31 episodes

The Back Story is your source for the latest in health, wellness and medical care for you and your entire family. Dr. Jaspal Ricky Singh M.D. and the world-renowned physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine, join forces with an expanded network of experts to bring in-depth conversations covering medical research, trending topics and wellness. Our podcast is a trusted source of information for medical care, combined with real patient experiences and the latest breakthroughs in medicine.

The Back Story Dr. Jaspal Ricky Singh M.D.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 50 Ratings

The Back Story is your source for the latest in health, wellness and medical care for you and your entire family. Dr. Jaspal Ricky Singh M.D. and the world-renowned physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine, join forces with an expanded network of experts to bring in-depth conversations covering medical research, trending topics and wellness. Our podcast is a trusted source of information for medical care, combined with real patient experiences and the latest breakthroughs in medicine.

    Managing Pain During Pregnancy

    Managing Pain During Pregnancy

    As we continue our miniseries on women's health and men's health, we talk pregnancy and pain management with our guest Dr. Jaclyn Bonder. Dr. Bonder serves as the Medical Director of Women’s Health Rehabilitation in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center. Together we cover:
    (5:16) common conditions during pregnancy, (6:41) the trimester where we see back pain, (11:55) sciatica and what it truly is, (14:00) treatment options for pain during pregnancy, (15:34) exercising during pregnancy, and (25:08) when to see a doctor for pain.
    Learn more about Dr. Bonder here: https://weillcornell.org/jhbonder

    • 27 min
    Women's Health: Understanding Menopause

    Women's Health: Understanding Menopause

    We welcome Dr. Susan Loeb-Zeitlin, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as we take a look at women's health and menopause in particular. We cover:
    (1:15) what menopause is, (2:12) symptoms of menopause, (4:38) body systems affected by menopause, (6:14) treatment options for menopause symptoms, (8:37) hormone replacement therapy, (13:19) popular misconceptions and misinformation, and (15:23) the Midlife Program.
    Learn more about Dr. Loeb-Zeitlin here: https://weillcornell.org/szeitlin
    Find more information about the Midlife Program here: https://weillcornell.org/services/obstetrics-and-gynecology/menopause
    Listen to Weill Cornell's Women's Health Wednesday podcasts here: https://weillcornell.org/patient-education/podcasts/back-to-health

    • 20 min
    My Back Story

    My Back Story

    The tables are turned on Ricky as we get his own 'back story', patient stories, insight into how the podcast came to be, and tips for staying active.
    We also cover:
    (2:42) understanding what physiatry is, (4:34) Ricky finds his calling, (7:44) types of patients we typically see, (15:58) revisiting regenerative medicine, (21:55) five tips to stay active, (29:04) and what's next for 'The Back Story'.

    • 31 min
    You Are What You Eat

    You Are What You Eat

    Gut health is our topic as we welcome Dr. Carolyn Newberry. Dr. Newberry is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is a clinical gastroenterologist with advanced training in nutrition and obesity sciences. Together we cover:
     
    (3:30) ICHANGE (Innovative Center for Health and Nutrition in Gastroenterology) and how it's changing how we approach gastrointestinal diseases, (7:35) the difference between good bacteria and bad bacteria in our gut, (9:43) the difference between prebiotics and probiotics (14:15) magnesium and supplements, (15:24) what to know about fiber, (20:15) are humans lactose intolerant? (21:33) and what a normal bowel movement is.
     
    Learn more about Dr. Newberry here: https://weillcornell.org/carolyn-newberry-md

    • 30 min
    A Different Look at Aging

    A Different Look at Aging

    Is aging just a natural process? We look at aging from a different perspective with Dr. Mark Lachs, Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Co-Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Lachs is also the Director of Geriatrics for The New York Presbyterian Health Care System and together we cover:
    (2:27) what actually happens to your body as you age, (5:20) medical ageism, (10:52) sarcopenia and its role in aging, (14:01) weightlifting, (18:34) common supplements, and (22:32) the damaging effects of social isolation.
    Learn more about Dr. Lachs here: https://weillcornell.org/mlachs

    • 35 min
    Medical Massage Therapy

    Medical Massage Therapy

    How can massage therapy improve your health? This episode looks at how medical massage therapy can help achieve better outcomes. We are pleased to welcome  Norma Dray, who is part of the Integrative Health and Wellbeing Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Norma is a licensed New York massage therapist, board-certified for therapeutic massage and body work. We cover:
    (1:58) what is required to a licensed massage therapist, (3:05) forms of massage and what they accomplish, (5:00) what makes medical massage different, (8:18) contraindications for massage therapy, and (10:15) stress and mental health.
    Learn more about the Integrative Health & Wellbeing Program here: https://www.nyp.org/integrative-health-program

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Sonia Uppal ,

True and relevant

What I love about the show is that all the information is directly from the mouth of experts. Keep it up Dr. Singh.

danny w11 ,

Very helpful

As someone who overeats during the holidays, this episode helped me think through a realistic game plan.

Rachel Iris ,

Wonderful and Informative Podcast!

Love listening and look forward to it every week! Topics are very interesting and Dr. Singh is very engaging. Also, the audio quality is great!

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