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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.

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If you've resolved to rid your body of nicotine in 2019 Dr. Greg Davis has some timely and helpful information.  He recently spoke with Dr. Audrey Darville, a nurse practitioner and a certified tobacco treatment specialist at UK HealthCare.  She also talks about the recent rise in popularity of vaping devices such as Juul and whether they do more harm than good.

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For many of us the holidays can quickly go from Seasons Greetings to Seasons Eatings!  But never you fear, the dietetic dynamic duo from UK Health and Wellness is here with even more strategies to help you survive the holidays without busting your buttons, or becoming too much of the life of the party.  Registered dietitians Dr. Karen Bryla McNees and Vanessa Oliver are the guests on this week's edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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Kentuckians suffer tremendous health inequities; among the highest rates in the nation’s leading causes of cardiovascular disease, cancer, substance use disorder, diabetes and obesity, many of which are preventable or manageable.  The University of Kentucky has launched a new Center for Health Equity Transformation to address these and other related issues.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with center director, Nancy Schoenberg.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides, Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.  The college just learned it will receive a million dollar grant from the United Health Foundation for prevention and treatment of oral cancer in three Eastern Kentucky counties.

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They've often been called the "sandwich generation;" people having to do double duty caring for children and their aging parents, many of whom are dealing with debilitating conditions like Alzheimers' and dementia.  According to new estimations from the Alzheimers' Association, there are at least 16 million Americans providing 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care for someone with Alzheimers' or dementia and that's valued at 232 billion dollars.  There's a conference coming up later this month at the University of Kentucky to address these issues.  Organizer Teri Weber is the guest this week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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