Midmorning With Aundrea - September 12, 2019 (Part 1)

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Midmorning With Aundrea - September 12, 2019 (Part 1)

Midmorning With Aundrea - September 12, 2019 (Part 1)

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Today, for those with chronic knee pain, surgery used to be the only option, but now there's an injection that can lead to the same results.

And how do you teach young people about 9/11?

We'll talk to an area history teacher.

And we chat with legendary "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek after his triumphant battle against pancreatic cancer.

Him smile.

Anpregnc and pregnancy.

We look at the effects on mom and baby.

And, update on one of america's favorite game show hosts, alex trebek.

Plus, going all natural.

We're talking hair.

Midmorning starts right now.

Youave if you have knee problems, the only option for relief for years has been surgery.

But as meg farris reports, a new trial in new orleans may have found an alternative.

For 15 years now jack nofsinger has dealt with knee problems.... and the pain kept getting worse.

Jack nofsinger÷knee patient 313 it was like grinding bone on bone just every time you step it would be horrendous 20 and you just learn to get through the day 325 ---- --- so he turned to a free study at delricht research to see if an investigational injection of capsaicin....a chilli pepper derived medication could help.

556 it was like instant relief 600 yeah my knees felt great 604 -- -- jack doesn't know if he got the real medication or the placebo in that study... but now dr. patrick dennis is running another knee study for osteoarthritis.

Patrick dennis, md÷delricht research 1841 they are looking to see if there is cartilage regeneration obviously they are looking for decreased pain improvement in activities of daily living for the patients 51 -- -- for this study the one-time injection is something completely new and different....dna, or genetic material... from some animals.

You'll fill out a pain diary and all your blood work, x-rays and visits for one year are free and you will be paid for your participation.

1610 we're just trying to come up with a solution out there it's not going to be for everybody but if we can, if we can help people, great 17 -- --- or if it can just slow down the progression of osteoarthritis so people can put off knee replacement, that would be a breakthrough too.

Meg farris eyewitness news medical watch.

It's estimated women workers make about 80 percent of what men earn and new research finds doctors are no exception.

Lisa mateo reports.

Doctor theresa rohr- kirchgraber is a practicing m- d and professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics.

She believes her current job pays her fairly but earlier in her career that wasn't always the case.

Professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics 36:20 when i was interviewing for a position and i was talking and negotiating about salary the person i was interviewing with he stopped and said well why do you need that much what about your husband."

Research shows there continues to be a pay disparity between female and male doctors.

Pediatricians make an average of 190-thousand dollars a year but a new study from the american academy of pediatrics found women make 51- thousand dollars a year less than their male colleagues.

Even when adjusting for factors including women taking time off to have and raise children, and more female pediatricians working part time instead of full time.... women still make 8-thousand dollars less.

Doctor bobbi bryne is a study author and says female pediatricians are actually doing better than doctors in other fields.

"and we ar certainly doing better than the general population of people in the united states so absolutely this is reflective of what's going across our country."

Doctor rohr- kirchgraber is part of a program that teaches female physicians how to make sure they are getting paid fairly.

44:00 "we've take that program around the country" "we need t learn how to negotiate i think it should be part of our standard of training."

It's hoped that training will lead to more pay equality in pediatrics.

Lisa mateo, cbs news, new york.

The study also found that female pediatricians take on more of the cooking, cleaning and child care at home compared to their male counterparts.

New research reveals a big increase in high blood pressure among pregnant women.

As chris martinez tell us, the condition can pose a major health risk for both mom and baby.

Chanelle bradley is diligent about checking her blood pressure.

Now pregnant her second child, she developed hypertension during her first pregnancy.

The condition caused chanelle to deliver far earlier than expected.

"my firs daughter came six weeks early, she was three pounds five and a half ounces and stayed in the nicu for about three weeks."

Chanelle is among a growing number of ápregnant women in the u-s battling high blood pressure.

New research in the journal 'hypertension' finds the cases of women with high blood pressure when they become pregnant - or who have it diagnosed in the first 2 trimesters - has seen a 13-fold increase over the past four decades.

The study defined high gh blood pressure as a reading of 140 over 90 or higher.

"lie down... dr. amy stoddard from ucla health says the increase is largely due to more women becoming pregnant later in life - and warns the condition can cause serious health risks - including kidney failure, stroke and increased risk of stillbirth.

Pregnant women with high blood pressure require extra pre-natal care.

"&mor ultrasounds to check to make sure the baby is growing appropriately and then additional monitoring of the pregnancy as you get into the third trimester."

Chanelle now takes daily medication - and keeps a close watch on her blood pressure.

She encourages other moms-to- be to do the same.

Chris martinez, cbs news, santa monica the study - published in the aha's journal 'hypertension' - also revealed that high blood pressure during pregnancy affects black women at more than twice the rate of white women.

A school bus driver died and several students were injured in a bus crash in benton county this week.

Mhpofficials believe the bus driver had a heart attack- a scenario that unfortunately can not be predicted.

But school bus safety áisá a priority for local school districts.

Our allie martin talked with the director of transportation for tupelo public schools and shows us how the district trains its drivers to put safety above everything else.

For larry harmon, there can never be too much emphasis when it comes to safety for school bus drivers.

"look out for the othe person, don't be in a hurry, i would rather you be two or three minutes late than for someone to be injured."

As transportation director for tupelo public schools, harmon is in charge of all of the district's buses, drivers, mechanics and other support staff.

It's a huge responsibility.

Everyday, 74 bus routes take 38 hundred students to and from school.

Drivers attend regular safety briefings and training throughout the school year.

"january, reflect back on firs semester, these things that happened, what areas we need to look at for second semester and after spring break we meet again, say, hey let's finish year strong, have two more months to go, april and may, these are things we need to start looking out for."

Standup bridge every bus driver has a list of safety reminders, things to do in case of bad weather, early dismissal or an accident.

But the priority for any situation is safety of students.

"what we try and do with ou drivers is prepare for the unexpected, if there is an accident, our number one priority is to make sure students are safe, so first thing they will do is make sure there are no students injured, they will check all that."

There are cameras in all tpsd school buses.

40 of the district's buses are only a few years old, and harmon says there is another key factor to the safety record.

"we pray three times a day th lord will cover and protect us, we're not immune to it, it has happened all around us, but so far god has covered and protected us and we are going to continue to do that."

In tupelo, allie marrtin, wcbi news a school bond issue unanimously passed by voters several years ago, means that no tpsd buses will be more than twelve years old.

When memories become history.

Teaching thiseek this week marked 18 yrs s 18 years since the nation looked on with horror as the twin towers fell to the ground.

For many, september eleventh is a day to reflect on one of america's worst tragedies.

Although the attacks don't seem like too long ago for some us, there are now students in high school who weren't even born when those tragic events unfolded.

Our cash matlock spoke with area educators on how they bridge the gap.

Craig piper is a social studies teacher at starkville high school.

He's been teaching history for almost 15 years now, and says he always touches on the topic of 9/11.

However, he's recently been faced with the challenge of explaining the historical event to students who were born after the fact.

"i always try to personaliz the moment, so kids can relate to the history.

What i will do with 9/11 is talk about how things are kind of going a certain way and then one day it's just totally disrupted."

Unlike other chapters like world war ii or the lincoln assasination, piper lived through 9/11 and rembers it vidly.

"it's very interesting becaus you take it for granted when you've lived it.

You assume that everybody else has lived it too and kind of understands it, and they don't.

You have to kind of bring it back to what you were doing that day and the things that were going on that day and then how it happened and how you heard about it."

Sally stafford is a junior at starkville high school... which means she was born in 2003..

Just two years after the attacks.

The only record she has of september 11th... come from her history books.

"i think of the terroris attacks and the twin towers and just kind of like the after effect of it.

School programs kind of... never forget..."

But when it comes time to study... stafford says she has a few other credible sources she looks to.

"i have memories of bein younger and asking my mother 'oh where were you during 9/11?'

I feel like i have a good understanding of it from my parents and my educators."

Piper says it's important for today's youth to know the effects of such a huge tragedy.

"to these kids, when you go t the airport for example, the total searches and everything else, that's normal, but before 9/11 it wasn't normal.

It was like people could walk with you to the plane and see you off on the plane.

They could go on the plane with you as a matter of fact."

And it's only a matter of time before today's students have a story of their own to tell.

"you know, when you're young and we were all like this, we think well this kind of stuff will never happen.

It's going to happen.

In their lives... i mean we hope it's going to be something joyous, we'll be transformed by some kind of historical event.

It's just the way it is.

Human kind and the way they interact..."

Good news and a new season for one of america's favorite quiz shows.

Here's norah o'donnell.

"today, jeopardy begins it 36th season on the air and i'm happy to report i'm still here if the answer is: resilience personified.

The question is who is...alex trebek i'd like to welcome you to the first day of season 36 so put your hands together it's another day at the office for me the jeopardy host began his 36th season tonight after facing uncertainty in march when he announced he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

This summer he celebrated his 79th birthday and announced he completed chemotherapy.

I've gone thru a lot of chemotherapy and thankfully that is now over, i'm on the mend and that's all i can hope for right now earlier he told cbs sunday morning's jane pauley what his post- chemotherapy project would be.

"we have th summer months off.

So hopefully, my own hair will grow back."

Big papi is back!

Red sox legend david ortiz made a surprise appearance at boston's fenway park, three months after being shot in the dominican republic.

The three-time world series winner got a standing ovation at the home field.

Mola lenghi covered the shooting and the investigation in the d-r.

"please welcom the symbol of resilience, strength, triumph and love, our one and only big papi... sox legend david ortiz stepped onto the mound in fenway park... &his first public appearance since being shot in june.

00;01;52;03 i want to thank god for giving me a second opportunity at my life to be able to be here with all of you.

The ten-time all star was shot in the torso by a hired gunman at close range in a dominican republic nightclub.

The alleged shooter -- rolfi ferreira cruz -- told reporters from his jail cell that he did ánotá intend to shoot the 43- year- old ortiz, but rather the man next to him.

At least 14 people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, which may have ties to a drug cartel.

Ortiz underwent three surgeries, and is now easing back into the spotlight& 00;03;02;29 god bless you all.

Go sox!

&with an entire city welcoming him back.

áálet this breathe.

Suggested tag: ortiz's longtime teammate jason varitek also returned to the field to catch the first pitch.

Ortiz sat in the first row through the game - and gave his number 34 jersey to a young boy seated a few rows back.

Mola lenghi, cbs news, new york.

Two generations find common ground.

Tracking the changes ahead on mid morning.

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