September 2nd, 2013
09:25 PM ET

Nyad: My motto this year is 'find a way'

Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with 64-year-old Diana Nyad about her record breaking swim from Cuba to Florida.

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August 29th, 2013
11:42 PM ET

CDC: Millions of people use sleep aids

A CDC study found that nearly 9 million American adults use prescription pills or sedatives to sleep. Anderson spoke to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the findings.

June 20th, 2013
10:59 PM ET

Deaf toddler hears first words

The surprise on 3-year-old Grayson Clamp's face in the video is priceless. His mouth opens wide as he points to the person in front of him speaking.

It was the first time Grayson had heard sound. He was born without a cochlear nerve, which connects the brain stem to audio waves in the outside world. His parents had him fitted for a cochlear implant at a young age, but the device didn't help.


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June 12th, 2013
11:08 PM ET

Adult lungs given to 10-year-old girl

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says the biggest concern about Sarah Murnaghan's recovery is whether her body will reject her new lungs. The 10-year-old, who has cystic fibrosis, is recovering tonight after a six-hour surgery. Her parents fought so she could be eligible for priority on an adult organ list; the lungs she received were donated by an adult.


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June 3rd, 2013
10:51 PM ET

Can oral sex cause throat cancer?

Three years after his diagnosis, actor Michael Douglas told  The Guardian that his throat cancer may have been caused by the human papillomavirus contracted through oral sex. His statement put the spotlight on a larger public health issue.

Smoking and drinking are also significant risk factors for throat cancer. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains that doctors can test to determine if there's a direct link between HPV and cancer.

"What they're searching for is DNA of the virus ... and if they find it, then they can almost definitively say that this was caused by the HPV infection."

HPV is thought to cause 1,700 oropharyngeal, or throat, cancers in women and 6,700 oropharyngeal cancers in men each year, according to the CDC.


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May 21st, 2013
10:50 PM ET

Doctors protected patients during twister

Emergency room Dr. Stephanie Barnhart helped coordinate the plan that saved patients at Moore Medical Center during the tornado. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

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April 30th, 2013
11:54 PM ET

Zeta-Jones getting bipolar treatment

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Anderson Cooper about actress Catherine Zeta-Jones receiving treatment for bipolar disorder, and the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

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April 26th, 2013
12:02 AM ET

Learning to walk with prosthetic legs

Dr. Sanjay Gupta visits a clinic that offers tailored therapy for amputees trying to resume their normal activities.

April 18th, 2013
09:32 PM ET

A look inside homes damaged in Texas blast

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets exclusive access to homes and buildings damaged by a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. The wreckage indicates how significant the blast was for the residents and structures near the explosion site.

April 17th, 2013
10:56 PM ET

Ricin as a weapon

Dr. Sanjay Gupta says the process of making ricin is not easy and some types of contact with the compound can be deadly.

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