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September 27th, 2011
10:05 AM ET

Human Factor: CNN's Sanjay Gupta on an inspiring double hand transplant patient

After being the first woman in America to undergo a double hand transplant, Sheila Advento has had to learn how to use another person's hands as her own.

Advento's hands and feet were amputated eight years ago after she contracted a bacterial infection and although she initially got prosthetics, the option of a hand transplant was always on her mind.

Today on American Morning, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains Advento's procedure and how she has learned to use her new hands.


Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Health
September 16th, 2011
01:14 PM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta recounts Diana Nyad's journey to swim from Cuba to Florida

For over a year, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been following 62 year old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's journey to become the first person to swim between Cuba and Florida without a shark cage.

To even attempt this dream, Diana had to secure visas from both Cuba and the US, get boats, drivers, safety divers, meteorologists, shark experts and a navigator to support her as she's swimming.

Although Nyad ultimately was unable to complete her journey, her story is nothing short of incredible.

Dr. Gupta discusses Nyad's mission on American Morning today, explaining what exactly caused her to stop her swim.

To see the rest of Diana's story, and never before seen video of the moment Diana decided to get out of the water, tune into CNN on Saturday night at 8pm.


Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta
September 7th, 2011
11:50 AM ET

Amazing surgery saves grandmother's hand

Last week, Patricia Marvin, a 63-year-old grandmother from Ohio, accidentally severed her hand while using a power saw to build part of a deck. Although it was a horrifying experience, Marvin went into surgery to reattach her hand and her story actually has a very happy ending.

This morning, Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares Marvin's remarkable story on American Morning and gives the latest updates on Marvin's condition.


Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Health
September 2nd, 2011
09:46 AM ET

Plant-based diet a major component of heart health

Throughout this week, we've been talking to chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the heart healthy tips he learned while shooting his latest documentary, "The Last Heart Attack."

Although it's not something that patients regularly hear their doctors talk about, one major component of heart health is eating a plant-based diet.

Dr. Gupta explains the benefits of this type of diet on American Morning today.

If you want to learn more about diet and heart disease and what you can do to be "heart attack proof," tune in on Saturday at 8pET for Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports, "The Last Heart Attack."


Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Health
August 25th, 2011
08:42 AM ET

What does a 'heart attack waiting to happen' look like? Dr. Sanjay Gupta's explanation may surprise you

Do you think that you know what a "heart attack waiting to happen" looks like? Think again.

It may come as a surprise that people don't necessarily have to look the part to be at risk for a potentially deadly heart attack.

Today on American Morning, Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells the story of Tom Bare, an active 54-year old man who eats healthy but just underwent open heart surgery.

Tune into CNN at 8:00pm ET on Saturday for Dr. Sanjay Gupta's special on heart disease, "The Last Heart Attack."


Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Health