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FYI WIRZ: CNN’s Gupta Might Not Prescribe Skydiving for NASCAR’s Vickers

In February, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, interviewed NASCAR driver Brian Vickers just before his return to the track. His first race: the Daytona 500. Gupta explained at the time that Vickers had been cleared by doctors to race again, after sitting out for about half the season due to a blood clot problem. “At age 20, Vickers had driven his way in the record books by becoming the youngest champion in the NASCAR Nationwide Series,” Gupta said. “A mere six years later, Vickers’ racing career came to an abrupt halt.” Dr. Gupta commented on how the diagnosis became even more complicated. “Suddenly the 26-year-old was in the race of his life," Gupta said. “Vickers was also diag...

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