Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine

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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.

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Dr. Greg talks with Hilary Surratt, associate professor in the UK College of Medicine, and a principal investigator in a study examining the effectiveness and potential barriers to implementing needle exchange programs in rural areas.

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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.

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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.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Nancy Schoenberg, Marion Pearsall Professor in the department of Medical Behavioral Science at the UK College of Medicine about her ongoing studies testing methods to address the growing problem of diabetes in Eastern Kentucky.  Those efforts will be aided by a new $3.1 M federal grant.

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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.

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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.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with UK Elder Care specialist Terri Weber about the second annual Senior Resource Fair Friday November 10th at the Hilary J. Boone Center.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Kurt Andersen, host and co-creator of the public radio program Studio 360.  Andersen's new book "Fantasyland - How America Went Haywire: A 500 Year History" illustrates how believing in false narratives - particularly when it comes to dubious health and scientific claims, can be injurious to ourselves and the world around us.

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Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Douglas Mata, a third year resident physician in pathology at the Brigham and Women's and Harvard Medical School about a study he and his team performed looking at the incidence and prevalence of depression in house officers; these are resident physicians who have their medical degree and are now training to become specialists.  The study found that nearly 30% reported having depression or depressive symptoms.

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