Your weekly dose of health and wellness information, from the leading experts. Join host Faith Salie to get news you can use in your own life. New episodes drop each Wednesday.
This week our host, Faith Salie, talks to NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine endocrinologist Dr. Rekha Kumar, about the effects of caffeine on the brain and body, considerations to take when pregnant, recommendations on caffeine consumption, and if caffeine can help us live longer.
Angelique Serrano speaks with Dr. Evelyn Attia, Director of the Center for Eating Disorders at NewYork-Presbyterian. They discuss the differences between healthy and unhealthy eating, how to recognize the signs of eating disorders, and what treatment options are available today. Dr. Attia offers guidelines for people of all ages who want to have a healthy relationship with food.
With a new school year starting, Faith Salie speaks with child psychologist Dr. Anne Marie Albano about the signs of school avoidance. Dr. Albano gives parents and caregivers tips on how to intervene in these situations and offers adults ways to start tough conversations with their kids.
Faith Salie talks to Dr. Chiti Parikh, an integrative medicine practitioner and Executive Director of Integrative Health and Wellbeing at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell, about supplements and multivitamins, when to take them, how to check for quality, and what to look for on the label.
Faith Salie speaks with Dr. Alexis Halpern, an Emergency Medicine physician at NewYork-Presbyterian, about what to expect during a visit to the emergency department. Dr. Halpern talks about when to go to the ED versus an urgent care center, what information to bring for a more efficient visit, and how long patients might spend waiting throughout the process.
Faiths talks to Dr. Zachary Blumkin, a psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia to help explain ADHD. He dispels myths, explains treatments, including medication, and talks about why it’s so important to recognize and address ADHD.
Faith Salie talks to Dr. Carolyn Newberry, a gastroenterologist at NewYork-Presbyterian and the director of the Gastrointestinal Nutrition Program at Weill Cornell Medicine, about the importance of fiber and why we need more of it than we may think. She also provides helpful tips on how to incorporate fiber into your diet.
Faith Salie talks with Dr. Avital Falk, program director of the Intensive Treatment Program for OCD and Anxiety in collaboration with the NYP Center for Youth Mental Health to help better understand intrusive thoughts. She explained what makes these thoughts so sticky, how people can manage them, and the relationship between intrusive thoughts and OCD.
Faith Salie talks to Dr. James Noble, a neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia, about the ways we can take care of our memory and whether memory loss should be expected as we get older. Dr. Noble also breaks down the distinctions between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and explains new treatments that are available for patients.
Faith Salie talks to Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer, an infectious disease expert at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, about what to do if you or a loved one is bitten by a tick. She debunked some common misconceptions about tick-borne illnesses and breaks down the steps to preventing tick bites and conducting tick checks.
This week, our host Faith Salie talks to Dr. Christopher Ahmad, orthopedic surgeon at New York-Presbyterian and Columbia and the team doctor for the New York Yankees, about how young athletes can protect themselves from injuries. He shared some tips for parents to help their kids stay healthy on the field — including what research has revealed about how some elite baseball players have managed to stay injury-free.
This week, our host Faith Salie talks to Dr. David Majure, a cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, who describes the measures that promote heart health. He explains how the factors that lead to heart disease are all connected and that reducing the risks will require both individual effort to live a healthier lifestyle and systemic change to support it.
Faith Salie talks with Dr. Anne Marie Albano, co-clinical director for the Center for Youth Mental Health at NewYork-Presbyterian and a child psychologist at Columbia. Dr. Albano describes how caregivers can foster confidence and independence in children and how to keep communication lines open when kids are processing big transitions and challenging issues.
Faith Salie talks with Dr. Shari Lipner, a dermatologist at NewYork Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, about some of the most common myths about the sun and sunscreen. She gave guidance on how to choose a sunscreen that works for you and also shared helpful tips on how to gauge if a mole could be a sign of something more serious.
In this episode, Faith Salie talks to Dr. Ricky Singh, a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Singh describes the common cause of neck and back issues. Whether it’s from technology use or a sports injury, Dr. Singh offers guidance for what people can do at home to reduce pain and protect neck and back health.
This week we talk to a sleep medicine expert at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, to better understand just why sleep is so vital, how to make it a top priority, and to find specific steps we can take each day for a better night’s sleep.
This week Faith Salie talks with Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl, a gastroenterologist at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia. He’s also the Director of Clinical Research at Columbia’s Celiac Disease Center, and an expert on the connections between gastrointestinal health and the other systems in our body that rely on good digestion for their function. He describes how GI diseases like Celiac have implications for mental health, and what anyone...
This week our host, Faith Salie, talks to Dr. Yoko Furuya, the Chief Epidemiologist for NewYork-Presbyterian and infectious diseases expert at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia. She advises current recommendations for protecting yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus, insight on how it has become endemic, and how we can be better prepared for future pandemics.
This week our host, Faith Salie, talks to NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine neuropsychologist Heidi Allison Bender, about the impact of screen use of children’s health. She explained guidelines for young children under the age of 5, considerations about helping older kids and teenagers set good boundaries, and explored the implications of the latest research into social media’s influence on brain development.
This week our host, Faith Salie, talks to Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, a pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian’s Ambulatory Care Network and Columbia, about ways parents and caregivers can talk to their children about puberty and the changes that come with this stage in life. Dr. Bracho-Sanchez also discusses why puberty may be happening earlier and earlier in children.
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