CNN features Scranton student’s Wilkes-Barre hospital story on ‘Something’s Killing Me’ on Aug. 27
From a press release:
Geisinger neurologist Dr. Mitchell Gross and a 28-year-old Laflin resident will be featured on CNN’s new medical mystery show, “Something’s Killing Me,” this Sunday, Aug. 27 at 9 p.m. on HLN.
Emily Gavigan, who attended the University of Scranton, suffered from unexplainable medical symptoms. Seeking treatment at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Gross had her life-flighted to the University of Pennsylvania, where she was diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis by Dr. Josep Dalmau, who had only discovered this acute form of brain inflammation a few years before.
In March, a CNN film crew interviewed Gavigan and traveled to GWV in Wilkes-Barre, where they talked to Dr. Gross and taped various segments throughout the hospital. They also filmed at UPenn.
This episode, titled “Into Madness,” is one of a six-part series about real-life medical mysteries. Hosted by BD Wong of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Mr. Robot,” and “Jurassic Park” fame, the show airs on CNN’s sister network, HLN, featuring doctors, scientists and, in some cases, federal investigators as they solve life-or-death mysteries.
Locally, HLN can be found on channel 58 on Comcast, channel 204 on DirecTV, channel 202 on Dish Network, and channel 204 on Time Warner.
“Something’s Killing Me” premiered on Sunday, Aug. 13, with new episodes following on Sundays at 9 p.m. A preview of the latest episode is below: