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"nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news," with lester holt. good evening, the u.s. is promising to respond after an american naval destroyer came under missile attack tonight near yemen, the second time in less than a week. pentagon officials say the missiles were launched from territory controlled by iranian-backed rebels. the ship was not hit and there were no american casualties. but the attack have stakes in the region and threatened to draw the u.s. into yemen's civil war. nbc's hans nichols has late details. >> it's the second time in four days missiles have been fired at the american destroyer. the "uss mason." the suspects behind the brazen attack? militias backed by iran. the latest incident began around sundown tonight. one missile was fired from an
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houthis. the u.s. officials did not confirm if the u.s. destroyer scored a direct hit. "the uss san antonio" was also in the vicinity. the "mason" was also fired on poefr the weekend no americans were hurt. >> one possible motive for the targeting of american ships? u.s. support for saudi arabia, which has been bombing the iranian-backed rebels since last year. this air strike on a funeral on sunday. hours later, the "uss mason" was attacked. the incidents against the american ships, now a topic at a national security meeting at the white house. >> the trigger is going to be when the next miss sl fired. that may very well be tomorrow. >> tonight the urgent question -- how will the u.s. respond to an attack that was potentially directed by iran hans nichols, nbc news. to the political war
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donald trump suggests a quote sinister deal inside the party to undermine him and wikileaks has released more purported emails from hillary clinton's campaign chairman and he's pointing the finger at russia and the trump campaign. let's begin with nbc's katie tur. >> instead of trying to expand his base, donald trump was in florida trading substance for insults. and capitalizing on his supporters' nothing left to lose, donald trump is going rogue. and his supporters are in for the fight. >> if he doesn't win, i believe it will be because of all the deceitful cheating. >> trump rallies, always fraught, now swallowed by fear, anger and misinformation. trump is reveling in it. driving a gop civil war. accusing paul ryan of disloyalty. >> there's a whole deal going on. we're going to figure it out.
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going on. >> trashing ryan last night and john mccain. >> i wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people, that i can tell you. >> but mccain's a brave man. including ryan. >> he's a brave man. >> including ryan, especially ryan. >> trump is hoping enthusiasm from his base will carry him over the finish line but that strategy is exposing weaknesses, namely in utah, a deep red state where trump and hillary clinton are now tied at 26%. and third-party candidate evan mcmullen is distance. >> he's speaking to his base, he really only has one strategy left and it's a scorched earth strategy against hillary clinton. >> rudy giuliani often leading the charge of clinton conspiracy theories, today accused her of lying where she was on 9/11. >> i heard her say one day she was there that day. i was there that day, i don't remember seeing hillary clinton there. >> but clinton never claimed to be in new york. then a u.s. senator, clinton was in washington on september 11th.
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the rubble of ground zero. right beside rudy giuliani. katie tur, nbc news, lakeland, florida. i'm halle jackson, today wikileaks releasing 1700 new stolen emails. part of a hack seized on by republicans. especially one email where jennifer palmeri, a top clinton aide writes of catholic conservatives, their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals. >> they attackat evangelicals. viciously. and that won't be tolerated, it won't be tolerated by the voters. >> the email hasn't been authenticated by nbc news. palmeri responding. >> i'm a catholic, i don't recognize that email that we saw. and this whole effort is led by the russians. >> the u.s. government has said russia is behind prior hacks.
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hacking his emails. noting ties to donald trump's campaign. podesta pointing to notorious gop operative roger stone. >> mr. stone had advanced warning in the trump campaign about what it was going to do. >> stone tells nbc news -- >> i have back-channel communications with wikileaks, but they don't tell me in advance what they're going to do. >> despite his tweets seeming to stone says he never knew specifics and has never met wikileaks founder. and while he used to be a trump confidante, said he didn't tell the campaign anything. >> i'm trying to help in the election of the entire republican ticke independently, and therefore i don't coordinate my activities with them in any way. >> halle jackson, nbc news, panama city. with early voting under way. nbc news has crunched the
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welker explains, hillary clinton appears to have an early edge. >> tonight hillary clinton in colorado, trying to capitalize on chaos in the republican party. hitting donald trump for what she called his scorched earth policy. >> it's all they have left. pure negativity. pessimism. and we're not going to let donald trump get away with it, are we? >> now exclusive nbc news analysis of early voting shows promising news for clinton in sen in five states, more democratic affiliated voters have cast ballots so far. in florida and georgia, more republicans have voted. party afl yags is a strong predictor of voter choice, but not a certainty. today the clinton campaign out with this tough new web ad. >> this was locker room talk. >> john mccain who has probably the dirtiest mouth in all of the senate. >> here in colorado, clinton has a double-digit lead, a convincing victory in battleground states like this
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election day. but the campaign still facing fallout from the continuing release of hacked campaign emails by wikileaks. messages not verified by nbc news, today new emails fueling the narrative that clinton is not transparent, avoiding the press. last year campaign chairman john podesta writing, if she thinks we can get to labor day without taking press questions, i think it's suicidal. trump pouncing. >> wikileaks is amazing, the stuff that's coming out, shshow s she's a real liar. >> a bitter battle. kristen welker, nbc news. a shocking turn of events in a small plane crash in a connecticut neighborhood. federal investigators say the evidence shows it was crashed intentionally. so far, senior law enforcement sources say no link to terror has been found. our tom costello has more. >> it happened right on main street in east hartford. >> report of an aircraft crash.
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in flames and smoke. on board a flight instructor who told investigators his student pilot intentionally crashed the plane. local and federal authorities say the leading theory is suicide. and the two had been arguing when the student said he no longer wanted to fly the plane. >> either one of the two occupants could have at any time the ability to control the plane. the instructor of the american flight academy was seriously burned. now in fair condition. the student, 28-year-old he had earned his pilot's license a year ago. his name was the not on any terror database. the two were on final approach to the airport when the plane went down near the plat and whitney aircraft engine plant. >> it was way too low. as i looked out my side mirror, i saw him clip the power line and hit a pole. >> a mother and three kids in a minivan escaped unharmed. >> it was like a movie scene. like who would have thought that
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searching both the student pilot's apartment and the flight academy offices, but sources say there's no link so far of terrorism. it's not clear what the argument in the cockpit was about or why the student might have used the flight as a way to end his life. lester? >> tom costello. thank you. late word of the embattled ceo of wells fargo is stepping down effective immediately after a scandal involving millions of unauthorized accounts opened by wells fargo pressure to meet sales goals. compensation analysts estimate john stumpf will walk away with more than $137 million. across north carolina this evening, floodwaters have that destroyed so many homes after hurricane matthew are remarkably now rising and threatening even more communities. nbc's miguel almaguer is in the disaster zone tonight. >> tonight in kingston, the
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new evacuations under way. this unfolding disaster is playing out more than 100 miles inland. a network of bloated rivers gushing water that has nowhere to go. stress dams like this one are crumbling in sections. >> a lot of water around here. >> the coast guard showed us some of the thousands of homes believed to be damaged. what could be a $10 billion loss. for communities like princeville, it's back to the hurricane floyd 17 years ago. the devastation is widespread. but is measured one home at a time. >> i look at how the water line is. >> the smith family is living in their driveway. their picture-perfect home of 21 years is now standing in nearly 21 inches of water. >> no matter how hard we worked to get it where it is. i know what it's going to take to get it back. we'll get it back.
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firefighters in lumberton reach a pack of puppies stranded for days in floodwaters. one small victory in a sea of so much loss. while the damage in this community is bad, it's only going to get worse. rivers all across this area won't crest until this weekend. meantime, the death toll here in u.s. from hurricane matthew now stands at 39, lester? >> the suspect in the ambush killing of two police officers in palm springs, california was just charged with murder. today police revealed disturbing details about the suspect's massive arsenal and apparently vicious intent. nbc's steve patterson. >> home surveillance video capturing the sounds of the gun battle. the officers thought they were responding to a domestic disturbance call. >> i would describe this as an ambush. >> 26-year-old john felix.
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possession of a firearm charged this afternoon with the killing two of palm springs police officers. >> he put on a vest. so that he would be protected so he could kill police officers. that's the motive. >> police say without warning, felix opened fire. armed with an ar-15 assault-style rifle and armor piercing rounds. officers 63-year-old jose vega and 26-year-old lesscy zerevni were killed. after a standoff w and police robots, felix surrendered. vega was a 35-year veteran and father of eight two months away from retirement. zerebne recently returned to duty after giving birth to a baby girl. >> rfr i day will be hard. >> the the the shooting comes after targeted police killings in dallas and baton rouge. >> there's an element in our society that's bent on killing police officers. >> prosecutors say felix is eligible for the death penalty
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memorial services next week, steve patterson, nbc news, palm springs, california. and still ahead, help wanted -- hundreds of thousands of job openings for the holidays. who's hiring and the special incentives offered to workers. and are your kids consumed
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it may be hard to believe, but holiday shopping season will be here before we know it. americans are expected to spend $656 billion this year, up more than 3% over last year.
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retailers are in a rush and pulling out the stops to hire holiday help. >> it's not even halloween and shoppers already seeing christmas all over the country. and unlike last year, seasonal job hunt verse their pick of where to work. 0% of employers plan on hiring this season. that's up 10% from last year. target hiring 78,000 people. macy's, 83,000 and u.p.s., at 95,000 job opin retail jobs paid $9.70 an hour last year this year's average, $13.90 an hour. the. >> the good news is the economy is better. the bad news, it makes it more difficult to find people looking for a part-time seasonal position. >> sandy is looking to work at sheryl's cookies, for the money and 40% holiday discount. >> the discounts and perks are very important to me during the holidays.
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tougher than ever. retailers rolling out other perks like cash tore hourhours. >> toys r us is holding its first-ever national hiring day. >> retails season is like the super bowl for us, with the economy being so strong and frankly the job market being tight we know it's a really competitive environment for seasonal hires. >> some stores are opening their doors to candidates with no retail work history tll >> my resum? isn't for retail, it's for customer service. >> and the opportunities will not end after the holidays. nearly 90% of employers plan to hire holiday workers full-time in the new year. joyln kent, nbc news, brooklyn, new york. in a moment, how would you feel if the person next to you on a plane brought along an uncaged dog, a cat or even a pig?
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are investigating the apparent suicide of a los angeles police detective who was among those investigating sexual assault allegations against new york knicks star derrick rose. detective nay dean hernandez had argued to protect the anonymity of rose's accuser. police say there's no indication her case work had any connection to her death. new focus tonight on so-called comfort animals from dogs to pigs that are becoming a growing part of air travel. at a meeting hosted by the feds limitations on the types of animals allowed to fly, here's nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> turtles, turkeys, even pigs that fly, the debate over emotional support animals on airplanes has become a dog fight. 100,000 animals fly in airline cabins every year. >> flying is already not super fun. now you add a great dane sitting there beside you.
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little unnerving. >> maggie does travel with her dog. but says she pays to have him in a carrier at her feet. >> i don't like to see how people are abusing it. >> for as little as $69 it seems anyone can fill out a form and get a letter making almost any animal a service animal. in washington today, a department of transportation meeting, airlines asking to restrict the definition of service animals. to train dogs and miniature horses. but heidi pagano says she needs hedo >> toby helps to alleviate anxiety especially in situations where i feel uncomfortable such as plane rides where i have no control. >> advocates point out emotional support animals may be used for unseen disorders like ptsd. the committee expected to vote this week on which animals may no longer find friendly skies. kristen dahlgren, nbc news. when we come back, the growing trend at our nation's
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finally tonight, for every kid who spent hours on homework and for the parents who helped them, this might be music to your ears. a growing number of elementary
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some experts worry it could have a negative impact on learning. here's joe friar. >> for families at cherry park elementary in portland, homework is now history. a new school policy that surprised the campbell family and their three kids. >> i was a little nervous at first. >> it's an experiment. but so far, so good. >> the principal says teachers delved into the research and found little evidence that >> our children have the rest of their lives to work. we want to focus on positive play and give the evenings back to our families. >> let's go, buddy. >> parents and kids are encouraged to spend more time playing outside and bonding as a family. >> amen. >> it's safe to say most kids are not complaining. >> we do enough work at school, so we shouldn't have to do any at home. >> and they're still finding time to read without logging the
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schools are adopting no homework policies. but some experts worry they're an overreaction arguing a little homework can help elementary students develop study habits. >> the important thing is that the homework for young children be short, simple and lead to success. >> so far, teachers and parents at cherry park are on board, though on occasion a few kids long for the old days. >> i miss it a lot. >> a lot of other students who have and think, i'm jealous, i wish i doesn't have homework. >> yeah. >> what would you say to them? >> i would say that you're lucky you still have homework. >> no worries, they'll have plenty of homework down the road. joe fryer, nbc news. portland. that's going to do it for us on this wednesday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank
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>> announcer: hopeless and broken. >> word had spread about my case. no one would cutche me no one would even take a look at my x-rays. ? touch me. >> announcer: find out the life-saving items you need to never run scared again. could a new procedure reverse menopause? >> dr. travis: how are they doing this? and the latest debate ... nipplegate? a deadly bacteria prompts a national icecream recall. that's today!
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so much for that warm welcome! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] >> dr. travis: coming to work each and every day, and especially today. we have our good friend, psychotherapist stacy kaiser joining us! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] >> yes. >> dr. travis: i worry often when we talk about sensitive subjects. like this one: huh . [heavy sigh] >> dr. travis: we are going scandalous. we are talking about sexting! [ audience oohs ] [ applause ] >> dr. travis: i will start with you raise your hand if you are willing to acknowledge that you have sent a sext before. >> guilty as charged! [ laughter ] >> dr. travis: okay, but, what is a sext? where does a text go from flirtatious-- >> you mean you don't know? if i had my phone out here i would show you how it works. [ laughter ] [ audience oohs ] >> audience: yes! >> dr. travis: when does a text go from being flirtatious to being a sext.
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naked picture. >> it's naughty talk, things i want to do to you, things i am thinking about. don't get ideas, i don't actually mean it ... much >> it can be flirtatious and foreplay, but when it gets to "i want to do this or that" with graphic details; i really don't like that. i will engage a little bit. i sort of like muscle through it. but as a woman, i like the romantic flirtatious part, once they talk and how -- >> dr. travis: i a new study showed that a quarter of sexts are seen by 3 people or moredidn't you have a guy last year who was sending you lewd sexts? i was shocked at how gross it was! it was a little ... sketch. >> some women like it. i am not one of those, but
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attention. it's a form of sed duction. >> seduction. >> i think it's a combination of that. ? part of what i think happens with people, it depends on who's on the other end, what the relationship is, and how you feel about it. there are people i know who do not like it at all, people i know who like it so much they are busy sexting strangers, that part depends. >> we know people are getting off sexting in general, using your phone. >> and, too, they are having sex earlier. this type of communication, and this type of exchange, which is kind of virtual and compulsive, can be, you know, triggered parts of our brain that is right pleasure rewards centers, it can be addicting. >> i am glad you brought that up.
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master of sexting! anthony weiner! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] >> literally, he does it with his son next to him! i don't know -- >> he's an addict. i think he -- when i saw that, i think this guy's so wrapped up in what's going on, that he forgot the kid was there. >> it potentially is something that can become addictive. >> it's addicting because it's an adrenalin rush. anything that's an adrenalin rush can be an addiction. some speem e -- people end up depressed, they get hooked up into the phone, there's a distortion of reality. they find out it isn't real. >> and if they don't get the response they are look for, like, wow, look at you ... >> dr. travis: i have been distressed because when you open up the paper and you read
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>> i didn't know you read the post. >> i don't think he ever stopped. i think he got caught again, is what happened. >> it killed his career. i mean, it killed his marriage. >> finally his wife. think of it. a big-time problem that has affected him globally in his life. >> dr. travis: getting back to his son, drew, who is only 4, when you look at statistics on teens, what is it? over 20% of them have sent naked pictures of themselves. if you are a kid, 4, 10, 12, if you see your parents sending naked pictures and they are aware of it; you are gonna model that behavior. which - too >> and ideally. they're not supposed to know. ? >> like they're not supposed to see you having sex. they're not supposed to see you sending sexts. >> but the internet, when he's 16 it will be on line. his friends are gonna know about it. you think, what is this guy thinking? that's what happened.
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thinking. >> assume everything's public. know that that picture, the verbiage, likely at some point it will get shared. be aware of that. let's talk about another scary trend in adolescent relationships or things that may be scandalous that don't involve naked pictures. this is a text screen shot. a boyfriend texted rules to his girlfriend before she went off to college. look at this, it includes: she is to answer when he texts, and no parties. text saying you are home at 9:30 at night. a lot of rules there. what are your thoughts on a boyfriend sending these "rules" to his girlfriend? >> can i answer before you talk about that? when i read this, this is my perception. and then we will talk about a healthy relationship. when i read that, i saw a really insecure guy who's worried and anxious about his girlfriend going off to
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that we don't know the context of the relationship. i have received -- it flashed mek to high school. i received messages like that from boyfriends and it's like a desperate sort of clinging on to, you know, i want you; not really having the tools to communicate it effectively. trying to put boundaries -- >> you are condoning this? >> i am not condoning it. i have empathy for the boy. >> you are looking at the under lying but not the behavior. violence have under lying insecurity. i see an inappropriate relationship. my daughter went off to college, she has a boyfriend. if she got that text i would be literally, like, run. you are not aloud to see him, delete him from your phone. i think in your teen years and college years, those are your practice relationships. if you are staying in a relationship for practice, where someone is trying to
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controlling relationship. and those relationships never work. and if they do work, the people end up very unhappy. >> dr. travis practiced really hard as duke, i heard. [ laughter ] >> i agree with that, you don't stay in the relationships and i didn't either. but you have to experience that, to know her experience with that. and she will meet a healthy guy. >> it can be an overly controlling woman. same thing with the guy, he's at one college, she's at another college. these are the groundrules. that kind of behavior early on, people ask me all the time: how has my 32-year-old marriage lasted? not trying to control each other is one of the single biggest factors. >> you have a big leash, huh? >> i give her a big leash, too. >> and we have respect, trust, admiration. you know, we understand each other. there. >> and i will say this --
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>> you are a good guy. you are a good guy. >> dr. travis: drew is a great husband and a great father. probably two months after we started hosting the show (9 years ago, we are in season 9) i went with drew and robin, we went down to orange county. and obviously just starting to get to know you and your wife, and you guys have such a great relationship together, because you support one another; and here i am a third wheel. never been out to la before. i spend the feel more welcomethe way you two interacted is so healthy. if you are on a weekend trip with a couple and they don't have a healthy relationship it can be awkward. >> true. >> and ever since then, i think you two have such a great relationship in that regard. >> i got lucky and it works. >> and you worked at it. and you sext her a lot. >> no, not a lot. i learned my lesson. [ laughter ]
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death and taxes. women will say, lmenopause, that may be unavoidable as well, but scientists in greece, found a way to do ovarian rejuvenation. it's a unique concept. we have dr. scott seals here. we have made advances in medicine, but i never expected to be able to say, take a woman who is 60 years of age, gone through say, we will reverse course and you could have babies again! >> it all centers on a procedure called platelet rich plasma. and what happens is, if you think about when you were a kid and you scuffed up your knee, as the tissue heals there's a straw colored fluid that comes to the surface and in that material are white blood cells, platelets, growth factors. and you fractionate the growth factors and use that to
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it's used in burn patients, bone grafts, cardiovascular surgery. and now attention is focused on using that to make the ovary perk up and grow what it was unable to provide before, after menopause. >> can i ask you a question. you are growing new eggs? or is it-- >> this is the critical point. because the quality of the eggs being created by this, will still be captive to the age of the patient. >> right. >> the age of the single biggest factor that impacts reproductive outcome. >> where are you injecting the prp >> directly into the ovary. there are two ways it's been proposed. one by laparoscopy. and a transvaginal ultrasound injection. >> i am a big believer in prp. but this is a kick-start to the engine, right? but if the engine is just flat, it may not work. so, what i am guessing is that, it may not work for
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it's self-tissue, no foreign or synthetic components. the risk of allergy or infectious diseases are essentially zero for this treatment. >> dr. travis: i like what you said, about, women go through premature menopause, and maybe they haven't had an opportunity, yet, to have children. i ink for them, this is exciting research. >> it is exciting, because there are people whose drivers license says they are 29, but ei that's a big struggle for those patients. >> things i noticed with all of the women i worked with, when they start menopause, it impacts self-esteem. women tell me they don't feel like a woman, it doesn't matter what they look like on the inside. i feel like there's emotional hope, also. with what you are doing. >> whata magical about prp, when you separate it from the other parts of the blood that you have these very strong
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parts of the body. >> dr. travis: you highlighted something really important, anyone out there thinking about prp therapy, we have a long way to go in terms of what it can be used for. there are a lot of sham treatments still out there. but this is certainly very exciting research. dr. seals, thank you for explaining this to us. we appreciate it. ? dr. stills. >> and jenny has a life long struggle withco >> in 8th grade my parents took me to be evaluated for scoliosis. i fainted when i saw the x-rays. i was scared of the image. >> they decided to put me in a haribrace. it was traumatic. ? >> it had one rod that came up underneath your chin, it connect at the hips and the waist. i had to sleep in it, i was in
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immobilizing. self-esteem horrible. teasing was awful! after the 4 years that i wore it, the doctor said, the harrington brace did not help with the curve. all of it was for nothing ! it was heartbreaking! there was a period of 8 years that i didn't do anything about my back. and then, in 2006, i had horrible back spasms. and i went to the doctor. and he said they needed to immediately. my first surgery was 16 hours. they used rods and screws. and it went from my neck to my tailbone. breaking all of the vertebrae in between to get it to go straight. and 11 months later, the titanium rods broke. those days were dark for the doctors decided to take all of the hardware out. it left me with broken bones in my back that had not healed correctly.
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suffered! there's never a day in my life that i haven't had back pain. chronic pain takes people prisoners. word spread about my case, in the doctor community. no one would touch me or look at my x-rays. one day i got a call from my dear friend, jerry. and she had seen the doctors show, with a woman suffering from scoliosis. she told me that she contacted the do melamed might be able to help me. ? there was a huge spark of hope. after i received the phone call i thought, if there was a chance, that someone could help me, it would be a miracle! geri? >> dr. travis: more with jenny, when we return. >> coming up, i had given up hope. >> announcer: after years of agony and despair, is there about to be a happy ending to
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>> my parents took me to be evaluated for scoliosis. they decided to put me in a harrington brace. it was traumatic. i went to the doctor and he said they needed to do a full spinal fusion immediately. ? it left me with broken bones in my back that have not healed correctly. the worst pain i ever suffered. chronic pain takes no prisoners. word had spread about my case in the doctor community and no
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if there was a chance someone could help me, it would be a miracle! ? ? >> dr. travis: after many years of agony, jenny is here with us today, and she is joined by her orthopedic surgeon, dr. melamed; this is the beauty, you sit here today next to your doctor, a changed woman. >> i have completely changed. >> dr. travis: jenny, how has life changed for you since the surgery? >> completely changed! i am walking a couple of miles a day! [ audience oohs ] >> my life has completely turned around thanks to dr. melamed. [ applause ] >> dr. travis: look at these side by side x-rays. you don't have to be a doctor to see the difference in the curvature of jenny's spine. when your friend told you
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you with this concept of, you know what? there may be hope, did you -- did you believe her? >> it felt like a miracle from the beginning. she did a letter-writing campaign to all of you, she called the doctors. and we got in touch with dr. melamed. it was a miracle. all the way around, it's truly a miracle. i was in a dark-dark place. >> dr. travis: this is one of the things that i get asked a lot on the street, do i enjoy hosting because i think, you know, sometimes, if this show (it's been on the air for 9 years) if it were not on the air you would be sitting in your home in columbus ohio, sad, in pain, depressed. i am proud of what we do. the other thing i love about what you do, dr. melamed. a lot of people suffer from back pain and you are open and honest. jenny needed this. how do you know if you are
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need. >> most surgeries don't have to be done right away. spine surgery, a lot of them are not emergency. you can take your time and try other things. be wary if the surgeon wants to rush into it. and we need to do a fusion right away. there's rarely an emergent surgeon -- fusion operation needed. >> dr. travis: and we are in the audience. you two have known each other for quite sometime? >> yes, we were in second grade together. [ audience oohs ] >> he's been there with me through the struggle. he loved me even when i was hunched over. dr. melamed really gave me a life that a -- a second chance at life. and all of these good things
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>> dr. travis: three women were tragically murdered while running by themselves. and this, of course, has many women scared and questioning their daily running routine. to help everyone stay safe while out there running we
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fitness director,en a-- jen aider, joining us. ? this is an important issue they am glad we are talking about >> >> it's terrifying but it's also, you know, a lot of women are pissed, too. i am a runner, i love running. it's one of my favorite hobbies. and a lot of the reaction was telling people "don't go running alone" that's the advice, no women should run alone. ask that's not what this issue is. -- and that's not what this issue is. i am a work a full-time job. i am supposed to find a can buddy to run at the same pace at the same time, and it's not realistic. >> dr. travis: you are saying, lets keep running but be cognizant of the situation, you could find yourself in a sketchy situation. fulove to run and do it alone, what can you do to be prepared and protect yourself? >> easy things.
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we intuatively sense things, good gut innerstinct. you can't tap into that when you have head phones on full blast and you are rocking out, in the zone. you can leave one ear bud out, turn down the volume, or run with no music. and really just be kind of in touch with, you know, i just ran by that person who feels a little off. or this area that i am running in, feels unsafe that you wouldn't normally be sensing if you were jamming out. i think in your routs smarter, don't be the woman who's up at 7 aim -- 7 a.m. doing the same exact route. beyond just staying in well-lit areas and planning good routes, if somewhere were to approach me, what would i reach for, what would i hit, and what would i do in the first second. a lot of women, you know, are not thinking that way. i told somebody, and they're very caught offguard. and there's a lot of research, in the first couple of
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to help the situation a little bit more. >> dr. travis: i love your motoover there. that's someone out on the run, she's thought through possible scenarios. >> every scenario that person has thought through. and a big point is, we invest in running shoes, watches, we bring water bottles, stay hydrated. safety should be another piece of that puzzle and feigneding something, a -- finding something, a great tip we heard from a couple of women shove a pen in the sports bra, if they needed to jab someone with something. and they think about 3 soft spots, eyes, neck, groin. if you ever were approached by an attacker. women have said, i carry a pen, if i needed to, i could-- >> great idea. >> kinda graphic but true. >> great idea. >> but, you know, another great thing is alarms. there are a lot of different kinds of these. and they sound. i will do it so you guys can
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>> so you use this, pull it instinctively. that will scare the person enough that you have that extra second or two -- >> dr. travis: i love that one. because, the pen is great, but that's gonna require confrontation. i will tell you what, if you have an attacker and they hear that noise, they will hopefully flee! >> yeah, there are some, i mean, this one if you pull, it's super loud. a thousand feed be heard. ? there are apps that come with tags and notifications, runrageous is one of them. an app on the phone, press a panic button that will alert your "in case of emergency" and emergency people that there's something wrong. >> dr. travis: what i have learned from this, i love it when i see people out running with a dog, #1, that's a wearable armament of itself. but wearing something that protects you or alerts others,
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something on your person that can notify anyone around you that there's something going on. because that's where people can call 9-1-1. and you want to prevent what happened to these three women. >> uh-huh. >> dr. travis: what i upon happy about, jen, is you coming on the show, and saying "look women, keep running". it keeps you happy. don't run scared. run aware. >> you cannot let those kinds of worries stop you from living >> run -- something you enjoy. >> running is empowering for women, getting out there and feeling confident. doing these types of things. be supportive. it's an extra step. bringing something with you, having a plarnings knowing what you do. -- planning and knowing what you do. >> you enjoy the run more. you can catch this month's issue of "women's health" it's on stands now, and you can get a list of trusted runner apps and tools to help you stay

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