Examining prescription drug misuse, which is responsible for more deaths each year than illicit drugs. Included: riding with paramedics; talking with ER doctors; listening in on calls to a poison-response center. Also: remarks from Bill Clinton.
Following endurance swimmer Diana Nyad in training for her August 2011 attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida, a distance of approximately 100 miles through shark-infested waters with heavy currents, at age 61.
An interview with former U.S. representative Patrick Kennedy about his addiction struggles, mental-health challenges and his "moon shot to the mind" initiative to fund brain research. Also: the legacy of his father, former senator Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009).
How Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) survived being shot in the head. Included: remarks from the EMTs who evacuated her to a trauma hospital, her surgeons, her rehabilitation doctors and other therapists.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Michael J. Fox about his experience with Parkinson's disease and the work of his foundation, which has announced its commitment to a five-year clinical study that will identify biomarkers of the disease's progression.
Examining the work of Dr. William Gahl and his team in the Undiagnosed Diseases Division of the National Institutes of Health, which focuses on finding cures and treatments for mysterious diseases and conditions.