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>> we were focused on getting her to the doctor and making sure she was okay. >> reporter: against raising issues of secrecy is trust. >> this is what drove her to have the private e-mail server. >> three top staffers who were also sick. week ago, she had coughing spells, she said, from allergies. >> can i get some water? thank you. >> b clinton and 70-year-old donald trump had faced calls to release more medical information. trump has only released a few paragraphs from his doctor. clinton, considerably more detailed, but still less than past nominees. in 2008, 72-year-old john mccain allowed reporters to look through thousands of pages of medical records. because he was suffering from recurring melanoma, a potentially fatal cancer. tonight clinton pleaded her thanks to well wishers, saying
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she's getting better and at the same time, the campaign announced that bill clinton will fill in for his wife tomorrow and the next day on the west coast. lester? >> thank you, andrea. we want to bring in dr. john torrez, an emergency room physician. john, you've seen that video and the statement from secretary clinton's doctor and what the campaign is saying. how serious is this condition and how long does it take to recover? >> you know, lester, when it comes to pneumonia, i treat couple reasons. number one, some people will recover on their own, with antibiotics, or if it's viral, their body will take care of it. but for some people, especially as we get older, if we have other health issues, it could prove fatal. so you want to be very careful with this disease and make sure it's treated appropriately. as far as recovery, that's going to depend on a few factors. number one, how big is the pneumonia. number two, how long did it take to get treatment started. and number three, what's the person's own health condition. if it's a walking
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here, that means they weren't hospital idesed. it's a mild to moderate pneumonia which recovers over ten days to two weeks. that's assuming antibiotics started early. and a three-four day rest period, they stay on the couch, maybe do puzzles. then they do another seven days to a week and a half of light duty. they have to keep an eye on their own body. if their body is telling more rest, they need to slow down. if they don't get the rest, it's going to extend the pneumonia or they'll collapse. that may have been what happened here. >> thank you. meantime, as health becomes a major topic, donald trump has released even less information about his medical history than hillary clinton has. now trump says he'll too be releasing more information. at the same time trump is firing back after clinton called half his supporters a, quote, basket of deplorables. we get that end of the
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hallie jackson. >> reporter: trying to show he's transparent, donald trump's promising to share the results of a recent physical. >> i'll be handing out a paper with very large numbers of very detailed -- hopefully good statistics. >> reporter: it's not clear what trump will reveal or when. though he's set to appear on the dr. oz show later this week, attempting to prove not just that he's healthy, but that he's not hiding anything. still, he's released less information than hillary clinton has, medical records or taxes. trump today largely laying off questions about clinton's health. >> i just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail. >> reporter: trump excoriating her on something else. what she said friday night. >> you can put half of trump supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. the racist, sexist, homophobics, xenophobic. >> the disdain that hillary clinton
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millions of decent americans disqualifies her from public service. >> reporter: both sides eager for this fight, while clinton's walking back the number of supporters she called deplorable, she's standing by the label itself. trump's team calculating for her, this could be as damaging as mitt romney's 47% comment last cycle. his campaign out with a new ad, counting faster than they have before. >> viciously working people like you. >> reporter: but for a controversial candidate, a new poll shows 60% of americans think trump is biased against women and minorities. >> it could remind many voters about his extreme supporters and about his intolerant comments over the past year. >> reporter: late tonight clinton on twitter hit trump's running mate mike pence, who declined to call former kkk leader david duke deplorable, but pence did clearly
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him. lester? >> hallie jackson, thank you. overseas tonight, a fragile ceasefire is holding in syria, after so long the bojing has finally stopped, after a hard-fought deal struck by the u.s. and russia. but the question, can it hold? and can relief reach so many families trapped by this war? we get the latest from our chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: the battered city of aleppo, a pause today in the reles but it will last? people came out to shop and to play. because at sunset, a hard negotiated u.s.-russian ceasefire came into effect. across syria, both regime forces and relativelily moderate rebels are supposed to hold their fire for a full week, allowing humanitarian aid. >> translator: god willing, this truce will hold, give us
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>> reporter: don't trust the regime, cautioned a man. aid agencies also have many questions. >> exactly who is going to be allowed to get the aid in, what the approval process is going to be, what the mechanism is going to be, we're still waiting for some of those details. >> reporter: it's so complicated because there are so many armed forces involved in this war, and only some of them have agreed to stop shooting. the syrian regime has the support of russia, iran, and hezbollah, a lebanese militia. on the other side are rebels, the kurds, isis, and a few hundred american advisers there to fight them. it's a puzzle with mismatched pieces. and today syrian president assad promised that his troops will liberate every inch of syria. it hardly sounds like peace is in the air. still today secretary kerry was cautiously optimistic. >> the earliest reports are that there's a -- some
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needed evening without bombs. but few are even daring to hope that this is the beginning of the end of a vicious war. there are already some accusations that this truce is being violated. lester, i think we'll know if it's working if over the next 48 hours or so, the aid convoys are allowed to reach places like aleppo. if only that happens, it will be welcome relief to the people, but is it the start of the end of the war? not a lot of optimism. >> richard, thank you. back home, investigators have released surveillance video of a possible suspect in a fire they believe was deliberately set at a florida mosque. that same mosque had been attended in the past by the orlando pulse nightclub shooter. now our kerry sanders explains authorities are asking was this arson a hate crime. >> reporter: with just minutes to go on a solemn date, 9/11, an arson fire at a florida mosque. a likely hate crime, say agents. at the same mosque where pulse nightclub
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occasionally worshipped. tonight investigators have a useful clue to find the arsonist. a security camera caught a man running from the scene possibly because he burned himself when he set the fire. whoever it was came on a motorcycle. 911 calls came in shortly after. >> i it looks like a church. >> do you see flames coming from the roof? >> yes, and i see like a whole bunch of smoke. >> reporter: witnesses say the fire spread quickly. commercial structure. it's about 25% involved at this time. flames through the roof. >> reporter: this morning, more than a hundred members of the mosque had planned to hold service here for eid. the holiest of days. instead this morning, they joined a congregation at a nearby mosque. >> everybody's obviously saddened and scared about it. but, you know, our community is bigger than a building. >> reporter: ever since omar mateen
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orlando, there have been numerous threats at the ft. pierce islamic center. in july, a member of beaten up by a stranger in a parking lot. >> it's unacceptable to think that because of the actions of one criminal individual, the others would have to be held accountable for it. that's unamerican. >> reporter: tonight with the possibility the arsonist may have burned his arm, authorities are checking with local hospitals and hoping if somebody knows something, they call the police. >> thank you. a devastating house fire in memphis has claimed the lives of nine family members. among the dead, three adults and six children, ages 3 to 16. a fourth child is fighting for life tonight. authorities say this is the single deadliest fire in memphis since the 1920s. the cause remains under investigation. a horrific crash in colorado is raising more questions about the safety of our nation's school buses. the driver was killed and several members of
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team were injured when their bus veered off the road and slammed into a concrete pillar at denver's international airport. miguel almaguer has the latest. >> reporter: loaded with a high school football team, the head-on crash was so violent, driver carrie chopper died on scene. three adults suffered serious injuries. 15 students sent to the hospital. police don't know about the bus veered off the road at denver >> the tire tracks did not show any sign of left or right turns, simply drove straight off the roadway into that pillar. >> reporter: with students and staff grieving, tonight new questions over safety. michelle crawford refuses to let her children ride the bus, because they have no seat belts. >> i don't think it's a lot to ask for a three-point lap shoulder belt that they're using in their car every single day. >> reporter: though school bus crashes are
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29 were hospitalized after a rollover in indiana. in houston, two children killed when their bus veered off an overpass. 26 million children ride one every day. from 2005 to 2014, more than 1,300 people were killed in school transportation crashes. federal law does not require but federal officials now support seat belts on every bus. >> lives will be sav belts buses and they are used. >> caller: school buses have long been the safest way for children to get to school, but many say more needs to be done to keep it safe. much more to tell you about tonight. still ahead, slashing sky high medical costs. how to shop around for the treatment you need and get the insurance company to actually pay you for it. also, flu season is just around the corner.
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we're back now with a new effort against sky rocketing health care costs. by paying patients to choose the most cost effective option. with health care costs expected to rise 6% this year and next, some employers and insurers are encouraging customers to shop around, even
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drr the drug treatment paula receives should require a $30 insurance co-pay. instead, she's the one getting the cash. >> i'm not paying that. >> reporter: making money because she's treated at this new hampshire clinic rather than a more expensive hospital nearby. >> i get $500 every time i go in for the treatment. >> they pay you $500. >> they pay me, because the savings is that substantial for substantial. the treatment costs $4,000 at the clinic, $40,000 at the hospital. it's called smart shopper, used to drive down medical costs by giving patients a cut of the savings on standard treatments and surgeries. from lab work to mris, not cancer, not heart surgery. in miami, gal bladder surgery can cost anywhere from 5 to
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yet both are highly rated. >> if i choose to have my gal bladder removed here, which is cheaper, you're going to send me a check for 150 bucks because of the savings. >> correct. and it will cost you less as well. your out of pocket. >> reporter: some is hoth advocates worry that paying patientings might persuade them to choose cheaper and low quality care. but studies have shown often the best care isn't the most expensive. yet very few patients shop around. >> we have no idea if the bill ioi where else in your life do you shop that way? >> reporter: paula is convinced she gets better care at a small clinic. >> this is really about your quality of life. >> yes, it is. >> reporter: and you get paid for the treatment? >> i do. >> need anything else? >> reporter: no co-pay and pocketing $3,000 a year. tom costello, nbc news, bedford, new hampshire. we're back in a moment with the unlikely way a
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the man who attempted to assassinate president ronald reagan is now free from a mental hospital after decades. john hinckley jr, now 61 years old, was released over the weekend to the home of his elderly mother in virginia. he was spotted yesterday shopping at a target store. a judge ordered his release after declaring that psychiatric treatment has been effective and hinckley has no signs of any v an alarming new warning for families as flu season draws closer. a new study finds over 80% of parents have accidentally given children the wrong dose of liquid medicine, which can use an overdose. researchers suggest using an oral syringe because the odds of making a mistake are four times less than using dosing cups that come with medicine bottles. you'll be seeing new faces live from new york this fall. "saturday night live" announced today it's adding three new players to the cast
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42nd season. mikey day, alex mofet and melissa villa sennor. they'll be featured players, following the departures of jay pharaoh, kill ham and john wid necessaryky. when we come back, the
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finally tonight,
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memphis to build nearly two dozen homes for families in need. the man leading the effort truly knows the value of having a home to call your own. he's getting help from a former commander in chief. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on someone who is inspiring america. >> reporter: just north of downtown memphis, home is a little sweeter. >> i think my greatest joy definitely is seeing the families ge home. >> reporter: dwayne spencer is the local president and ceo of habitat for humanity, now working side by side with president jimmy carter to house 21 families this fall. >> everyone deserves a decent place to live. >> reporter: he would know better than most. did you realize what type of poverty you were in? >> i did. and i was embarrassed by it. >> reporter: in the early '80s his family lived in crippling poverty, in a shack
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tennessee. their home burnt down when he was 16. this is the first time he's returned in years. >> i'm thinking that we used to walk down this hill to actually use the bathroom. it makes me emotional. >> reporter: his steep climb took him from a mail room to graduate school. >> it was the beginning for me. to be able to move out of that situation into something, into the 21st century. >> reporter: the past still hau remembers the day she couldn't make ends meet and learned she and her kids would be evicted. until habitat and dwayne spencer gave her much more than four walls. >> our family needs a good stable home to raise their children in. >> reporter: under spencer's leadership, habitat has tripled in size. >> i don't think your past is completely indicative of what your future will be. >> reporter: in some ways, he's come quite far from his humble beginnings. in others, he's never
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news, memphis. and that will do it for us on a monday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and
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>> stabbed 30 times in the face! blood. >> announcer: why she forgave the man who stole her sight. >> explain why you have no pulse. find out how he able to survive n. a doctor's exclusive. this reality star beat cancer once, did it come back. rene zelweiger,, and the zika,
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that's today! >> dr. travis: everyone, welcome to season 9 of the doctors! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] >> dr travis: you know, tank you all! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] >> dr. travis: we have so much fun doing what we do. we are so blessed and honored to be on the air each and every day. can't thank all of you enough. all of those who hang out in the audience, those of you who watch at home. we are excited for a big season 9. so, thank you for joining us. to kick things off today, we have a special guest, breast surgeon, our go is in the house! >> thank you, doctors. season 9! [ applause ] >> dr. travis: now i would be remiss if i did not acknowledge -- >> oh, my god. >> the fact that the table is vbrating. >> i know, did you feel that? >> it's vibrating. >> i want them. what is that? >> these are so cool. these are called the norma tech compression pants. and drake, the musician
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after show recovery. [ audience oohs ] >> i was in the operating room. i want to take the pose like he's doing there. i was in surgery all day yesterday, so my legs are a little tired. i feel it. this is awesome! >> dr. travis: tell us what the action is. >> it's air, that's being pumped through the legs of these pants that is massaging, it's putting pressure on it, increasing venus return, lymphatic return. >> and after a bunch of dancing you are getting rid of the lactic acid perfect sense. after dancing in the or. >> dancing! yeah, baby! [ crowd cheering ] [ applaus ] >> you like this look? [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> we know there's one thing you share with drake, and it's not dancing. [ laughter ] >> okay. i am getting inflated!
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massage. it goes up and down, it's awesome. >> dr. travis: the packages start at 1595. [ audience oohs ] >> but, but ... >> a little pricey. >> dr. travis: but over time, massages are quite expensive. if that thing lasted for years and years it's not a terrible investment. >> it really is relaxing. and anybody that has vein problems, for women, pregnant women, or somebody with a problem with -- >> diabetics, if ulcers, then you put something like this, a pneumatic compression, it increases blood flow and brings healing to the area. >> maybe for the rest of the segment, i would ask you to pause. >> deflation]

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