The latest medical technologies and developments are spotlighted in this series, hosted by CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Reporting from around the world, Dr. Gupta provides a global perspective on how health issues are detected and treated. He delves into important medical stories, secrets for longer living, and clues that might solve medical mysteries.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
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Mapping the nervous system and investigating what happens when it doesn't work; technology that enables amputees to communicate with artificial limbs.
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores aging and longevity from stunning Sardinia to a combined nursing home.
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Journey to Nepal to meet a doctor bringing medical care to those who might otherwise never receive it.
aired 142 days ago
Exploring the science behind making something that people will enjoy.
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Visiting a revolutionary clinic in Cameroon that is treating eye disease around the world.
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Dr Sanjay Gupta explores what it means to disconnect in a place with no cell service, wifi, or radio.
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines our gut, and the 100 trillion microbes that live in us and on us, making up the microbiome.
aired 240 days ago
Dr. Gupta explores the world of memory and the mind; Learning from champion memory athletes about challenging the brain to improve one's own memory.
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From spinal cord injuries to autism, our own cells could shape medicine's next frontier. Exploring the experimental yet encouraging world of stem cells.
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Having remained isolated for so long, Iceland has the perfect population for a new project mapping the entire population's genome to gain insight into many diseases.
aired 359 days ago
The human body is capable of extraordinary feats; Dr. Sanjay Gupta meets the team working to break the two-hour marathon.
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the world of disease reversal, from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to strokes to diabetes.
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates the science behind a new trend where doctors are prescribing video games instead of drugs - training your brain to be stronger, faster, better.
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines the science and spirituality of medicine.
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Dr. Gupta sits down with twins Scott and Mark Kelly after Scott's historic mission of spending a year in space to test the physical and mental toughness needed for a mission to Mars.
aired 520 days ago
From the caves of South Africa to the CDC headquarters, monitoring the work of virus hunters and disease detectives.
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From a big emphasis on screenings and preventative care,to vaccine innovations, Dr. Gupta travels to Cuba to see what it has to offer in terms of healthcare despite being a poor country.
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Spotlighting a Blind veteran who won a gold medal at the 2012 London Paralypmics, as well as other paralympians.
aired 639 days ago
Explore the latest topics, trends and discoveries in health, wellness and medicine from around the world.
When someone has cosmetic surgery, it doesn't always turn out as planned. So what happens when a procedure is botched? If they're on this reality series, they head to renowned plastic surgeons Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow, who try to reverse damages from the original procedure. Each hourlong episode follows a patient through the process of correcting failed operations, from the complex procedures to the intensive recovery process and -- ultimately -- the reveal of the successful transformation.
Award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling reports on unconventional lifestyles in the U.S. The former co-host of "The View" introduces viewers to subcultures and communities that are extraordinary and sometimes dangerous, and her interpersonal skills prompt interviewees to discuss matters they don't share with close friends or even family. "I have always believed that the more we know about each other, the more evolved we become," Ling says about the intent of the hourlong documentaries.
Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer put their storytelling acumen to work as executive producers of "Breakthrough," a series of hourlong documentaries highlighting the stories, people, and technology behind the world's most cutting-edge scientific innovations. After considering more than 100 scientific topics for the series, the pair -- helped by National Geographic archives and research, along with the scientific resources of partner GE -- selected biotechnology, neuroscience, anti-aging technology, alternative energy, water conservation, and global pandemics. Each episode is directed by a prominent Hollywood star -- Howard himself helms "The Age of Aging," joining actors Angela Bassett ("Water Apocalypse") and Paul Giamatti ("More Than Human"), directors Peter Berg ("Fighting Pandemics") and Brett Ratner ("Decoding the Brain"), and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman ("Energy From the Edge").