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., an internal medicine physician at Michigan Medicine.
October 7, 2022
Michigan Answers: Questions About IBS
It’s estimated that between 10 and 15% of people in the US suffer from IBS – irritable bowel syndrome. People with IBS experience diarrhea, constipation – or both. Add abdominal pain to the mix, and a range of other symptoms, and the resulting experience can range from uncomfortable and inconvenient, to debilitating. In this episode, William Chey, M.D. joins us to answer the most commonly searched questions on the internet about IBS.
September 30, 2022
Michigan Answers: Questions About Sleep
Sleep quality, or lack of it, can affect how we feel, how we act, our performance at work, our relationships. The effects are wide reaching, personally, and as a society – the public health consequences of sleep disorders are huge. In this episode, Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D. joins us to answer the most commonly searched questions on the internet about sleep.
September 23, 2022
Michigan Answers: Questions About HPV
Cancer. Vaccines. Sexually transmitted infections. Three topics that bring strong reactions, lots of questions, and more than a little misinformation. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Campbell joins us to talk about what men AND women need to know about all three of them and HPV, the human papillomavirus.
September 16, 2022
Michigan Answers: Questions About Eczema
1 in 10 people will develop eczema at some point during their lifetime. It’s uncomfortable, and it can seem embarrassing. But you don’t have to suffer alone. In this episode, dermatologist Frank Wang, M.D. joins us to answer the most commonly searched questions about eczema on the internet.
September 9, 2022
Michigan Answers: Questions About Achilles Tendon Injuries
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body. It’s the powerhouse that allows you to point your toes or raise up on them. Achilles tendon injuries are not uncommon – affecting elite athletes and non-athletes alike. In this episode, James Holmes, M.D. joins us to answer the most commonly searched questions about Achilles tendon injuries.
October 14, 2021
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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.