Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN medical correspondent, will join me live on the next Health in 30 Radio Show!
Posted Oct 08 2009 10:01pm
October 15, 2009
Sanjay Gupta, MD
We’ll discuss Dr. Gupta’s new book Cheating Death which focuses on how science has made it possible for people — who 20 years ago would have been given up for dead — to defy the odds and literally cheat death.
Consider a 12-week old baby with a fatal heart defect; a skier drowned for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake; a comatose brain surgery patient.
Dr. Gupta’s book focuses on these and other amazing stories of people who made miraculous recoveries — thanks to incredible new science and a new breed of doctors who refuse to believe that death in such cases is the final solution.
Drawing on his medical expertise and his access to breaking news, Dr. Gupta will discuss how revolutionary technological advances are broadening our understanding of the human body’s ability to survive, shifting the line between life and death.
Medical advances aside, you’ll hear Dr. Gupta, a neurosurgeon who declined President Obama’s nomination to be surgeon general, explain how lives can be saved even through incremental changes to current medical techniques.
You’ll also hear Dr. Gupta’s assessment of the President’s plan to spend about $4 trillion over 10 years to reshape the nation’s health-care delivery system and extend coverage to millions who don’t have it.
And, you’ll learn whether Dr. Gupta thinks the administration’s $10 billion stimulus bill for NIH – hailed as the single largest boost to biomedical research in history — will help advance the identification of the causes and cures of ailments ranging from heart and lung disease to blood diseases and autism.
Last, you’ll get Dr. Gupta’s views on whether he thinks the Obama administration will win the support of the nation’s doctors (who are now divided) to create government-sponsored insurance as an option to private insurance.
Please be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting interview with one of the nation’s foremost doctors, newsmakers and noted authors.