Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

America's 9 biggest health issues — So, in no particular order, here's my take on the nine big health stories to watch for, and the questions they will likely raise, in 2015. Doctor shortage. There aren't nearly enough of us to care for the U.S. population.

What Is Runner's Knee? — A: Running offers a host of health benefits. Studies have shown it can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. It boosts your immunity system, while easing stress and anxiety. As with any exercise, it's important to take precautions to avoid injury.

Why America's Nurses Are Burning Out — Annette Tersigni decided at the age of 48 that she wanted to make a difference. She attended nursing school and became a registered nurse three years later. "Having that precious pair of letters - RN - at the end of my name gave me everything I wanted," she writes on her website.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Health Milestones of 2014

Eat These Foods To Stay Focused On A Busy Day — How does Sanjay Gupta, MD, a neurosurgeon and CNN correspondent, stay sharp when his schedule gets crazy? It's all about what he eats and drinks. By Sanjay Gupta, MD @media only screen and (min-width : 500px) {.ethanmobile { display...

Baseball's Oldest Player Reveals His Secret - Acupuncture — Jason Giambi says he got some teasing at first, but now even his younger teammates are giving this ancient healing art a try.

Measuring Success Against AIDS, One Meal at a Time

Was mental illness Blaec Lammers' only crime? — To see exclusive interviews with the Lammers family, tune in to "Sanjay Gupta, M.D." on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET. (CNN) -- As a father of three, I felt Tricia Lammers' pain as she spoke about her son Blaec. He is 22 years old and 6-foot-2, with a goatee.

Bypassing a Broken Spine - A Paralyzed Man Moves — For the first time, a man with a severed spine has moved his fingers, offering hope that technology may one day conquer paralysis.

Modern Surgeons Borrow a Trick From Ancient Times — The brain is encased in bone, which makes performing surgery on it difficult. But there is a solution that embalmers in ancient Egypt knew about.
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Jan 22, 2015

RT @roniselig: Just received 2015 issue w/@drsanjaygupta on cover. Looking strong, awesome and ready for a new @CNNFitNation year!

Jan 22, 2015

RT @NewDay: Not so surprising that spouses help each other to do things like lose weight- but the numbers are big! @drsanjaygupta

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