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Chasing Life

For the first time in more than a year, many of us are ready to imagine the next chapter of our lives. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on a mission to help us approach our new normal mindfully, finding a balance between self-care and productivity, and talking to doctors and researchers about the surprising science behind how we can thrive. It’s time to chase life again.

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The Debate Over Vaccine Mandates

Suppressing the spread of Covid-19 in the United States is going to require vaccinating 70-85% of the population. But what happens if not enough Americans voluntarily get the vaccine? CNN’s Chief Medial Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Emily Largent, a lawyer and assistant professor of medical ethics, about a controversial proposal that’s been floated: mandating the vaccines.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

14mins

26 Mar 2021

Rank #1

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Saying Goodbye

With over 2.5 million global coronavirus deaths, millions more have faced the daunting task of saying goodbye to a loved one from a distance. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the ways funeral homes and mourning families are navigating the process.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

9mins

12 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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The Art of Caring

Seattle-based artist Jayashree Krishnan has painted more than 150 portraits of first responders from around the world since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, she shares her experiences capturing the fatigue, fear and hope in the faces of frontline workers.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

9mins

5 Mar 2021

Rank #3

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Olympic Dreams Postponed

Almost a year ago, athletes around the world learned that the Olympics would be postponed. For those who hoped to compete in the games, navigating this additional year has been incredibly challenging, especially as Covid restrictions forced many professional sports facilities to close. On today’s episode, pole vaulter Sandi Morris and long jumper Tyrone Smith, share their struggles and sacrifices to train over the last year and compete in one last Olympics together, as a married couple.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

11mins

2 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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The Latest from Wuhan

Zoologist and president of EcoHealth Alliance Peter Daszak has just returned from Wuhan, China. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to him about what it’s like there now, and his findings as part of a World Health Organization investigation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

16mins

24 Feb 2021

Rank #5

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Death Can Wait

Black faith leaders around the country are working together to combat vaccine hesitancy in their communities. Today, Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN's senior writer on race & equality, speaks to Reverend Horace Sheffield in Detroit, about what he and other pastors around the country are doing to help their congregations through this crisis.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

14mins

15 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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How Does Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 Vaccine Work?

Dr. Dan Barouch is the director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and is helping develop Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to him about how this vaccine is different, and how soon it could reach Americans. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

15mins

25 Jan 2021

Rank #7

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An Update on Isolation and the Brain

With the release of two COVID-19 vaccines we’re one step closer to pre-pandemic life. However, after months inside, our social skills may be a bit rusty. Social isolation during the pandemic can have surprising effects on the brain. Research suggests our social skills may be suffering. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to University of Chicago Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Stephanie Cacioppo about how and why this is happening. This episode originally aired on Sept. 15.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

14mins

22 Jan 2021

Rank #8

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The Hunt for Disease X

As human activity ventures further into the wilderness, scientists believe more diseases will emerge. CNN Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley takes Sanjay on a journey deep into the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the hunt for the next pandemic pathogen continues. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

16mins

15 Jan 2021

Rank #9

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This Is Your Brain on Stress

A lot of people have been feeling stressed out by this pandemic, and unfortunately, it’s been that way for a while now, but what is this unrelenting stress doing to our brains? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Stanford University neuroscientist Prof. Robert Sapolsky about the potentially damaging effects of chronic stress on the human brain, and what we can do to help.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

17mins

12 Jan 2021

Rank #10

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Dr. Gupta Gets Vaccinated

Did you know that Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon? As a health care worker, he is at a higher risk for contracting the coronavirus so on Friday, he received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Listen in as he shares his firsthand experience and why he feels confident about the safety of the vaccine.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

6mins

19 Dec 2020

Rank #11

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Anti-Vaxxers and Worries About Vaccine Hesitancy

Covid-19 vaccine distribution is finally rolling out, but some Americans are still skeptical. CNN Correspondent Elle Reeve travels to rural Tennessee to hear people’s concerns and speak with medical and policy experts about how to overcome vaccine hesitancy through building trust. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

10mins

16 Dec 2020

Rank #12

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A Conversation with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn

With a vaccine rollout underway in the United Kingdom, the Food and Drug Administration could issue emergency use authorization to a Covid-19 vaccine this week in the U.S. What happens next? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn about the decision-making process. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

14mins

9 Dec 2020

Rank #13

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Who Gets the Vaccine First?

With promising data coming out of multiple trials, the country is now looking at how to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine to the public. But who will get it first? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with bioethicist Art Caplan about the many decisions that must be made before sending any vaccine throughout the country and around the world.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

14mins

18 Nov 2020

Rank #14

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The Mystery of the Viral Dose

Why does Covid-19 make some people so much sicker than others? Risk factors and pre-existing conditions are part of it, but could there still be another factor? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi about the possible role of viral dose in this pandemic.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

11mins

11 Nov 2020

Rank #15

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Halloween Isn't Canceled!

This Halloween, don’t let the coronavirus scare you away from having fun. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to epidemiologist Dr. Tista Ghosh about alternatives to trick-or-treating and why it’s still important to (safely) celebrate.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

11mins

26 Oct 2020

Rank #16

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Basketball Practice With A Mask On

Top-ranked women’s college basketball player Rhyne Howard is facing a season like no other. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Howard about staying positive while training during a pandemic, and advocating for social justice. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

11mins

16 Oct 2020

Rank #17

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Super Spreading at the White House

Since the September 26th ceremony at the White House’s Rose Garden, at least 15 people have tested positive for Covid-19, leading some to declare this is a possible super spreader event. But what does that mean? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with CNN Medical Analyst Erin Bromage about what we can learn from this potentially dangerous event.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

10mins

7 Oct 2020

Rank #18

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Trump Joins Coronavirus-Positive World Leaders

Last week the world learned that President Donald Trump had tested positive for Covid-19, joining the list of coronavirus infections with global implications. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at other high-profile cases and the insight they may provide.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

7mins

5 Oct 2020

Rank #19

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A Tragic Milestone

Over 200,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. One model predicts that the number will nearly double by January 1 if people don’t change their behavior. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reflects on reaching a number we should never have gotten to in the first place.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

11mins

25 Sep 2020

Rank #20