handful here in the U.S.  So how concerned should you be about this new virus?  Dr. Greg Davis gets a crash course on the coronavirus from Vaneet Arora, faculty member in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at UK HealthCare.


Food deserts are typically described as residential communities marked by limited accessibility to healthy food items; as well as readily available places where people can walk and exercise.  Eastern Kentucky has its share of food deserts and  Dr. Allison Gustafson, endowed professor of dietetics and human nutrition at the University of Kentucky, was awarded an additional grant from the Centers for Disease Control to improve health and nutrition for the residents of Martin County.  She talks research and results in this week's edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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You’ve heard us cover the topic of trauma recently on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.  This week we’re highlighting a more specialized patient cohort and their unique needs and challenges.  Dr. Greg recently took a tour of the Center on Trauma and Children in the UK College of Medicine with clinical social worker and clinician Megan Kohler.

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Every year the number of new cases of traumatic brain injury in the United States or TBI is approximately 2.8 million.  Now, a top researcher here at UK is trying to bring assistance to these patients faster, while also preserving brain function.  Dr. Kevin Hatton is interim vice chair of anesthesia research and the division chief of anesthesiology and critical medicine at UK Healthcare.  He talks with Dr. Greg about a new study dubbed Hobitt, which stands for Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment Trial.