Coming up this evening at 9, as the flu crosses the epidemic threshold this week, with one of the deadliest, strands of the flu virus ripping across the country, "Piers Morgan Tonight" invites Dr. Mehmet Oz to share his perspective on healthy living and protecting yourself from sickness and death.
When it comes to the flu shot, the famed television medical professional advises that "it's one of those smart things."
"In life there's some things that are predictable, there's some things that aren't," says Dr. Oz. "This is one of those events that I think it will be beneficial with very low side effects. We've got 130 million of these little vials out there to help people with. Let's take advantage of it."
During this hour long special in front of a live studio audience, Dr. Oz also gives tips on preventing and handling illnesses as well as ways to maintain general healthy living.
Watch the clip as Dr. Oz administers Piers Morgan's first flu vaccination and tune in tonight as the doctor evaluates some of Morgan's health stats and takes a few heath-related questions from the studio audience.
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On the heels of the nation's most-recent shooting incident, and as part of a continued initiative to address the issue of gun violence in America, on Thursday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Mark Kelly to share his incomparable insight and perspective.
The husband of Gabby Giffords, the former Congresswoman who was shot in the head as part of an assassination attempt roughly a year ago, Kelly is a gun owner and self-described "strong supporter" of the Second Amendment. But despite feeling that the National Rifle Association "does a lot of great things," Kelly is frustrated with the NRA's seemingly lack of interest in addressing the escalation of gun-related incidents in the United States:
"A large part of American society that realizes there's a problem and realizes that we could come up with some common sense solutions to address this terrible condition we have in the United States," said Kelly. "I would like to talk to them [the NRA] about what does their membership actually feel, and maybe, you know, we could come to some, you know, common sense solutions on some of these problems. You know, we're not going to agree on everything, but ... this is just happening way too frequently."
About six weeks after the incident in Tucson, Ariz. that left Giffords critically injured, another shooting occurred at Chardon High School in Ohio, during which six students were shot, three of them fatally.
Nick Walczak was fortunate enough to survive, but has been left paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Joining Piers Morgan live on Thursday, the 18-year-old who was shot four times made a case for stricter law: FULL POST
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