Passengers on a U.S. Airways flight over the weekend were told they had been exposed to tuberculosis. When the plane landed in Phoenix, paramedics came on board and removed one passenger. Everyone else on board was advised to get tested for TB. So how concerned should these passengers be? How concerned should you be next time you fly? Anderson discussed this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
New guidelines for prescribing statins are being challenged over possible flaws in an online risk calculator. Two Harvard doctors say the calculator greatly overestimates the risk of heart attacks and could result in millions of people being overtreated. The experts who issued the guidelines stand by their work. Anderson talks to Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the medical dustup.
A 14-year-old student is in custody, charged with the murder of popular math teacher Colleen Ritzer. The 24- year-old was found dead in the woods near Danvers High School, north of Boston. Don Lemon has the latest developments.
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel could walk out of jail tomorrow. He spent more than a decade in prison for the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley. Today a judge threw out his murder conviction, ruling his defense attorney provided ineffective counsel during his trial 11 years ago. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. long maintained his cousin's innocence,and tonight he lashed out at Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin for his remarks about the case.
The woman at the center of the Affordable Care Act's rollout sits down to talk about the problems plaguing the website. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. He asked when President Obama first learned of the problems with the system and why a new tech "A-Team" is only now working to fix themess. Dr. Gupta even asked whether Secy. Sebelius is considering resigning. Check out both parts of this surprising interview.
Sixteen members of the Eagle Mountain International Church in Texas caught the measles, a highly contagious disease that’s easily prevented by vaccination. But getting vaccinated is something the church has preached against. Church officials have even played on parents’ fears about autism, even though claims about vaccines causing autism have been debunked by science. This is just one of several recent measles outbreaks across the U.S.. Anderson discussed all of this with chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Vivian Wilson is a young girl battling a potentially life-threatening form of epilepsy. Her family is finding few options to help her. In his documentary "Weed," Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiled a girl named Charlotte whose seizures were greatly reduced with cannabis. But Charlotte lives in Colorado, and Vivian lives in New Jersey where medical marijuana faces far tighter restrictions. Vivian's father Brian confronted Governor Christie urging him to ease those restrictions, pleading, "Please don't let my daughter die, Governor." Governor Christie says he will make a decision on signing a bill on loosening those rules tomorrow. Anderson spoke with Brian Wilson and Dr. Gupta about all of this.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is making headlines with his new documentary "Weed." In the year he spent working on it, he changed his opinion of the drug and its medical uses. Tonight he talks about the patients it helped and marijuana's potential to help others.
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