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.

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A deeper dive into CSA shares and how they promote healthier eating

Community Support Agriculture - what does it mean and how does it promote healthier eating? These are two important questions Dr. Greg asks of his guests this week. Katie Harvey and Dee Owens are part of the Community Supported Agriculture Outreach team for the Organic Association of Kentucky.

New UK College of Public Health Dean sees collaboration as key to tackling longstanding he...

This week Dr. Greg talks with Heather Bush who was recently named permanent dean of the UK College of Public Health. Under her leadership as acting dean, the college has seen growth in research, teaching and service. The college has also expanded efforts to recognize and teach how different perspectives can thrive in public health. In this conversation, Bush talks about the role of public health in our everyday lives and lays out her vision for the college as it moves into its third decade at UK.

New UK College of Public Health Dean sees collaboration as key to tackling longstanding he...

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - your best weapon? Early Detection

In March, we wear blue to recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women. It's estimated that 106,590 new cases of colon cancer and 46,220 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2024. Kentucky has the fourth highest rate of death from colon cancer in the nation. Dr. Greg revisits an interview with local gastroenterologist Dr. Elizabeth Holt.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - your best weapon? Early Detection

Advocates of a new Lexington parks tax see more than just a luxury at stake

Would Lexingtonians agree to a new tax solely dedicated to the city's parks? A local group called Parks Sustainable Funding believes the answer is yes. The nonprofit is floating the idea. Dr. Greg Davis speaks with two of the leading proponents, Victoria Meyer and Davis Lowe, in this week's segment of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

Advocates of a new Lexington parks tax see more than just a luxury at stake

UK researchers find potential key to long-term knee health after injury

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences has found a potential way to help patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries return to their sports and daily activities faster. The findings are from the team's recent study published in Science Advances in November. Dr. Greg talks with principal investigator Chris Fry, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition in the UK College of Health Sciences.

UK researchers find potential key to long-term knee health after injury

Fluoridated drinking water: what does the science say?

A recently introduced bill in the Kentucky General Assembly is putting the issue of fluoridated drinking water in the spotlight once again with some opponents calling it 'forced medication.' Dr. Emily Winfrey, associate dean of academic and student affairs at UK Dentistry, says that conclusion is not based in science. She talks with Dr. Greg about the 70 plus years of evidence to the contrary.

KIPRC develops overdose alert system to identify and respond to unusual overdose spikes

ODMAP is a system that helps detect overdose spikes, allowing the Kentucky Department for Public Health to put out alerts advising people to carry naloxone. Andrew Farrey, a syndromic surveillance epidemiologist with the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Kentucky talks with Dr. Greg about the cutting edge system.

KIPRC develops overdose alert system to identify and respond to unusual overdose spikes

This week on Dr. Greg: the positive and negative ways 'American Culture' affects public health

A growing number of physicians and researchers are tackling a thorny question - how does the American ethos affect the quality and level of our healthcare? Dr. Greg talks with Frederick J. Zimmerman, PhD, faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor of health policy management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, about an article he co-wrote: Population Health In America: Is Culture Stopping Us Dead In Our Tracks? It appeared in the publication 'Health Affairs' in 2022.

This week on Dr. Greg: the positive and negative ways 'American Culture' affects public health

We have your preview of this year's "Everything is Science" Festival in Lexington

What can seem like an intimidating topic is, in reality, quite relatable – from the moment we wake up in the morning, science is happening all around us – it colors everything we do. Making science accessible in a fun and interactive way is important in helping people feel more connected not only to science, but to the city of Lexington as a whole. Dr. Greg speaks with Dr. Lou Hirsch, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Department of Plant Pathology, for a preview of "Everything is Science" February 19-23 in Lexington.Everything is Science: Make It Make Sense will occur February 19-23, 2024, from 6-8 pm daily.  Monday, 2/19: TOUCHEthereal Cornerstone (401 S Limestone)Tuesday, 2/20: VISIONEthereal Public House (102 W. Vine Street)Wednesday, 2/21: TASTE Old North Bar at Greyline Station (101 W. Loudon Avenue) Thursday, 2/22: HEARINGPivot Brewing (1400 Delaware Avenue)Friday, 2/23: SMELL Void Sake Co. (819 National Ave., Suite 120) All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

We have your preview of this year's "Everything is Science" Festival in Lexington

Someone's having an epileptic seizure - what do you do or NOT do?

Neurologist Jordan Clay, M.D., with UK HealthCare's Kentucky Neuroscience Institute separates myth from fact about epilepsy and goes over the do's and don'ts when it comes to first aid treatment for someone experiencing a seizure.