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Vital Signs

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CNN -- "Vital Signs," hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, is CNN's monthly program giving viewers a global look at the world of medicine.

Practicing neurosurgeon Dr Sanjay Gupta brings viewers health stories from around the world, providing a global perspective and understanding of the ways in which health issues are detected, treated and handled socially. "Vital Signs" puts the spotlight on medical breakthroughs, showcasing the latest technology and developments.

Each month, Dr. Gupta will travel to various global locations, looking for important medical breakthroughs, secrets for longer living, plus clues that might solve medical mysteries.

Whether it's demystifying medical jargon or answering viewer questions, "Vital Signs" seeks to engage viewers by providing comprehensive and sometimes ground-breaking reports.

Regular segments in the program featuring Dr. Gupta include "Doc Talk," where he shares the buzz in the medical community; "Medical Myth Busters," where he identifies medical myths that some doctors believe to be true; and "On the Frontlines," where he and a number of CNN contributors report from the field on a specific issue.

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