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The Back Story

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)...


Aug 2, 2022

We take a look at the science behind 'man flu' and examine if men really do handle illness differently than women. We cover:

(1:32) defining man flu, (2:16) the role of hormones, (3:44) genetics and evolution, (5:40) Dr. Singh's conclusion. 


Jul 26, 2022

We introduce a new monthly feature: Back Story Beat where we explain new medical findings and what they mean to you. This episode looks at a new study regarding how effective opioids and non-opioid medications are in terms of pain management after surgery. 

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Jul 20, 2022

Our miniseries on abortion concludes with our guest Dr. Aileen Gariepy, Director of Complex Family Planning in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell, as we discuss contraception and options when it comes to abortion. We also cover:

(1:44) what complex family planning is, (4:26) the least and most...


Jul 12, 2022

We do a deep-dive into obstetrics and gynecology as we broach the subject of abortion. Our guest is Dr. Stephen Chasen, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Vice Chair for Education and Director of Obstetrics Ultrasound. Together we cover:

(3:46) high-risk pregnancy, (5:21) what...