Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine Dr. Greg Davis interviews guests about the latest medical research taking place at the University of Kentucky and abroad. Updated weekly.
Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine

Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine

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Dr. Greg Davis interviews guests about the latest medical research taking place at the University of Kentucky and abroad. Updated weekly.

Most Recent Episodes

RETAIN expands to help more Kentucky employees stay in the workforce

The Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Kentucky Program implemented by the University of Kentucky works with employees, employers and health care providers to address issues that can keep people from returning to work after injury or illness. RETAIN also helps people who may be at risk of leaving their employment to stay on the job. Dr. Greg's guest this week is RETAIN outreach coordinator Melissa Claar.

UK study to explore why Lyme disease symptoms persist for some

Although most cases of Lyme disease can be cured with a two-to-four-week course of antibiotics, some patients still experience lingering, debilitating effects of the disease months after they finish treatment. Dr. Greg talks with Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., and Brian Stevenson, Ph.D., in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, about a new study seeking to understand if the antibiotic regimen used to treat Lyme disease could also be contributing to Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), which includes ongoing symptoms of pain, fatigue or difficulty thinking.

Study shows Black survivors of intimate partner violence receive less workplace support

A study from the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky showed Black survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) receive significantly less workplace support than their White counterparts. Dr. Greg talks with study co-author Kathryn Showalter, PhD, of the University of Kentucky College of Social Work.

Study shows Black survivors of intimate partner violence receive less workplace support

Unlocking the mystery of aphasia

The recent announced retirement of actor Bruce Willis due to complications with aphasia has brought the condition national attention. Aphasia is an acquired language disorder usually resulting from a stroke or trauma in the brain's dominant hemisphere. The condition causes a disconnect in the areas of the brain responsible for language and can impact a person's ability to speak, read, write, and listen (ranging from very mild to severe.)There is no cure for aphasia and most patients struggle with lifelong side effects. This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk all things aphasia with Tim Ainger, clinical neuropsychologist and an assistant professor of neurology with the UK College of Medicine and the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.

Researcher says movement could be key to keeping mentally sharp

This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Jennifer Heisz, author of Move the Body, Free the Mind (available through Harper Collins). Heisz is an Associate Professor in Kinesiology and Associate Director (Seniors) of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence at McMaster University.

Neurogastronomy: the science of what we eat and why, helping those who've lost the ability...

What if the foods that elicit strong memory and emotion in us no longer tasted the same? Certain foods hold so much sentiment in our lives, howwould we react if we could no longer have that experience? Dr. Greg talks with UK Chef in Residence Bob Perry who will be a featured speaker at this year's International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium next month in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Neurogastronomy: the science of what we eat and why, helping those who've lost the ability...

Mission of Black K.A.R.E. is to raise awareness and prevention of chronic kidney disease

March is National Kidney Month and this week Dr. Greg talks with LaShana Harris with the Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of Kentucky Black K.A.R.E. KARE stands for Kidney Awareness Resources Education Initiative, which is focused on preventing chronic kidney disease, particularly in African American communities.

Mission of Black K.A.R.E. is to raise awareness and prevention of chronic kidney disease

UK launches Barriers to Transgender Care study

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are looking for participants in a study focused on gaining insights and perspectives from gender and sexual minority individuals and their families. The goal is to learn how the healthcare field can better serve these individuals, their families, and communities. This week Dr. Greg talks about theBarriers to Healthcare study with principal investigator Kelly Hill, UK Psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Adolescent Behavioral HealthUnit.

Sanders Brown announces new clinical trial for a specific brain disease

You've probably never heard of L.A.T.E. It's an acronym that stands for Limbic-predominant, Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy. It's a form of dementia which the symptoms often mimic Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Greg talks with colleague Dr. Pete Nelson, a researcher with the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging about a new clinical trial for L.A.T.E. patients.

Sanders Brown announces new clinical trial for a specific brain disease

This week on Dr. Greg: Markey's ACTION program addresses key cancer care issue in Appalach...

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and Kentucky is home to the highest rates of cancer incidence and mortality in the country. The problem is significantly concentrated in the Appalachian region of the state, an area widely known for its culture and history of tobacco growth and use. This week Dr. Greg talks to Nathan Vanderford, director of the Markey Cancer Center's Appalachian Career Training in Oncology or ACTION program.

This week on Dr. Greg: Markey's ACTION program addresses key cancer care issue in Appalach...