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Nov 22, 2022

What is the difference between being thankful and being grateful? You may think both are similar, but gratitude can have multiple positive impacts on your health. 


Nov 15, 2022

Dr. Singh candidly discusses the impact of completing the TCS New York City Marathon. Did he agree to do the marathon on accident? And how did it change his life? We cover:

(1:16) how he decided to run in the marathon, (3:21) changes since training for the marathon, (4:21) training confessions, (8:29) lessons learned,...


Nov 1, 2022

With the TCS New York City Marathon less than a week away, Dr. Singh breaks down how you should prepare the week before a big race. He covers:

(1:11) the importance of de-stressing, (3:05) tips to make sure you're getting enough sleep, (4:01) nutrition and "carb loading" properly, (5:53) hydration, (6:46) planning tips,...


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.