December 16th, 2011

Arwa Damon updates Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Youssif on “SGMD”

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Beirut correspondent Arwa Damon update a heartrending story that has engaged viewers since 2007.  While playing outside his Baghdad home, a five-year-old Youssif was horribly burned by masked men that drenched him in kerosene and set him on fire.  Damon visited Youssif recently and spoke with him and his family about their lives in Los Angeles and his continuing recovery.

Also, Jonathan Gruber (Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works, 2011), MIT economics professor, not only helped design the Obama health care law, but also helped Mitt Romney draft his health care plan in Massachusetts.  Dr. Gupta speaks with Gruber about both health plans still making political news, he interviews Sarah Werner about conception after cancer, and talks about beating the seasonal blues with Dr. Andrew Weil.

This edition of SANJAY GUPTA, MD airs Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7:30am ET.