Michigan Answers Podcast

Michigan Medicine experts answer the top-asked questions on some of the internet’s most-searched health topics

The internet has become a top destination for people looking for information about everything from heart healthy recipes to symptoms of a heart attack, and everything in between.

We’re taking these questions and tackling them with help from experts at Michigan Medicine. 

Each week, we’ll dig deep into a different health topic, answering the top-searched questions about that topic on the internet.

The Michigan Answers podcast is hosted by Preeti Malani, M.D, M.S.J., Chief Health Officer at the University of Michigan and an internal medicine physician at Michigan Medicine.

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Episodes

October 14, 2021

Michigan Answers: Trailer

Michigan Medicine experts answer the top-asked questions on some of the internet’s most-searched health topics.


October 27, 2021 

Michigan Answers: Questions About Weight Loss 

Nearly half of all U.S. adults have tried to lose weight in the last 12 months. Indeed, obesity is often described as an epidemic. A health care crisis, even. In this episode, endocrinologist Amy Rothberg, M.D. joins us to talk about weight loss and the most commonly searched questions about weight management.


November 3, 2021 

Michigan Answers: Questions About Anxiety 

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the U.S. today. Even so, there’s still a cloud of stigma around anxiety and panic attacks. Emily Bilek, Ph.D. joins us to answer some of the most searched questions about anxiety.


November 10, 2021

Michigan Answers: Questions About Autism

Autism has been the subject of endless debate, garnered international headlines, and sent many parents to their favorite search engine looking for answers. Unfortunately, not everything you see online is based on evidence and facts, so we called in Jenny Radesky, M.D. to help us sort through myths and facts associated with the most searched questions about autism.


November 17, 2021 

Michigan Answers: Questions About Knee Pain 

Young or old. Male or female. Pro athlete or afternoon dog walker. Knee pain is one of the great equalizers that affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Walter Alomar-Jimenez, M.D., joins us to answer the top asked questions about knee pain. 


November 24, 2021 

Michigan Answers: Questions About Blood Pressure

If you’re anything like most people, you aren’t quite sure what to make of the numbers that get read out to you after you get your arm hugged by the blood pressure cuff. Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. And because there are no obvious symptoms, many people don’t even know they have it. Nicole Bhave, M.D. joins us to sort out answers to the most searched questions about the “silent killer” that is high blood pressure. 


December 1, 2021 

Michigan Answers: Questions About Plantar Fasciitis

The start of a new day can feel a little less hopeful when it’s marked by stabbing pain in your heel. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Why is this happening? How do you make it go away? And what can you do to ward it off in the first place? Garneisha Torrence, M.D., joins us to answer the top asked questions about plantar fasciitis.