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  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • Study Shows Medical Marijuana Use Decreased in States with Legalized Recreational Use

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    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.
  • Re-Release: How AI is helping to predict death and complications after heart procedures

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    This episode first aired on January 19, 2024.It showed high levels of accuracy at predicting death, major bleeding events and the need for blood transfusion.Visit Health Lab to read the full story. The BMC2 Probability of Events Following PCI application can be found here.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: The 3 S's of Seizure First Aid

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    This episode first aired on 10/20/2023.For kids with epilepsy, seizures can strike at any time. Here’s what you can do to help.Educational resources for epilepsy and seizuresEpilepsy Foundation Training and EducationMichigan Medicine Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy CareVisit 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.