Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

This Thanksgiving, Be Grateful You Can Swallow — For people with achalasia, swallowing even a sip of water can be excruciating. It's often mistaken for acid reflux, but it's not.
Nov 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to Darryl Boyd, who can eat & drink again after years of constant hunger.

Do Herbal Supplements Work? — A: Herbal supplements have been around for thousands of years, but there's little scientific proof that they do any good. Worse, they can be dangerous. A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that an estimated 23,000 emergency room visits in the United States each year are "attributed to adverse events related to dietary supplements," including herbal products.

Common Pain Pills Raise Heart Attack, Stroke Risk — What you need to know about treating pain effectively and safely. Every day, more than 30 million Americans take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain, according to the American Gastroenterological Association. NSAIDs are among the most commonly used medications on the market, and they can be highly effective for relieving mild to serious discomfort - but the drugs are not without controversy.

Surprising Places Fat Can Hide In The Body — Fat and Health Risk Our bodies require a certain amount of fat to remain healthy. Fat or adipose tissue provides warmth and energy, plays a key role in metabolism and hormone production, and helps protect internal organs. When too much fat accumulates in certain parts of the body, however, it can pose serious health risks.

Gupta: Alzheimer's is young(er) person's disease: get to work — A music legend fights Alzheimer's disease on his unforgettable farewell tour. CNN Films Presents:"Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me ," Saturday, November 7, at 8 p.m. ET. Thanks to recent advances that allow us to see disease in the living brain, we now know there is evidence of Alzheimer's in neural tissue 20 to 30 years before one first starts noticing lapses in memory.

Cutting back sugar improves kids' health in 10 days — We typically think diets take months, or even longer, to make a positive dent. For 43 children, however, Dr. Robert Lustig and his team at University of California, San Francisco, decreased triglyceride levels by 33 points on average. The LDL -- bad -- cholesterol dropped 5 points, as did diastolic blood pressure, the lower number.

Bionic Suit Helps Retrain the Brain After Stroke

Sanjay Gupta Interviews Alber Elbaz — SG: What drives that? Is this part of the worry? AE: To begin with, I grew up with a mother who, every time she had a migraine, took all this medication. I was five or six years old, and she'd ask me, "Do you want one too?" And it started right there.

‘Precision Medicine’ Eliminates Trial and Error in Cancer Treatment

Can a ‘Reboot’ of the Immune System Stop MS? — Multiple sclerosis happens when the immune system goes haywire. By destroying the immune system then 'reinstalling' it, researchers are stopping the disease in its tracks.
Oct 21, 2015

When your computer goes haywire, you reboot. Could that work for the immune system, too? #MS

Oct 30, 2015

RT @drsanjaygupta: When your computer goes haywire, you reboot. Could that work for the immune system, too? #MS

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Nov 25, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford suffered from CTE, his family announces. Gifford died of natural causes in August at age 84.

Nov 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to Darryl Boyd, who can eat & drink again after years of constant hunger.

Nov 23, 2015

Tomorrow on @DrOz, I'll tell you why sugar is worse than fat -- and show you in which foods added sugars are hiding.

Nov 19, 2015

genetically engineered salmon has been approved for human consumption by the fda -- and no labeling will be required.

Nov 18, 2015

RT @SavetheChildren: We're honored to present @drsanjaygupta w/ The Voice Award for his work and passion for child survival #InvestInKids

Nov 12, 2015

You hear a lot about football and concussions, but should all high school athletes get EKGs?

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