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  • Re-Release: Study Shows Medical Marijuana Use Decreased in States with Legalized Recreational Use

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    This episode originally aired on April 19, 2024.The number of patients using cannabis for medical purposes has increased more than 600 percent since 2016.Visit Health Lab to read the full story.The transcript for this episode can be found here.Health Lab is brought to you by the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication. Michigan Medicine is the academic medical center for the University of Michigan. Health Lab is a part of the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network. You can subscribe to Health Lab on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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  • New research launched to address health disparities in abnormal menstrual bleeding and anemia

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    A $5.6 million grant helps launch research to improve screening and treatment for a gynecologic disorder disproportionately impacting Black and Hispanic populations.Visit Health Lab to read the full story.The transcript for this episode can be found here.Health Lab is brought to you by the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication. Michigan Medicine is the academic medical center for the University of Michigan. Health Lab is a part of the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network. You can subscribe to Health Lab on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.
  • Presenting: The Fundamentals

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    Today on Health Lab, we are sharing an episode of The Fundamentals, another podcast from the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network that just launched its second season earlier this month.On this episode of The Fundamentals: "Cannabis and psychedelics: stigmatized substances or powerful therapeutics?" Dr. Kevin Boehnke talks about cannabis, psychedelics, and the increasing body of evidence for their legitimization as therapeutics.The transcript for this episode of Health Lab can be found here.Related Articles:How cannabis and psilocybin might help some of the 50 million Americans experiencing chronic painDr. Kevin Boehnke is a research assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. His current research focuses on therapeutic applications of cannabis and psychedelics. His goal is to rigorously assess appropriate use of these substances and to help address the public health harms caused by their criminalization.You can learn more about Dr. Boehnke here, and you can follow the department of anesthesiology @UMichAnesthesia on X.Find out more about the research stories mentioned at the top of the show at the links below:https://www.michiganmedicine.org/health-lab/surgery-patients-now-less-likely-get-opioids-decline-has-slowedhttps://www.michiganmedicine.org/health-lab/1-8-older-adults-use-cannabis-products-suggesting-need-screen-risksThe Fundamentals and Health Lab are part of the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network, and produced by the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication. You can subscribe to both shows wherever you listen to podcasts.
  • Re-Release: Study finds bipolar disorder surpasses smoking in mortality risk

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    This episode originally aired on January 12, 2024.A large study shows having bipolar disorder is associated with a four- to six-fold risk of dying prematurely, suggesting more preventive efforts needed.Visit Health Lab to read the full story.The transcript for this episode can be found here.Health Lab is brought to you by the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication. Michigan Medicine is the academic medical center for the University of Michigan. Health Lab is a part of the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network. You can subscribe to Health Lab on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.
  • Re-Release: Access to Plan B coincides with a drastic decrease in emergency contraception-related ER visits, study shows

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    This episode first aired on February 16, 2024.U.S. emergency departments see 96% fewer visits, $7.6 million less in medical costs after FDA approval of over the counter emergency contraception.Visit Health Lab to read the full story.The transcript for this episode can be found here.Health Lab is brought to you by the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication. Michigan Medicine is the academic medical center for the University of Michigan. Health Lab is a part of the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network. You can subscribe to Health Lab on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.
  • Breakthroughs in Personalized Medicine for Rare Kidney Disease

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    The NEPTUNE match study builds kidney atlas.Visit Health Lab to read the full story.The transcript for this episode can be found here.Health Lab is brought to you by the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication. Michigan Medicine is the academic medical center for the University of Michigan. Health Lab is a part of the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network. You can subscribe to Health Lab on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.
  • Period Poverty and the Need to Make Menstruation Products Easier to Access

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    A survey focused on how much people in their teens and early 20s know about periods and their experience and attitudes around “period poverty”.Visit Health Lab to read the full story.The transcript for this episode can be found here.Health Lab is brought to you by the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication. Michigan Medicine is the academic medical center for the University of Michigan. Health Lab is a part of the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network. You can subscribe to Health Lab on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.