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The Back Story

Sep 27, 2022

We take a look at vaping and the health risks that surround it with Dr. Mashal Khan,  Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and part of the Addiction Psychiatry Team at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. We also cover:

(3:28) smoking and vaping trends for teens and young adults, (4:56) the...


Sep 20, 2022

On this month's Back Story Beat feature, we spotlight intermittent fasting and consider the question: just how much does it matter when you eat? We also cover:

(1:34) common intermittent fasting methods, (2:20) JAMA study on fasting, (4:25) fasting study results, and (6:28) what happens inside your body when you fast.


Sep 13, 2022

We discuss mental toughness or "grit" and its impact on success. We explore how we can strengthen or improve our own mental toughness. We also cover:

(1:55) defining mental toughness, (2:17) research on grit and outcomes, (5:37) real world examples of mental toughness, (7:00) small wins, and (8:08) building habits.


Aug 23, 2022

We explore what role vitamin D plays in our bodies and look into its benefits. We also cover:

(1:01) what is vitamin D and what are some of the health benefits? (3:46) which vitamin D supplements should you take? (7:00) optimal levels of vitamin D levels, (7:51) benefits of vitamin D, (9:20) vitamin D and fighting...


Aug 10, 2022

As the summer heat bears down on us, we focus on water just how much we should be consuming to stay healthy and hydrated. We cover:

(1:58) why you aren't drinking water just to quench your thirst, (3:09) hydration and joint pain relief, (4:31) how much water do you need?, (4:51) signs you are dehydrated, (5:47)...