On the eve of the World Health Organization's ruling on cell phone radiation safety, CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta unveils his own investigation into cell phone safety on Anderson Cooper 360°. Dr. Gupta discusses safety recommendations from both manufacturers and the Federal Communications Commission for various devices, including Blackberry and iPhone. Anderson Cooper and Dr. Gupta also discuss suggested safety precautions people can take when in low signal areas and using Bluetooth technology, and why they both prefer wired headsets for smartphones. The WHO ruling is discussed further here.
In a CNN exclusive, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) about his decision to leave Congress, his struggles with addiction and mental illness, growing up Kennedy, his father’s legacy, and his new philanthropic mission. These themes form the core of Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: Patrick Kennedy – Coming Clean, a new documentary that premieres Sunday, May 22 at 7:00p.m. ET. FULL POST
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells the story of horse trainer Kathy Ritvo, who trained Mucho Macho Man to his third place finish at the 2011 running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7. Ritvo had been forced to stop training for six years as she struggled with the symptoms of cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart disease. She was able to have a heart transplant in November 2008 and now has what she describes as "a normal life" – her husband, Tim Ritvo, says that she is an inspiration to others with her condition.
This story will be explored in more detail on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at 7:30am ET on SANJAY GUPTA MD.
It has been four months since the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 others which resulted in the deaths of six people, including a federal judge and a Congressional staffer. One of the bullets that hit the Congresswoman passed completely through her brain and skull, yet she not only lived, she traveled to Florida and back to Houston to try to attend her astronaut husband’s space shuttle launch – now delayed due to weather.
Adding his expert medical insights to a dramatic reporting of how Giffords survived, CNN chief medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes the frantic, life-saving efforts that saved the Congresswoman’s life in a new one-hour documentary. Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports – Saving Gabby Giffords premieres Sunday, May 8 at 7:00p.m. ET. FULL POST
CNN’s 2011 Fit Nation triathlon challenge team hit the halfway mark in their training this week in advance of their August triathlon in New York City. This week, CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the ‘Six Pack’ team were in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii training with two-time Iron Man World Champion Tim DeBoom and multisport coach Laura Cozik to tune up their nutrition and exercise as they get ready for their August competition. They all also completed a mini-triathlon.
The team's week of intense focus on fitness and inspiration is featured in a special edition of SANJAY GUPTA, MD at 7:30am ET on Saturday and Sunday on CNN. Follow the team's progress via Twitter at @sanjayguptacnn and #triwithme.