This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Ellen Hahn, director of BREATHE and professor in the UK College of Nursing. Her recent study investigated whether new cases of lung cancer in Kentucky were lower, higher, or stable in communities with smoke-free laws.
February is American Heart Month and there's good news for people who were born with certain heart defects. Studies show congenital heart patients are living longer thanks to medical advances that were not available 40 to 50 years ago. Dr. Greg talks with Andrew Leventhal, director of the Congenital Heart Program at UK Healthcare. He encourages patients who had procedures as children to schedule follow up visits well into their adulthood in order to head off future complications.
This week Dr. Greg talks with Fayette County Health Commissioner Dr. Kraig Humbaugh about the Lexington Fayette County Health Department's inaugural class training the community on how to use Narcan or Naloxone, the overdose reversing medication. As part of the instruction the department provided more than 140 overdose kits. They were made possible through a partnership between the health department, Drug Free Lex and the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, part of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.
This week Dr. Greg talks with Erica Ribenboim and Kassidy Wolfe, student coordinators for the UK College of Dentistry's annual Give Kids a Smile Free Clinic. The event takes place this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at UK Dentistry, Turfland.
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Katy Woodall, a senior at Whitman College in Washington state. She coordinates the Men Making Meals program which pairs college students with elderly men in need of cooking lessons. Studies show older men who don't cook for themselves are at a higher risk of social, psychological and physical challenges.
UK Dietitians Dr. Karen Bryla McNees and Vanessa Oliver are back this week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine to share helpful tips on navigating what many call the season of overindulgence. One of those suggestions includes the so-called three bite rule.
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Terry Bunn, director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, about the state's first-ever Kentucky Drug Overdose Fatality Surveillance System Report. Researchers compile data from multiple resources to help identify new and emerging trends in drug overdose deaths in the Commonwealth.
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with native Lexingtonian, Tara Loyd, co-executive director of PIVOT, an organization that is breaking cycles of poverty and disease. Right now the public health group is engaged in fighting plague in Madagascar.
This week Dr. Greg talks with Mary Ferlan, volunteer chairperson of the upcoming Free To Breathe 5K event happening in Lexington this Sunday at Coldstream Park. It is the only fundraiser in the state specifically for lung cancer research. Kentucky ranks number one in the country for incidents and death rates of lung cancer.