WJR FEATURES | MICHIGAN ANSWERS

University of Michigan Health, part of Michigan Medicine, presents “Michigan Answers,” a weekly feature that covers top medical news stories, with perspective from the region’s premier hub for cutting-edge research, medical education, and patient care.

Catch “Michigan Answers” Thursdays at 6:50 a.m. on News/Talk 760 WJR, or subscribe here to get it on demand!

University of Michigan Health, part of Michigan Medicine, presents “Michigan Answers,” a weekly feature that covers top medical news stories, with perspective from the region’s premier hub for cutting-edge research, medical education, and patient care.

Catch “Michigan Answers” Thursdays at 6:50 a.m. on News/Talk 760 WJR, or subscribe here to get it on demand!

PODCASTS:


March 24, 2022 ~ When an organ becomes available for donation, every second counts. Medical professionals have just six hours to get an organ from a donor and into a patient in need. This means that there are a lot of organs that go unused due to time and geography. But what if the stasis of donated organs could be extended? Paul W. speaks with University of Michigan Medical School Professor Emeritus of Acute Care Surgery Dr. Robert H. Bartlett about the Frankel Organ Bank, a research project aimed at improving the number and quality of organs available for transplantation.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022 ~ Sleep is an essential function, allowing a body and mind to recharge and wake refreshed. But what happens when we don’t get enough sleep? Paul W. speaks with University of Michigan Health Sleep Disorders Centers Specialist Dr. Anita Shelgikar about the negative impacts of too little sleep, and the sleep disorders to be on the lookout for.


March 10, 2022 ~ Michigan Medicine Professor of Biomedical Engineering Dr. Ariella Shikanov talks with Paul W. Smith about how artificial ovaries could change the lives of girls who suffer from childhood cancers. Learn how this revolutionary procedure could negate the negative effects that chemotherapy has on ovaries, allowing these girls to grow up with normal reproductive capabilities.