Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine


Dr. Greg talks with Alison Gustafson, a UK researcher studying food purchasing patterns of teens in rural Kentucky and North Carolina.  A new program, partially funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will combine social media with peer mentoring in an effort to positively influence teenagers to make better food choices.

New Study Links Exercise With Lowered Cancer Risk

Jun 22, 2016
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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Steven Moore, a researcher with the NIH's National Cancer Institute about a new study showing that daily physical activity may help you decrease your risk for certain types of cancer.


This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host speaks with Meredith Swim, a community coordinator with Green Dot Lexington.  Green Dot is a bystander-focused anti-violence program created by former UK faculty member Dorothy Edwards which has become a national model for intervention and prevention.

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The 8th Annual Sanders Brown Center on Aging's Mind Matters Health Fair takes place Monday May 23rd at the Fayette County Extension Office on Red Mile Road.  Dr. Greg gets a preview from event organizer Greg Jicha.


This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Teresa Lee, teaching assistant in the UK Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition about an upcoming study involving mindful eating.


This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host speaks with Glen Mays of the UK College of Public Health, about Kentucky's score in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index.  The index analyzes the most important health security and emergency preparedness on a state and national level.  Dr. Mays leads the research team at UK in managing the index.

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This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Dan Conklin, professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of  Medicine.  Dr. Conklin has a special interest in the toxic effects of environmental pollutants on cardiovascular disease.   The two discuss the most recent data available on the health effects of e cigarettes and other vaping devices.


This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Gretchen Wells, director of the Women's Heart Health Program at UK's Gill Heart Institute.  Dr. Wells says, despite the growing evidence to the contrary, she still comes across people who think that women don't get heart disease or suffer heart attacks.


This week Dr. Greg speaks with Dr. Jeremiah Martin, surgical director of the UK Markey Cancer Center’s Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic about a clinical trial testing whether hyperthermia, or heating of the blood, can be used to eradicate lung cancer cells.

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This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Allan Richards and Ann Christianson, of the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies about a grant they received to study the effects of visual arts activities on quality of life for people with mild to moderate dementia and their caregivers.