April 1st, 2013
11:21 PM ET

CDC data shows increase in kids with ADHD

Data from a new CDC report, which was analyzed by "The New York Times," shows 11% of all school-age children have received an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis at some point in their lives - a 16% increase since 2007.

Nearly one in five boys in high school has been diagnosed with ADHD, and nearly two-thirds of children with a current diagnosis of ADHD are taking medication for it, like Ritalin or Adderall.

In this segment with Wolf Blitzer, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains that the self-reported survey may not accurately indicate the number of children with ADHD.


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March 20th, 2013
10:51 PM ET

Survey of parents shows autism rise

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the limitations of the CDC's phone survey that found 1 in 50 children has autism, and talks about why a report released by the same government agency last year put that number much lower at 1 in 88.

"I think in part it depends how you count these cases," says Sanjay. "I don't think there's been that significant an increase, but this is more reflective of increased awareness, an increased diagnosis."


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February 26th, 2013
11:13 PM ET

Diet wars: Mediterranean vs. low fat

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and how it compares to the low fat diet.
Read more about olive oil here...

February 5th, 2013
11:37 PM ET

Does being overweight determine health?

Dr. Gupta says that "weight is a factor" but not the only consideration in evaluating Governor Christie's health.

January 28th, 2013
11:20 PM ET

Dr. Gupta: 'It is really contagious'

What you need to know about the new strain of norovirus spreading across the U.S.

January 24th, 2013
10:41 PM ET

Baby Audrina defies the odds

Dr. Gupta describes how doctors saved a girl who was born with part of her heart beating outside of her chest. FULL POST

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January 10th, 2013
11:12 PM ET

Flu outbreak now an epidemic

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the number of flu cases this season and what people need to do to avoid getting sick.

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January 8th, 2013
11:45 AM ET

Severe flu kills 18 children this season

Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the flu and how the shot works. He also recounts when he and Anderson had swine flu in Afghanistan.

January 4th, 2013
11:22 PM ET

The NRA, guns and health care

Dr. Carolyn McClanahan says an Affordable Care Act provision restricting doctors from documenting patients' gun use makes no sense and is used as an intimidation tactic.

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January 4th, 2013
10:57 PM ET

Attorney: Rape case is tear-jerking

Bob Fitzsimmons, the lawyer representing the alleged victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case spoke with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Read more about the case.

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