Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine


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.


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.

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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.

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This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Tom Kluemper, faculty member in the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.  Dr. Kluemper has a special interest in adult and adolescent orthodontics.  He says it's not just middle-aged, overweight men who contract sleep apnea.  Some young athletic patients are susceptible too, and the reason is the shapes of their chin and jaw.


Dude, engage!  That's the simple but effective message the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons is using to increase awareness of the growing problem of distracted walking.  Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Alan Hilibrand, a spokesman for the group.


This week Dr. Greg talks with a leading proponent of the ditch the white coat movement who says the totemic garment can be a haven for dangerous and sometimes deadly germs.


This week Dr. Greg continues his frank discussion with Kristen Mark, director of the sexual health promotion laboratory at UK about the difficulty many parents have when it comes to talking to their kids about sex.