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.
HLN’s “Dr. Drew” Pinsky draws on his expertise to give perspective on beloved singer and actress Whitney Houston’s untimely death, in a commentary on HLNtv.com.
HLN’s Dr. Drew commented shortly after the news broke that the Grammy award-winning singer had passed away:
“As with every time I have to get on television and have this conversation, it's a reminder that people that are in the public eye are human beings, and some of them have very serious conditions, and they can be the brunt of jokes at times, but the fact is these things are potentially deadly."
For full commentary please see following link: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/02/11/dr-drew-reaction-death-whitney-houston
On Monday night, New Jersey neurologist Dr. Rosario Trifiletti updated HLN’s Dr. Drew on the Pediatric Autoimmune Illness Associated with Streptococci (PANDAS) testing he has been doing on teen girls in Le Roy, New York, who have been affected by Tourette-like outbursts.
“We have some early results on some of the children,” Trifiletti said. “We’ve gotten the results, so far, [for] six of the nine children back. I can tell you that they are testing positive - each one is testing for either streptococcus or mycoplasma, which are known triggers of the PANDAS syndrome.”DOCTOR: NY teens have PANDAS-like illness
What is happening to the residents of Le Roy, New York? When a handful of teenage girls started showing Tourette-like symptoms, their parents knew it was more than a just hysteria. Could it be Conversion Disorder? Could it be something in the environment?
Many people have posted their thoughts and questions about this medical mystery. Today, HLN’s Dr. Drew will sit down and answer viewer questions during a live 30 minute chat on Facebook. Join the discussion Thu, Feb 2 at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT. Additional information can be found at: http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/02/01/medical-mystery-facebook-chat
Last night on HLN’s Dr Drew, Teen Mom Sarah McKinley talks about her decision to shoot and kill an intruder who broke into her home and threatened her and her baby with a knife. McKinley spoke to a 911 operator and asked for permission to shoot if he got into the house. Watch the discussion as Dr. Drew Pinsky talks with legal expert Lisa Bloom about self defense and Sarah’s decision to save herself and her child. Sadly, it was just a week ago that Sarah lost her husband to cancer.
HLN’s Dr. Drew Pinsky reported on the breaking news coverage of the guilty verdict in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, offering his analysis as both a doctor and expert on addictive behavior.
A 20-year-old woman claims that Justin Bieber is the father of her 3-month-old baby boy.
Mariah Yeater says she had sex with the 17-year-old superstar backstage at one of his concerts in Los Angeles when she was 19. Now, her lawyers, Matt Pare and Lance Rogers, are asking the court to help her secure child support.
In an exclusive interview on Dr. Drew Thursday night, Pare and Rogers said that they trust their client unequivocally.Exclusive: Attorneys in Bieber paternity suit: 'We have other evidence'
As the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial begins, CNN chief medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates how the drug propofol works. Improper usage of propofol is at the center of the trial dispute. Later, Dr. Gupta also discussed propofol with HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky. Dr. Pinsky is a practicing physician and is board certified in internal and addiction medicine. Dr. DREW airs nightly on HLN at 9:00pm ET & PT.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, one of America’s most talked-about doctors, brings his expertise on extreme—and extremely human—behavior to a new nightly series on HLN. Dr. Drew (Mon-Fri, 9-10 p.m. ET/PT) explores the fundamental question ‘why do we do what we do?’ establishing a connection between people at the core of the news conversation and the real lives of HLN viewers.
Premiere night guests include rocker Sammy Hagar discussing his recent book, revelations about his childhood and struggles with addiction and relationships (see above video clip for a sneak peek). Also in the spotlight, the weekend’s recap on Charlie Sheen and his Detroit and Chicago debuts. Joining the conversation are adult film star Kacey Jordan, who was in the audience at the Detroit show; KROQ and LOVELINE host Psycho Mike Catherwood; and Showbiz Tonight’s Kareen Wynter, who covered the story all weekend. Clips will be distributed after the show each night.