March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month...no better time to review some important information about colonoscopies and colon cancer with Dr. Greg and UK Healthcare gastrointestinal physician Elizabeth Holt.
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Michelle Staton, associate professor in the UK College of Medicine; department of behavioral science about her study involving substance abuse among female inmates in facilities in three rural Kentucky counties.
This week Dr. Greg Davis talks with Phil Bernard, associate professor of pediatrics and critical care and medical director of information technology at UK Healthcare. Dr. Bernard is a strong advocate of the Open Notes Movement which allows patients to access their healthcare records at anytime.
This week Dr. Greg Davis talks with UK Dental Students Ellen Vice and Morgan Murrell about a special "Give Kids A Smile" event this Saturday at UK Dentistry at Turfland. Free oral health screenings will be available for kids and young adults from 8 a.m. to noon. The aim is to teach and reinforce good oral health habits at an early age. Ellen and Morgan say the open house is especially for members of Lexington's underserved population.
This week Dr. Greg Davis talks with Dr. Colin West, professor of medicine bio-statistics and medical education at the Mayo Clinic about the increasing problem of physician burnout and what steps can be taken to prevent it.
A new study suggests it might be OK to feed your child proteins contained in peanuts at an early age in an effort to prevent nut allergies from taking hold. Dr. Greg Davis speaks about the ground breaking research with local pediatric allergist and immunologist Tracy Overbeck.
This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Khaled Ziada, an interventional cardiologist at the University of Kentucky's Gill Heart Institute, about a new clinical trial to treat patients with chronic hypertension. The SPYRAL trial is exploring a novel approach to treat hypertension by manipulating the sympathetic nervous system signals that contribute to high blood pressure.
Dr. Greg talks with Dr. John Ragsdale, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, who along with his colleagues published a study in the journal Academic Medicine demonstrating the effectiveness of short workshops designed to train doctors to detect nonverbal signs of patient emotion.