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CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

( 41 Episodes Available)

Vital Signs, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, is a half-hour monthly program that educates and enlightens viewers around the world about the latest topics, trends and discoveries in health, wellness and medicine. Engage with medical pioneers and leaders of the health profession, on the cutting edge of their field. Be informed about your own health and global medical breakthroughs - and how they could impact your life. The health and medical field affects us all -- no matter what country you live in or what language you speak. CNN's Vital Signs with Dr. Gupta is a truly global look at the world of medicine.
You've probably heard the expression, "you are what you eat." There's a lot more truth to that than you might think. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines our gut, and the 100 trillion microbes that live in us and on us, making up the microbiome.​

Ep ​41 - Microbiome

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
Do you ever wonder how good your memory is? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the world of memory and the mind. Learn from champion memory athletes about challenging your brain to improve your own memory.

Ep 40 - Memory and Mind

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
From spinal cord injuries to autism, our own cells could shape medicine’s next frontier. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the experimental yet encouraging world of stem cells.

Ep 39 - Stem Cells

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
The human body is capable of extraordinary feats, but what's the limit? Dr. Sanjay Gupta meets the team working to reach the next level: breaking the two-hour marathon.

Ep 38 - Endurance Training

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
Even though it is only 90 miles from the coast of Florida, Cuba feels a world away.

Ep 29 - Cuba

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
It is a slow and cumbersome descent, deep into the Grootboom Cave, hindered by head-to-toe protective suits, but those suits are the only things standing between safety and exposure.

Ep 30 - Virus Hunters

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
What if you have to live somewhere and could never leave, go outside, or experience weather changes like a rainstorm? Could you live that way for six months?

Ep 31 - A Year in Space

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
Can you imagine a future where doctors are prescribing video games instead of drugs? It might be closer than you think.

Ep ​32 - Video Games

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
The weakness began to spread, first from his arm muscles to his legs. Mike McDuff knew something was wrong, but he never expected to hear the three letters that would change his life - ALS.

Ep 33 - Reversing Disease

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
It is the time of year for reflection and appreciation, so Vital Signs is highlighting some true heroes in the medical field. In the central African nation of Cameroon, there are only two doctors for every 10,000 people.

Ep 34 - Heroes

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
It is the universal feeling of parenthood: incredible joy when your little one is born. And when something goes wrong, you'll do whatever you can to protect your child.

Ep 35 - Conjoined Twins

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
At a monastery in a remote part of southern India, a unique partnership is taking shape between scientists and Tibetan Buddhist monks. It is a convergence between science and spirituality, forming insights into mindfulness, meditation, even happiness.

Ep 36 - Science and Spirituality with the Dalai Lama

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to Iceland to explore the intersection of genealogy and genetics, and how that could shape science and medicine for the globe.

Ep 37 - Iceland

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
Early in the morning, Brad Snyder shows up for swim practice. His guide dog leads the way, up until the water's edge.

Ep 28 - Paralympians

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 mins
By land, air or sea, travelling can be a gift or a curse. From crowded airports to hectic business trips, travel can lead to stress, which is detrimental to the body.

Health and Wellness on the Road

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2016-05-18
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
From robotic heart surgery in Abu Dhabi, to a transplant system that keeps the heart warm and beating outside the body, technology is changing the way we save hearts around the world.

Heart

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2016-04-20
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
How many times have you said "this is the year..." - the year you lose weight and keep it off, or resolve to quit smoking? How many New Year's resolutions have you broken? It is not just a question of willpower, but science.

Ep 25 - Making and Breaking Habits

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
At 6:15am, Casper is up and ready for work. He eats some breakfast, and puts on his uniform and badge. Then he gets in the car and heads off to the hospital, where he joins countless doctors and nurses tending to sick children. But Casper is not your ordinary employee. He happens to have four legs and a fluffy tail.

Ep 24 - Animal Therapy

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2016-02-17
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
Marko Hingi was certain of one thing: his hometown of Mwanza, Tanzania, needed help. In this city along Lake Victoria, traffic accidents were frequent, and often fatal. With no emergency response infrastructure in place, Marko continued to see trauma patients coming to the hospital. When he heard about "Beacon" and Trek Medics, he knew they could help.

Ep 23 - Future of Medicine

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2016-01-20
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
John Thurman thought he'd be safe there. After all, he was stationed at the Pentagon, in Washington D.C., not overseas in a war zone. Then, 9/11 happened. John survived the attack on the Pentagon, and spent a week in the hospital recovering. But his fight didn't end there. He suffered from PTSD long after the attack -- until a friend suggested yoga...

Ep 22 - The Science of Stress

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
Total loss of all control. Obsessive cravings. Whether it is from a substance or a behavior, addiction is a disease that threatens relationships, school, work, and lives. We explore the world of behavioral addiction.

Ep 21 - Age of Addiction

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-11-18
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines the impact of concussions in the most popular youth sport.

Concussions

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-10-21
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the theory of nature vs. nurture when it comes to genius and creativity in the brain. How much of our smarts and our creative tendencies are innate, and how much can we learn?

Genius and Creativity

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
Join Dr. Sanjay Gupta as he journeys to the farthest reaches of northern Nigeria with a team of health care workers searching for the last remaining children in need polio vaccinations.

Nigeria Vaccines

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-08-19
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
From revolutionary research about the brain's relationship with sign language, to the next generation of hearing implants for children, see how people around the world are breaking down the sound barrier.

Breaking Down the Sound Barrier

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
With more than 700 medical personnel, the ability to store 5,000 units of blood, and 12 operating rooms, it is one of the United States' largest trauma facilities. But this is not your average hospital -- in fact, it is the world's largest floating hospital.

Providing Comfort

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
James Harrison seems like an average man. He loves his daughter and grandchildren, collects stamps, and goes for long walks near his home on Australia's central coast. But it's what's under the surface that makes James extraordinary. He's been nicknamed "the man with the golden arm" for the life-saving blood he's donated nearly every week for the last 60 years.

Miracle Blood

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
We all want it, we all need it, and most of us don't get enough of it. It's the one thing that impacts everyone, no matter where you live or what you do. This month, we're talking about sleep. The way we sleep affects our health, well-being, and our every waking hour.

The Science of Sleep

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-04-15
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
Shahzad Ahmed was overweight, hypertensive, and diabetic, and realized he needed to turn his life around if he wanted to see his daughter grow up. As obesity and diabetes continue to rise, we focus in on the part of the world where it has reached epidemic levels - the Middle East.

Battling Obesity in the Middle East

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-03-18
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
What if you could actually slow the aging process and live longer? Would you be willing to change your lifestyle today if you knew it could add years on to your life? And how important is where we live compared to how we live when it comes to aging well?

The Art of Aging

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
Imagine a laboratory that teaches us more than we've ever known about disease, muscle and bone health, and eyesight.

Out of This World

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2015-01-21
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
For Brandon Noble, it began as a small red spot about the size of a quarter. Within two days, the pain and redness had spread up his leg. If he had waited even another 24 hours later before seeking treatment, he would have lost his leg -- or worse. But the diagnosis was only the beginning. Brandon had MRSA, an antibiotic resistant staph infection.

Extreme Antibiotics

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
Addison and Cassidy Hempel were three years old when their parents realized they were slipping away. Up to then, parents Hugh and Chris had been living a charmed life. Their plans were derailed when Addi and Cassi were diagnosed with a condition known as Niemann-Pick Type C, sometimes referred to as Childhood Alzheimer's for the tangled plaques it leaves in the brain.

Meet the Hempels

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-11-19
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
Deep brain stimulation has been around for decades, but now two doctors at the University of Florida are pushing the boundaries of this procedure by placing electrodes inside the brain to treat disorders like Parkinson's disease, dystonia and tremors.

Mapping The Brain

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
A person's quest for happiness is much deeper than a temporary feeling of elation. It's about achieving a high level of life satisfaction.

Pursuit of Happiness

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
It is the diagnosis no one wants to hear. Every year, another 14 million people around the world will be told they have cancer.

Immunotherapy: The T-Cell Army

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-08-20
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
Fighting cancer by stopping cell growth. Repairing organs with clusters of cells. Treating mood disorders with music.

Medicine's Whiz Kids

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
It could happen to anyone at any time. Maybe it was from an accident, or through disease. Maybe it was from birth, or perhaps it occurred over a long period of time.

Vision: Bionics to Bats

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-06-18
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
When Simon and Gemma Potter were told it would be impossible for them to get pregnant on their own, they thought their dreams of having a child were over.

IVF Innovations

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-05-21
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
It covers 71 percent of the Earth, and makes up more than 60 percent of the human body. Water is one of the most vital and precious resources, necessary to sustain life.

Water

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-04-16
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
Imagine a world with no organ transplant waiting list, or no chance of the body rejecting an organ or implant.

3D Printing

CNN: Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Release Date: 2014-03-19
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
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