Population Healthy

By Michigan Public Health

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Population Healthy digs into important public health topics that impact our everyday lives. Produced by the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the show brings together experts to discuss population health issues from a variety of perspectives, from the microscopic to the macroeconomic, the social to the environmental, and explore the factors that affect the health of all of us, at a population level.

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Season 1 Preview: Kate Bauer on Family and Food (Season 1 Begins July 9!)
In this preview of the University of Michigan School of Public Health's upcoming podcast, "Population Healthy," Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences Katherine Bauer sits down to talk about ways parents can manage effective nutrition for their kids, the day-to-day factors that impact it, and strategies for setting the home environment up for success. Season 1 begins on July 9th!
Jul 01, 2019
Invisible Impact: How Vaccines Seem to Make Diseases Disappear
Experts from the University of Michigan School of Public Health discuss the threat of vaccine-preventable diseases, how vaccines work, what makes people choose not to get vaccinated and why vaccines are important for both children and adults.

Jul 09, 2019
The Opioid Epidemic: How We Got Here and What We Can Do
Experts from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Michigan Medicine and the Kent County Health Department discuss the complex nature of the opioid epidemic in the United States, and explore possible ways to curb it, including safer and potentially more effective approaches to treating chronic pain, and policy considerations from prescription monitoring to medication-assisted treatment for people with opioid use disorders.
Jul 16, 2019
Popular Genetics: How Learning About Our Genes Offers Both Benefits and Limitations
Experts from the University of Michigan School of Public Health explore the field of genetics and its key role in public health work. They discuss the ways genetic research can help us understand population and individual health and mitigate the risk of disease, and examine the positive and negative impacts of more widely available genetic testing options for consumers.
Jul 23, 2019
Food and Family: How to Raise Kids Who Have a Healthy Relationship With Food
How can we set kids up from an early age to have a healthy relationship with food? With childhood obesity and eating disorder rates on the rise, nutrition and health behavior experts from the University of Michigan School of Public Health explore the ways we can help children and teens establish good habits and build the foundation for healthier lives.
Jul 30, 2019
Taking Back the ‘F Word’: Depoliticizing Firearms and Focusing on Safety to Protect Children and Teens
Thousands of kids die each year in the US because of firearms — how do we reduce that number? Through the lens of injury prevention, experts from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Michigan Medicine explore the ways in which public health can help increase firearm safety.
Aug 06, 2019
Preventing Cancer: Thwarting a Disease that Affects 1 in 3 Americans
Chances are you or someone you love has been affected by cancer. From early detection, to community interventions and environmental protections, University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers examine the innovative ways public health is working to prevent cancers, uncover risk factors, and reduce the number of cases worldwide.
Aug 13, 2019
Aging in America: Addressing the Complexities of Longer Lives and an Aging Population
With Americans living longer than ever before, how do we stay healthy as we get older? Experts from Michigan Public Health dive into the public health issues facing an aging population — from healthcare costs to Alzheimer’s prevention, and the importance of our families and furry friends — and explore how we can ensure longer, happier, and healthier lives for all.
Aug 20, 2019
A City of Resilience: Public Health in Detroit
Detroit is more than a single city — it’s hundreds of neighborhoods and hundreds of thousands of people living, working and growing together. In Population Healthy’s Season One finale, University of Michigan researchers and alumni explore the unique public health challenges facing the Motor City, and how they’re working directly with Detroiters to help make the city a healthier place.
Aug 27, 2019