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August 26th, 2014
11:08 PM ET

CDC chief: Ebola outbreak is 'worse than we feared'

More than 1,400 people have died from Ebola across West Africa. In Liberia, some 70,000 people are quarantined in a neighborhood of the capital after rioters looted a treatment center claiming the virus was a government hoax. 120 healthcare workers have died of Ebola, and twice as many are infected. Now Dr. Thomas Frieden, the Director of the CDC, who's on the ground in Liberia is calling the outbreak an 'absolute emergency.' Anderson discussed the crisis with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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August 12th, 2014
10:28 PM ET

The pain behind Robin Williams' punchlines

Robin Williams spent decades battling addiction to cocaine and alcohol. Williams would sometimes turn his inner battles into the punchlines of his jokes. As brash and funny as his admissions sometimes seemed, they clearly did not tell the full story of his struggles. Wolf Blitzer takes a closer look.

There are plenty of Americans who are struggling with similar issues. Wolf discussed treatment options with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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August 6th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes inside the CDC's Ebola war room

The Ebola outbreak has the CDC's Emergency Operations Center on high alert. The center's director described the crisis in Western Africa as the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history. He also says that it can be stopped. Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta went inside the CDC for a first hand look at how Ebola is being tracked and monitored.

There are serious ethical questions being raised about the treatment of the two Americans infected with Ebola. They were flown back to the U.S. and given an experimental serum that is credited with helping them fight the disease. Some people are contrasting that to the situation in Africa, where patients are left in squalor and the death toll continues to rise. Anderson discussed the controversial treatment with Art Caplan, the director of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University's Langone Medical Center.


Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Ebola
July 23rd, 2014
10:20 PM ET

MH17: Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the forensic investigation

Forty coffins bearing the remains of Flight 17 passengers arrived in the Netherlands today. Now the grim job of identifying the victims begins. Anderson Cooper discussed the next steps with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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June 27th, 2014
11:29 PM ET

800 meters and 8 months pregnant? Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the risks of racing at 32 weeks

Running 800 meters is tough enough. But doing so while eight months pregnant? Such was the goal of Alysia Montaño, a five-time national champion who took to the track Thursday for the US Track and Field Championships in California.

Though Montaño's time of 2:32 landed her in dead last, the pace was roughly equivalent to a very impressive five minute mile. But while extraordinary, was such an ambition safe for the unborn baby and the soon to be first-time mother?

On Friday night Anderson Cooper asked Dr. Sanjay Gupta for his professional analysis and conclusions.

Watch the above video as the CNN Chief Medical Correspondent explains why the half mile race may have been okay for Montaño, but not necessarily everyone else.

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May 19th, 2014
10:31 PM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the dangers of MERS

The initial symptoms may seem like it's just a common cold, but statistics suggest one in three people who catch the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome die from it. There are at least three U.S. cases of MERS, and now doctors confirm the first person-to-person transmission in America. Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the dangers of this disease.

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May 2nd, 2014
10:46 PM ET

MERS in America

It's known as the Middle East respiratory virus. Today, the CDC is confirmed the first case in the U.S. So far there have been 262 reported cases of MERS in a dozen countries, with 93 people dying from it. Anderson discusses the dangers with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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April 25th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Dr. Gupta on a disturbing surge in measles

Measles is a disease health officials believed they had virtually wiped out in the U.S. In the first four months of this year, 126 people have been infected. That's the highest level since 1996. Worldwide, measles is the leading cause of death in children. Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta weighs in.

Stephanie Elam has new information on these latest cases of measles.

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April 14th, 2014
11:10 PM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the ground in an ebola outbreak

More than 100 people have died in Guinea's ebola outbreak, that includes 14 health workers. The virus has no cure and you can get infected with just one microscopic droplet of saliva or blood hitting a break in the skin. The outbreak struck Guinea's capital Conakry, a city that's home to two-million people and near an international airport. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is there with the latest on the crisis and shows how simply getting blood samples is a life threatening job.

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April 3rd, 2014
09:45 PM ET

Could PTSD have played a role in the Fort Hood Shooting?

Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez served in the Iraq War, but his records show he was not directly involved in combat. Lopez was being treated for depression and anxiety. He was in the process of being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder. John Berman discussed this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and military analyst Major General James 'Spider' Marks.

 

 

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