Dr. David Schoenfeld tells Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta what it was like in the ER when the suspected Boston Marathon bombers were brought there last week. The doctor and the other staff had been treating victims of the attack and were on alert for more patients. Schoenfeld, who lives in Watertown, called his colleagues when he heard the gunfire and explosions early Friday.
"The folks in our department did a fantastic job preparing the emergency department for any number of trauma patients that were going to come in. So by the time I got there, the trauma bays were staffed and ready; the teams were divided up. We had additional staff coming in. The OR was, you know, ramping up. The whole hospital was ramping up," he said.
When suspect #1 arrived at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with gunshot wounds and other injuries, Schoenfeld says their team did what they do with all trauma patients and tried to resuscitate him. He later died at the hospital.
Pope Francis had part of one lung removed early in his life. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says there shouldn't be any concern about his ability to serve.
Welcome to a live Google+ Hangout with Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Jeffrey Toobin and AC360 producer Jack Gray!
With your help, they're continuing the conversation they started last night with many others in the "Guns under fire" town hall. What questions did the program raise for you personally about gun violence in America? Leave a comment here or on the AC360 Google+ page, or on Twitter with the hashtag #gundebate360.
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At noon today you can find Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Jeffrey Toobin and AC360 producer Jack Gray in a live Google+ Hangout on CNN.com and AC360.com.
With your help, they're continuing the conversation they started last night with many others in the "Guns under fire" town hall. What questions did the program raise for you personally about gun violence in America? Leave a comment here or on the AC360 Google+ page.
The show included guests with a wide range of perspectives on gun laws and related issues like care for children with mental health issues and the culture of violence.
An NRA board member shared the stage with the president of the Brady Campaign; a man whose father was gunned down in the Sikh temple shooting told his story, and so did a young mom who protected herself and her baby's life with a shotgun when intruders broke into her home.
Bob Baer and Dr. Sanjay Gupta talk about the possible effects of Sarin gas if Syria uses chemical weapons against civilians.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the medical treatment Malala, 14, will receive in England. He says her young age is a beneficial factor for the process her brain will need to go through to rewire itself.
The Pakistani teen was targeted by the Taliban and shot twice at point-blank range while she was in a school van with other students. Malala was attacked for promoting girls' education.
Reza Sayah reports on what Pakistani officials are doing to try to find those responsible for the attack. There have been a few arrests, but they are still investigating.
Malala Yousufzai, 14, is now in the hands of medical experts in England. The Pakistani teen was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban last week when riding home in a school van with other classmates in the Swat Valley region, near the border with Afghanistan.
Malala was targeted by the gunmen for speaking out about girls’ rights to education. Last year when asked why she risks her life, she told CNN’s Reza Sayah, "I shall raise my voice...I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up."
The Islamic extremists aimed to silence her defiant message, and have promised to attack her again if she survives her injuries.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why Rosie O'Donnell and other women can easily miss the symptoms of a heart attack.
Less than two weeks have passed since 22-year old violist Petra Anderson was shot four times in theater 9, but she is on the road to recovery with the help of her doctors, family and the healing power of music.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explained how music may be helping Petra recover. "If you think about trying to sing a song, for example, there are several different parts of your brain that are immediately harnessed," Gupta said. The tunes are often played by her boyfriend, who is a professional clarinet player. "In someone who is just learning to walk, if you find a song with a particular cadence to it, you can learn how to reestablish your rhythm," said Gupta.
Petra's recovery has been considered a "miracle," because the bullet that went through her brain was just millimeters from striking in a way that could have been more damaging and possibly deadly. "The bullet, if it had gone through a particular blood vessel in there, and there are several that are large, that would have been a catastrophic injury. If it would have been lower within the brain, it could have injured the brain stem," explained Gupta.