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For the first time in more than a year, many of us are ready to imagine the next chapter of our lives. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on a mission to help us approach our new normal mindfully, finding a balance between self-care and productivity, and talking to doctors and researchers about the surprising science behind how we can thrive. It’s time to chase life again.

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For the first time in more than a year, many of us are ready to imagine the next chapter of our lives. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on a mission to help us approach our new normal mindfully, finding a balance between self-care and productivity, and talking to doctors and researchers about the surprising science behind how we can thrive. It’s time to chase life again.

    Preparing for the Next Pandemic

    Preparing for the Next Pandemic

    Covid-19 taught the world a tough lesson: if we aren't prepared for a viral threat, the consequences can be catastrophic. But what does it mean to be truly prepared? The question feels more urgent now that public health officials warn that many of us may experience another pandemic in our lifetimes. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to former F.D.A. Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who anticipated our current crisis and offers specific recommendations for preventing the next one. They talk about why Dr. Gottlieb believes future pandemics should be viewed as a matter of national security, and what all of us can do to prepare in our own lives.

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    • 26 min
    Feeling the Heat

    Feeling the Heat

    Record-breaking temperatures resulting from climate change are occurring more often, lasting longer, and are more intense than ever before. This is a problem that affects us all, putting our lives at risk. On today’s episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. June Spector from the University of Washington about how we can take better care of our health during extreme heat. And we’ll also learn why some city neighborhoods are hotter than others. 

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    • 19 min
    Chasing a Cure

    Chasing a Cure

    Grief is something we all experience at different stages of life, even more so during this pandemic. But what happens when you must mourn the loss of your own child? CNN journalists Andrew Kaczynski and René Marsh received terrible diagnoses within months of each other: their infant children had brain tumors. Yet in the midst of great tragedy, they found strength in chasing a cure for others. So in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares the great strides being made in the fight against pediatric cancer through the passionate commitment of parents, doctors and healthcare advocates.

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    • 28 min
    Presenting Hidden Brain: Unlocking Your Purpose

    Presenting Hidden Brain: Unlocking Your Purpose

    Chasing Life returns on September 7, but until then, here's an episode of Hidden Brain. Having a sense of purpose can be a buffer against the challenges we all face at various stages of life. Purpose can also boost our health and longevity. Cornell University psychologist Anthony Burrow explains why purpose isn't something to be found — it's something we can develop from within.

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    • 48 min
    Presenting NPR's Life Kit: How To Deal With Burnout

    Presenting NPR's Life Kit: How To Deal With Burnout

    While season 2 of Chasing Life is in production, here's an episode of NPR's Life Kit you'll love. Burnout is common across the globe, and the pandemic has only exacerbated it. In this episode, experts unpack the signs of burnout and how you can gain more control over your work and your life.

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    • 22 min
    Helping Grandma and Grandpa Get Back in the Groove

    Helping Grandma and Grandpa Get Back in the Groove

    For the past year and a half, the pandemic has kept many older adults apart from their loved ones. But now that people are getting vaccinated, many older Americans are finally reuniting with their friends and family. On today’s episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives CNN's Don Lemon advice about reuniting with his risk-averse mother now that they’re both vaccinated, Dr. Preeti Malani explains how to best support the older adults in our lives through the pandemic and beyond, and gerontologist Karl Pillemer talks about the ways older adults can teach the rest of us about living through difficult times.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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#1Fuzziness ,

Hi Dr.Gupta,

I, Philippe Fabre, am great full for caring support and directions as years rolled on. Just wanted for now to say thank you for being a friend in our field of medicine and/or public health. Check me on Facebook sometime.

Rat Rac ,

Burn Out

How does one deal with burn out from having adult children living at home many years after they have graduated college? They are working a managerial job, putting in 40+ hours, and too tired to really help out at home, putting an excessive load onto their senior aged (68 & 70) parents. They want to move out but cannot do so currently because of the Pandemic; borders of where they would like to move are closed.

TaTaMerin ,

Chasing Life: Getting Grandma back into swimg of things

Dear Sanjay, thank you SO much for covering this subject. I am the sole caretaker for my 85 year old vibrant Mother, who is also showing signs of dementia/cognitive challenges, memory loss etc. She has definately had a recent “escalation” in memory loss and anxiety, depression during past 1.5 years. Caring for her through Covid has been taxing and educational. I look forward to listening to your other episodes. Thank you.

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