tv CBS Overnight News CBS January 28, 2016 2:07am-3:37am PST
and according to my first guest, she says nobody should be wearing a traditional denture. no more dentures. with us, we have an expert on the topic, dr. nicole mackie. dr. mackie, welcome to the program. >> thank you for having me. >> so, tell me a little bit about your role as the prosthodontist, and who's the typical patient? >> we don't really have a typical patient. patients can be any kind of walk of life, any different kind of background. you can have a young person who was in an accident, congenitally missing teeth, they were born without those teeth. you can have an elderly person who's been in a denture for years and they're just sick of it. or you can have a middle-aged adult who's just had many different dental problems and they're constantly in a dental chair, and you just want that permanent solution. and my role as the prosthodontist is to help design and make that smile and those teeth beautiful and functional, how they intended to be. >> now, you know what i like about you? we were talking about the benefits of dental implants,
>> and you had this story about that there's very few things in dentistry where the patient are so happy. elaborate on that. >> well, you know, before you're a prosthodontist, you're a general dentist. and, you know, you do great work for your patients, but you never get hugs or the feelings of appreciation by doing cavities or regular crowns. but when you're changing someone's smile, thus their life, and their whole mouth is completely different than how they came in, they're crying, they're hugging, and they're expressing so much emotion to you. it's just the best feeling ever. and you don't get that from just a filling or a cleaning. >> at the top of the show, i said, "no more dentures." you don't think anybody should be wearing a denture -- a traditional denture. >> no. no. >> elaborate on that. >> in today's world, with all of our technology and our advancements in dentistry, we
wearing dentures. they can have dental implants anchored into their available bone and a fixed set of teeth. and a lot of patients think that they need implants for every tooth. that is not the case, either, anymore. with the way that implants are made now, the surface properties and the way that we can see how they will be in the jawbone, computer technology, i-cat scans, all this different kinds of information, we know where to put them. a patient could have four implants and a full set of fixed permanent teeth. >> so, permanent teeth. now, you talk in terms of, like, people walk in to your center, some without teeth. >> right. >> and then, on the day of the procedure, they walk out with a fixed set of teeth. >> exactly. >> is that true? i mean, you see that? >> 100%, yep. so, let's say a patient is wearing a denture, and, like i said earlier, they're sick of it. they're over it. they want those permanent teeth. they have a wedding coming up,
daughter's pictures. >> okay. >> yeah. and they say, "dr. mackie, i just want to look great and just enjoy this moment with her." so, you know, we design the smile on the first appointment, and we talk about everything that they like and even things that they don't like. >> as far as the way the teeth are gonna look? >> exactly. >> okay. >> take some molds, and we actually put their molds on a machine, study the way the jaw interacts, simulating it with that way that they are, and basically, the next appointment, they go into surgery with the oral surgeon, have those implants placed, i go in there, i do my little magic, i put on their fixed, full set of permanent teeth, they come out of anesthetic, i hand them the mirror, and then the reaction happens. this is where sometimes, personally, my heart melts for them. they smile, they -- they can't
they're in shock sometimes. and some of them are overjoyed immediately. they have been living with either no teeth or really bad situations for such a long period of time that they can't believe that they've come to that particular point that they're at. and it's just a really wonderful feeling. >> in las vegas, i mean, are there a lot of people wearing dentures? is this a problem there? >> it is a problem. there's tens of thousands of people in vegas who are wearing dentures, just like anywhere else in the united states. statistics show about 20 million people are in some sort of a denture. so, vegas? like everywhere else. you know, there's some patients out there, either an upper, a lower, or both. and then there's another group of people, another tens of thousands heading towards dentures. so clearchoice -- >> and that's what you deal with, like, every day. >> yes.
patients who are either in the denture or are heading towards dentures. and we can give them that permanent solution to avoid wearing the dentures, if they're headed towards them, or get rid of those dentures. you don't have to put your teeth in a cup every night. >> we're gonna take a quick break. when we come back, a little bit about the process of what somebody can expect that goes in. you're watching "the wellness hour." i'm randy alvarez. we'll be right back. >> i do get a lot of compliments about my smile. it makes me feel more self-confident. my teeth just were not healthy. it did change my eating habits. foods started hurting my teeth, like steak, corn on the cob. this was something i had to do for me. and now i can eat anything i want. i would never consider dentures. i had my consultation with clearchoice. >> male announcer: join the thousands who've already set their smiles free at clearchoice. call or click to schedule your free consultation with our team
>> everything was all under one roof. the doctors, the surgeon, prosthodontist, the lab. i walked out of there with the teeth that i wanted, all done in one day. i'm extremely happy that i made that investment in me, because i know it's gonna last me the rest of my life. my husband loves them. and i will always have this smile. always. [ laughs ] >> male announcer: don't wait another day. call clearchoice now. >> you're watching "the wellness hour." i'm randy alvarez. today's topic -- replacing missing teeth with dental implants. according to my first guest, no more dentures. nobody should be wearing dentures. now, you mentioned at the break that there's tens of thousands of people in las vegas with an upper or lower denture. another thousands of people that are about to get false teeth. and if dental implants are so good -- that means people can come in in one day, they get a fixed set of teeth -- permanent teeth -- why aren't they all doing it? what's your take?
but i'm gonna tell you a few of the major ones. for the denture wearer, they're in a denture, they feel that they're done. they don't have any teeth left. so they feel, what's the point of going to the dentist anymore, unless there's major problems. so, they're out of the loop. they're out of the system. they're wearing a denture, and oftentimes, they have a sore spot. they just want it relieved, so they're not even offered dental implants. >> so they go to the dentist for, like, a realign or -- >> exactly. >> okay. >> and then there's another group of patients who've been in the dental chair way too many times, and they're just sick of it and over it. that's the last place where they want to be again. >> do you still hear that, where they say, "no offense, doctor, but i don't like the dentist"? >> yeah, all the time. >> do they say that even to you? >> yeah. >> what do you say? do you have a comeback? >> i just say, "give me a chance and let me change your opinion." and i usually do. >> okay. so, i'm sorry for interrupting, but we were talking about why people aren't doing this. so, number one, i guess, they
nobody's telling them to do it. number two, i think you mentioned, they're afraid of the dentist. >> afraid, yes. they have had numerous of bad experiences and just failing procedures after failing issues or problems, et cetera. and they think that it's really expensive. but let me tell you, at clearchoice, what we have done, we have taken the most important factors, the most important players of dental implants and the specialists and put them under one roof. so instead of a patient going to your general dentist and then being referred to the oral surgeon and then being referred to the prosthodontist, who refers to the imaging center, who refers back to the general dentist, who refers back to the oral surgeon... >> that's how it's normally done? >> ...to the dental lab... oh, absolutely. and then fees are incorporated at each place. so the patient does incur a lot of excess fees.
clearchoice is, under one roof, we have myself, the prosthodontist, expert in diagnosis, treatment planning, designing that smile, making the smile for the patient. the oral surgeon -- expert at the bone and placing the implant. >> together, right there? >> oh, yes. >> okay. >> we have the dental technician, the lab, all under one roof. and then we have our imaging -- three-dimensional imaging, state-of-the-art, computer, everything. >> is this why this whole same-day philosophy -- you're able to do it quicker? >> it's streamlined, and it's very efficient. so, we have taken the best, and we have educated, and we have studied the way that it's done, the most efficient, properly, for the best for the patient, and they have one fee, and that's it. so it doesn't have to cost more. in fact, sometimes the patient's even saving money. so, you know, i have total respect for all of the doctors
area, that are trying to do it themselves. >> do it all themselves. >> yeah. but at clearchoice, it is done and studied and made in a way to be so efficient. and safety is our biggest priority. i mean, from when i first started working, i've worked in 21 different dental offices. there is not an "i" that is not dotted or a "t" that is not crossed at clearchoice. we are set up in a way that we have our facilities where we have recovery rooms even for the patients. >> after dental school, you spent five years in specialized training. >> yes. >> tell me a little bit about that. >> so, dental school's four years, and you can go out and practice as a general dentist then, but for me, i've always been a perfectionist at what i do. i'm very attention, detail-orientated. and you might not want that person as your boss or your spouse, but you, for sure, want them as your prosthodontist. >> a perfectionist.
your smile, your mouth, your -- the way that you, you know, speak and smile to the world. so, i went to school for three years of classical prosthodontic training, which is to reconstruct a mouth, implant training, and how to study the way that the mouth functions with the joints, the materials used. and then another two years just with implants and prosthodontics. >> is there that much to this, by the way? >> it really is. you don't want to -- look, if you're gonna be redoing your mouth and you have already gone through all these years of uncomfortable experiences or just not the best care, you want to go to a specialist. you want to go to a prosthodontist and an oral surgeon. >> that's your feeling, your opinion. >> yes. you want to go to the best. >> okay, good. you know, people need to know, we're talking about replacing missing teeth with dental implants. dr. mackie says no more dentures. and people need to know that i'm not endorsing you on this
i'm just asking questions. but people will visit our website and ask for referrals. and we try not to give referrals, ever. we're not supposed to. but i do say go to a specialist, and that's whether it's in plastic surgery or endocrinology... >> right. >> because, i think, if you're gonna do this, you want a predictable outcome. so, how old can you be to do this? >> well, age is really not a contraindication to dental implants. in fact, i've had a 94-year-old patient. >> really? >> yeah. >> why would a 94-year-old want to do this? >> she wanted to eat, she wanted to chew, she wanted to spend time with her grandkids and eat hot dogs with them. >> okay. all right. do people tell you eating stories, like what they're missing out on sometimes? >> all the time. vegas -- the best restaurants and best chefs everywhere. >> that's what you like about vegas, you said. so, can they eat a steak? i mean, once they get their fixed set of teeth and they're healed up, are they limited? i mean, can they eat a carrot with their front teeth or a
>> 100%. right after surgery, we'll say a soft diet, but when they get their fixed teeth in, yeah, they're eating broccoli, they're eating carrots, they're eating cucumbers, they're eating that crunchy salad that they missed out on for so long. they're getting the nutrients that they need, really, to feel better. so, not only are they feeling better on the inside, but they look better, and their just whole outlook on life is changing. they're going out to those restaurants at nighttime on the strip and eating the steak instead of having to get the cod or the fish that they used to have to get. and they're just really, really loving their life. >> but isn't it true that, if you've been wearing dentures for 30 years that you may not have enough bone to do this? >> well, that was kind of a thought of the past, but now with new technology and the imaging and everything, we're able to see where the bone is, and the way that the implants
them in a place where there is bone, and we usually can find a place. >> so rarely do you have to turn somebody away. >> rarely. and no more going to another surgical site like the old way of going to a hip for some bone-grafting material or anything like that. that is done. >> we're gonna take another break. we come back, and i want to go over the frequently asked questions these people have when they visit you. >> sure. >> you're watching "the wellness hour." i'm randy alvarez. we'll be right back. >> you have to have confidence on this job. anything that takes away from that puts you at risk. i get compliments all the time. "oh, my god. i can't believe how beautiful your teeth are." my self-confidence has gone up. this smile is one of the first things that people see. i mean, i used to always smile. i would keep my lips on my teeth. my dental problems started years ago with fillings and root canals. and i was looking at, at some point, my teeth falling out. i had to do something. clearchoice didn't just give me new teeth. they set me free to be who i want to be. >> male announcer: join the
their smiles free at clearchoice. call or click to schedule your free consultation with our team of experts. >> it was a one-day process. i would walk out with a smile the same day. the lab, the surgery, any work that you need done, it's all done at one location. they not only helped to rebuild my smile but helped me to rebuild my self-confidence. they really set me free. i mean, look at this smile. >> male announcer: don't wait another day. call clearchoice now. >> you're watching "the wellness hour." i'm randy alvarez. today's topic -- replacing missing teeth with dental implants. and dr. mackie says no more dentures. okay. so nobody should be wearing dentures. >> no. >> not to-- is that the future of dentistry, where dentures, the way we know them today, will all be attached to something? >> it's the now and, of course, the future, yes. >> now, i know a few denture wearers, and they don't seem to complain at all about their dentures. are you saying there's no such thing as a happy denture-wearer? >> randy, they're not complaining to you because you're not a dentist or a prosthodontist. >> okay, good point. all right.
advertise they're wearing a denture, either, to you, okay? let me tell you, a denture wearer is not maybe the happiest person. sometimes they have to put a ton of adhesive or that glue even to keep it in place, ay? and a lot of them tell me they're not even ordering the foods that they like at a restaurant. they don't want to always have to get soup or the softest thing on the menu. >> mm-hmm. >> they don't want to have to put their teeth in a cup, especially my women patients. some of them have to wake up extra early just so they can put in their teeth so their husbands don't see their face sunk in. and the outdoor activities that my patients want to do. some of them are retiring. some of them are still enjoying their lives. or i have one patient, she does laps every morning. >> in the pool. >> yeah, but she had to stop because her teeth were moving, and she was just feeling awkward, and she didn't want to take her teeth out just to go swimming because she was with other people. and one of her girlfriends was in a swimming class with her,
so, it wasn't a good life for her. so they're avoiding the outdoor activities they like. she wasn't playing tennis. he wasn't doing his fun things that he wanted to do. so i'm saying, you know what? come in for a free consultation. let's do your scan, let's talk about what you want. >> it's a free consultation across the board? >> across the board. >> nice. do they see you? >> yeah. >> okay. they meet with you. all right. >> we'll talk about all of their needs, what their wants are, any things that they have any questions about, you know? >> okay, okay. but one of the things i have to ask you is pain. it does seem painful. >> mm-hmm. great question. so, pain is relative, right? in the old days, before our great imaging and everything, we didn't really know exactly how much bone the patient had or where it was or where we could place that implant. so the patient's gums had to be opened much wider. and surgery was much more intensive and invasive. now, with the way that we have our scanning and the ability to
the surgery is much less invasive. and they're given the pain medication during the surgery. and then after surgery, they're given medication to control their pain. a lot of the patients even say, "you know what? dr. mackie, that was it? all that i had to take was motrin or advil." >> and as you say, obviously, there's swelling and some people have more pain than others. >> right. >> but don't let your fear of pain keep you from doing this. >> exactly. follow the post-operative instructions, ice always helps -- you know, different things like that, of course. >> we're gonna take a quick break. we come back, more about how to get started. you're watching "the wellness hour." i'm randy alvarez. we'll be right back. >> female announcer: america is getting more and more beautiful every day. smiles are brighter, confidence is higher, outlooks on life are improving daily. why? because people are calling or going online to schedule an appointment at clearchoice dental implant centers. clearchoice is leading america's
more people trust us for implants than any other brand. and it all starts with that first call or click. schedule today and your consultation will include a 3-d ct scan. it's time to put caps, crowns, bridges, dentures, and gum disease in your past and let your true self shine into the future. don't hide your smile another day. join the thousands who have set their smiles free. call or go online now. let's make america more beautiful one smile at a time. >> you're watching "the wellness hour," the leader in medical news and information. i'm randy alvarez. today's topic -- replacing missing teeth with dental implants. and according to dr. mackie, nobody should be wearing a denture in today's -- you know, with technology, et cetera, and what implants have to offer. okay. dr. mackie. >> yes. >> snap in, snap out is popular across the country, and i know
does a little bit of that. but the focus is a fix-in teeth. >> snap in, snap out is an option, but at clearchoice, we listen to our patients. they come to us 'cause they want permanent teeth. they want fixed, locked-in-the-jaw teeth. so, i mean, it's an okay procedure. it's still a denture, though. you still take -- >> that means the snap in, snap out? >> exactly. you still take it out at night. it still sits in that glass. and there's quite a lot of maintenance with the little components that actually snap in, snap out. but the permanent set of teeth that don't come in and out, those patients are back in the system. they're back to brushing and flossing, they're getting their checkups, they're starting to take care of not only their teeth but their skin, their -- their whole life. >> a smile is pretty important. >> yes, it is. >> no, you're a dentist. of course you're gonna say that. how important is it? >> no, look at -- you have a job. you have somebody going up for a new job, and they're maybe a
depressed. and then you have the person who's smiling and bubbly and happy. who is the employer gonna hire? and it's not just because, oh, they can eat a little bit better or their teeth are that much more perfect than another person. it's because their confidence is showing through. it's their well-being. and then there's some people, they just want to come in, they want to eat better, they want to chew better. and then they start getting all these compliments. "oh, my god. you look so great. you look fabulous." and then they tell me, "you know what? i came in 'cause i wanted to eat better," but they're looking better, they're feeling better. the women who were divorced like five years, who just were sitting around their house, are now dating and dancing and going to live music. >> so, for some people, by fixing their teeth, they become more active. >> oh, yeah. they become more active, they become more social, they become alive again.
you know, in life, if there's something that you don't like about yourself or you're feeling self-conscious, it holds you back. so people who have been so self-conscious about their mouths, either putting their hand in front of their face or kind of drawing in, or the man that grew his facial hair over his mouth maybe just because he wanted to hide his teeth, you know, it holds you back. so, the people, they come in, they patients -- they're changed. >> their self-confidence is low when they walk in. when it's all done... >> exactly. and their -- their inner self starts showing through. >> now, we've talked a lot about denture wearers, but you guys specialize in the people that their teeth are literally -- haven't been to the dentist in 15 years. >> right. >> and we're low on time here. >> mm-hmm. >> but their mouths are a mess. they still qualify? i mean, aren't their gums too bad to have dental implants? >> no. in fact, it's either the bad teeth, when they come out,
because the teeth and the bacteria were causing those issues. so now you get rid of the teeth, you get rid of all the bad things that were going on with those. now you have a solid foundation, ready to put in dental implants. >> you say patients come in -- we were talking in the green room -- that their mouths are such a mess that they say, "doc, this is the worst you've ever seen." >> they say that because they think that they are the worst because they don't see other people or talk to other people, because everyone who's in that condition is hiding. and -- >> they cover their smile. >> yeah, they cover it. and they don't -- i mean, they're not a prosthodontist or an oral surgeon who sees this, you know? so at the end of the day, when they get their fixed set of teeth and they were a little skeptical in the beginning, they're that much more surprised and happy because they've had either years of dentistry that maybe didn't work for them, and now it's working for them, and it's a solution. >> the consultation's free, right? a lot of dentists -- and this sounds like i'm siding with you.
but a lot of dentists charge for consults. you don't. >> no. >> so the barrier, as you say, is lowered so everybody gets a chance. >> everyone gets a chance. come in, see us, talk about what your concerns are, what you want, what's your goals, what event do you have coming up, do you have -- you know that wedding you're looking forward to taking those photos for? >> good. you love this, by the way. >> i do. it's a passion of mine. i love helping people because i always feel that if i was in that situation, how would i want it done to me? and, you know, a lot of doctors say, "i love to help people," but i really do. and i just always put myself in that person's chair. >> now, i know your dad's a dentist. when you first started with clearchoice, were you calling him and telling him these kind of things? >> yeah, i was like, "dad, this place is amazing. >> [ laughs ] >> i have been through the ringer with my training but have never seen something so
>> walk in the day of the procedure without teeth, walk out with teeth. >> yeah. >> that are fixed in place. >> yeah, in place. >> i want to thank you for coming on the show. very, very good. >> i really appreciate it. >> you've been watching "the wellness hour." i'm randy alvarez. for now, i wish you good health. >> male announcer: thanks for watching "the wellness hour," the leader in medical news, with your host, randy alvarez, the authority on health issues. >> my teeth just were not healthy. foods started hurting my teeth, like steak, corn on the cob. i would never consider dentures. i had my consultation with clearchoice. this is something i had to do for me. >> male announcer: at clearchoice, we bring hope to millions who suffer from missing or failing teeth with dental implants that look, feel, and function like strong, natural teeth. >> all the specialists with all the technology they need are in one spot. it makes delivering this 21st-century world-class dentistry very convenient, and we do it in one day. >> male announcer: our doctors
warm, welcoming environment to create your new healthy smile. >> i walked out of there with the teeth that i wanted. i do get a lot of compliments about my smile. >> male announcer: call today to schedule your free comprehensive consultation and i-cap 3-d imaging scan. we'll even talk financing options while you're here. >> my husband loves them, and i will always have this smile. always. [ laughs ] >> announcer: call clearchoice today. >> female announcer: america is getting more and more beautiful every day. smiles are brighter, confidence is higher, outlooks on life are improving daily. why? because people are calling or going online to schedule an appointment at clearchoice dental implant centers. clearchoice is leading america's smile freedom movement. more people trust us for implants than any other brand. and it all starts with that first call or click. schedule today and your consultation will include a 3-d
one with substance. >> i am not just shouting slogans not just engaging in rhetoric. i thought this through. i have a plan. >> that is similar to the case sunny made against her 2008 opponent. >> i'm offering 35 years of experience making change. the results to show for it. >> reporter: now he is in the white house and will greet >> important message for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income, learn about affordable
that guarantees your rate can never increase for any reason. if you did not receive your information, call this number now. your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. stand by to learn more. >> i'm alex trebek, here to tell you about a popular life insurance plan with a rate lock that locks in your rate for life so it can never increase. did you get your free information kit? if not, please call this number now. this affordable plan through the colonial penn program has coverage options for just $9.95 a month. your rate is locked in and can never go up. and your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. see how much coverage you can get
for your free information kit. did you know there's a cough liquid that lasts for twelve hours? try delsym twelve hour cough liquid. its advanced formula releases powerful medicine that acts fast while its extended release medicine lasts for 12 hours. try delsym . the wounded warrior project is the nation's most recognizable veterans charity. the organization has invested heavily in fund raising with stated purpose to honor and empower wounded warriors. a cbs news investigation found a lot of the money raised by the group is going to pay for lavish parties and expensive conferences.
employees are talking about some veterans programs themselves are falling short. chip reid has the story. >> many service members have said wounded warrior projects programs have positively affected their lives. but now, for the first time, former employees of the charity are speaking out about their concern that it is strag from its mission. >> the job of helping thousand of our warriors rebuild their lives is massive and growing every day. >> their commercials are easy to recognize. and hard to miss. >> with a pledge of $19 a month. you will receive the wounded warrior project blanket. >> the charity's heavy investment in fund-raising has paid off bringing in more than $300 million in donations in 2014. retired army staff sergeant eric millette came home from iraq in purple heart along with a traumatic brain injury and ptsd.
2nd, 2006. i was in iraq. >> reporter: wounded warrior project enrolled him in warriors speak which provides important life stills that help warriors succeed. in 2013, the charity hired him as a public speaker. but, millette quit last year. he says warriors speak is less like a pre gram to help veterans and more like a fund-raising vehicle. and they will tell you it is not. but it is. i see how an organization that rakes in hundreds of millions of dollars a year is not helping my brothers and my sisters. or at laes not all of them. >> cbs news has interviewed more than three dozen former employees of the wounded warrior project. and nearly all of them have told us, their concerned that the organization has become more focused on raising money than on serving wounded veterans. many of those former staffers believe that after raising more than $1 billion, since 2003, the
comprehensive services to wounded veterans. >> i think they want to show warriors a good time. i think they get the warriors out on the events. but where is the follow-up. >> these two former employees didn't want to show their faces fearing retaliation. >> a lot of the warriors that i saw needed mental health treatment. they don't get that from wounded warrior project. >> what happens when you make a suggestion that there is a better way to serve veterans. >> if you have a brain, use your brain, come up with an idea in a matter of time you are off the bus. >> off the bus. >> it is their way or the highway. >> i would raise issues. why aren't we doing follow-up. case management? >> how would they respond? >> we don't call warriors, warriors call us. >> they don't call warriors. >> warriors call them. and it -- again as a disabled veteran it makes me sick. >> thank you, it is a pleasure to be here. >> wounded warrior project
interview ceo, steven nardizzi, they offered captain ryan kules, recipient of the programs and services and director of its alumni. >> we have heard multiple times that people go to -- to soldier bike ride, or project odyssey. and then they never hear from wounded warrior project again. is there mental health follow-up. wounded warrior project contacts alumni, multiple times over we call each and every one of our alumni. on their birth month. to be and check in, see how they're doing. see if they need any of their program services. then also have multiple opportunities for, for, them and us to pull out to see how they're doing. tax-exempt organizations at the irs. what was your biggest concern in reading these forms?
number of people that were assisted. i thought that was truly unusual. >> reporter: they do put some numbers on the website. >> yes, they do. >> what's the difference. >> signed under penalties of perjury. >> reporter: penalties of perjury. got to be careful on there? >> you have to be certain. retaliation from wounded warrior project. but that won't stop him. >> as a veteran, i feel other veterans need a voice. i am in a position where i can be their voice. i feel if i don't stand up and do what i feel is right. and, voice their concerns. how i feel, then i am leaving them behind. >> captain kules' wounded warrior project representative, said mental health services are very important to the charity and it is committing $100 million over three years to a warrior care network. it will be in a partnership with four hospitals nationwide. that will provide out patient mental health services to post
>> all the snow in the west this winter made slopes dangerous place. colorado avalanche information center says this month has been the deadliest january in nearly 20 years. last week alone, three people died in avalanches in washington state and wyoming. meanwhile, a snow boarder in tahoe faces criminal charges for starting an avalanche in an area that was off-limits to skis and snow board. >> reporter: this is what an avalanche looks like from the inside. [ bleep ]. >> had to go find fresh some where and have fun like we usually do. and got caught in the avalanche. >> reporter: snow boarder christian mayer nearly swallowed up by tons of fast moving snow. now facing an avalanche of criticism and potential prosecution for what officials are calling his reckless decision. the sheriff's office and the da
they need to be aware that, it is not just, oh, i can get away with this. it has much farther reaching ramifications. >> reporter: mayer trying terd the avalanche riding with friend, a popular ski destination northwest of lake tahoe. mayors was riding in a closed area of the mountain off-limits and the avalanche put other skiers at risk. >> those signs are there for a reason. this is all about safety. us wanting to make sure, ensure we always keep our skiing public as safe as possible. >> all righty. >> i would never -- not because it is illegal. because the it is dangerous. not trying to go out there and die. who want to go out there and go, we can die today on purpose. that's silly. >> sugar bowl resort says they won't tolerate any action that endangers their guests and staff. mayors says a recent incident on the mountain that could be causing resort officials to overreact. >> what happened. he works for them. he is missing they can't find
this has happened. they have to protect themselves in order for them to not look bad to the public. >> mayors is referring to 23-year-old carson may, a ski instructor who disappeared skiing the mountain. it's not always as easy for me as it is for him... it's easy for me cause look at her. aw... so we use k-y ultragel. it enhances my body's natural moisture so i can get into the swing of it a bit quicker. and when i know she's feeling like that, it makes me feel like we're both... when she enjoys it, we enjoy it even more. and i enjoy it. feel the difference with k-y ultragel. (cell phone rings) where are you?
mom? your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom? he says it's personal this time... if you're a mom, you call at the worst time. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. where are you? it's very loud there. are you taking a zumba class? man (sternly): where do you think you're going? mr. mucus: to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. man: you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. i'm good all day. [announcer:] mucinex keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 hours. let's end this lilly. she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. but once a week i let her play sheriff so i can wash it. i use tide to get out those week old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. you are free to go. tide and downy together. living well your immune system works hard to keep you top of your game. you can support it by eating healthy, drinking fluids, and getting some rest.
showtime's house of lies. the first scripted program to shoot on the island since the cuban embargo began more than 50 years ago. ben tracy flew to havana to see how hollywood may be playing a role in improving relations with the u.s. there is always plenty of action on the streets of havana. >> action. >> but this is different. hollywood has come to town. >> do you have any idea where we are? >> showtime's house of lies spend a week in cuba. >> welcome to havana. shooting season five, season finale. restored american cars proved to be irresistible props. don cheatle is the star of the show. the first scripted u.s. show to shoot in cuba, how meaningful is that to you? >> amazing. takes the finale of the show to
possible with a completely different look and, and, idea, and -- different focus and tone. >> it was director matthew carnahan with wife, actress, director helen hunt who wanted to bring the show to cuba. that's much easier said than done. the u.s. embargo is still in place. so the money to finance the shoot had to be wired through canadian banks. u.s. credit card don't work here. wifi nearly not existent. production equipment had to be sent in from germany. and the not so matter of government censorship. >> i imagine the government here wanted to know what you were going to shoot and what you were saying about cuba. how much hand on do they get on a script on a show like this. >> you don't come to cuba and shoot whatever you want. they are very protective of the culture they have here and system that they have here.
today, we submit aid script and outline month as go and reviewed e cuban government. and we were given approvals at various stages. the producers also had to get permission from the u.s. government. ambassador de la rentas is in charge. >> what is the significance of a u.s. television show filming in cuba? >> culture is a bridge builder as we forge this new relationship. personally i think it is very important. we are receiving a lot of calls and a lot of visitors from different elements of the industry. expressing interest. >> reporter: universal picture is trying to get per motion to shoot a portion of "fast & furious 8" in cuba. but "house of lies" got here first and actress christen bell has seen a lot of curious cubans. >> it is a curious thing we are doing. people are walking around with
heads and cars attached to other cars and, you know a bunch of blonds. it is interesting. people they stare. and they're, they're quiet and cooperative. and so hospitable. i asked this woman what she thought of it all? see said she likes it because of relations between u.s. and cuba and glad the show cam to her town. and cubans weren't just watching. they were hired as extras. and members of the crew. and the cast took their job as u.s. cultural ambassadors quite seriously. we found actors ben schwartz and josh lawson working on their language skills. mi espanol is muy bueno. muy bueno. >> very good. >> casa. >> house.
and cigar. >> think it is rum. >> and cigar. >> cigar. >> kidding aside the cast and crew seemed aware though they were shooting a tv show the role they played with the cuban people was much more significant. >> there are many ways to sort uh bridge that cultural divide. it is nice that we have been
emissari the sun dance film festival hasn't handed out award yet. already netflix and amazon winning when it comes to buying. the streaming services are sending shock waves through hollywood outbidding traditional studios for many of the most coveted films. their shopping spree can change the way we all watch movies. >> reporter: amazon and netflix
this time around they reached into their deep pockets and spent millions on quality films. all part of a bigger effort to make the term direct-to-television a blessing not a curse. >> i saved your life. >> netflix shocked the movie industry last march, paying $12 million for "beasts of no nation." the acclaimed film about star soldiers. turns out it was just getting started. this week at sun dance, netflix did binge spending. snapping up the movie starring ellen page, and fundamentals of caring with paul rudd and selena gomez. for $7 million. also bid $20 million for the rights to "the birth of a nation" about nat turner's slave revolt which ended up at fox search light for $3 million less. >> netflix, amazon, dominated. they've come in here, targeted good movies. really gone on a buying spree. >> amazon beat out fox, universal and focus features for the buzzy drama manchester by the sea, starring kyle chandler
friendship. >> the major studios are at disadvantage. when they bid, they have to take into account how many tickets they sell. whereas, with netflix and amazon have deeper pockets don't have to worry selling tickets, offering original content to their survivors. >> amazon is expected to roll out acquisitions the way it did spike lee's movie, chi-raq, debuted after its theatrical release. netflix model is more radical. bee beasts of no nation was released in theaters and online. >> up-ended the business coming in trying to get original content and cut out the middle man, movie theater owners. think we are getting closer
in movie theaters. they can't toy with me like they toy with everybody else. >> trump pulls out of the debate. will he change his mind? >> i got a $20 bet he will show up. also tonight more of our investigation exposing questionable spending by the largest veterans charity. new cases of zika virus in the united states. and, two men, two generations. >> opposite end of the spectrum. >> and only one can win.
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." we open with a bid of one no trump. the political play of the day by the republican front-runner, pulling out of the next presidential debate tonight. if it is a publicity stunt it is working. but it could also be a risky move. four days before iowa, where donald trump is neck and neck with ted cruz, he is in the battle for the first votes of campaign 2016. here is major garrett. >> they can't toy with me like they toy with everybody else. so let them have their debate. let's see huh they do with the ratings. >> reporter: it began with a statement from fox news, mocking future president trump unable to deal with foreign addversaryies replacing his cabinet with his twitter followers. >> when i see a press release written by a child, what do i have to do?
fox moderator megyn kelly. >> you called women you don't like, fat pigs, dogs, slobs. >> in 2011 trump only had praise for kelly. >> do you really think you are a better moderator than i am? >> no, i could never beat you. that wouldn't be close. that would be no contest. you have done a great job, i mean it. >> reporter: ted cruz called trump's dispute with fox news laughable. >> apparently, meg can gelyn kelly is really, really scary. and, you know, donald is a fragile soul. you know, if she asks him mean questions, his hair might stand on end. >> on twitter, trump replied reigniting the controversy of cruz's canadian birth. ted cruz wants to debate me
>> poor little donald being mistreated. >> jeb bush trailing in the polls predicted trump will take the stage. >> we have to have the courage to change medicare. >> reporter: trump did get support from influential conservative radio host, rush limbaugh. >> i have news for you he is controlling the media. and it is his on jek tichltbjective. he is controlling the media. he controls the media when he is not on it. he controls the media when he is on it. he controeldsls the media when he is asleep. >> by fox's count. trump appeared on the network 132 times during the campaign t trump its now challenging the network's well defined role in the republican nomination conversation and the network well aware of the stakes is not backing down. >> the trump campaign just told us he will be hosting an event for veterans at the time of the debate. thank you.
sanders took a detour off the campaign trail, to check out what he hopes will be his new office. here is nancy cordes. >> god, what a turnout! [ applause ] >> reporter: there are few things that will pull a candidate out of iowa, five day before the caucus. a legitimacy lending meeting with the president is one of them. >> the president and i discussed this morning a number of issues. foreign policy issues. domestic issues, occasionally a little bit of politic thousands. >> reporter: the white house insisted the sitdown was in the works for a while and was not meant to balance out the president's lavish praise of clinton in a recent interview. >> she is a good, smart, tough, person. >> his approval matters, as both candidates vie to win over his supporters. >> before it was called obama care, it was called hillary care. >> even the sanders slogan, a future to believe in looks a lot
believe in. >> i was a fan of obama from the beginning. >> reporter: kimberly boggus and zoe wagner live in beaverdale, nicknamed obamadale. >> which way do you think beaverdale is going this time? >> a third, hillary, a third o'malley, and third sanders. >> wagner is a precinct captain for clinton. >> reporter: why do you think the campaign went with some one so young as precinct captain? >> she's good. >> i think it just has to do with energy and passion for the job. i mean, i believed in her since day one. >> reporter: sanders wasted no time getting back to iowa for an event here in mason city tonight. he said he didn't bother scott asking the president for his endorsement, because the white house has vowed to stay neutral in the primary. >> nancy cordes. thank you.
cut off access to buildings on a national wildlife refuge where armed anti-government protesters have been holed up for weeks. last night when some of the group's leaders were driving to a meeting, police closed in on them, kill one, and arresting the others. carter evan is there. >> reporter: the militia members were on their way to community event when captured during a traffic stop and shots were fired. in all, eight were arrested including the group's leader, ammon bundy. conservative talk show host, pete santilli was live streaming. authorities say the goal was to apprehend them peacefully. the fbi went say who shot first. but when it was over, militia spokesman, lavoy finicum and bundy's brother wounded. sheriff dave ward. >> disappointed that a traffic stop yesterday that was supposed
this -- ended badly. we work through the appropriate channels. this can't happen any more. >> reporter: bundy and armed followers none from oregon took control of the national wildlife refuge, january 2nd to protest landownership by the federal government. since the takeover federal authorities refused to raid the compound. greg bretzing said they were given ample opportunity to leave peacefully. >> instead these individuals have chosen to threaten and intimidate the america they profess to love. >> reporter: in nearby burns, some residents feel the protesters have more than overstayed their welcome. are you ready for them to leave? >> i've been ready for them to leave for several weeks. >> reporter: it issest mated as few as 10 and as many as three dozen militia members are still holed up ten miles down the road behind me.
will be right back. now for this question -- who should not be president? the pew research center has a new poll tonight. 20% of americans said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who used marijuana. 37% don't want a candidate who has had an affair. 41% don't look personal financial troubles.
51% said they wouldn't have faith in a candidate who does not believe in god. last night, we broke the story of lavish spending by one of the most prominent charities for wounded veterans. financial records show that compared to similar charities, the wounded warrior project spend a far smaller share of what it takes in on the vets them selves. tonight we have more of our investigation by chip reid and pre deucer, jennifer janisch. >> reporter: the nation's most prominent veterans charity is facing criticism from more than 40 former employees how it spend the more than $800 million it raised in the past sick years. we asked mark owens, a former director of tax-exempt organizations at the irs to review the wounded warrior project's tax documents. >> what was your biggest concern in reading these forms? >> that i couldn't tell the number of people that were
i thought that was truly unusual. if the organization is asking for money and spending money purportedly spending money to assist veterans, i would look to know. wounded warrior project says 80% of their money is spent on programs for veterans. that's because they include professional items, direct response advertising, and shipping and postage costs. take that out, and the figures look more like what charity watch dogs say only 54 to 60% of donations go to help wound service members. the ceo said fund-raising should and can be included in the programs and services. your response? >> i would be curious to know how asking people for money equates to the assistance of wounded veterans. >> steven nardizzi has been ceo since 2009. in 2014 he was paid nearly
sized charities. many former employees told us they thought it was too much. nardizzi defended his salary to or norfolk affiliate. >> less than 1% of the donations that come in. i am running an organization that is helping hundreds of thousands of warriors. >> last year, wwp gave $150,000 grant to a group that defends higher spending on overhead executive salaries and fund-raising fund-raising. nardizzi says the more money the charity raises the more it can spend on veterans. >> if your only fixation is spending the most on programs, that's feeling good, not necessarily doing good. you can run program activityiesactivities. >> but daniel says his biggest concern is the group is sitting on $24 million surplus and not
veterans. >> is w udould be helpful if hundred of millions of dollars were being spent to help veterans in the shorter term, year or two, rather than being held for longer term. wounded warrior project told us it is committed $100 million to a new mental health care initiative and hope to raise another $500 million for long term care for severely wounded veterans. scott, it could be years before most of the money makes an impact on the lives of wounded service members. >> chip reid with our cbs news investigation. chip, thank you very much. a lawsuit today its demanding all the lead pipes in flint, michigan's water system be replaced. at least 100 children there have elevated levels of toxic lead in their blood. the lead came out of the pipes for more than a year after flint failed to add standard anti-core roegs corrosion chemicals to the water.
>> time to act. >> reporter: michigan governor, rick snyder told flint to have faith. it will take months before he knows if the tap walt r is clean. flint residents want their lead pipes replaced before they drink the water. when is the soonest one of the lines will be replaced? >> a lot of work is being done to understand where the lead service lines fully are. >> reporter: for now, anti-corrosion chemicals in the water are patching up protective coating in pipes to help keep the lead out. the state tested a sample of 2,500 flint homes. 93% had less than federal limit of 15 parts per billion. 85%, below 5 ppb. 160 homes had dangerous levels of lead. professor marc-edouard of virginia tech was the first to detect elevated lead levels last summer when state officials tried to discredit him.
help oversee the recovery. edwards says current lead levels are three to four times lotter than this summer's highs. do you think people here are week as way from being able to drink unfiltered tap walter. months. >> more likely, realistically, two, two and a half months. >> reporter: until then, flint's 99,000 residents like rose and dennis richmond have to drink bottled and filtered walter as water bills pile up. >> it is not right. it's not fair. so we will just have to see what comes of this. >> as residents depend on bottled walter many are refusing to pay their water bills. some joined a class action lawsuit to get their money back. scott, the mayor requested $3 million from the state to keep the city's underfunded water utility afloat. >> a tornado swept through broward county, florida today. trees came down. roofs tore up. trucks and cars were tossed.
north of fort lauderdale. but there was only one injury. and it wasn't serious. there was a little more worrying news about the economy today. the federal reserve said that growth began to slow at the end of last year. and so it kept interest rates unchanged today. but that helped send the dow tumbling more than 200 points. another factor, apple. one of the stock's in the dow, fell more than 6.5% because iphone sales had cooled off. new cases of zika virus are turning up in the u.s. washington find a lot of green under all of that white. and -- new partners in fighting crime. living well your immune system works hard to keep you top of your game. you can support it by eating healthy, drinking fluids, and getting some rest. and you can combine these simple remedies with airborne. no other leading immunity brand gives you more vitamin c.
so when you want to support your immune system, take airborne, and enjoy living well. (cell phone rings) where are you? well the squirrels are back in the attic. mom? your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom? he says it's personal this time... you call at the worst time. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. where are you? it's very loud there. are you taking a zumba class? it's not always as easy for me as it is for him... it's easy for me cause look at her. aw... so we use k-y ultragel. it enhances my body's natural moisture so i can get into the swing of it a bit quicker. and when i know she's feeling like that,
when she enjoys it, we enjoy it even more. and i enjoy it. feel the difference with k-y ultragel. how can this have been washed 12 weeks ago and still smell like springtime? unstopables in-wash scent boosters the more you pour, the more scent you'll savor. toss it in before your clothes for luxurious scent up to 12 weeks unstopables by downy. america's best scent booster. man (sternly): where do you think you're going? mr. mucus: to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. man: you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. i'm good all day. [announcer:] mucinex keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 hours.
a new case of zika virus reported in minnesota today. that makes ten cases in five states. the mosquito borne infection is a threat to fetuses developing in the womb. the u.s. cases are in people who traveled from south of the border, but dr. jon lapook is looking into the likely hufd lylikelihood of an outbreak here at home. >> reporter: brazil is fighting zika virus trying to control its mosquito population. so farther zika virus has not been found in mosquitoes in the u.s. the types that could carry the
in fact, in warmer months those mosquitoes can be found in regions where 60% of americans live. that's about 200 million people. the zika virus has been linked to a birth effect, microcephaly where babies are born with small head. and dr. tara shrazian says doctors are bracing for likely arrival of the virus. in america, about 4 million women get pregnant each year. >> out of five only one exhibits symptoms. the other four don't have symptoms and may have been exposed but may still develop microencephaly in their fetuses transmission from mom to fetus we think is relatively high. >> nurse practicing ter, safiyyah okoye is pregnant and decided not to vacation in the caribbean this year. >> even countries that weren't on the travel ban list, i felt
march seemed like the list was rapidly growing. >> reporter: today united and american airlines, issued new policies alug pregnant women to postpone travel or receive full refund of flights to zika infected countries. zika spreads through mosquito bites and more is needed about sexual contact and blood transfusion. a vaccine could be three to five years away. jon, thank you very much. jon answered question as but zika virus in a facebook chat this evening. you can find his response on our face book page.
customs officials have been confiscating knock-off hoverboards. in chicago they showed off 16,000 counterfeits. authority say the fakes are more likely to overheat and catch fire than the real ones. in washington, the big storm led to a blizzard of tickets for parking on snow emergency routes. nearly 5,000 were written. that is a snowfall wind fall for the city. $1.25 million. by comparison, new york gave parkers a pass during the emergency. florida is coming to d.c.'s rescue sending 15 trucks to help peck pick up the snow with signs that say visit florida. in canton, ohio, officer ryan davis has a new partner, steve hartman reported the officer's former partner, jethroe was shot and killed by a
up for the generations. the vice president of the united states, joe biden with us from washington. >> the economy has gotten worse for many americans. >> is there a disconnect here? we end tonight with an epic battle of the ages. a 20-something against a 30-something in a game that should be something else. peyton manning's candid moment
sunday's championship game. is adding more drama to a game that already features the most diametric division of team leaders in suls bowl history. manning, 39, most prolific passer the game has ever seen. but perhaps the least mobile. cam newton, just 26. >> for the touchdown. >> the best running quarterback today. he rushed for more yards than any of his peers. 636. manning, negative 6. >> is it possible to put into word how different the styles are? >> opposite end of the spectrum. >> ray lewis played quarterback for four teams during his career. look at peyton manning. the typical old-fashioned quarterback. look at cam newton. running and passing threat. >> reporter: the extreme style split extend beyond game plays and age gaps. on the sideline. manning never takes his eyes away from the printouts looks like he is constantly cramming
newton is demonstrative, hyperemotional, smiling and soaking in every moment like most rambunctious kid on the playground. only thing they do share is stifling defenses two. best in the nfl. >> picked off by coleman. >> think this is a defensive match up. people want to see, 49, 4. don't think it will be that way. it will be fun. awesome. >> one of two walks away with the ring. the bronco riding the last rodeo or young panther likely on the verge of many more. >> and, of course you can see super bowl 50, sunday, february 7th. right here on cbs. that's the "overnight news for this thursday." for some of you the news continue thousands. for others check back with us later for the morning news and cbs this morning.
york city, i'm scott pelley. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, january 28th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." donald trump tries to steal the spotlight from his republican opponent. the gop front-runner won't be at the final debate before the iowa caucuses because of his ongoing feud with fox news.
protesters and federal authorities intensifies in oregon. three more members of the group are arrested, while others remain on the disputed wildlife refuge. a crash landing is caught on camera. a helicopter pilot and his student somehow walk away when their chopper falls from the sky. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. tonight, republican presidential candidates hold their last debate before monday's iowa caucuses, but the focus who won't be taking part. donald trump locked in an explosive feud with fox news still says he is still boycotting the debate. marlie hall is in des moines and has our report. >> reporter: with the debate just hours away, donald trump is still refusing to attend. a point he made clear wednesday night in an appearance on fox
>> will you just consider? i want you to consider, all right? think about it. >> bill, this is much tougher being with you, because, frankly, you're smarter. this is much tougher than doing the debate with megyn kelly, believe me. i got a very unfair question from somebody but we don't even talk about that. >> reporter: at an event in south carolina earlier, trump continued to take aim at the fox news host moderating the event. while in des moines, chief rival ted cruz, once again, challenged him one-on-one. >> i'm going to propose a venue. western iowa, saturday night, sioux city. we already have it reserved. >> reporter: while his republican counterparts are on the debate stage, trump will be here on the campus of drake university. even students who don't support the outspoken candidate are excited what they are calling the anti-debate event. >> you know, as an american citizen, it worries me if he is
reporter or one moderator, how he is going to attempt to make america great again. >> reporter: trump's camp says he'll hold a fund-raiser for forveterans on the campus of drake university tonight. at least one veterans group, the iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, announced they will decline donations from the event. marlie hall, cbs news, des moines, iowa. hillary clinton says that she wants another debate before next month's new hampshire primary. clinton is pushing the democratic national committee to add the debate, but the dnc says it's sticking to its schedule. bernie sanders' campaign says he'll participate in another pre-new hampshire debate if clinton agrees to three more debates later this year. three men who had been occupying a federal wildlife refuge in oregon surrendered to authorities late yesterday and they apparently heeded the advice of the leader ammon bundy who urged his followers to go
last night, a vigil was held for robert lavoy finicum. he was shot and killed when bundy and others were arrested at a traffic stop. there are conflicting accounts of the shooting. one protester says finicum charged at the officers. the militants have oupied the refuge for more than three weeks now. it's estimated that as many as three dozen armed protesters may still be there. meanwhile, bundy made his first court appearance. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: ammon bundy and several of his followers are facing a federal magistrate for seizing a federal nature reserve. they are charged with a felony offense of conspiracy to impede officers from discharging their official duties through the force, intimidation, or threat. >> these individuals have chosen to threaten and intimidate the america they profess to love. >> reporter: the judge ruled the eight militia members were a flight risk and ordered them to remain in custody until a second hearing on friday. they were arrested tuesday night when fbi agents and police
highway. bundy's brother ryan was shot and the militia spokesman, 55-year-old lavoy finicum, was killed. bundy said finicum was shot several times on the ground. >> what kind of a human being is that? they walk up and shot them. that is the kind of people we are tired of dealing with. >> reporter: prefers have been occupying the malheur wildlife refuge since february 2nd to appeal land policies. >> we don't arm up. we work through the appropriate channels. this can't happen any more. >> reporter: many in the area want bundy's group to leave. >> i've been ready for them to leave for -- for several weeks. >> reporter: federal agents have set up roadblocks and surrounded the refuge where the remaining armed occupiers are refusing to end the siege. danielle nottingham, cbs news. the world health organization meets in a special
virus that has spread to the 24 countries and the americas and the caribbeans and africa. thousands have been affected and take action. don champion is here in new york with more. >> reporter: there is no known treatment or cure for the virus. the hunt for the vaccine is on, but could take years. steps are being taken in the u.s. to prepare and stop the potential spread of the virus. the virus is spread by mosquitoes. so far, it has not been found in any in the u.s., but there have been cases in this country of people who had traveled to infected regions. during warmer months, the mosquitoes that carry the disease can be found in areas where 60% of americans live, affecting about 200 million people. the virus is apparently linked to a birth defect which causes babies to be born with smaller heads.
of health officials in brazil where there are thousands of suspected cases, but only 270 have been confirmed. doctors in this country are preparing for the likely arrival of the virus. >> out of five women, only one exhibits symptoms, so the other four don't have symptoms and may still have been exposed and may still develop microencephaly in their fetus. the transmission from the mom to the fetus, we think, is relatively high. >> reporter: the centers for disease control has told pregnant women not to travel to countries affected by the zika virus. both united and americanairlines are allowing pregnant women to postpone travel or receive refunds for flights to affected zika countries and some have already cancelled travel plans. >> even some of the countries we were considering that weren't on the travel ban list, i felt like by the time of our trip in march, it seemed like the list was rapidly growing. >> reporter: now, it's still not