Dr. Greg Davis On Medicine

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  For the past 20 years rates of suicide have increased in nearly every state in the US including here in Kentucky, where it’s now the 11th leading cause of death.  When it comes to suicide, which segment of our population – urban or rural - is more at risk?  Two UK faculty members in the UK College of Public Health are working to find an answer. 

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Homesickness and challenges facing students can occur even with those who come from in-state, so imagine the additional hurdles and pitfalls facing students coming from a different country.  We’re focusing on maintaining the wellbeing of international students on this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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Thousands of UK students are moving onto campus this week which means a dramatic increase in bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular traffic.  So, in the name of public health we’re going over the do’s and don’ts for safely getting from point A to point B.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with UK Alternative Transportation Manager Sandra Broadus.  She has helpful tips for bikers, walkers, and drivers.


It’s one of the most neurologically complex activities we do each and every day; seemingly without even thinking about it.  That is until there's a problem.  We’re talking about Dysphagia, more commonly known as difficulty swallowing on this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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A term you may have heard of late is Moral Distress.  What exactly is it?  Today our host is going to explore this concept with UK HealthCare clinical social worker Abigail Latimer.

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The opioid crisis is straining emergency rooms across the region, including here in Central Kentucky.  If a person survives an overdose episode what happens then?  The University of Kentucky operates a clinic for patients going through what’s commonly referred to as dope sickness.  It’s the topic of this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

There’s been a lot of research lately on depression and how it can lead to other life-threatening health issues.  At the University of Kentucky a researcher is studying the effects of depression on one specific economic subset of the population; farm women.  You’ll meet her on this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

UK Now

Perhaps you’re out on a day hike, or you’re driving along on a country road and a medical or traumatic emergency ensues; what can you reasonably do?  Well, a lot provided you have the proper training.  We’re talking Wilderness Medicine in this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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The image of what is a traditional family has been changing over generations and as part of our coverage of Pride Month we’re taking a closer look at children who grow up in a house with two mom’s or two dads.


One of the ongoing medical challenges in our state is delivering quality care for patients who don’t live anywhere near a major metropolitan area of the commonwealth.  Now imagine if you’re LGBTQ in a rural county and need to find a doctor or pharmacist.  What sort of barriers might you face?  It’s a topic we’re exploring as part of Pride month and elder abuse awareness month.