Dr. Greg Davis On Medicine

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Tick season is here and UK entomologist Lee Townsend shares all of the do's and don't's about how to prevent tick bites, (so that you don't become a sta-"ticks"tick), as well as how to safely remove the critter from your skin.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Nina Martin, a reporter with ProPublica, which has been working with NPR on "Lost Mothers," a series of reports on infant and maternal mortality.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with professor Glen Mays, director of the Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research within the UK College of Public Health, about Kentucky's ranking in the 2018 the National Health Security Preparedness Index.  Drawing data from 64 sources, the NHSPI is the most comprehensive look at each state's preparedness to date. It is also the first national index that looks at the nation’s health security by collectively measuring the preparedness of the states.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Larry Goldstein, chair of the department of neurology at UK Healthcare about an upcoming seminar on May 18th.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Mark Abel and UK Graduate Assistant Researcher Anssi Saari about their study examining the physical fitness level of firefighters and other tactical personnel.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Michelle Lofwall, associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, who was among the experts assisting with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in developing and publishing a new set of guidelines regarding the use of opioid maintenance therapies in the treatment of opioid use disorders.

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If it weren't for clinical studies we would not have medications, surgical procedures, and it's not a stretch to declare we wouldn't have healthcare at all.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host speaks with Linda Rice, director of clinical operations at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at UK. 

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Nathan Vanderford, assistant professor in the UK College of Medicine and director of the CTOP Program which recruits UK students from Appalachian counties to pursue oncology-related careers.

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Honestly, we didn't think we'd have to raise this topic for several months but Mother Nature had other plans.  So, this week Dr. Greg Davis gets some tips on safe winter walking from UK Safety Specialist Michele Laur.

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Does reducing the use of cocaine, but not abstaining from the substance entirely, produce health benefits? Dr. Greg Davis talks with William Stoops, Ph.D., professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and director of regulatory knowledge and support for the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.  UK has recently received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to find more answers.

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