Chasing Life

Chasing Life

Chasing Life

CATEGORY: News
It’s easy to forget that we are part of nature. But, we are living, breathing organisms. We are walking biomes. This season, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the science of YOU by traversing the boundary between our bodies and the world around us. Discover why we feel refreshed after visiting the ocean, how our gut helps us maintain homeostasis, and the evolutionary root of bad dreams. Listen each week as Dr. Gupta helps listeners uncover what mindful, healthy living really means.
  1. May 24, 2022
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    The Healing Power of Poop
    We’re not alone inside our skin. Instead, we’re accompanied by billions of microorganisms. Not only that, when it comes to our health, they’re in charge. Meet your microbiome. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical…
  2. May 17, 2022
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    Practicing Gratitude Pays Off
    It turns out a simple “thank you” really can go a long way. In fact, giving thanks doesn’t just make others feel good – it can also boost your own mental and physical well-being. On today’s show, we’ll hear how…
  3. May 10, 2022
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    Bursting the Bath Time Bubble
    There’s been a lot of debate about how often we need to bathe — and the answer might be less than you think. It turns out we have a complicated history with washing dating back to the baths of Ancient Rome. In…
  4. May 03, 2022
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    Fighting That "Meh" Feeling
    This week we're sharing an episode of The Happiness Lab from Pushkin Industries. Host Laurie Santos helps listeners understand that listless middle ground between depression and flourishing, otherwise known as…
  5. April 26, 2022
    48 min
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    The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Medicine
    While season 4 of Chasing Life is in production, the team is sharing some of their favorite podcasts. First up, The Pulse from WHYY, a weekly health and science podcast and radio show.On this episode, host Maik…
  6. April 19, 2022
    29 min
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    Why Are Doctors Prescribing Nature?
    Most of us love the sensation of the sun on our skin or the sound of the ocean, but nature doesn’t just feel good; it’s also good for us! Nowadays, doctors are even starting to prescribe time outdoors as part o…
  7. April 12, 2022
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    How Language Lights Up the Brain
    Language allows us to connect with people from around the world. It opens our minds and hearts to new experiences and different ways of life. But learning a new language can be really difficult, so how did we d…
  8. April 05, 2022
    24 min
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    The Power of Music
    Have you ever gone through a breakup and listened to a sad song on repeat? Why do we have such strong emotional connections to music? Well, the answer lies in our brains. On this episode, CNN’s Chief Medical Co…
  9. March 29, 2022
    28 min
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    Escaping the Grip of Social Anxiety
    When you live with social anxiety, even the smallest interactions can feel catastrophic. If human beings are supposed to be social creatures, then why is socializing so daunting for some of us? CNN's Chief Medi…
  10. March 22, 2022
    26 min
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    It’s Time to Stop Doom Scrolling
    Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok – let’s face it, social media has become a central part of our lives. It’s where we make friends, find community, and entertain ourselves, but it can also be harmful for our…
  11. March 15, 2022
    17 min
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    11 Months in Space
    When astronaut Christina Koch embarked on her 11-month spaceflight, she knew it would be a record-breaking mission; what she didn’t know is that she would return to Earth just at the start of a global pandemic.…
  12. March 08, 2022
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    Your Work is Not Your Life
    It’s been a difficult few years for everyone, and people are feeling more burned out than ever. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to author Rahaf Harfoush about being a recovering workah…
  13. March 01, 2022
    26 min
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    The Health Benefits of Pets
    How do pets impact our bodies and brains? Are dogs really “man’s best friend”? And are we being mind-controlled by our cats? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears from animal behaviorist Prof…
  14. February 22, 2022
    20 min
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    You're Not Alone
    Public health experts have been warning for years about a looming “loneliness epidemic” in the United States, with serious potential impacts on our mental and physical health. But what’s the cure? Dr. Sanjay Gu…
  15. February 15, 2022
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    The Mystery of the Teenage Brain
    Remember how awkward and confused you felt as a teen? It's a time of so many big changes – growth spurts, body hair, and acne, just to name a few – but perhaps the most radical transformation is going on inside…
  16. February 08, 2022
    29 min
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    This Is Your Brain on Love
    Love is in the air... but today we’re talking neurochemicals, not roses! CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the brain science behind falling in love and the surprising similarities to a…
  17. February 01, 2022
    25 min
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    What Memories Are Made Of
    Our memories are imperfect treasures – dear to our hearts but not necessarily accurate snapshots of reality. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to neurobiologist Michael Yassa about how me…
  18. January 25, 2022
    27 min
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    In Search of Lost Time
    Why do some days fly by, while others never seem to end? Have we been stuck in a time warp since March 2020? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to astronaut Christina Koch about how her pe…
  19. January 18, 2022
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    Resetting Expectations
    The twists and turns of this pandemic have left many of us uncertain of what to expect in the year ahead. But did you know that simply changing your expectations can have a tangible effect on your wellbeing? CN…
  20. January 11, 2022
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    Our Top Takeaways: Worth the Wait
    Does it feel like you are in an endless holding pattern? We asked a waiting expert for her top tips on how to create control when you don't know what's coming next.To learn more about how CNN protects listener…

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