When is the last time you looked at your phone while behind the wheel? Every day more than eight people are killed and more than 1,000 others injured in distracted driving crashes. It’s not just texting–drivers are posting on social media, watching videos, and playing the newest sensation, Pokémon GO. This evolving epidemic is not exclusive to teens; parents are to blame as well.
A CNN special multiplatform report ‘DWD: Driving While Distracted’ highlights the latest statistics and research on this toxic trend.
CNN correspondent Kelly Wallace hosts this engaging multiplatform series that takes an investigative approach on the public’s life-threatening relationship with technology, profiling the narratives of victims and advocates. Wallace explains the science behind distracted driving and explores some of the high-tech solutions being developed to address the problem.
DWD: Driving While Distracted airs Saturday, August 6 at 2:30pm ET, with digital video, written analysis and visual explainers rolling out the week prior on CNN.com/distracteddriving. Join the conversation using #distracteddriving.
DWD: Driving While Distracted was produced by Meridith Edwards.
Dr. David Agus, oncologist and biomedical research physician, joined Fareed Zakaria to discuss medical breakthroughs resulting from the implementation of electronic medical records and his new book, The Lucky Years (2016), about how 'big data' is improving medical outcomes for patients.
Dr. Agus explains that while physicians initially resisted digitizing their records, it turns out that the practice has ignited a knowledge revolution that is radically changing recommendations and improving medical outcomes. And that other examples of 'big data' evaluation of epidemiological experiences among populations is yielding vast knowledge for even non-medical interventions that may improve healthy aging. Dr. Agus discusses the concept behind the cancer therapy that may have curbed the progression of former President Jimmy Carter's metastatic cancer, how some women on beta blockers may be living longer with ovarian cancer, and how sleeping in a more quiet room may delay neuro-cognitive decline.
The full transcript of the interview may be found after the jump. MANDATORY CREDIT for reference and usage: “CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS”
CNN International today announced a new series of 'Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta', the network’s monthly programme which offers viewers a global look at the world of medicine, hosted by CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. FULL POST
CNN Digital has rolled out a 5-part series called Gaming Reality. The series focuses on how virtual gaming infiltrates, impacts and changes our lives in the real world.
Each story in the series profiles an aspect of how gaming impacts our day-to-day lives, presented in a game-like design using video, photo and text. In the first story, CNN’s John Sutter and Brandon Ancil visited South Korea, the world’s most wired society, to gain an on-the-ground, first-hand understanding what makes a South Korean gaming champion and the sources of gaming addiction.
It’s summertime, which means this is the time of year when graduating seniors look at each other and mouth the words: “What now?” To make matters worse, this year’s graduates are tossing off their caps and staring down a uniquely unstable job market. Despite economists’ predictions, long-term unemployment (meaning, being without a job for more than six months) still reaches record-high levels, swelling from 5.1 million to 5.4 million and comprising nearly half of all unemployed Americans.
With hope just a flicker of light in the distance, America’s jobless face a second set of challenges. According to a report by CNN, people out of work for more than a year have only a 10 percent chance of landing a job. On a higher note, the report also points out that most people remain optimistic that they will find employment within the next year.
But the impacts of unemployment stretch beyond one’s personal finances. CNN Health writer Elizabeth Landau reports that an extended period of joblessness can take a toll on self-worth and mental health. However, the article highlights tips and tactics to stay on track, such as exercising and creating a daily routine setting aside time for submitting resumes, searching for jobs and even eating meals.
Unemployment also impacts the family dynamic. CNN Photos has a gallery capturing the life of a family whose father has been facing unemployment for more than a year.
Words of wisdom to young women from Hillary Clinton may make us feel inspired, but as the high school teacher from Wellesley stated when he addressed the school’s graduating class: “You are not special”. CNN Opinion writer LZ Granderson agreed, but softened the blow by saying, “Everyone is special to someone. But no one is special to all.”
With all of the recent media stories about celebrity deaths and buzz around the upcoming Oscars on Sunday, CNN has decided to devote this week to a series of in-depth stories and discussions about how to fight the scourge of addiction. CNN EVP Mark Whitaker, who is responsible for CNN’s overall approach, tone and scope of reporting across all platforms lays out CNN’s coverage plans for the week in an op-ed. In addition to interviewing recovered celebrity addicts and talking with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Drew Pinsky about addiction across our television programming, CNN.com will publish video packages and articles about types of addictive drugs, illegal and legal, and the psychological and medical effects of each. Already on the site, we’ve got a video from our Explain it to Me franchise in which Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains addiction. Later this week, we’ll have a story from a research scientist at a treatment institute about the optimism for recovering addicts and a contributing report from Barbara Starr about how the military is going to begin testing troops for hydrocodone.
As part of the CNN Ideas series, CNN Tech profiles Daniel Kish, the founder of the nonprofit World Access for the Blind. In the article, Kish talks about teaching a technique called "human echolocation" - or seeing the world through sound - to blind people all over the world. Kish contends that blind students are taught to be dependent on sighted people, partly because 99% of them, he said, are taught by people who can see. Kish aims to ‘liberate’ students. Kish believes his blind students can become less dependent on sighted people by learning to click their tongues and listen for the resulting echoes from buildings, cars and other objects to navigate their surroundings.
Senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen fact checks statements made by Texas Governor Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on HPV vaccine policy and safety during the Sept. 12 CNN Tea Party Express Republican Debate in Tampa, FL.