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.

The US Food and Drug Administration recently gave its approval of a new drug called Dsuvia, an opioid five to 10 times more potent than fentanyl and 500 times more powerful than morphine.  The FDA green lighted the opioid over the objections of a local physician who chairs its advisory committee.  Dr. Raeford Brown is the guest this week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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It has the makings of a parental nightmare; a child has what seems to be a simple cold but then begins to have difficulty moving.  A rare disease called Acute Flaccid Myelitis, which has been in the news lately, could be to blame.  Dr. Greg Davis recently brought his microphone to the busy office of Dr. Laura Stadler, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at UK Healthcare.

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There have been a number of initiatives taken recently to combat the opioid epidemic, in fact this coming Saturday there’s a national drug takeback event happening across our region.  But getting people to bring in their prescription drugs has been problematic especially in small towns and rural communities.  Now a University of Kentucky communications professor is working to get the word out about a way to safely destroy your meds in your own home.  He’s the guest this week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

Spend any time watching your child play sports, and the topic of concussion is bound to come up.  Back in the day we used to call it getting your bell rung, or seeing stars, but once they’ve had a concussion, just when is it safe to resume normal athletic activity?  We put that question, and others, to Dr., Dan Han, associate professor of neurology at UK Healthcare.  He’s the guest this week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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If you’re having trouble sleeping or staying asleep, you’re certainly not alone.  According to the Centers for Disease Control 35% of American adults don’t get the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night and that can lead to a myriad of health problems.  But a new pilot study examining the sleep habits of women in Appalachia may hold some important answers for drowsy folks everywhere.

Truths And Myths About Vitamin D

Sep 26, 2018
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Confused about the recent talk about Vitamin D?  You're certainly not alone.  This week's guest on Dr. Greg Davis is here to drop some truths and bust some myths about the supplement.

The Changing Face Of Medical School Education

Sep 19, 2018
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The University of Kentucky recently made headlines when it reported a double-digit drop in the number of black freshmen enrolled at the school; from 420 in 2017 to 370 this fall.  It’s a trend that school officials pledge to reverse.  The new numbers belie a long-term increase in diversity, particularly when it comes to the med school student body. That’s a subject for this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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