Chasing Life

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 Dec 24, 2021

JT
 Oct 18, 2021
Hi Sanjay, how humiliating was that when your boss made you put your tail between your legs and go LIE about Ivermectin again with that cuck Don Lemon even after Joe Rogan punked you right to your stupid face?


 Mar 31, 2021


 Aug 19, 2020
Informative without being overwhelming.

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Did you know that some people can taste colors and others have a hard time recognizing faces? This season on Chasing Life, Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes listeners beyond the basics of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch to explore unique sensory experiences. Discover why psychedelics might change your worldview, how animals perceive differently than humans, and how biases in taste might impact the future of food production.

Join us each week to marvel at how the rich landscape of sensory perception shapes our understanding of the world.


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The Mystery of the Teenage Brain
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Remember how awkward and confused you felt as a teen? It's a time of so many big changes – growth spurts, body hair, and acne, just to name a few – but perhaps the most radical transformation is going on inside the adolescent brain. Dr. Sanjay Gupta dives into the neuroscience of the teen brain with psychologist Valerie Reyna to figure out how teens make decisions and weigh risks. Plus, tips for teens (and anyone who’s been a teen) on how we can support one another through this challenging stage of life. This episode was originally released on February 15, 2022.

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Jan 31, 2023
Sanjay investigates “Havana Syndrome” Pt. 2
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to Cuba to investigate one of the most complex and controversial brain mysteries in recent years known as "Havana Syndrome." First reported by two dozen U.S. officials in Havana, Cuba starting in 2016, these unexplained health incidents have since multiplied to include hundreds of reports of concussion-like injuries around the globe. Despite various government investigations, American officials have yet to make clear what is behind these injuries and whether a directed energy weapon may be to blame. Dr. Gupta sets out to explain the truth behind "Havana Syndrome," the extent of its impact on the brain, and the potential continuing threat facing government officials at home and abroad. This special report originally aired on CNN on September 25, 2022.

 

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Jan 24, 2023
Sanjay investigates “Havana Syndrome” Pt. 1
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to Cuba to investigate one of the most complex and controversial brain mysteries in recent years known as "Havana Syndrome." First reported by two dozen U.S. officials in Havana, Cuba starting in 2016, these unexplained health incidents have since multiplied to include hundreds of reports of concussion-like injuries around the globe. Despite various government investigations, American officials have yet to make clear what is behind these injuries and whether a directed energy weapon may be to blame. Dr. Gupta sets out to explain the truth behind "Havana Syndrome," the extent of its impact on the brain, and the potential continuing threat facing government officials at home and abroad. This special report originally aired on CNN on September 25, 2022. 

 

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Jan 17, 2023
What Promise Do Psychedelics Hold As Therapeutics?
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When psychedelics were first studied more than 50 years ago, researchers noticed that they were useful in helping people explore a greater sense of self. Now, after a half-century hiatus, scientists are studying psychedelics like MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine as treatment for depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. So, what promise do they hold as therapeutics? Albert Garcia-Romeu, a researcher at John’s Hopkins University, joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about how psychedelics can alleviate mental suffering and what the path forward might look like. This episode originally aired on November 8, 2022.

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Jan 10, 2023
When You Hear Colors and Taste Shapes
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For the past couple of months, we’ve explored the senses and how each one affects our health and well-being. In our last episode of this season, we examine a trait known as synesthesia – in which the senses intertwine, like seeing colors when you hear music or tasting flavor when you feel texture. Neurologist and author, Dr. Richard Cytowic, joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta to explain what happens in the brain when the senses blend. We’ll also hear from musical artist, Christen Lien, about what it’s like to live and perform with synesthesia. 

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Dec 20, 2022
The Power of Sound
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Close your eyes and just listen. Even if you aren’t actively thinking about the noises happening around you, your brain is constantly processing sound. That’s because, unlike your eyes, your ears never close. In fact, Northwestern neurobiology professor Nina Kraus, says listening is one of the hardest tasks we ask our brains to do. On today’s episode, Kraus explains how the sounds we’re surrounded by everyday – like a noisy leaf blower or the soothing sound of music – really matter and can impact our physical and mental health. Plus, she shares tips for building a healthy “sonic world.” 

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Dec 13, 2022
Smelling Your Way To Love
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Do you ever walk past someone who smells absolutely alluring? Maybe you even do a double take? Scent is a major component of our attraction to those around us, but how much does it actually impact our romantic decisions? Pheromones have long been documented in the animal kingdom, but what about in humans? On this episode, professor Tristram Wyatt joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta for a deep dive into the world of pheromones, how they work and the search for the mysterious human sex pheromone.

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Dec 06, 2022
The Science Behind a Good Night's Sleep
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We all know sleep is vital, so why do many of us still find it so difficult to prioritize? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with sleep scientist Rebecca Robbins about why we sleep in the first place and how to ensure we get a good night’s rest. And neurologist Ying-Hui Fu explores the latest research surrounding sleep, including what regulates the amount of sleep we actually need and what role genetics might play. We also meet Cliff Luther, a man who only needs about four hours of sleep a night yet wakes just as well rested as the rest of us. What’s his secret? This episode originally aired in June 2021.

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Nov 29, 2022
Food for Thought, Literally
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Can you picture your favorite comfort food? Whether it’s a steaming bowl of your grandmother’s homemade soup or a chewy chocolate candy bar from your childhood, food evokes all sorts of emotions. But the way we experience food also depends on lots of different factors like smell, sound, texture, color and memory. On today’s episode, University of Kentucky Professor Dan Han, teaches us about a new and emerging field called neurogastronomy, and how this science could help us train our brains to gravitate toward healthier and more sustainable food. Also, we’ll head into the kitchen with a behind-the-scenes lesson on how to apply neurogastronomy to your Thanksgiving table with Atlanta chef Taria Camerino. 

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Nov 15, 2022
What Promise Do Psychedelics Hold As Therapeutics?
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When psychedelics were first studied more than 50 years ago, researchers noticed that they were useful in helping people explore a greater sense of self. Now, after a half-century hiatus, scientists are studying psychedelics like MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine as treatment for depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. So, what promise do they hold as therapeutics? Albert Garcia-Romeu, a researcher at John’s Hopkins University, joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about how psychedelics can alleviate mental suffering and what the path forward might look like.

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Nov 08, 2022
Living a Sensory-Informed Life
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Have you ever wondered why we get hangry or car sick? It happens when our sensory system gets dysregulated. For some people, this happens all the time and can be debilitating to their life. On today’s episode, occupational therapist Virginia Spielmann breaks down the challenges of navigating our world for people with sensory processing disorder. Plus, retired army vet Terry Lashley shares his tips for parenting a neurodivergent child. 

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Nov 01, 2022
Expanding Your Senses
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If you could gain super-human hearing, or even a new sense entirely, would you? Neuroscientist David Eagleman says with the help of technology, this could soon become a reality. On today’s episode, Eagleman talks about an invention he created that helps people who are deaf “hear” through vibrations on their skin. Plus, David explains how he hopes to use similar technology to give humans stronger senses, or even new ones.

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Oct 25, 2022
Pain is a Four-Letter Word
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How do you treat a disease where the cause is unknown and each patient’s symptoms are unique? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to pain expert Dr. Carmen Green about what causes chronic pain, how it can be treated, and which patients are more likely to get care. Plus, meet a man who feels no pain and a woman who figured out how to cope with hers. This episode originally aired in November 2021.

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Oct 18, 2022
Finding Your Quiet Space
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We’re constantly assaulted by “noise” all around us: crowds, vehicles, social media. As quiet spaces around us dwindle, what is it doing to our minds and bodies? Why do we need silence for our health? Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes Dr. Sanjay Gupta on a tour to one of the quietest spots in the United States. Plus, quiet activist Vikram Chauhan gives listeners tips on finding quiet even in the noisiest cities.

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Oct 11, 2022
How Do You Recognize a Face?
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Imagine not being able to recognize the people you see every single day; your coworkers, your friends, your loved ones. “Prosopagnosia,” or “face blindness,” as it’s commonly known, is a disorder that impacts about 1 in 50 people, and some may not even know about it. They may go their whole lives struggling to recognize the important people in their lives, often relying on non-facial information like hair color or gait to distinguish people. Neuropsychologist Ashok Jansari joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about how people with prosopagnosia see the world, the mechanism behind this condition, and what can we learn from those with these deficits about face recognition. 

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Oct 04, 2022
Sniffing Out the Cause of Smell Loss
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Imagine if your morning cup of coffee one day smelled like rotting garbage. Or, if your favorite comfort food had no taste at all. For some COVID long haulers, this is their new reality. What causes these distortions in smell and taste in the first place? And, what treatment options are available for these patients? On this episode, we’ll speak to Stanford University smell expert Dr. Zara Patel, who says olfactory training – or “smell training” -- can help some people re-gain a lost sense of smell and taste. Plus, long COVID patients share their stories, and the resources that have helped them cope with their diagnosis. 

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Sep 27, 2022
Making Sense of Our World
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Welcome to Season 5 of Chasing Life, where we’ll explore the five traditional senses – sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell -- and beyond. To kick off the season, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to award winning science journalist Ed Yong about his new book “An Immense World, How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us.” Ed explains how all creatures live in their own “sensory bubble” through which they experience a sliver of reality. Plus, he takes us on a wild journey through the animal kingdom’s many mysterious senses that exist beyond the reach of what we humans can know. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to be a dog, a bat or an electric eel, you won’t want to miss this conversation.

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Sep 20, 2022
Introducing All There Is with Anderson Cooper
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Chasing Life is pleased to present the first episode of Anderson Cooper's new podcast: All There Is.  Anderson started recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love. You can find All There Is with Anderson Cooper wherever you get your podcasts.

 

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Sep 14, 2022
Our Top Takeaways: Managing Social Anxiety
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Why are social interactions so daunting for some of us and what can we do to make things easier on ourselves? Dr. Sanjay Gupta revisits an interview with clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, who offers actionable tips that all of us can put into practice.

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Sep 06, 2022
Chasing Life presents In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
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This week the Chasing Life team is sharing one of their favorite podcasts, In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt. Soon after entering the Kansas City mayoral campaign, Democratic up-and-comer Jason Kander revealed that he suffered from PTSD and depression and walked away from politics and a future White House run. Though he felt his career and ambitions were over, he gained the opportunity to heal from trauma he experienced during his time serving in the Afghanistan War. In a sensitive and honest interview, Kander opens up about the traumas he and all of us face in different ways, and how to grow past them. Content warning: this episode includes discussion of suicidal thoughts.

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Aug 30, 2022
You’re Never Too Old to Play
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 It’s easy to understand the importance of play during childhood but research shows that play is important at every age. In this episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with play expert Dr. Stuart Brown, who has studied play for decades, and argues joyful activity is just as important as proper nutrition and a good night’s sleep. Discover why incorporating fun into your daily routine is an essential part of living a healthier and happier life. 

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Aug 16, 2022
Climate Anxiety is Real
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Climate change has long been an existential threat, but for many young people, government inaction and increasing natural disasters are now taking a mental toll. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as climate anxiety, or ecological grief. On this episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to climate researcher Britt Wray, and climate activist and writer adrienne maree brown, about how to deal with climate anxiety and ways of finding joy amidst the darkness. 

You can find more of adrienne maree brown’s writing here

As well as some of the resources mentioned at the end of the episode:  

Gen Dread Newsletter

Good Grief Network

Climate Cafes

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Aug 09, 2022
Living in a Dream World
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Although we don’t remember most of them, we spend about two hours every night dreaming. Some dreams are similar, others are scary, or anxiety inducing. But while dreams can transport us to places we could never experience in our waking lives, do they have a purpose? On this episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to neuroscientist and dream expert, Sidarta Ribeiro, about the importance of dreaming, what goes on in our bodies while we’re dreaming, and how to take control of our dream world. Plus, Ribeiro shares why he believes we all should start sharing our dreams with others. 

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Aug 02, 2022
Learning to Live After Loss
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Time heals all wounds, so the saying goes. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes, when a loved one dies, it can feel like we’re stuck in an endless loop of pain. In this episode Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Wendy Lichtenthal, Director of the Bereavement Clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, about why we grieve, how to navigate the grief process, and a new medical diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder. You'll also hear from Sundari Malcolm, Director of BIPOC Wellbeing for The Dinner Party about her personal experience after loss and how it led her to help others with their grief journeys.

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Jul 26, 2022
The Video Game Treatment
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What if instead of pills to cure what ails you, you were prescribed a video game? Over at Akili Interactive, researchers are trying to do just that. EndeavorRX is the first ever FDA approved video game for medical treatment, in this case for ADHD in children. We dive into the science behind the treatment and how video games have the potential to be used for other cognitive dysfunctions, including autism, depression and multiple sclerosis.

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Jul 19, 2022
How to Win the Waiting Game
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It's time to revisit one of our favorite episodes! We’re always waiting for something, whether it’s in line for your morning coffee, on hold with customer service, or waiting for life-changing medical results. So how can we get better at waiting and make it feel less excruciating? Maybe even fun? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with waiting expert Professor Kate Sweeny to understand the science of waiting, why we evolved to hate it, and what we can do to deal with waits in our day-to-day lives. Plus, get the inside scoop from the so-called king of queues at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This episode was original released on October 19, 2021.

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Jul 12, 2022
Living to 100 and Beyond with Norman Lear
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What’s the secret to a long, happy life? TV legend Norman Lear may have the answers. It’s hard to believe but the man responsible for shows like “All in the Family,” “Good Times,” “Maude” and “The Jeffersons,” turns 100 in late July. In honor of this special milestone birthday, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Marc Hodosh invited Lear to speak on stage at the LIFE ITSELF summit. Hodosh talked to Lear about his long career, how laughter leads to longevity and why he sent an original copy of the Declaration of Independence on a tour of cities around the country. Plus, Lear gets roasted by two friends -- the spoken word poets Sekou Andrews and Steve Connell. This conversation was originally recorded on June 2, 2022.

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Jul 05, 2022
What Drives Your Road Rage?
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Do you ever feel your blood pressure rise, sitting in a sea of stand-still traffic? It’s not all in your head. All that time spent in the driver's seat could actually take a toll on your mind and body. In this episode, we’re hitting the road with someone who drives for a living – a long-haul truck driver – to hear how she keeps calm and focused. Plus, traffic psychologist Dwight Hennessy explains why we feel the way we do behind the wheel and shares some tips for making your commute a little more bearable. 

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Jun 28, 2022
Why Sanjay Almost Changed His Name to Steve
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If you’re a person of color living in the United States, chances are, you’re living with some form of racial trauma. Whether it’s because you’ve been a victim of racism, because you know someone who has, or even if it’s just from watching events unfold on the news, these instances can take a heavy mental health toll. On this episode, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets personal as he talks to racial trauma expert Sherry Wang about the devastating rise in anti-Asian hate during the pandemic. Plus, Muay Thai boxer Jess Ng gives us a quick lesson in fighting for ourselves.  

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Jun 21, 2022
Conversation is More Than Nodding Your Head
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Is it possible we’ve been going about conversation the wrong way our entire lives? All too often, when we chat with a friend or colleague, we walk away feeling unheard, misunderstood, or confused. Luckily, research offers some clues about why we’re so prone to missteps – and how we can all get better. Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to conversation expert and journalist Celeste Headlee about the power of listening and then heads to the hospital where some of the most difficult conversations happen every day. We hear from Dr. Rana Awdish, who heads up a program to help doctors lead with empathy when talking with their patients. 

 

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Jun 14, 2022
Sometimes it's Healthy to Break the Rules
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Not following rules and letting go might actually make you feel better. Just ask musicians who improvise and make up music on the fly. Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Dr. Charles Limb about his study on musical improvisation and its impact on the brain. Plus, “Saturday Night Live” jazz saxophonist Ron Blake shares life-changing lessons from music that we can apply to our everyday lives. And to top it off, Sanjay attempts some freestyle rap. Spoiler alert: he’s pretty good at it.

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Jun 07, 2022
Go to the Beach, Doctor’s Orders
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You've likely experienced feelings of calm and happiness while at the beach or a lake, but it turns out there are actually proven psychological and physical benefits to being near the water. Even just looking at pictures of water or hearing the sounds of it can give you these health benefits. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with environmental psychologist Mathew White about the science behind water and why we all need more Blue Space in our lives. If you like this episode, check out the Beach Day/ Blue Space playlist our Chasing Life team put together on Spotify:

https://spoti.fi/3NJlEon.  

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May 31, 2022
The Healing Power of Poop
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We’re not alone inside our skin. Instead, we’re accompanied by billions of microorganisms. Not only that, when it comes to our health, they’re in charge. Meet your microbiome. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the mysteries of this new world within us with microbiologist Brett Finlay. Plus, we meet documentary filmmaker Saffron Cassady who lives with a debilitating chronic condition and took matters into her own hands by doing at-home DIY fecal transplants.

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May 24, 2022
Practicing Gratitude Pays Off
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It turns out a simple “thank you” really can go a long way. In fact, giving thanks doesn’t just make others feel good – it can also boost your own mental and physical well-being. On today’s show, we’ll hear how gratitude helped one woman navigate a life-changing medical diagnosis. Plus, how you can implement a gratitude practice into your daily life.

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May 17, 2022
Bursting the Bath Time Bubble
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There’s been a lot of debate about how often we need to bathe — and the answer might be less than you think. It turns out we have a complicated history with washing dating back to the baths of Ancient Rome. In this brand new episode of Margins of Error, CNN's senior data reporter Harry Enten goes straight to the experts to decode the hygienic necessity of bathing versus our societal norms. Plus, he sees what life is like without deodorant. You’ll have to smell it to believe it. New episodes of Chasing Life return on May 17.

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May 10, 2022
Fighting That "Meh" Feeling
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This week we're sharing an episode of The Happiness Lab from Pushkin Industries. Host Laurie Santos helps listeners understand that listless middle ground between depression and flourishing, otherwise known as languishing and what we can do to escape it. Laurie speaks to psychologist and host of TED's WorkLife podcast, Adam Grant (who you may remember from season 1 of Chasing Life) about his own experience with languishing and how a game of Mario Kart helped him find his path again.

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May 03, 2022
The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Medicine
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While season 4 of Chasing Life is in production, the team is sharing some of their favorite podcasts. First up, The Pulse from WHYY, a weekly health and science podcast and radio show.

On this episode, host Maiken Scott dives into the changing conversation about race and ethnicity in medicine. You’ll hear stories about why it’s harder for Black Americans to get kidney transplants, why “Asian” is too broad of a category when it comes to public health, and how we could collect better, more meaningful data.

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Apr 26, 2022
Why Are Doctors Prescribing Nature?
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Most of us love the sensation of the sun on our skin or the sound of the ocean, but nature doesn’t just feel good; it’s also good for us! Nowadays, doctors are even starting to prescribe time outdoors as part of treatment for their patients. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Melissa Lem, founder of the first national nature-prescription program in Canada, about the health benefits of nature and why we all need a regular dose of the outdoors. Plus, we head outside for some fresh air with Prof. Jennifer Roberts in Maryland, and explore some practical ways to integrate more green time into our lives.

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Apr 19, 2022
How Language Lights Up the Brain
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Language allows us to connect with people from around the world. It opens our minds and hearts to new experiences and different ways of life. But learning a new language can be really difficult, so how did we do it as children? And are our adult brains even cut out for learning new languages? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Professor John Schwieter about what’s happening in the brain when we learn a new language and the potential health benefits of being bilingual. Plus, cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky explains how language may have the power to shape the way we think and see the world.

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Apr 12, 2022
The Power of Music
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Have you ever gone through a breakup and listened to a sad song on repeat? Why do we have such strong emotional connections to music? Well, the answer lies in our brains. On this episode, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Professor Assal Habibi, a pianist and neuroscientist, about the brain science of music. Plus, we sit in on an orchestra rehearsal with kids in Los Angeles and discover the magic of making music together. 

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Apr 05, 2022
Escaping the Grip of Social Anxiety
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When you live with social anxiety, even the smallest interactions can feel catastrophic. If human beings are supposed to be social creatures, then why is socializing so daunting for some of us? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen about what’s really going on in our brains when we experience social anxiety and how we can shift that self-doubt into something positive. Plus, actionable tips for how we all can sharpen our social skills after several years of pandemic life.

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Mar 29, 2022
It’s Time to Stop Doom Scrolling
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Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok – let’s face it, social media has become a central part of our lives. It’s where we make friends, find community, and entertain ourselves, but it can also be harmful for our mental health. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to social media researcher Prof. Dar Meshi about what social media is doing to our brains, and why we need to set healthy boundaries around our social media use. Plus, chef and Instagram influencer Sophia Roe shares her secret to living her best life both online and in real life. 

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Mar 22, 2022
11 Months in Space
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When astronaut Christina Koch embarked on her 11-month spaceflight, she knew it would be a record-breaking mission; what she didn’t know is that she would return to Earth just at the start of a global pandemic. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta celebrates Women’s History Month with an extended conversation with Koch about her remarkable journey and all that she has accomplished. Plus, Koch shares her tips for mentally preparing for a challenge, whether you’re in up space or here on Earth.

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Mar 15, 2022
Your Work is Not Your Life
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It’s been a difficult few years for everyone, and people are feeling more burned out than ever. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to author Rahaf Harfoush about being a recovering workaholic, and how we should all rethink our relationship to our jobs. Plus, we visit a monastery in New Mexico to learn about their secret to work-life balance.

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Mar 08, 2022
The Health Benefits of Pets
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How do pets impact our bodies and brains? Are dogs really “man’s best friend”? And are we being mind-controlled by our cats? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears from animal behaviorist Professor Monique Udell about the ways pets make us healthier and happier – and how the animals benefit from this, too! Plus, molecular parasitologist Professor Sebastian Lourido shares the wild story of a common cat-borne parasite that may affect our behavior.

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Mar 01, 2022
You're Not Alone
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Public health experts have been warning for years about a looming “loneliness epidemic” in the United States, with serious potential impacts on our mental and physical health. But what’s the cure? Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to loneliness expert Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad about her promising research and the surprising power of performing small acts of kindness.   

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Feb 22, 2022
The Mystery of the Teenage Brain
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Remember how awkward and confused you felt as a teen? It's a time of so many big changes – growth spurts, body hair, and acne, just to name a few – but perhaps the most radical transformation is going on inside the adolescent brain. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta dives into the neuroscience of the teen brain with psychologist Valerie Reyna to figure out how teens make decisions and weigh risks. Plus, tips for teens (and anyone who’s been a teen) on how we can support one another through this challenging stage of life.

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Feb 15, 2022
This Is Your Brain on Love
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Love is in the air... but today we’re talking neurochemicals, not roses! CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the brain science behind falling in love and the surprising similarities to addiction. Plus, expert tips on how to keep love alive during the pandemic, and one therapist’s secret to healthy relationships.

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Feb 08, 2022
What Memories Are Made Of
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Our memories are imperfect treasures – dear to our hearts but not necessarily accurate snapshots of reality. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to neurobiologist Michael Yassa about how memories are stored in the brain, why we forget, and what we’ve gotten wrong about how it’s supposed to work. To help understand the mechanisms of memory, we meet a woman who remembers absolutely everything... and a man who can’t even recall what he ate for breakfast. Plus, actionable tips for how we can keep our memories sharp at any age.

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Feb 01, 2022
In Search of Lost Time
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Why do some days fly by, while others never seem to end? Have we been stuck in a time warp since March 2020? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to astronaut Christina Koch about how her perception of time changed during her 11 months in space – the single longest spaceflight by a woman. Plus, we hear from an experimental psychologist about why our time perception has felt so off in the pandemic, and a philosopher shares the secret to “mental time travel” ... no time machines required!

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Jan 25, 2022
Resetting Expectations
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The twists and turns of this pandemic have left many of us uncertain of what to expect in the year ahead. But did you know that simply changing your expectations can have a tangible effect on your wellbeing? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to science writer David Robson about the ways our expectations can impact our lives, for better or for worse. Plus, concrete tips for how we can use the scientific phenomenon of the “expectation effect” to sleep better, eat healthier, and live longer.  

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Jan 18, 2022
Our Top Takeaways: Worth the Wait
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Does it feel like you are in an endless holding pattern? We asked a waiting expert for her top tips on how to create control when you don't know what's coming next.

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Jan 11, 2022
Small Steps. Big Rewards
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As we ring in a New Year, Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears from Chasing Life listeners about the steps they plan to take to live healthier and happier lives in 2022. Plus, guest experts share their tips for achieving your resolutions.  

 

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Jan 04, 2022
Our Top Takeaways: Managing Anger
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Seeing red? Listen to a quick refresher from our episode on anger management. You'll hear the key takeaways from Dr. Sanjay Gupta's conversation with Professor Brad Bushman so you can learn how to make anger work for you instead of against you.

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Dec 28, 2021
The Science of Grit
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We're taking off this week for the holidays, but wanted to share with you another of our favorite podcasts. A Slight Change of Plans is hosted by our friend Maya Shankar, who you might remember as our nudge theory expert from earlier this season. In her series, Maya looks at the science of human behavior and who we become in the face of big change. What makes a ballerina, a world-class chef, or a civic activist great? Psychologist Angela Duckworth says the answer is GRIT — a power combo of passion and perseverance. Angela teaches us how to become the grittiest versions of ourselves, and gives us valuable advice on when to quit and when to grit.

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Dec 21, 2021
(Don’t) Call Me, Maybe
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While season 3 of Chasing Life is in production, here's an episode of CNN's Margins of Error that you'll love. A surprising percentage of people today, including CNN resident numbers guy Harry Enten, hate making and receiving phone calls. Our reluctance to dial in, is affecting everything from national polling to workplace relationships to our levels of anxiety. Harry asks why we’re avoiding phone calls and whether we can be coached through our telephone-related nerves.

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Dec 14, 2021
In the Blink of an Eye
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After a terrible accident, a woman wakes up in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury. She records her experiences with doctors and friends, as she grapples in real time with the way her brain has changed. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to her about her remarkable journey and shares his insight as a neurosurgeon. And we explore what it means, for all of us, to find strength and perspective in the face of life's greatest challenges. 

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Dec 07, 2021
Pain is a Four-Letter Word
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How do you treat a disease where the cause is unknown and each patient’s symptoms are unique? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to pain expert Dr. Carmen Green about what causes chronic pain, how it can be treated, and which patients are more likely to get care. Plus, meet a man who feels no pain and a woman who figured out how to cope with hers. 

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Nov 30, 2021
Recipe for a Happy (and Healthy) Thanksgiving
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For many of us, Thanksgiving means reuniting with friends or family we haven’t seen in a while. But before you gather around the dinner table, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has tips to share for keeping loved ones safe from Covid-19. Plus, Dr. Gupta invites us into his home where he and his daughters prepare a special family recipe that’s sure to warm up any holiday gathering. 

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Nov 23, 2021
Food as Medicine
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Is it possible that the right foods could prevent and even treat cancer? Or that a healthy diet could alleviate your depression and anxiety? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta heads into the kitchen to explore how food can actually be a powerful medicine for our bodies and minds. Plus, psychiatrist, nutritionist and professional chef Dr. Uma Naidoo shares what everyday foods we should be eating to improve our health, and cooks us a brain-healthy dish perfect for Thanksgiving. You can find her recipe here: https://cnn.it/3wPOr3A

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Nov 16, 2021
Giving Kids a Shot
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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy about vaccinating younger children. They also get candid about the mental, physical and emotional tolls of the pandemic on our youth. 

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Nov 09, 2021
Breaking Up with Your Bad Habits
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From doomscrolling to comfort food, bad habits are hard to break – so where do we begin? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the relationship between habits, addiction and anxiety with neuroscientist and psychiatrist Dr. Judson Brewer, from Sharecare and Brown University. They discuss the brain science behind forming and breaking habits, and Dr. Brewer explains why willpower doesn’t always work. Plus, we hear from listeners facing bad habits of their own and learn tips for living healthier, happier lives.

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Nov 02, 2021
Facing Your Fears
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Fear brings with it a kind of powerful temptation: people want to know fear, to confront it, and maybe even conquer it. In the lead up to Halloween, we're devoting an episode to all things scary. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett about the science of fear, and how our approach to coping might be all wrong.  We go deep inside the human brain and venture into a haunted house, to figure out why so many of us seek out fear, and what that can teach us about ourselves. 

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Oct 26, 2021
What Are You Waiting For?
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We’re always waiting for something, whether it’s in line for your morning coffee, on hold with customer service, or waiting for life-changing medical results. So how can we get better at waiting and make it feel less excruciating... maybe even fun? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with waiting expert Professor Kate Sweeny to understand the science of waiting, why we evolved to hate it, and what we can do to deal with waits in our day-to-day lives. Plus, get the inside scoop from the so-called king of queues at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. 

 

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Oct 19, 2021
The Power of Nudges
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What if we told you that every time you make a decision, there are subtle factors beyond your control that steer your choice? It turns out, the way the options are laid out for us – on restaurant menus or even government forms – has a significant impact on the choices we make. Once we understand how these so-called “nudges” work, we can use them to improve our lives: everything from managing exercise routines to curbing the opioid epidemic. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta dives into the science behind nudge theory with former White House nudge expert Maya Shankar, and takes a look at a nudge in action right now to help fight Covid-19. 

 

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Oct 12, 2021
Trust Me
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Trust is hard to build and all too easily broken. It’s the essential foundation for all our relationships, and the glue that keeps our society together. But over the past two years, many Americans have lost trust in our government, our medical institution, and each other. On today’s episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with trust expert Professor Karen Cook about the reasons why we trust, how we can foster it, and how we can restore it when it’s been lost. And Dr. Shantanu Nundy weighs in on why mistrust between doctors and patients is one of the biggest dangers facing public health today.

 

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Oct 05, 2021
Why Am I So Angry?
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As one of the few female rockstars of the 1970s and ‘80s, Joan Jett was frustrated by the misogyny and disrespect she experienced ... but rather than be consumed by her anger, she channeled it into her music with hits like “Bad Reputation.” And she’s not the only one who’s felt that experience of seeing red, especially now. There’s so much to be angry about in the United States: political divisiveness, an ongoing global pandemic, racial injustice, and even just everyday life not going as planned. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Joan Jett and anger expert Brad Bushman about why we experience anger in the first place and how we can make our anger work for us instead of against us. Plus, Dr. Gupta finds out one of the anger management strategies he’s been using his whole life is actually making it worse.

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Sep 28, 2021
Preparing for the Next Pandemic
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Covid-19 taught the world a tough lesson: if we aren't prepared for a viral threat, the consequences can be catastrophic. But what does it mean to be truly prepared? The question feels more urgent now that public health officials warn that many of us may experience another pandemic in our lifetimes. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to former F.D.A. Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who anticipated our current crisis and offers specific recommendations for preventing the next one. They talk about why Dr. Gottlieb believes future pandemics should be viewed as a matter of national security, and what all of us can do to prepare in our own lives.

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Sep 21, 2021
Feeling the Heat
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Record-breaking temperatures resulting from climate change are occurring more often, lasting longer, and are more intense than ever before. This is a problem that affects us all, putting our lives at risk. On today’s episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. June Spector from the University of Washington about how we can take better care of our health during extreme heat. And we’ll also learn why some city neighborhoods are hotter than others. 

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Sep 14, 2021
Chasing a Cure
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Grief is something we all experience at different stages of life, even more so during this pandemic. But what happens when you must mourn the loss of your own child? CNN journalists Andrew Kaczynski and René Marsh received terrible diagnoses within months of each other: their infant children had brain tumors. Yet in the midst of great tragedy, they found strength in chasing a cure for others. So in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares the great strides being made in the fight against pediatric cancer through the passionate commitment of parents, doctors and healthcare advocates.

 

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Sep 07, 2021
Presenting Hidden Brain: Unlocking Your Purpose
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Chasing Life returns on September 7, but until then, here's an episode of Hidden Brain. Having a sense of purpose can be a buffer against the challenges we all face at various stages of life. Purpose can also boost our health and longevity. Cornell University psychologist Anthony Burrow explains why purpose isn't something to be found — it's something we can develop from within.

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Aug 24, 2021
Presenting NPR's Life Kit: How To Deal With Burnout
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While season 2 of Chasing Life is in production, here's an episode of NPR's Life Kit you'll love. Burnout is common across the globe, and the pandemic has only exacerbated it. In this episode, experts unpack the signs of burnout and how you can gain more control over your work and your life.

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Aug 10, 2021
Helping Grandma and Grandpa Get Back in the Groove
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For the past year and a half, the pandemic has kept many older adults apart from their loved ones. But now that people are getting vaccinated, many older Americans are finally reuniting with their friends and family. On today’s episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives CNN's Don Lemon advice about reuniting with his risk-averse mother now that they’re both vaccinated, Dr. Preeti Malani explains how to best support the older adults in our lives through the pandemic and beyond, and gerontologist Karl Pillemer talks about the ways older adults can teach the rest of us about living through difficult times.

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Jul 27, 2021
Olympians Go For Gold — Without Fans
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The upcoming Tokyo Olympics will be one of the few Games ever to take place during a global pandemic. That means zero fans in the host city, no family or friends allowed and a ban on cheering. What effect will all of this have on the athletes? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to two-time Olympic rower Gevvie Stone about this week’s competition and her difficult decision to postpone medical residency an extra year to train. Dr. Gupta also hears from an athlete whose Olympic dreams were crushed by a positive Covid-19 test. And sports psychologists Catherine Sabiston and Kanyali Ilako reflect on how the lack of fans and added Covid stresses could impact athletes’ performances.  

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Jul 20, 2021
Let’s Talk About Making Babies (Or Deciding Not To)
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It’s been a challenging time to start a family: some had to halt fertility treatments during lockdown, while others re-evaluated whether to have children at all. For today’s episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hands things over to CNN reporter Chloe Melas to talk about the journey of having kids, as well as her own personal story with infertility. Melas speaks with fertility expert Dr. Tia Jackson-Bey about barriers that low-income, minority and LGBTQ patients face when accessing fertility treatments. And demographer Philip Cohen talks about the pandemic’s impact on birth rates.

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Jul 13, 2021
Tig Notaro on the Healing Power of Laughter
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Scientifically speaking, what is the purpose of laughter? Why is it so important for our brains and well-being? And how might it help us get back to “normal” as we emerge from the pandemic? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Emmy- and Grammy-nominated comedian Tig Notaro about telling cancer jokes after her 2012 breast cancer diagnosis and why she actually laughed a lot during quarantine. We also hear from humor expert and psychologist Janet Gibson, as well as medical clown "Chester Drawers" played by Leo Desilets.

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Jun 29, 2021
The Science Behind a Good Night's Sleep
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We all know sleep is vital, so why do many of us still find it so difficult to prioritize? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with sleep scientist Rebecca Robbins about why we sleep in the first place and how to ensure we get a good night’s rest. And neurologist Ying-Hui Fu explores the latest research surrounding sleep, including what regulates the amount of sleep we actually need and what role genetics might play. We also meet Cliff Luther, a man who only needs about four hours of sleep a night yet wakes just as well rested as the rest of us. What’s his secret?

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Jun 22, 2021
Raising Resilient Kids
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Remote work, school closures, and no playdates: there’s no question the pandemic upended family life in ways that were simply unimaginable before. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Amanda Zelechoski, a clinical psychologist and a mom of three, about the pandemic’s effect on families’ mental health and children’s development. Anthropologist Robin Nelson explains how the pandemic has isolated many parents and the importance of communities coming together to care for our kids. And parents and children open up about their greatest challenges and what they are looking forward to most as we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Jun 15, 2021
Life Is Like a Game of Poker
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Covid restrictions are lifting but it’s still unclear what's entirely safe: Should we eat inside a restaurant? Go on that international vacation? Or attend an indoor wedding? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at risk tolerance and how we can better assess what risks we are and aren’t willing to take. Psychologist Maria Konnikova shares what she’s learned about calculated risk from studying (and playing!) professional poker. 

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Jun 08, 2021
Matters of the Heart
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Heart disease remains the most common cause of death in the United States, and yet it is largely preventable. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares his own family history of heart disease and talks with cardiologist Dr. Clyde Yancy about what we can do to keep our hearts healthy, even if our genes make us more disposed to heart issues. And cardiologist Dr. Haider Warraich tells the story of one woman who fought against gender bias to change the way the medical community treats heart attacks. 

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Jun 01, 2021
The Body That Got Me Through
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How should we think about our bodies after this stressful past year? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the power of exercise and the importance of cultivating respect and appreciation for our bodies. Tony Horton, trainer and creator of P90X, shares his tips for setting a realistic workout routine that you can stick with, and weight stigma expert Joy Cox discusses how we can treat our bodies with compassion. And CNN Senior Writer Lisa Respers France shares her own personal story of holistic weight loss and wellbeing during the pandemic. 

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May 25, 2021
That's What Friends Are For
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Did you know that friendship can actually help your brain, heart and immune system? Now that more and more Americans are getting vaccinated, people are eager to reunite with friends they might not have seen in a while. Dr. Sanjay Gupta met up with his friend, Michelle Pfeiffer (yes, that Michelle Pfeiffer). And friendship experts Marisa Franco and Rebecca Adams explain how the pandemic has made us reevaluate our relationships.

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May 18, 2021
The Change We Need
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Can all this change we’ve experienced actually be good for the brain? Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores how neuroscience can help us prepare for the “new normal.” He also invites us into his home for a candid conversation with wife Rebecca about adjusting to their new way of life. And psychologists Lisa Damour and Adam Grant offer their tips for managing our emotions and work-life balance coming out of the pandemic.

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May 11, 2021
Introducing Chasing Life
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For the first time in more than a year, many of us are imagining the next chapter of our lives. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on a mission to help us approach our new normal mindfully as we balance self-care and productivity. We'll talk to doctors and researchers about the surprising science behind how we can thrive. It’s time to chase life again. New episodes starting May 11th.

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May 03, 2021
It's Not Goodbye
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This podcast was born out of a deep need to more fully understand what was happening to our lives, in our country and around the world, during a time of great uncertainty and instability. But now it feels like we, in the United States, may finally be turning a corner. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says goodbye to the podcast he’s hosted for 14 months and almost 300 episodes, and introduces us to a new series for the next chapter in this pandemic.

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Apr 30, 2021
Dr. Fauci's Long Year
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When we look back on this pandemic, who and what will we remember? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is at the top of that list for many. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Fauci about the past year-plus of non-stop press conferences and media appearances, and about what comes next.

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Apr 29, 2021
Vaccines Behind Bars
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Covid-19 outbreaks have ripped through America’s correctional facilities, but access to the vaccines inside prisons and jails still varies state by state. On today’s episode, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Zachary Rosner about current vaccination efforts in New York City’s correctional system and why it’s so important to get this high-risk population vaccinated.  

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Apr 28, 2021
India in Crisis
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India is fighting a devastating second wave of Covid-19 that has ravaged communities and hospitals across the country. In today’s episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what went wrong and why it matters to everyone worldwide.

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Apr 27, 2021
When Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
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Pandemics and apocalyptic diseases have long fascinated both writers and readers, but will we want to read about living through Covid-19? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears from writers and industry experts about the past and future of pandemics in fiction.

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Apr 26, 2021
Tyler Perry’s Pandemic Response
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Filmmaker Tyler Perry is receiving an honorary Academy Award this weekend, so for today’s podcast, we revisit a conversation between CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Perry about the quarantine bubble he set up at his studio in Atlanta last summer. They talk about how Perry built his bubble and successfully restarted production without any positive Covid-19 cases on set, and what the experience was like on the inside. 

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Apr 23, 2021
What on Earth Happens Next?
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Shifts in our behavior during the pandemic have impacted the planet, but will these changes last? On this Earth Day, CNN climate reporter Drew Kann talks with Kim Cobb, a climate scientist at Georgia Tech, about the connection between Covid-19 and climate change, and how we can keep up our green habits even after the pandemic is over. 

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Apr 22, 2021
An Immunologist Challenges the Status Quo
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Immunologist Akiko Iwasaki has gained a huge online following during the pandemic for tweeting out explainers of the latest Covid-19 research, as well as calling out sexism in science. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Professor Iwasaki about treating Covid long-haulers and what we can do to help women and minorities succeed after an incredibly difficult year. 

 

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Apr 21, 2021
An American Success Story
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At the end of 2020, the vaccine rollout was chaotic: appointments were hard to schedule, vaccine supplies were tight, and the U.S. had administered fewer than 3 million doses over several weeks. But today, things have dramatically improved. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Claire Hannan, Executive Director of the Association of Immunization Managers, about how the U.S. turned its vaccine rollout around.

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Apr 20, 2021
I Got Vaccinated, But My Family Can’t
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There are still several countries that have no access to Covid-19 vaccines. CNN reporter Melissa Mahtani shares her opinion about global inequities in vaccine distribution, and how they have impacted her family and her own feelings about getting the vaccine.

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Apr 19, 2021
The Race Between Variants and Vaccines
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How worried should we be about these new virus variants? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how variants arise, why they’re a threat, and which ones are most common in the U.S. right now.

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Apr 16, 2021
Brazil's Covid Crisis
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Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in Brazil right now, with a record number of daily deaths in recent weeks. CNN International Correspondent Matt Rivers provides an inside look at what went wrong in Brazil and how the country’s crisis is a warning for the rest of the world. 

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Apr 15, 2021
Hitting Pause on the J&J Vaccine
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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta walks through what we currently know about the CDC and FDA's decision to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, what this means for people who recently received a J&J shot, and why he isn’t panicking.

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Apr 14, 2021
Vaccine Passports
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Vaccine passports might help people feel safe returning to normal and may allow the economy to recover faster, but between freedom and privacy concerns, some experts aren’t in favor. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the latest on keeping track of who’s been immunized.

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Apr 13, 2021
More Than Just a Hospital
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More than a century ago, the people of San Francisco’s Chinatown came together in the face of racism and built their own hospital. Now, Covid-19 has brought the community together again. In today’s episode, CNN’s Harmeet Kaur tells us the origins of Chinese Hospital and how its legacy carries on today.

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Apr 12, 2021
What About Vaccinating Kids?
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While three Covid-19 vaccines are now available for adults in the U.S., none have been approved yet for kids under 16. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with pediatrician and former acting director of the CDC, Dr. Richard Besser, about what this means for parents and their kids. Where do Covid-19 trials in children stand? What role do children play in herd immunity? And when will your child be able to get a vaccine? 

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Apr 09, 2021
The Songs of Spring
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Spring is here again, and you might be hearing the birds busting out their pipes. In this episode, scientists Elizabeth Derryberry and Jennifer Phillips take us on a listening tour to San Francisco to find out why some birds changed their tune during the pandemic.

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Apr 08, 2021
What If the Vaccine Came to You?
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President Joe Biden recently announced that all American adults will be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine by April 19, but expanding eligibility does not necessarily guarantee access. How do we provide vaccines to people who can’t make it to a doctor’s office, pharmacy or state-run vaccine site? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the mobile vaccine sites being set up by Sean Penn’s non-profit, CORE. 

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Apr 07, 2021
Old Drugs, New Disease
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As medical professionals search for new treatments to help Covid-19 patients, some researchers are taking a second look at drugs that have already been approved by the FDA. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. David Fajgenbaum about repurposing old drugs to treat similar symptoms caused by the novel coronavirus.

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Apr 06, 2021
Most Schools Closed in 1918. What Happened?
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Just over 100 years ago, the U.S. was in a similar position as it is today. As more schools across the country reopen, we're revisiting CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta's conversation with Dr. Howard Markel about what we can learn from when schools opened during the influenza pandemic of 1918.

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Apr 05, 2021
Pfizer's Moonshot
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The rapid development and rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has been called a moonshot – an amazing scientific discovery that will change the course of history. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins President of Pfizer Global Supply, Mike Dermott, for an exclusive look inside the company’s vaccine manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where millions of doses are being produced every week.

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Apr 02, 2021
Play Ball!
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Baseball's Opening Day is finally here, and Major League Baseball has stepped up to the plate with new safety precautions for the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to sports medicine researcher Daniel Eichner about the MLB's new testing regimen and how America’s favorite pastime is also helping keep the country safe from some dangerous coronavirus variants.

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Apr 01, 2021
Balancing Faith and Safety
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With Passover upon us, Easter this weekend and Ramadan not far after that, we decided to revisit a story about faith. CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake spoke with a pastor in small-town South Carolina about ministering to his flock during the pandemic and honoring those who’ve died from Covid-19 — even as he tries to avoid becoming one of them.

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Mar 31, 2021
What Went Wrong at the CDC
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Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Trump administration, opens up to CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about some of the challenges the CDC faced over this past year.

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Mar 30, 2021
Inside the White House with Dr. Deborah Birx
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Dr. Deborah Birx’s tenure as the Trump White House’s Coronavirus Response Coordinator was contentious, with accusations of mismanagement. Now, Dr. Birx tells her side of the story. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Birx for a behind-the-scenes look into what went wrong in the administration’s response and how that can inform our public health strategy going forward.  

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Mar 29, 2021
The Debate Over Vaccine Mandates
852

Suppressing the spread of Covid-19 in the United States is going to require vaccinating 70-85% of the population. But what happens if not enough Americans voluntarily get the vaccine? CNN’s Chief Medial Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Emily Largent, a lawyer and assistant professor of medical ethics, about a controversial proposal that’s been floated: mandating the vaccines.  

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Mar 26, 2021
Should I Stay or Go?
592

As more and more Americans get their COVID-19 vaccinations, some people are making travel plans, and airports are seeing bigger crowds. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN’s Pete Muntean about the latest guidance on travel restrictions and how to vacation safely.  

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Mar 25, 2021
Jumping the Vaccine Line
558

If you’re not eligible for the vaccine yet, should you still try to get the shot early anyway? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta speaks with Arthur Caplan, Director of Bioethics at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine, about when line jumping is defensible and other ethical decisions around vaccine distribution in the U.S. 

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Mar 24, 2021
How to Vaccinate the Entire World
908

As wealthier nations have bought up most of the world’s supply of vaccines, many lower and middle-income countries have been left behind. Today, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Dr. Krishna Udayakumar, Director of the Duke University Global Health Innovation Center, about the challenges of getting the vaccine to everyone around the world. 

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Mar 23, 2021
An Update on Airborne Transmission
1118

How important is airflow to preventing the spread of Covid-19? As schools and other public buildings begin to reopen, Dr. Sanjay Gupta revisits a conversation with Joseph Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about the science behind airborne transmission.

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Mar 22, 2021
Reducing Loneliness by Lending a Hand
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There’s tons of evidence that loneliness can have negative impacts on our mental and even physical health. But when it comes to interventions that reduce loneliness, there is far less research. Today on the podcast, we check out what one neighborhood in Brooklyn is doing to bring people safely together during the pandemic, and we check in with an expert on loneliness, Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad, about new promising research that demonstrates the power of performing small acts of kindness. 

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Mar 19, 2021
Me, Myself and BMI
950

Many states are making people with a certain Body Mass Index eligible for vaccines. But because weight carries such a stigma, showing up to an appointment may not be as easy as it sounds. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears from a coworker about her personal experience getting vaccinated, and navigating the complex relationship between weight and health.

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Mar 18, 2021
The Perfect Storm
792

For those struggling with an opioid addiction, COVID-19 has created a perfect storm of stress and isolation. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the medical director of opioid policy research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. They discuss the pandemic’s effect on the opioid crisis in the U.S. and the efforts underway to end the decades-long epidemic. 

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Mar 17, 2021
In Sickness and in Health
857

Last December, the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine became the first covid-19 vaccine to be authorized for use in the world following large-scale clinical trials. Today, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with Dr. Ugur Sahin and Dr. Ozlem Tureci, the husband-and-wife scientists who designed the vaccine.

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Mar 16, 2021
Atlanta Returns to School
699

Last month, the C.D.C. released new guidelines to help schools stay safe as they reopened, and now educators across the country are beginning the tricky work of putting that guidance into action. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring about how she’s been reopening schools and balancing safety precautions with students’ educational needs. 

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Mar 15, 2021
Saying Goodbye
597

With over 2.5 million global coronavirus deaths, millions more have faced the daunting task of saying goodbye to a loved one from a distance. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the ways funeral homes and mourning families are navigating the process.

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Mar 12, 2021
One Year Later
809

One year ago this week, CNN called the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic. Two days later, the World Health Organization followed. At this official one-year mark of the pandemic, Dr. Sanjay Gupta checks in with Maria Van Kerkhove, a leader in the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 response. They talk about what they’ve learned and what still lies ahead. 

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Mar 11, 2021
Vaccine Hesitancy in Flint, Michigan
783

This pandemic has highlighted how essential it is for people to feel like they can trust public health officials. But that’s easier said than done in Flint, Michigan, where locals are still dealing with serious repercussions from the 2014 water crisis. CNN’s Omar Jimenez reports from Flint, talking to members of the community about their lasting distrust in government and how that's impacted their views on the coronavirus vaccines.

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Mar 10, 2021
So You’re Vaccinated ... Now What?
383

The CDC just released new guidelines for fully vaccinated people. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the latest recommendations for what you can do safely with friends and family once you've received your shots.

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Mar 09, 2021
Instagramming the Pandemic
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Infectious disease researcher Laurel Bristow has made a name for herself disseminating helpful, pandemic-related information on Instagram, and that name is @KingGutterBaby. She talks to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about her rise to fame, the pressures that come with it, and what her username means.

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Mar 08, 2021
The Art of Caring
578

Seattle-based artist Jayashree Krishnan has painted more than 150 portraits of first responders from around the world since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, she shares her experiences capturing the fatigue, fear and hope in the faces of frontline workers.  

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Mar 05, 2021
The New 9 to 5
533

Coronavirus has fundamentally changed the American workplace, but which changes can we expect to stick around permanently? Analyst and remote work expert Andrew Hewitt shares his predictions for the post-pandemic future of office work and what’s surprised him so far.

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Mar 04, 2021
Should the Games Go On?
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We’re just months away from the start of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The games were supposed to showcase Japan’s recovery from the deadly Fukushima earthquake but things have not gone according to plan. In today’s episode, CNN International Correspondent Selina Wang explains how the host country is preparing for the world’s largest sport event during a global pandemic. 

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Mar 03, 2021
Olympic Dreams Postponed
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Almost a year ago, athletes around the world learned that the Olympics would be postponed. For those who hoped to compete in the games, navigating this additional year has been incredibly challenging, especially as Covid restrictions forced many professional sports facilities to close. On today’s episode, pole vaulter Sandi Morris and long jumper Tyrone Smith, share their struggles and sacrifices to train over the last year and compete in one last Olympics together, as a married couple.

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Mar 02, 2021
The Bumpy Road to Herd Immunity
709

What will it take to achieve herd immunity? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Christopher Murray, who directs the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, about the role of vaccinations, variants and preventative behavior.

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Mar 01, 2021
Good News from Indian Country
701

Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted Native American communities, but when it comes to vaccine distribution, tribal health providers are actually outpacing many states. CNN’s Harmeet Kaur speaks with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. about his tribe’s vaccine success and what he thinks the U.S. government could learn from the Cherokee health system.

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Feb 26, 2021
Not So Sweet Dreams
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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Harvard dream researcher Deirdre Barrett about her Covid-19 dream survey and why we're having good and bad dreams a year into this pandemic. This is an update to a May 1, 2020 episode.

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Feb 25, 2021
The Latest from Wuhan
997

Zoologist and president of EcoHealth Alliance Peter Daszak has just returned from Wuhan, China. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to him about what it’s like there now, and his findings as part of a World Health Organization investigation.

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Feb 24, 2021
Covid’s Long Haulers
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The United States reached an unfathomable milestone: 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. As we honor those lost to the pandemic, there are still many among us who continue to live with persistent symptoms of the virus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta discusses post-Covid syndrome and speaks with patients who describe themselves as "long haulers".

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Feb 23, 2021
Honoring a Forgotten Medical Pioneer
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Black women have made significant contributions to medicine and public health but all too often, their stories are overlooked and forgotten. Today, we’re honoring the life of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, a pioneer in our country’s medical history as the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the United States, back in the 1860s.

   

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Feb 22, 2021
Asian Americans are Americans, Too
720

A disturbing spate of recent attacks on Asian Americans is the latest reminder of the bigotry this community has faced throughout the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the history of discrimination against the Asian American Pacific Islander community, and what can be done now to address it. 

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Feb 19, 2021
Are We Still Uncomfortably Numb?
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In the United States alone, nearly half a million people have now died from the coronavirus. Rationally, we know this is devastating. But emotionally, why can we feel so removed from it? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Associate Professor Azim Shariff about the limits of human empathy, and what a computer game might teach us about our response to this pandemic. 

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Feb 18, 2021
When Will Schools Truly Be Safe?
776

What does the latest CDC guidance mean for the safe return to classrooms? Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Evan McMorris-Santoro explain why parents and teachers don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to in-person learning; the effectiveness of key mitigation strategies; and whether there can ever be true safety without teacher vaccinations.

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Feb 17, 2021
Vaccine FAQs
641

In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers listeners’ questions about the vaccine, from new avenues of distribution to side effects to the question on everyone’s mind: What am I allowed to do now that I’ve had my shots?

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Feb 16, 2021
Death Can Wait
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Black faith leaders around the country are working together to combat vaccine hesitancy in their communities. Today, Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN's senior writer on race & equality, speaks to Reverend Horace Sheffield in Detroit, about what he and other pastors around the country are doing to help their congregations through this crisis. 

 

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Feb 15, 2021
Why I'm Optimistic
501

More than 33 million Americans have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNtech or Moderna. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate could receive an emergency use authorization in the coming weeks. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is optimistic, and he’s going to tell you why. 

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Feb 12, 2021
When Cupid Met Corona
643

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we explore how our relationships and dating lives have been impacted by this pandemic. Biological anthropologist and Match.com Chief Scientific Adviser, Helen Fisher shares some of the ways looking for companionship has changed. 

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Feb 11, 2021
No, You Can’t Buy a Vaccine Online
577

Be careful as authorities warn of emerging scams related to the Covid-19 vaccine. CNN’s law enforcement and national security correspondent, Josh Campbell walks you through the different types of scams out there and how you can protect yourself.

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Feb 10, 2021
Pregnancy And Vaccines
617

With the authorization of two Covid-19 vaccines, pregnant women around the country are wondering if they should get the shot when their time comes. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Emily S. Miller, an obstetrician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s COVID-19 task force to answer listener questions. 

   

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Feb 09, 2021
Why Some Black People Aren't Ready to Get the Vaccine
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Surveys have shown that Black Americans have been more hesitant than White Americans to get a Covid-19 vaccine. CNN Correspondent Stephanie Elam enrolled in a vaccine trial in the hope that other Black people would see someone like them going through the process. On today’s episode, Stephanie speaks with a nurse who still isn’t ready to get the vaccine.

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Feb 08, 2021
A Pandemic Super Bowl
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Super Bowl LV is happening this weekend and it won't be your regular championship game. The CDC and the NFL teamed up to study not only how the league played through a pandemic, but how the general public could benefit from the lessons they learned. NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills tells CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta why he thinks the 2020-21 season was worth the risk. 

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Feb 05, 2021
Predictions for Post-Pandemic Life
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The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight, but there are still a lot of unknowns. When will life go back to normal? How do we grieve all the people we’ve lost? And what will be the long-term effects on our society? In today’s episode, physician and sociologist Dr. Nicholas Christakis shares his opinion on what lies ahead for our post-pandemic world. Check out the accompanying video.

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Feb 04, 2021
Redressing Racism in US Health Care
672

Inequities and racism continue to exist within the U.S. health care system and profoundly impact Black communities. It’s a complex history that’s often misunderstood. Sanjay will interview Dr. Leon McDougle, president of the National Medical Association. Dr. McDougle is an expert in racial disparities in health care and will discuss the organization’s history and how the past can shine some light on the challenges of reaching Black Americans with the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Feb 03, 2021
The Vaccine Hustle
954

Older adults around the country are struggling to get a vaccine appointment thanks to limited supply, overwhelmed phone lines, dysfunctional websites. Today, CNN checks in with seniors on the search and tries to figure out why this is happening. 

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Feb 02, 2021
Double Masking, N95s, and the Latest Mask Guidance
436

Masks are crucial, but not all of them are created equal. The N95 respirator mask has been the gold standard from the beginning, and our need for its efficacy is only becoming clearer. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the latest guidance on mask wearing, and how to upgrade the masks you may already have.

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Feb 01, 2021
Presenting Science Vs.: Hunting A Killer Virus
2035

An adventuring Swedish doctor takes on a decades-long medical mystery: What exactly was the 1918 flu? This week, we’re sharing an episode of Science Vs, a podcast from Gimlet, a Spotify Studio. They talk to Dr. Johan Hultin, Eileen Hultin, Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger, Ann Reid, Rita Olanna and Annie Conger.  

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Jan 29, 2021
Biden’s New Covid Team
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The Biden administration is beginning to put its Covid-19 strategy into action and lay out their plans to bring this pandemic to an end. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper spoke to three key members of President Biden’s Covid response team in a CNN Town Hall: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Biden’s Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, and head of the White House’s new Health Equity Task Force Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith.

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Jan 28, 2021
A Tale of Two States
709

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines has proven to be a logistical challenge unlike anything the United States has faced before, and some states are handling things better than others. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at some of the different vaccine distribution strategies employed in West Virginia and Georgia, and why one state is doing so much better than the other. 

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Jan 27, 2021
Restoring Trust in the CDC
716

With a new administration in the White House, and a new director at the CDC, there is a lot of hope that the CDC can now more effectively steer the public out of this pandemic and rebuild its reputation in the US and abroad. But doing so is not going to be easy. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with former acting director of the CDC, Dr. Richard Besser, about the challenges that lie ahead. 

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Jan 26, 2021
How Does Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 Vaccine Work?
952

Dr. Dan Barouch is the director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and is helping develop Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to him about how this vaccine is different, and how soon it could reach Americans. 

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Jan 25, 2021
An Update on Isolation and the Brain
857

With the release of two COVID-19 vaccines we’re one step closer to pre-pandemic life. However, after months inside, our social skills may be a bit rusty. Social isolation during the pandemic can have surprising effects on the brain. Research suggests our social skills may be suffering. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to University of Chicago Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Stephanie Cacioppo about how and why this is happening. This episode originally aired on Sept. 15.

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Jan 22, 2021
The Year That Changed Everything
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It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since Covid-19 made its way into the United States. One year ago, this week, a man walked into a clinic in Washington state, becoming the first patient to test positive for Covid-19 in the US. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks back on the painful lessons of this tragic year

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Jan 21, 2021
Biden’s Pandemic Playbook
812

With a new presidential administration comes new opportunities to slow the transmission of Covid-19. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about some of President Joe Biden’s goals, and what experts would recommend he do first.

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Jan 20, 2021
Where are the Rapid Tests?
991

We usually have to wait days to get the results from our nose-swab PCR tests, and meanwhile, we might be spreading the virus without even knowing it. What if instead we could all be tested twice a week and know the results in just minutes? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Michael Mina about the game-changing potential of affordable at-home rapid testing. 

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Jan 19, 2021
On the Razor's Edge
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One in three LA County residents have tested positive for the virus and hospitals are struggling to treat everyone who needs critical care. CNN Correspondent Sara Sidner has been covering the devastation for months. Today she has a frank conversation with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta about why things have gotten so bad and how difficult it's been to report on the front lines of this crisis.

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Jan 18, 2021
The Hunt for Disease X
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As human activity ventures further into the wilderness, scientists believe more diseases will emerge. CNN Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley takes Sanjay on a journey deep into the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the hunt for the next pandemic pathogen continues. 

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Jan 15, 2021
What Kids Want and Need Right Now
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For a lot of children, the pandemic has been an unsettling time.  Socializing is limited, school is not the same, and parents are often stressed out themselves. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with psychologist and best-selling author Lisa Damour about what children want and need right now.

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Jan 14, 2021
Covid-19’s Mental Health Toll on Healthcare Workers
1095

Some people call the mental and emotional stress that healthcare workers have faced this past year ‘burnout.’ But burnout existed in the industry long before Covid-19. So what do you call something that’s more exhausting and enduring than that? Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with emergency physician Dr. Megan Ranney and psychiatrist Dr. Jessi Gold about the mental health effects of their jobs.

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Jan 13, 2021
This Is Your Brain on Stress
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A lot of people have been feeling stressed out by this pandemic, and unfortunately, it’s been that way for a while now, but what is this unrelenting stress doing to our brains? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Stanford University neuroscientist Prof. Robert Sapolsky about the potentially damaging effects of chronic stress on the human brain, and what we can do to help.

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Jan 12, 2021
Your Vaccine Questions Answered
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What’s the latest news about vaccines, and what are the delays with the rollout? In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers listener questions about the distribution process and post-vaccination transmission. 

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Jan 11, 2021
The Long Way Home
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Imagine a country that is not under a strict lockdown or scrambling to find hospital beds to care for Covid patients; where people regularly dine and drink inside. This country exists –it’s Singapore. One of our associate producers, Emily Liu, makes the trip back home, to a place where life feels almost normal again. 

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Jan 08, 2021
When the Virus Mutates
959

New variants of the coronavirus are circulating around the globe and causing some concern among experts. One in particular, variant B.1.1.7, has been found to more easily spread from one person to another.  This new variant has already been identified in several states in the US. To understand how this will affect the course of the pandemic, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with virologist Angela Rasmussen.  

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Jan 07, 2021
Pharmacy Deserts
588

Vaccine distribution in the U.S. is going to rely on local pharmacies and supermarkets, but what if your neighborhood doesn’t have either? CNN's Omar Jimenez takes a closer look at "pharmacy deserts" and the impact they can have on communities trying to access the coronavirus vaccine.

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Jan 06, 2021
The Covid-19 Eviction Crisis
1090

By the end of the month, millions of people across the country will be teetering on the brink of eviction. In this episode, CNN Business reporter Anna Bahney tells the story of a young family that started the year ready to buy their dream home - and ended the year evicted from it.

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Jan 05, 2021
Teen Scientist Discovers Potential Covid-19 Treatment
458

Fourteen-year-old Anika Chebrolu is the 2020 winner of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hands things over to her to talk about her discovery of a potential therapy for Covid-19.  

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Jan 04, 2021
New Year's Hopes and Dreams
937

What is the first thing you want to do when it is safe to see your friends and family again? In our last episode of the year, we share your biggest hopes and dreams for a brighter 2021.

 

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Dec 29, 2020
Sanjay and Anderson Cooper Say Goodbye to 2020
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For nearly a year, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been a constant presence in our lives, reporting on Covid-19. In this special episode, he opens up to Anderson Cooper about what it's been like to cover the pandemic every single day. Together, they reflect on the unprecedented lessons and losses of 2020, while sharing their hopes for the year ahead.

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Dec 28, 2020
The Power of Touch
863

Just about everyone in the world right now appears to be experiencing less touch. There’s less hugging, less hand shaking. Even people who are living with others during the pandemic report very little physical engagement. Researchers know that touch can have important biochemical benefits for health and wellbeing. Dr Sanjay Gupta talks to Professor Tiffany Field of the Touch Research Institute about what these months without touch are doing to our bodies, and how can we reclaim some of the benefits of touch in the Covid-19 era.

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Dec 22, 2020
Covid Christmas Tale
598

How are we supposed to gather around the Christmas tree... if we need to stay six feet apart? On today’s episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Stephen Arnold, President of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, about the unique challenges of this holiday season and what we can do to celebrate safely.   

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Dec 21, 2020
Dr. Gupta Gets Vaccinated
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Did you know that Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon? As a health care worker, he is at a higher risk for contracting the coronavirus so on Friday, he received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Listen in as he shares his firsthand experience and why he feels confident about the safety of the vaccine.

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Dec 19, 2020
A Spoonful of Hope
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Nearly 60 years ago, Americans witnessed the roll out of a polio vaccine that would change lives and the way we fight disease. Writer and producer Jeffrey Sherman was a child when he took the vaccine, at the time delivered by sugar cube. It turns out that small act inspired an American classic. He talks to CNN writer Tom Lake about the experience and why it’s so relevant today.

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Dec 18, 2020
The NFL's Covid Crisis
886

The NFL playoffs are just weeks away but the league is still figuring out how to defeat its most formidable opponent to date: Covid-19. A flurry of outbreaks have delayed games and sidelined players on multiple teams. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with former NFL player and CNN sports anchor, Coy Wire, about how the league is responding to spikes and playing through it’s most unique season in history. 

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Dec 17, 2020
Anti-Vaxxers and Worries About Vaccine Hesitancy
625

Covid-19 vaccine distribution is finally rolling out, but some Americans are still skeptical. CNN Correspondent Elle Reeve travels to rural Tennessee to hear people’s concerns and speak with medical and policy experts about how to overcome vaccine hesitancy through building trust. 

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Dec 16, 2020
Delivering the Vaccine
781

This week, nearly three million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will be delivered to more than 600 vaccination sites around the country. Today, CNN Aviation Correspondent Pete Muntean takes us behind the scenes of this historic operation and tells us about the journey of a vial of vaccine from manufacture to injection. 

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Dec 15, 2020
FDA Authorizes First Covid-19 Vaccine
424

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech that will start reaching the most at-risk Americans today. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks through the final hurdles the vaccine had to clear over the weekend.

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Dec 14, 2020
A Sisterhood of Nurses and a Universe of Grief
962

With almost 300,000 people lost to Covid-19 in the United States, CNN immigration reporter Catherine Shoichet tells the story of one community’s staggering loss. Meet the sisterhood of Filipino nurses who have seen each other through everything: a new life in America, marriage, children, and now, a deadly pandemic.

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Dec 11, 2020
Vaccine Warrior Kizzmekia Corbett
1242

Kizzmekia Corbett is a 34-year-old viral immunologist, and she might help save the world. She leads the coronavirus vaccine research at the National Institutes of Health, and the mRNA vaccine they’ve developed in collaboration with Moderna has reported an astounding 94.5% efficacy. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Corbett about her groundbreaking research, the pressures of a global pandemic and her suggestions for those trying to battle vaccine hesitancy. 

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Dec 10, 2020
A Conversation with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn
896

With a vaccine rollout underway in the United Kingdom, the Food and Drug Administration could issue emergency use authorization to a Covid-19 vaccine this week in the U.S. What happens next? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn about the decision-making process. 

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Dec 09, 2020
What it’s like to be part of a Covid-19 Trial
790

Very soon, the first Covid-19 vaccine could be authorized for public use in the United States. Is it like a flu shot? What are the side effects? Today, Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with Yasir Batalvi, a volunteer in Moderna’s vaccine trial, to walk us through what it may be like to get the vaccine.

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Dec 08, 2020
Q&A on Vaccines with Dr. Anthony Fauci
778

When and where can you get the vaccine? Can you choose which one you get? Dr. Anthony Fauci answers all your questions about the vaccine at a CNN Town Hall.

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Dec 07, 2020
Broadway Revival
819

New York's theater district has been dark since March. Broadway was one of the first industries shut down by the pandemic and it may be one of the last to reopen. Actress Jessica Rush shares what she misses about the stage, and Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum tells CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta what it will take for Broadway to make a comeback.

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Dec 04, 2020
A Weird School Year So Far
854

In the early months of the pandemic much of the country was in disarray, including schools. Now that the fall semester is almost over, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro talk about how parents, students and educators are navigating a school year plagued by severe teacher burnout and a record increase in failing grades. 

 

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Dec 03, 2020
The mRNA Breakthrough
462

How do you fight a pandemic? With cutting edge technology. Two of the new Covid-19 vaccines applying for FDA approval rely on a novel approach that uses mRNA to turn the human body into an internal vaccine factory. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to mRNA researcher Dr. Drew Weissman about the groundbreaking science behind these new vaccines and what it might mean for the future of medicine. 

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Dec 02, 2020
Fighting Hunger and Shame in a Pandemic
771

Millions of families across the country have lost some of their income because of the pandemic and are struggling to put food on the table. In today’s episode, CNN’s Senior National Correspondent Kyung Lah visits one family in Los Angeles.  

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Dec 01, 2020
Holiday Shopping is a Mixed Bag
475

Coronavirus has changed a lot about this holiday season. And the pandemic-induced recession means the way people spend their money is different too. One portion of the country may be spending big, while the other struggles to get by. CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans explains how the entire holiday shopping window is different this year and what that means for all of us.    

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Nov 30, 2020
Thanksgiving with the Guptas
594

Many Thanksgiving gatherings will be a bit smaller this year. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses his own plans for the holiday and how his family will try to keep certain traditions alive in this unusual year.

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Nov 24, 2020
Holiday Air Travel
651

The C.D.C. recommends against traveling for Thanksgiving, as infection rates are on the rise nationwide. But the airline industry is still expecting a surge in people flying, and scientists have found that air travel is relatively low risk. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes his first flight since March, and CNN correspondent Pete Muntean talks through ways to keep safe on a plane. 

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Nov 23, 2020
One Handshake Away From Heaven
763

CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake tells the story of a pastor in small-town South Carolina who’s doing what he can to minister to his flock.  Among his responsibilities, honoring those who’ve died from Covid-19 — even as he tries to avoid becoming one of them. 

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Nov 20, 2020
Emergency Use Authorization Explained
1046

There is promising data from two drug companies with vaccines in the works, but what comes next? One way of speeding the process is an Emergency Use Authorization. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to the Yale School of Public Health’s Jason Schwartz about EUAs and their role in this pandemic.

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Nov 19, 2020
Who Gets the Vaccine First?
846

With promising data coming out of multiple trials, the country is now looking at how to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine to the public. But who will get it first? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with bioethicist Art Caplan about the many decisions that must be made before sending any vaccine throughout the country and around the world.

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Nov 18, 2020
Mice Lie and Monkeys Exaggerate
752

Several vaccine companies have announced promising early evidence that their vaccines are effective at preventing symptoms of a coronavirus infection. So what comes next? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to vaccine creator and virology and immunology expert, Dr. Paul Offit about what it takes to get an idea for a vaccine from in the lab into the bodies of people around the world. 

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Nov 17, 2020
Infection Rates and Questions On the Rise
600

The U.S. is setting devastating new records nine months into this pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers listener questions amidst this time of growing uncertainty. 

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Nov 16, 2020
We’re in a Humanitarian Crisis
631

Almost a quarter of a million people have died of Covid-19 in the United States. The country is now seeing record-breaking case numbers. Dr. Sanjay Gupta makes an emotional plea for us to start treating the pandemic like the crisis it is, before it is too late.

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Nov 13, 2020
A Surge in South Dakota
988

South Dakota has had one of the worst spikes of Covid-19 cases in the country, with the positivity rate now climbing above 50%. And still, the state has never instituted a mask mandate or full lockdown. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Tom Dean, a family physician in a rural part of the state, about how his community is grappling with this latest outbreak.

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Nov 12, 2020
The Mystery of the Viral Dose
667

Why does Covid-19 make some people so much sicker than others? Risk factors and pre-existing conditions are part of it, but could there still be another factor? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi about the possible role of viral dose in this pandemic.

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Nov 11, 2020
The President-Elect's Pandemic Plan
480

Even before the presidential election was called for the former vice president, Joe Biden promised to take the country’s pandemic response in a dramatically different direction. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the president-elect's plan, as well as promising recent vaccine news from Pfizer. 

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Nov 10, 2020
Flushing Out the Virus
784

Universities, nursing homes, and even entire cities are turning to an unlikely tool to monitor the spread of the coronavirus: sewage water.  CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to infectious disease physician Dr. Amy Mathers about how sewage testing is playing out on the campus of the University of Virginia, and how researchers around the country could use the testing to detect the virus early.

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Nov 09, 2020
Singing in the Silent Spring
741

When life as we know it was put on pause by the pandemic, nature flourished. In this episode, scientists Elizabeth Derryberry and Jennifer Phillips take us birdwatching in San Francisco to find out why some birds are changing their tune.

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Nov 06, 2020
The Scalpel and the Sledgehammer
579

All over Europe, nationwide lockdowns are being put in place as the continent tries to weather the second wave of coronavirus infections. But before several countries turned to these measures, they tried something else first. CNN London-based reporter Salma Abdelaziz traces the months of controversy that have led to the beginning of England’s second national lockdown today.

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Nov 05, 2020
Your Stress is Showing
856

Chronic stress should not be taken lightly. Doctors and dentists around the country are reporting hair loss, skin rashes and cracked teeth that they believe may be connected to stress during the pandemic. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta talks with stress researcher Professor Kate Harkness about how our bodies are impacted by stress and what we all can do about it. 

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Nov 04, 2020
Breathe In, Breathe Out
801

The stress of this the pandemic is getting to us, and today’s election is only heightening the anxiety for some. On today’s podcast, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares some tips for coping with all this extra anxiety. Jeff Warren tells us about his experience with meditation and explains some of the tangible benefits. At the end of the episode, Warren leads us all in a 5-minute guided meditation that can be done even while waiting in line to vote today.

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Nov 03, 2020
When Will Life Return to Normal?
698

Will things return to “normal” as soon as there is a vaccine? How can we vote safely? What do we know about the flu shot this year? As we head into the winter months, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta clears the air on some of the most common misconceptions about Covid-19.

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Nov 02, 2020
Dr. Craig Spencer's Long Haul
713

Almost exactly six years ago, Dr. Craig Spencer was getting out of the hospital after being treated for Ebola. But his recovery didn’t end there. He joins CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about how his experience could shed light on the long-term effects of Covid-19.

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Oct 30, 2020
The Coronavirus Campaign
833

With Election Day less than a week away, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN Political Director David Chalian about the role the pandemic plays in choosing the next president.

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Oct 29, 2020
Talking Turkey
520

Thanksgiving is just around the corner but Coronavirus cases are surging in some states. Should you bring the family together, keep the celebration local, attend a parade? Whether you're hosting a feast or keeping it virtual, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has some tips.

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Oct 28, 2020
Back at the Ball Game
721

The World Series is on and fans are in the stands. Watching professional sports, in person, during a pandemic, looks and sounds a lot different. CNN Sports Anchor Andy Scholes takes us inside the stadium for a play by play of the pandemic protocols meant to keep fans and stadium employees safe.

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Oct 27, 2020
Halloween Isn't Canceled!
711

This Halloween, don’t let the coronavirus scare you away from having fun. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to epidemiologist Dr. Tista Ghosh about alternatives to trick-or-treating and why it’s still important to (safely) celebrate.

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Oct 26, 2020
A Dilemma on a Dark Road in Georgia
616

CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake tells the story of a dilemma he faced on a dark road in rural Georgia one night — and his fear that his wife and children might get sick because of a snap decision he made.   

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Oct 23, 2020
Avoiding the Virus and the Doctor
788

Earlier this spring, doctors around the country began to worry that fear of Covid-19 was keeping their patients away. Now, we’re starting to see the consequences of that. Today, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Michelle Kittleson, a cardiologist in Los Angeles, about how we can get those patients back before it’s too late.

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Oct 22, 2020
The Mixed Messages on Masks
837

Confusion about mask wearing is rampant. The messaging from scientists about the importance of masks is being distorted by noise and conflicting approaches at every level — from the White House all the way down to local government. CNN correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro takes a hyper-local look at the divide over masks in a single community: Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Oct 21, 2020
Europe’s Second Wave
474

Curfews and closures are spreading in Europe in response to a second wave of the coronavirus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at where the hot spots are and how different countries are handling them.

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Oct 20, 2020
Fact Checking Immunity, Travel & Masks
592

How long does our Covid-19 immunity last? Can we still get Covid-19 if we wear a mask? Did travel bans actually save lives? Today, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down some of the big misconceptions about the pandemic including a few coming from the White House itself.

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Oct 19, 2020
Basketball Practice With A Mask On
687

Top-ranked women’s college basketball player Rhyne Howard is facing a season like no other. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Howard about staying positive while training during a pandemic, and advocating for social justice. 

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Oct 16, 2020
Uncomfortably Numb
887

Around the world, more than a million people have now died from the coronavirus. Rationally, we know this is devastating, but emotionally, why can we feel so removed from it? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Associate Professor of Psychology Azim Shariff about the limits of human empathy, and what a computer game  might teach us about our response to this pandemic.

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Oct 15, 2020
The Secretive and Essential Work to Find a Vaccine
715

The race is on for a Covid-19 vaccine, but behind the scenes there’s a secretive group that has the power to stop a vaccine trial in its tracks. That’s the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, or DSMB, and they’re the only ones who get a look at the data during the trials. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Susan Ellenberg about her work with Covid-19 DSMBs.

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Oct 14, 2020
How Climate Change Affects Covid-19
709

Can climate change make pandemics worse? CNN’s Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir talks to Alexander More, Assistant Research Professor at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, about how a years-long cold weather anomaly worsened the 1918 pandemic, and what that means for us as we head in the winter season of Covid-19. 

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Oct 13, 2020
Former CDC Directors Speak Out
765

CNN’s most recent Global Town Hall featured a conversation with five former CDC directors about how the U.S. is handling this pandemic. Check out today’s episode for excerpts from the special, hosted by Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and anchor Anderson Cooper.

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Oct 12, 2020
What a Grocery Manager Won’t Say to Anti-Maskers
745

Enforcing Montana’s statewide mask mandate is part of supermarket manager John Steenwyk’s job. It puts him in the crosshairs of anti-maskers, and while he tells them a lot of things to convince them to wear masks, there’s one thing he won’t say to them, even though he could.  CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake tells the story of a battle over masks playing out in a grocery store at the edge of Yellowstone National Park. 

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Oct 09, 2020
Taking Attendance in a Virtual School Year
667

With the school year underway and so many kids learning remotely, how are schools getting students to show up for class? CNN Correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro talks with school attendance experts about the biggest challenges with online school this year.

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Oct 08, 2020
Super Spreading at the White House
610

Since the September 26th ceremony at the White House’s Rose Garden, at least 15 people have tested positive for Covid-19, leading some to declare this is a possible super spreader event. But what does that mean? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with CNN Medical Analyst Erin Bromage about what we can learn from this potentially dangerous event.

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Oct 07, 2020
The First Patient
694

Going all the way back to George Washington, many American presidents have faced serious health issues while in office. But their administrations have often hidden the true state of the president’s health from the public. CNN presidential historian Tim Naftali explores the long history of medical issues — and medical misdirection — in the White House.

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Oct 06, 2020
Trump Joins Coronavirus-Positive World Leaders
423

Last week the world learned that President Donald Trump had tested positive for Covid-19, joining the list of coronavirus infections with global implications. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at other high-profile cases and the insight they may provide.

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Oct 05, 2020
The President Tests Positive
239

Overnight, we learned President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19. The diagnosis amounts to the most serious known health threat to a sitting American president in decades. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta share the latest information.

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Oct 02, 2020
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Makes a Play
994

Soon after the Big 10 conference decided it would play an abbreviated football season, Pac-12 followed suit and announced it would have one, too. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott about prioritizing player safety, and his own experience having Covid-19.

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Oct 01, 2020
The Big Ten's Big Decision
890

Two months ago, it looked like some of the best college football programs in the country wouldn’t see competition this year. But recently the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences both reversed course and decided to play this fall. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to The Ohio State University’s football team physician Dr. James Borchers about all the back-and-forth. 

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Sep 30, 2020
Get a Flu Shot!
548

Flu season is around the corner, and this year it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot so we can try to avoid a “double-whammy” health crisis with both influenza and Covid-19 hitting the U.S. at once. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions about getting the flu shot.

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Sep 29, 2020
When Wildfire Season Collides with the Pandemic
598

For the American West, this has been one of the worst wildfire seasons in history. On top of working to contain the fires, government leaders and emergency responders have also had to navigate containing the coronavirus. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Kim Toevs, Director of Communicable Disease for Multnomah County, Oregon, about how her community is responding to the fires, while also following Covid health guidelines.

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Sep 28, 2020
A Tragic Milestone
667

Over 200,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. One model predicts that the number will nearly double by January 1 if people don’t change their behavior. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reflects on reaching a number we should never have gotten to in the first place.

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Sep 25, 2020
Inside WHO’s Battle Against the Pandemic
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In a normal year, a job at the World Health Organization is already challenging. Now, it’s front and center in the global battle against Covid-19 while under fire from the President of the United States. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead on Covid-19 for WHO. 

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Sep 24, 2020
Checking in with Dr. Anthony Fauci
940

The US just reached a grim milestone: 200,000 deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus. As part of the Citizen by CNN conference, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci about where the country is now, as well as the science and strategy for how to prevent more lives from being lost.

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Sep 23, 2020
Safe Voting 101
500

We’re six weeks away from Election Day, and voting may look very different this year. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the nation, it’s not too early to start making a plan for how you’re going to vote. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks safety at the polls and mail-in ballots. 

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Sep 22, 2020
Safety Questions for Reopening
629

As some states move forward with reopening, many people are still uncertain about the safest way to eat out at a restaurant, go to the movies, or hit the gym. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions and offers guidance for how public health measures can help keep us safe.

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Sep 21, 2020
Mental Health and Coping During Covid
599

A recent CDC study suggests more people are experiencing suicidal thoughts since the pandemic hit. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to suicide survivor and mental health advocate Kevin Hines about coping with depression, and how best to help those who are struggling right now.

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Sep 18, 2020
3M CEO Mike Roman
671

Until six months ago, some of 3M’s best-known products were Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape. Now, the company has gained global attention for being the world’s largest manufacturer of N95 respirator masks. In this episode, CNN anchor Poppy Harlow has an exclusive interview with 3M CEO Mike Roman. 

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Sep 17, 2020
We’re in a She-cession
718

The economic recession caused by Covid-19 has disproportionately affected women, especially women of color. CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga speaks to Nicole Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research about how this pandemic has exposed the gaps in our childcare and employment systems.

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Sep 16, 2020
Isolation and the Brain
853

Social isolation during the pandemic can have surprising effects on the brain. Research suggests our social skills may be suffering. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Stephanie Cacioppo about how and why this is happening. 

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Sep 15, 2020
Safety vs Speed in the Race for a Vaccine
618

The President is pushing for a Covid-19 vaccine before the election, but is that realistic? Or safe? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government’s Covid-19 vaccine program.

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Sep 14, 2020
The Pandemic Will Be Televised
964

The entertainment industry is adapting in all kinds of ways during the pandemic, from mannequins on set to robotic cameras. CNN senior writer Lisa Respers France joins CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss how Covid-19 has impacted the fall TV schedule.   

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Sep 11, 2020
The Swedish Strategy
755

In the early days of the pandemic, Sweden made the decision not to mandate a lockdown and did not require citizens to wear masks. Some have wondered if that decision was an attempt to achieve herd immunity. CNN anchor and correspondent Max Foster has spent time in Sweden and joins CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss the country’s unique strategy for fighting the virus.

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Sep 10, 2020
A Conversation With a Covid-19 Vaccine Scientist
864

What does it feel like working on something that could save the world? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Hanneke Schuitemaker, PhD, the Global Head of Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine at Janssen Pharmaceutica. She reflects on her work leading the team that’s developing a Covid-19 vaccine and the need for diversity in the field.

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Sep 09, 2020
Obituaries in the Age of the Coronavirus
550

Each person who has died from the coronavirus had a story. When social distancing makes in-person services and memorials a challenge, obituaries can often be the best way to share those stories. Maureen O’Donnell, longtime obituary writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, shares what it’s been like covering the lives of people we’ve lost over the last several months.

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Sep 08, 2020
A Frontline Worker at the Breaking Point
775

Healthcare worker Parsia Jahanbani’s job might be killing him. Some of his patients are rude to him. He’s working longer and harder, while the rest of the country tries to move beyond the pandemic. CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake tells the story of a frontline worker at the breaking point.

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Sep 04, 2020
Nursing Home Heroes
497

Doctors Without Borders has built a reputation parachuting into war zones and natural disasters. Now they are bringing their expertise to American nursing homes hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with the organization's staff about how they’re working to make nursing homes safer for residents and staff.

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Sep 03, 2020
The Last Time Schools Opened in a Pandemic
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Around this time 102 years ago, the U.S. was in a similar position as it is today. We've been here before, so why is history repeating itself? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Howard Markel about what we can learn from when schools opened during the influenza pandemic of 1918. 

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Sep 02, 2020
Covid on Campus
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What’s it like going to college during a pandemic? CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga talks to a Tulane University freshman about life on campus and the new normal. 

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Sep 01, 2020
Leading through a Pandemic
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Northwell Health in New York has treated more Covid-19 patients than any other hospital system in the country. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Northwell CEO Michael Dowling about the important lessons his team learned throughout the crisis. His new book is called "Leading Through a Pandemic". 

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Aug 31, 2020
Testing 1, 2, 3
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Six months into this pandemic, the United States has not yet scaled up testing enough to help control the coronavirus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a look at recent testing developments, and answers listener questions.

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Aug 28, 2020
A Fall Without Tailgates
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The start of the college football season is just around the corner, but only a few teams will be lining up on the gridiron. The NCAA has cancelled its fall championships, but some football teams are still going ahead with shortened seasons. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline about the risks that college athletes face and how the NCAA is responding.

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Aug 27, 2020
Vaccine Trials and Tribulations
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The first U.S. vaccine trial is underway, and it’s missing something important - Black and Latino volunteers. Dr. Elmer Huerta, the host of CNN’s Spanish-language podcast Coronavirus: Realidad vs. Ficción, signed up for the Moderna trial and talks about why the success of a Covid-19 vaccine rests on the participation of minorities.

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Aug 26, 2020
Addressing Vaccine Skepticism
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An alarming number of Americans hold negative views about vaccination. So if and when we get a Covid-19 vaccine, will people sign up to receive it? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with vaccine scientist Dr. Peter Hotez about the safety of vaccines.

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Aug 25, 2020
The State of Contact Tracing
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Public health experts estimate the United States needs 100,000 to 300,000 contact tracers for Covid-19. But we're still far from that number. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks into the status of contact tracing in the country today, and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Aug 24, 2020
Covid-19 and the Brain
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From brain fog to the loss of smell to strokes, we’ve been hearing a lot about the neurological symptoms of Covid-19. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent speaks to Dr. Sherry Chou from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center about how Covid-19 impacts the central nervous system.

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Aug 21, 2020
Pandemic Pregnancy Answers
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Today we’re answering your questions about the risks of coronavirus during pregnancy. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Dr. Laura Riley, a high-risk obstetrician who has been delivering babies in New York City throughout the pandemic.

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Aug 20, 2020
Open the Window: Talking about Airborne Transmission
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Can the novel coronavirus be spread through the air? And if so, what can we do to make sure the air inside our homes and buildings is as clean as possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Joseph Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about the science behind airborne transmission.

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Aug 19, 2020
The Long Haulers
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Shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and memory loss. Some Covid-19 survivors continue to struggle with symptoms long after they’ve recovered from the initial infections. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates the mysterious lingering effects of Covid-19. 

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Aug 18, 2020
Why I'm Not Sending My Kids Back to School
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets personal about why his family made the difficult decision not to send his three children back to "in-person" classes this Fall.  

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Aug 17, 2020
Inside the NBA Bubble with Coach Popovich
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Last month, the NBA resumed its season from within a “bubble” facility in Orlando, where players are isolated and tested regularly. And so far, it seems to be working. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears about life inside the bubble from Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. 

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Aug 14, 2020
‘On the Edge of the Abyss’: Covid-19 in Beirut
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On the morning of the deadly explosion that tore through the Lebanese capital of Beirut, the city’s main public hospital was already approaching full capacity from coronavirus patients. Now, with hospitals heavily damaged and overwhelmed with the injured from the blast, how does the city deal with the rising threat of the pandemic? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN International Correspondent Ben Wedeman in Beirut. 

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Aug 13, 2020
Tyler Perry's Camp Quarantine
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When the pandemic brought most of Hollywood to a standstill, Tyler Perry figured out a way to get his production studio up and running again. He set up a quarantine bubble where his cast and crew could live and work, safely, for the entire duration of production. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Tyler Perry about how he pulled it off, and what the experience was like on the inside.  

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Aug 12, 2020
Childhood, Interrupted
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In a moving audio essay, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta opens up about his thoughts and fears for his children as they grow up in this pandemic.

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Aug 11, 2020
Reality Check with Dr. Anthony Fauci
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, hasn’t been appearing at White House briefings as much lately, but he’s still finding ways to connect with the public. He spoke to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently as part of a special forum hosted by Harvard’s T. H. Chan School Public Health.   

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Aug 10, 2020
Class in a Church Graveyard
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School life in Denmark during a pandemic looks a little different. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Susanne Gargiulo, a journalist in Denmark, about how her country has reopened schools successfully.

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Aug 07, 2020
Digital Divide: Making the Connection in Schools
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About 17% of all students in the U.S. do not have the technology or internet access they need to log into school at home. Now that many schools will be teaching virtually this fall, how will those students get the tools they need to connect? CNN Correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro talks with the head of Detroit Public Schools Nikolai Vitti about his plan for getting every student online by the start of the school year.

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Aug 06, 2020
"This Is A War": Reopening Colleges
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The logistics of reopening colleges during a pandemic are incredibly complicated. Can it be done safely? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores this question with former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, head of the University of Arizona’s reopening task force, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, an infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.  

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Aug 05, 2020
A Tale of Two Teachers
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Across the country school districts are deciding whether to start the new school year in person. For many teachers, this uncertainty has left them anxious. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us into the experience of two high school teachers from opposite sides of the country as they grapple with what they’ll do if they’re asked to return to the classroom.

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Aug 04, 2020
“Year of Flexibility”: The Great Education Experiment
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How does one of the largest school districts in the country plan for 200,000 K-12 students to start the year, virtually? CNN’s Bianna Golodryga speaks with Dr. Grenita Lathan, the interim superintendent of the Houston Independent School District about her decision to keep students and teachers out of the classroom when they first “return” to school and how “in-person” learning may eventually be achieved.

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Aug 03, 2020
Back to School Jitters
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We’re kicking off a week of episodes dedicated to how kids, teachers and parents are grappling with back to school safety. What are the best solutions for in-person or remote learning? Will there be a "Covid slide" in childhood education? What's a pod? Today, CNN  anchor Laura Jarrett joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta to answer some of your most pressing questions.

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Jul 31, 2020
Inside the World’s Longest Lockdown
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The Philippine capital Manila currently holds the record for the world’s longest and strictest lockdown. During that time, tens of thousands of people were arrested for violating quarantine rules, and the government under President Rodrigo Duterte shut down one of the country's largest TV networks and passed a controversial anti-terrorism bill. In this episode, CNN International producer Ben Westcott, along with journalists Maria Ressa and The Washington Post’s Regine Cabato, take you to a part of the world where a public health crisis is met by force.

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Jul 30, 2020
Hopeful News About Antibodies
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Throughout the pandemic there’s been a big question: Will recovering from the virus or being treated by an effective vaccine provide lasting immunity? CNN Contributor Erin Bromage shares why new studies from the last few weeks make him more hopeful than ever that the answer could be yes.

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Jul 29, 2020
Ask Me Anything
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In today's episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers important new questions from listeners. From vaccines and testing delays to outdoor running and marching band practice, Dr. Gupta shares the latest guidance.

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Jul 28, 2020
Kickoff: Football's Big Test
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This year’s NFL season is scheduled to start on September 10, but players are headed to training camps starting this week. The league and its players have been going back and forth for weeks on Covid-19 safety procedures. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills about the steps the league will take to protect players, staff and fans.

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Jul 27, 2020
‘The Perfect Storm’: Covid-19 and the Latino Population
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More likely to be essential workers and less likely to have insurance, the country’s Latino population has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Alta-Med Chief Operating Officer Dr. Efrain Talamantes about how Covid-19 has highlighted racial disparities the Latino community faces.

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Jul 24, 2020
The Child Care Centers That Never Closed
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When the pandemic hit, most schools and child care centers in the country closed.  But a few places throughout the country stayed open. Even when the pandemic was at its worst, they provided care to the children of essential workers. CNN anchor Laura Jarrett takes us into one of these facilities to find out what it can teach us about the path forward for other schools and day cares.

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Jul 23, 2020
Realist or Alarmist? Q&A with Dr. Fauci
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As coronavirus cases in the United States near four million, CNN checks in with the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. CNN anchor Jake Tapper asks Dr. Fauci about schools, testing, vaccines and his relationship with President Trump.

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Jul 22, 2020
Demystifying the Vaccine
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A recent vaccine trial from Oxford University shows promising preliminary results, suggesting the vaccine can produce immune responses that may protect people against infection. Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke with Dr. Barney Graham, the deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, about the science behind vaccines and how they work.

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Jul 21, 2020
Mixed Messages
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. James Curran, dean of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, about setbacks possibly caused by inconsistent leadership through this pandemic. 

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Jul 20, 2020
Are the Kids All Right?
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As the start of the school year fast approaches, there is more confusion about whether it will be safe to return to the classroom. Many teachers and families worry about the role kids might play in spreading the virus. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with former acting CDC director Richard Besser about the risks and rewards of sending children back to school, as well as the importance of following public health guidance. 

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Jul 17, 2020
The View from Africa
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Many experts braced for the worst and predicted a Covid-19 crisis in Africa. But while numbers have climbed up in some countries like South Africa, the continent has largely escaped the worst of the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN International Correspondent David McKenzie, who’s based in South Africa, on how the continent has lived with the pandemic so far.

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Jul 16, 2020
Behind the N95 Mask
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Peter Tsai isn’t exactly a household name, but his invention is. In 1995 he patented the fabric used to make N95 masks, which are one of the most effective face coverings to prevent the spread of Covid-19. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Tsai about the role his creation has come to play in this global pandemic. 

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Jul 15, 2020
Trouble in the Sunshine State
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Over the weekend, Florida set a record for the most coronavirus cases reported in a single day. CNN correspondent Rosa Flores has been reporting from the state for months and joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about how the virus got so out of control.

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Jul 14, 2020
Clearing Up Some Covid Confusion
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How long is a Covid-19 test accurate for? Is it safe for visitors to see your newborn? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers these frequently asked questions about the coronavirus.

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Jul 13, 2020
Delta CEO Ed Bastian on the Future of Flying
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The airline industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. Potential flyers have serious questions about whether airlines are doing enough to protect their health. CNN anchor and Boss Files host Poppy Harlow speaks with Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian about how one of the largest airlines in the world is responding to the coronavirus.

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Jul 10, 2020
Immune System 101
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hands things over to immunologist and CNN contributor Erin Bromage to talk about how our bodies respond to, fight off and succumb to Covid-19.  

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Jul 09, 2020
Classroom Chaos
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How do we safely reopen schools in the middle of a pandemic? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to CNN’s Bianna Golodryga and Evan McMorris-Santoro, who have been covering the impact of Covid-19 on education.

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Jul 08, 2020
Protect Yourself Against Contact Tracing Scams
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Contact tracing is an essential part of the public health effort to slow the spread of the virus. But it has also become a new opportunity for scammers trying to collect sensitive financial information. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, explains how to work with real contract tracing divisions without getting scammed by the impersonators. 

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Jul 07, 2020
Dr. Elmer Huerta on Coronavirus in Latin America
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Several of the top 10 countries with the highest coronavirus fatality rates are in Latin America. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to CNN Espanol’s senior medical writer Dr. Elmer Huerta about the region that’s become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jul 06, 2020
Happy Birthday, America. Get Well Soon.
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This Fourth of July isn’t just a day of celebration - it’s a test of our discipline to slow the spread of Coronavirus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to the United States as if it were his patient about how we can get back on track.

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Jul 03, 2020
This Is Going to Be a House on Fire for a Long Time
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We’re really just at the beginning of this pandemic. Until there’s a vaccine, we could be living with this virus for a long time. How did we lose control? And where do we go from here? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. 

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Jul 02, 2020
Anxiety and Depression on the Rise
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The pandemic is taxing everyone’s mental health. But not all people are impacted equally. According to the CDC, young people and people of color are the most likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to a young woman and a psychiatrist about why this is happening and how to cope.

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Jul 01, 2020
Bill Gates on the Search for a Vaccine
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is contributing hundreds of millions of dollars toward Covid-19 vaccine trials. In this episode, Bill Gates sits down with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper to discuss the prospect of developing a vaccine.

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Jun 30, 2020
Learning from the AIDS Epidemic
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As Pride Month comes to a close, we reflect on 40 years ago when the world lived through another epidemic that suffered from misinformation and government inaction - the AIDS crisis. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with culture and politics writer Brandon Tensley about lessons from the AIDS epidemic that could help the country better manage Covid-19 today.

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Jun 29, 2020
Bob Costas on the Future of Sports
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The pandemic forced nearly every sports league in the world to cancel or postpone games. But now, athletes are considering a return to the game. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to legendary sports commentator Bob Costas about how the forthcoming seasons will work and whether they’re worth the risk.

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Jun 26, 2020
When Can I See My Grandkids?
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One of the top concerns we hear from listeners is whether it is safe for grandparents to visit their grandchildren in person. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks that question to infectious disease and geriatrics specialist Dr. Preeti Malani.

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Jun 25, 2020
Lessons from South Korea
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South Korea has been widely praised as a Covid-19 success story. How did they do it? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to CNN reporter Paula Hancocks in Seoul about how South Korea has learned to live with the virus.

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Jun 24, 2020
Work-From-Home Burnout
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The ability to work from home is a privilege for many but it also comes with unique stressors. While working remotely decreases your exposure to the coronavirus, it can also lead to feelings of loneliness and a difficult juggle for working parents. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about work-from-home burnout and strategies for coping with it. 

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Jun 23, 2020
The U.S. Wasn’t Prepared for COVID-19
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We are over four months into the Covid-19 pandemic and the U.S. still doesn't have the testing capabilities, contact tracing, or political buy-in that many other countries have used to fight this virus. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Dr. Zeke Emanuel, an oncologist and bioethicist who has advised President Obama and now, Vice President Biden’s campaign. They address what the U.S. government got right, what they got wrong, and where we can go from here to turn things around.

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Jun 22, 2020
The First Wave Is Not Over
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President Trump and Vice President Pence made comments this week suggesting panic about an increase in infections is overblown. But in nearly half the country, case counts are on the rise. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains where the US really stands today.

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Jun 19, 2020
Super Spreaders
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Some people are responsible for spreading the virus more than others. These people have been called "super spreaders," but are they really different from the rest of us? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Professor Elizabeth McGraw, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State University, about who or what a super spreader is. 

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Jun 18, 2020
“It’s a Little Bit Like Living on Mars”: Inside a Covid-19 ICU
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It sometimes seems like country’s attention is shifting away from Covid-19's devastating death toll, which is projected to reach 200,000 by October, as several states see record numbers of cases on a daily basis. Today, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to his long-time friend and colleague Dr. Nick Boulis about it was it was like volunteer to work shifts inside Emory’s Covid-19 intensive care unit. What he saw first-hand drives home the deadly power of the virus.

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Jun 17, 2020
Asymptomatic Infection: Clearing up Confusion
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Last week, an official at the World Health Organization said asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus appears to be rare. They’ve since clarified their remarks. CNN’s Chief Medial Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sets the record straight on who can transmit the virus.

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Jun 16, 2020
Covid-19 in the World's Largest Refugee Camp
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It’s World Refugee Day on June 20, a time to commemorate the most vulnerable populations around the world. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to Bex Wright, who covers the Rohingya refugee crisis for CNN, and David Miliband, the CEO of the International Rescue Committee, to talk about how we can never be free of a global pandemic unless everywhere in the world is safe.

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Jun 15, 2020
Quarantine Fatigue
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For many of us, it's been months since we started sheltering-in-place. And it's exhausting. Now, as states begin to reopen and social distancing rules are relaxed, how do we decide what is safe to do and what isn't? And what about those of us who haven't had the luxury of staying at home? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to experts about quarantine fatigue and how we should move forward with our daily lives.

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Jun 12, 2020
Disease Detectives
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Across the country, local officials are hiring people to track down anyone who may have been exposed to Covid-19. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Syra Madad, an epidemiologist and special pathogens expert, about the importance and process of contact tracing. 

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Jun 11, 2020
Road to Recovery
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The majority of Covid-19 patients will recover from the virus, but what does that recovery look like? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with a patient in recovery about his experience in the weeks since leaving the hospital. Medical expert Dr. Reynold Panetierri weighs in on some of the potential long-term health consequences.

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Jun 10, 2020
Dr. Gupta Answers Your Covid-19 Questions
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From washing masks to house visits and summer travel, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta tackles some recent questions from our listeners.  

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Jun 09, 2020
The Future of Higher Education
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The pandemic forced many American college campuses to close and move classes online. Some are now wondering whether the high cost of college tuition is worth it. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta talks with NYU Professor Scott Galloway about what Galloway believes may be a disruption of higher education.

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Jun 08, 2020
Two Viruses
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Covid-19 isn’t the only health crisis threatening our nation right now. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to epidemiologist Dr. Camara Jones about the serious impact of racism on public health. Dr. Jones also shares important guidance for protesters to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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Jun 05, 2020
Social Distancing in Summer
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As the weather heats up, many of us are contemplating how to safely go out into the world and enjoy the summer. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to CNN contributor and immunologist Erin Bromage about what to consider before doing anything from hosting a cookout to going for a hike.

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Jun 04, 2020
The Future of Work
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As workplaces around the country are reopening, some employees have big questions. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is joined by CNN Business Senior Writer Kathryn Vasel to discuss what to expect when you head back to work.

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Jun 03, 2020
“It Broke Me”: A Conversation with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
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In the wake of nationwide protests in response to the death of George Floyd, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms candidly discuss race, outrage, and the fears about the spread of Covid-19. 

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Jun 02, 2020
Like Riding a Roller Coaster in the Dark
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When a family member is hospitalized with Covid-19, often a single relative is chosen to be the primary line of communication between doctors and the rest of the family. CNN producer Lou Foglia took on this role when his father was hospitalized.  Dr. Sanjay Gupta invites Lou to share excerpts from the essay he wrote about that experience.

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Jun 01, 2020
Avoiding a Bummer Summer
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Summer’s coming, but for many, it will look very different. Camps and activities are getting cancelled, so families are getting creative. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about solutions for parents and for kids.

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May 29, 2020
Together, We Grieve
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As the coronavirus’ death toll in the U.S. surpasses 100,000 victims, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a moment to reflect on this tragic milestone and commemorate those we’ve lost.

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May 28, 2020
How to Fly Safely
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Flying can be risky these days, so what should you do if you need to travel? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Erin Bromage, Associate Professor of Biology at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, share tips on how to mitigate some of that risk.

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May 28, 2020
Why Small Decisions Feel So Difficult
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During the pandemic, many people are struggling to make even the smallest decisions. Why does choosing what to eat for dinner or what to watch on TV suddenly feel impossible? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy explain that we may need to look inside the human brain for the answers.

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May 27, 2020
Covering a Crisis: Wolf Blitzer & Dr. Sanjay Gupta
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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is joined by colleague and veteran anchor, Wolf Blitzer, to discuss covering the unprecedented story of this coronavirus pandemic.

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May 26, 2020
Dr. Gupta’s Special Message to the Class of 2020
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Graduates all over the country heard virtual commencement speeches from celebrities to presidents. In this episode, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives his own advice about going out into the world, finding purpose and leading the way.

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May 22, 2020
When Staying Home Isn’t Safe
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For some of us, sheltering at home could mean being isolated with an abusive relative or partner, unable to get help. As the lockdown continues, experts are preparing for a surge in domestic violence and child abuse cases. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Ariel Zwang, CEO of Safe Horizon, one of the country’s largest victim service organizations, about what we can all do to help. If you need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit their website at thehotline.org.

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May 21, 2020
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
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Health officials in Europe and the United States have reported cases of a rare but serious new syndrome affecting children. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to doctors investigating the condition and to a young girl who has recovered from it.

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May 20, 2020
Listener Questions Answered
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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes through his inbox and answers some listeners’ questions about Covid-19.

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May 19, 2020
BONUS: Need a Break? Take a Stretch
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Jeanette Jenkins, founder of The Hollywood Trainer, walks you through a few stretches that target your back and can be done at your desk between Zoom meetings.

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May 18, 2020
Staying Fit, Staying Safe
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Fitness centers are starting to reopen around the country. Whether you are ready to go back or prefer to exercise at home, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares some tips on how to stay active and safe. 

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May 18, 2020
The Future of Surveillance
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Mobile apps, QR codes, facial recognition. Everyone is looking to technology for help in this pandemic, but some experts worry that this could infringe on individual privacy, even once the pandemic has passed. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks public health and privacy experts what should be the role of technology in our ongoing battle against Covid-19.

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May 15, 2020
The Future of Restaurants
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During this pandemic, restaurants have no longer been able to perform their role as social and cultural hubs. Even when they reopen, they may not function as they did in the past. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to industry experts about the future of dining.

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May 14, 2020
The Future of Travel
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Our experience in airports and airplanes changed dramatically after 9/11. And experts now expect a similar transformation as a result of the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Henry Wu, the Director of the Emory Travel Well Center, and other travel experts about what to expect the next time you get on a plane. 

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May 13, 2020
The Future of Education
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With this school year disrupted for so many, students and families are wondering what may happen in the fall. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro about how educators, administrators, and students, have begun to think about what school will look like in the future.

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May 12, 2020
Rethinking Normal with Fareed Zakaria
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As most states begin to reopen, much of the country is thinking about the future. Which aspects of our lives will have changed forever? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN host Fareed Zakaria discuss what to expect from a post-pandemic world.

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May 11, 2020
Thank You, Teacher
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It's National Teacher Appreciation Week, and there's rarely been a more important time to be grateful for their hard work. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta highlights some teachers' struggles and most creative adaptations to teaching during a pandemic.

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May 08, 2020
The Psychological Toll of Working on the Front Lines
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Healthcare workers on the front lines are risking not only their lives, but their mental and emotional health as well. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Steven McDonald, a New York City E.R. doctor, about the psychological toll of his everyday reality.

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May 07, 2020
The Doctor Will See You Now...Online
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As healthcare systems across the country focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, many have halted non-essential and non-emergency services. But plenty of people still need medical care for other reasons. What should you do if you need a doctor right now? For some, the answer lies in telemedicine. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Dr. Gregory Esper, director of telemedicine at Emory University, about how technology is changing the way healthcare is delivered.

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May 06, 2020
The Latest on Testing
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We've addressed early questions about testing for Covid-19, but plenty remain. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the latest on the different types of coronavirus tests and how well they work.

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May 05, 2020
Sorting Fact from Fiction
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As conspiracy theories and myths about Covid-19 continue to spread, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sets the record straight on some of the most inaccurate information floating around the internet.

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May 04, 2020
In Your Dreams
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Have you been having bizarre dreams lately? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Harvard dream researcher Deirdre Barrett about her Covid-19 dream survey and what happens when we close our eyes during this global crisis.

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May 01, 2020
From Farm to Table: Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?
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Are we running out of meat? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to CNN National Correspondent Dianne Gallagher and Julie Niederhoff, associate professor of supply chain management at Syracuse University, to walk us through our food supply chain, link by link, and explain why there's no need to panic buy just yet.

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Apr 30, 2020
The Race for a Vaccine
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A vaccine for Covid-19 could come faster than previous vaccines, but it could still be a year or more before one is widely available. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to a clinical trial participant and explains why this vaccine search is breaking barriers but will still take time.

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Apr 29, 2020
Reopening Georgia: First Steps
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