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Midmorning With Aundrea - September 19, 2019 (Part 1) [ENCORE PRESENTATION]
Midmorning With Aundrea - September 19, 2019 (Part 1) [ENCORE PRESENTATION]

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Originally aired on September 13, 2019) Break away from your everyday with Aundrea Self!

Today, new research suggests that women who use IUD's or birth control may be lowering their risk of developing ovarian cancer.

And there's a new scam aimed at those using genetic testing kits.

And who make the best tippers?

We'll take a look.

A ick p a quick nap during the day could be one of the keys to good health.

And, an investigation into a scam targeting medicare patients.

Plus, meet our eductor of the week.

Midmorning starts right now.

Nearly 14,000 men ll d women will die from ovarian cancer this year.

Now new research finds women who use iuds for birth control may be lowering their ovarian cancer risk.

Kathy walsh has more from denver.


For five years, amy dickson plache has bravely battled ovarian cancer with chemotherapy, clinical trials, radiation, and more.

Even now, she's in treatment.

I won't be cured, but i'll just live with this as a chronic disease much like you know someone who had diabetes or you know arthritis amy has an inherited genetic mutation known to increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

Tests show ... so does her daughter, abby.

That was pretty hard for me to take -- - it was shocking and obviously scary there's so many unknowns with cancer but unbeknownst to the plaches ... abby's choice for birth control, an iud, may actually reduce her risk.

I think this data is incredibly compelling the plache's oncologist is dr. saketh guntupalli at uchealth.

He and dr. lindsay wheeler are two of the doctors at university of colorado school of medicine who analyzed 11 international studies.

We found that the risk of ovarian cancer was decreased when a patient had a history of iud use the risk reduction ranged from 15 to 32 percent.

The belief is it may be tied to the hormones in some iuds or the increase in immune cells due to an iud's inflammatory effects could play a role.

- for the plaches ... it's a win.

It's just terrific i do genuinely feel like it's a big step in right direction doctors suggest talking with your ob-gyn about what contraception is best for you.

Kathy walsh, cbs news, denver.


Can your height make you more or less prone to certain diseases?

Well apparently it can.

Mandy gaither brings us a new study about one illness where our height could make a big difference.

An interesting new study out of germany may have found a link between height... and type two diabetes.

According to the study, shorter people are at more of a risk of developing the disease than their taller peers.

Researchers looked at more that 2,500 middle-aged men and women in germany from a pool of 26-thousand.

After accounting for factors such as age and lifestyle, it was found that those who were taller, have a lower risk for diabetes.

In fact, in both men and women, for every three inches of added height, risk was lowered by more than 30- percent.

The author believes one reason for this is that greater height is associated with lower liver fat content.

Of course this isn't an alarm for all short people to run and get screened, but it could be added in the future as another risk factor, along with family history and obesity.

For today's health minute, i'm mandy gaither.

Years ago drew barrymore starred in a movie named "5 first dates."

Her character had short term memory loss.

And would wake up everyday unable tor remember the day before.

Now, an illinois teen says she still can't remember anything after a head injury months ago.

Bianca reyes has her story.

Nats in just a few hours... riley horner won't remeber this moment.

Riley horner/united high school student: "iúm very confused and i lik try to think back and i canút."

Every two hours, her memory resets.

And each morning... she wakes up scared, and confused.

Riley horner/united high school student: "i have a calendar on my doo and i look and it's september and i'm like, 'woah.'" sarah horner/riley's mother: "when she wakes up ever morning, she thinks it's june 11th."

That's the day riley was accidentally kicked in the head.

And after dozens of seizures and countless hospital visits... the horner's still don't know why riley can't rember anything.

Sarah horner/riley's mother: "they tell us, like there' nothing medically wrong.

They can't see anything medically.

You can't see a concussion on an mri or ct scan.

// my brother passed away last week and she probably has no idea.

And we tell her everyday but she has no idea about it."

Even the simpler things are wiped out.

At school... riley can't even remember where her locker is.

Riley horner/united high school student: "i know it's hard for them a much as its hard for me.

And people just don't understand.

It's like a movie // like i will have no recollection of this come supper time.

My mom will say, 'oh you were on the news' -- 'what?'" nats its changed everything for this former athlete and scholar.

Everything's more complicated when you just can't remember.

Sarah horner/riley's mother: "and they told us that sh might just be like this forever and i am not okay with that."

For a girl who should be in the most memorable time of her life... riley horner/united high school student: "i'm not making memories and i' just like really scared."

In kirkwood, illinois bianca reyes wqad news 8.

If you're a fan of napping, you'll like the findings of a new study suggesting sleeping during the day -- may be linked to a healthy heart.

Mandy gaither has more.

--reporter pkg-as follows-- it's no secret -- sleep's an important part of your health -- but according to new research -- a daytime nap taken once or twice a week could lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes -- the study -- published in heart -- the journal of the british cardiovascular society -- tracked more than 3-thousand- 4-hundred people between the ages of 35 and 75 for five years.

Researchers found those who indulged in occasional napping -- between five minutes to an hour -- were 48-percent less likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure than those who didn't nap at all.

But the study found ánoá association between heart attacks or strokes -- and more frequent, longer naps.

Other researchers say those who catch a few more z's a couple times a week typically have healthier lifestyles -- compared to those to nap daily -- who are more likely to be sick.

Adding -- we shouldn't go as far as saying naps will make you healthier -- instead -- they say -- focus on getting a good night's sleep -- eating well -- and staying active.

For today's health minute, i'm mandy gaither.

Some top companies offer napping opportunities for employees -- including google and nike.

Scammers are targeting senior citizens -- promising their genetic tests are paid by medicare.

But it's not the case.

That story next on cbs ws a cbs news investigation uncovered a new medicare fraud that could potentially cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

Recruiters are showing up at senior events promoting a genetic test áthey claimá is completely paid for by medicare.

They promise the test will reveal information about their cancer risk.

But the results often do not come in, and the bills can be in the thousands.

Jim axelrod discovered how the scheme works.

Notes: lower third pkg: it is here- among the tents at this fort lauderdale art festival--where the trouble began for ken and judy johnson-a pair of retirees from austin, texas.

Judy johnson: 12:28:04: there was couple of people in their saying: "come get your dn tested."

The company genexe health- billed itself as a genetic testing "one-stop shop".

With quick cheek swab, the johnsons could learn if they carried any genes that made a cancer diagnosis more likely.

Judy johnson: 11:55:50 // i've had cancer.

I had cancer six years ago.

They indicated they could give us some results that if it's genetic, that it could be passed on to my children.

We've got four daughters.

Ken johnson: 12:30:12 and since i'm the other half of their dna, why not give 'em the whole picture?

They were told medicare would foot the bill.

Ken johnson: 12:04:12 point blank, "won't cost yo anything" judy johnson: 12:04:14 it won't cost you anything.

Results were promised in four to six weeks.

That was almost a year ago.

Since then, they've received nothing except these: a slew of charges to their medicare account.

Judy's account was billed more than 10,000 dollars.

Ken's--more than eighty-three hundred.

Judy johnson: 12:07:38 i mean, it hits me-- that we've been taken.

Ken johnson: 12:31:11 // totally unreasonable, totally outrageous, totally wrong.

Jim axelrod: 12:31:18 outrageous charges for test results you never received.

Judy johnson: 12:31:23 correct.

Genexe is part of an explosion of marketing companies hiring local recruiters to go anywhere seniors hang out.

The cancer test may be the hook but the real goal is to collect as many medicare numbers as possible.

Nat sot: normally, it's covered by medicare.

Don't let the scrubs fool you, these recruiters are not healthcare professionals.

This woman was convicted in 2017 of a half a million dollar securities fraud.

We found her last june in youngstown, ohio,while she was still on probation, pitching the cancer tests not for genexe but for another company.

15;44;21 audience member: did you say medicare pays for that?

15;44;24 trgovich: yeah, medicare.


We found dozens more ken and judy johnsons recruited by other marketers.

This woman's medicare account was billed 7,000 dollars after she was swabbed at a georgia home and garden show.

More than 10,000 dollars for this texas ma andhi man.

And this 85-year-old, mentally disabled woman was swabbed by genexe reps going door to door in north carolina.

The medicare bill?

More than 21,000 dollars.

14:54:42 // it's just pure greed.

Pure, pure greed.

It had nothing to do with taking care of the community.

While genexe is headquartered in denver.

The company does its business through a web of enties that hires recruits throughout the country.

This woman - who asked us not to use her name - was the officer manager in texas.

Documents she shared with us show in her less than three months on the job, recruiters for genexe swabbed more than 2,300 seniors.

14:35:16 //, these swabs get lost.

I'd find them in the garbage.

Jim axelrod: 14:35:48 wait, this sounds like a complete mess.

14:35:50 it was.

// 14:35:12 so there was an old refrigerator.

Jim axelrod: 14:57:19 wait, wait, wait, the refrigerator where the swabs were stored wasn't in some lab?

14:57:24 no, no, no, this was in that office next to people's hamburgers.

// jim axelrod: it wa iin the lunchroom?

Yeah and people were waiting for these tests, you know, and would never get them.

Jim axelrod: 15:02:05 never.

15:02:06 never get them.

She says recruiters were promised up to 200 dollars a swab-money they rarely saw even as genexe management cashed in.

We thought someone at genexe health's denver headquarters& &might know what happened to the johnsons test results.

00:09:26;24:ken johnson: hi.

I'm ken johnson.

This is my wife, judy.

// genexe health's general counsel--a man named david palladino--came to greet us.

00:10:02;18 ken johnson: // we haven't received our reports and we have some questions.

00:10:06;05 david palladino: have you contacted us?

00:10:08;02 both: yes.

00:10:26;14 jim axelrod: they've been waiting.

They were told four to six weeks last october 00:10:33;17 david palladino: i don't know.

I'm sorry.

I don't know.

Axelrod:, it says one stop shopping on the brochure.

00:15:42;22 david palladino: i don't know what brochure you're talking.

00:15:44;03 jim axelrod: this one right here.

Let me show this to you.

00:15:45;08 david palladino: listen, i don't know where you received that.

Johnson: we were charged $19,000 .

00:17:43;12 david palladino: not by us.

// 00:17:45;16 listen, folks, i did not charge you----anything, so you i think it's time for you to leave.

Jim axelrod: 12:09:20 it was $19,000 medicare was billed, not the johnsons.

12:22:39 it doesn't matter whether it was out of our pocket, medicare's pocket, it's wrong.

It's a fraud.

Imagine a bar--with no booze.

There's one in new york city.

We'll show you when we come back.ving.

May be hard to image a imagine a bar without alcohol - but they are growing in popularity as more and more people search for booze-free alternatives.

Kenneth craig explains.

When this new york city bar opens for one night every month, thirsty patrons pack the house ready to try something new..

... an evening of drinking that doesn't involve any alcohol.

"i just wanted t come, see what it was all about, and have a really fun and sober night and enjoy nice cocktails" all the those craft cocktails are alcohol- free&.

K to be clear, these aren't juice in a glass on ice, right?

L: def not - some of these things have to infuse over 24 hours.

"listen" bar al serves non- alcoholic i-p-a beer& and a "dry sparkling rose.

Founder lorelei bandrovschi was inspired after taking a month off of drinking herself.

It made me realize that alcohol just became the fuel that all these things are running on - and i don't think it's to everyone's benefit.

There's an increased demand for zero- proof cocktails and spirits.

And the growing 'sober curious movement' has more people taking a break from drinking all together..

Sam thonis and regina dellea recently opened up the booze free "getaway bar in brooklyn.

Kenneth: it's not a coffee shop, it's not a juice bar, it something new.

Regina: i think for us the vibe of the space was very important.

It needed to feel like a bar.

They say everyone is welcome whether they're sober or not - and that's the same message at listen bar... k: do you see this movement as only going to continue to grow - that this is going to become bigger and bigger?

L: absolutely!

Lorelei says her mission is to 'rewrite' nightlife - serving up a fun evening that doesn't revolve around alcohol.

Kenneth craig, cbs news, new york how much do you tip?

A new study finds it can depend on who you are.

Marc liverman explains.

Everyone has their own rules when it comes to tipping.

"usually 18% t 20%."

Normally 15 to 20 percent as a mandatory.

"if service i good 15% - 20% if the service is bad 10%" a new study finds some groups of people are more generous than others... ted rossman is with creditcards dot com.

"we found i general men and millennials are the worst tippers which means that women and baby boomers, generally speaking, are better tippers."

And who they tip varies greatly... 77 percent of all people surveyed always give something to servers at a restaurant.

But the numbers drop with food delivery people, hair dressers and taxi and rideshare drivers.

Only about one out of four people tip hotel housekeepers and coffee shop baristas.

Joseph frisa almost always leaves extra.

It's got to be really bad service for me not to leave a tip the guy's gotta throw the food at you before i don't leave a tip brandon baig says it depends.

/19-years-old if the service is bad what will you do then oh i'll leave a small tip or no tip at all here's a general rule of thumb, if someone is making things easier for you they're handling your stuff, they're going out of their way to do something nice for you i would feel compelled to give them a little something and if particular this is someone you are interacting with regularly all the better."

Rossman says that can likely lead to better service.

Marc liverman, cbs news, new york.

Even though millenials are less likely to give a tip the study found when they do tip they leave a higher percentage.

Working-class women go up against wealthy men in a new movie landing in theaters this weekend.

David daniel has a preview.

"front hook.

Ankle hook.

Kne hook.

From here you can do the carousel..."

Jennifer lopez teaches constance wu about pole dancing, and life, in "hustlers, inspired by a true story.

"i just want t take care of my grandma, maybe go shopping every once in a while."

"these wal street guys -- you see what they did to this country?

They stole from everybody.

Hard- working people lost everything.

And not one of these douchebags went to jail.

The game is rigged, and it does not reward people who play by the rules."

So they don't: they chat up wealthy guys at bars, then drug their drinks, take them to strip clubs, run up their credit cards, and take a big cut for themselves.

"you want 'e drunk enough to get their credit card... but sober enough to sign the check."

It's risky... "what i somebody calls the cops?"

"and says what?

' spent $5,000 at a strip club -- send help'?"

"we're a famil now.

A family with money!"

And the scheme winds up falling apart... eventually.

"so the guy wen back three more times.

I guess he must have liked it!"

In hollywood, i'm david daniel.

They say they're aging not "old ing."

And they'r letting their age keep

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