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Midmorning With Aundrea - January 25, 2018
Be sure to tune in to the "cbs a sar a safe alternative to cigarettes.
We'll take a look at a new device.
And, finding áandá touring your dream all on line.
Plus, neil diamond is leaving the tour circuit.
More on his decision.
Midmorning starts right now.
A w trtm a new treatment is offering hope for sleep apnea patients.
A serious condition that causes people to stop breathing while asleep.
An estimated 22 million americans suffer from the disorder.
That puts them at greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and memory loss.
While the most at-risk are older, overweight and generally men - anyone can have sleep apnea.
Now david begnaud shows us a new option for the serious problem and the results could be night and day for some patients peggy: i wasn't breathin'.
I wasn't getting the correct amount of oxygen.
My thought process was gone.
Track 1: peggy siravo's memory got so bad her family thought she had dementia.
Exhausted, the fifty-nine year old could barely do her job as a nurse.
David: so people were noticing it.
But you were, too.
Peggy: i was, too.
David: you knew somethin' wasn't right.
Peggy: i knew, not as quickly as they did.
But& // i knew i was in trouble track 2: peggy has severe obstructive sleep apnea, where her throat muscles relax, blocking her airway and disrupting her sleep.
On average, she stops breathing fifty three times an hour, that's nearly once every minute during a night's sleep.
Begnaud 12:04:05: give me an example of a night peggy: up four hours, maybe sleep two.
Track 3: she tried other treatments.
Nats: 12:59:51: peggy: i would take this, take the mask, bring it over my face like this.
// 13:00:05 not over my face like this.
// 13:00:05 not very effective track 4: she did not find relief from the c-pap machine, a common treatment that delivers constant pressurized air.
13:00:59 begnaud: the cpap wasn't getting' the job done.
So you need oxygen on top of that.
And then that didn't work.
And that's when they introduced me to inspire and saved my life.
Track 5: "inspire is a pace-maker like device implanted in the chest.
It senses when breathing slows down and sends an electrical pulse to the tongue to stimulate it forward-keeping the airway open.
17:31:30 ish dr. boon: this has been revolutionary, it's been a game changer.
Track 6: dr. maurits boon is peggy's doctor at thomas jefferson university hospital in philadelphia.
17:52:08 boon: she'd given up.
And she had memory issues, she was miserable.
// this is not a benign disease& it actually shortens people's lives.
Nats track 7: a few months after having the inspire device implanted - peggy went to a sleep lab to see how it's working.
Nats: goodnight track 8: they ran tests throughout the night.
Nats: sleep study track 9: and early the next morning, dr. boon revealed the results&.
7:58:26 dr. boon: so before we activated the device, we have all sorts of problems, // 07:58:55 this is basically your brain sayin', "i' not breathing&" / 7:58:28 and after we activate the device it's perfect // 07:59:59;11 look at your oxygen.
Nice, stable, flat line, stayin' around 96-97%.
So this is good as it gets.
Peggy siravo: gets.
Peggy siravo: okay boon: and as far as i'm concerned, this is a cure.
Track 10: a study published in the new england journal of medicine, found that more than two thirds of patients experienced less sleep apnea after getting the implant.
Track 11: for years, all peggy and her husband david wanted was a good night's rest.
Nats: david night's rest.
Nats: david : it's like sleeping with a herd of elephants track 12: and now they're finally getting it.
Peggy 12:19:38 i'm gonna show you track 13: every night, peggy turns on the implant before heading to bed.
Begnaud 12:11:45;13 what's it like to sleep now?
Peggy siravo: 12:11:46;21 great.
Turn myself on.
I go to sleep.
// and then i get up.
And i turn myself off.
And i have a normal day like you and everybody else.
Begnaud 12:13:14 doesn't work for everybody.
But man, it worked for you.
Peggy siravo: it sure did.
It saved my life.
This week, the fda is considering a potentially safer alternative to cigarettes.
Philip morris international, the maker of marlboro and other top brands, wants approval for its new tobacco device called iqos .
Tony dokoupil explains.
Not far from niagara falls& "all-right her we go& we are on our way to canada" on a hip street in toronto...philip morris is building what it says is the future of tobacco.
"hi, i'm tony áthisá is an iqos boutique...one of many now open in about 30 countries... where philip morris promises to "quit traditional cigarettes... and sell iqos instead.
Philip morris international and its u.s. partner altria did not accept our request for an interview or a demonstration of iqos... "it took me a- little little bit of time to like switch over, but after now, like, i hate cigarettes."
...so we came here to toronto to experience the sales process ourselves.
Over the sound of a noisy espresso machine... ...we heard iqos pitched as " ácleanerá alternative to traditional cigarettes."
"so, what's i this is just tobacco and nicotine."
In a statement to cbs this morning, philip morris international said: "our goal i to convert every adult smoker who would otherwise keep smoking, to smoke-free products such as iqos.
We are also clear that iqos is not risk- free.
What philip morris does argues in its fda application is that if smokers converted to iqos it would "significantl reduce harm and the risk of tobacco-related disease."
"& nicotine i what gets people hooked."
But usc professor adam leventhal worries iqos might actually drive people back to cigarettes.
"what concern me, i think, is that this looks like a cigarette.
It reminds you of a cigarette // and we know if you get reminded of cigarettes and if you're trying to quit, it's a high risk situation, it makes you want to go back to smoking."
The american cancer society cautions noting that most of the research on iqos has been funded by philip morris.
A recent independent review concluded that "the physica effects on users are...not yet known."
"on th continuum, right, you have air here.
Over here you have//some sort of toxic gas// and then you have cigarettes//then probably somewhere in the middle heat- not-burn products-- td like the-- al like the- td --iqos al and then somewhere down here electronic cigarettes potentially.
Philip morris says it welcomes "independen studies, and encourage third parties to conduct their own research on smoke-free products and to verify our science."
The f-d-a's preliminary review of i-qos found fewer harmful chemicals but incomplete information regarding tobacco-related disease.
Philip morris has two separate applications before the f-d-a.
The issue debated today involves whether i-qos can be marketed as a reduced- harm product.
The other is approval for basic sales, which analysts say could come as soon as next month.
Tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york.
Send it back.
Where do your returns end up?
We'll show you the lida the holiday shopping season may be a distant memory, but with about $692 billion dollars spent according to the national retail federation - a new business is booming!
The companies that handle all the returns.
Laura podesta shows us where your unwanted gifts, end up.
In the weeks after christmas, there is not an open shelf at shorewood liquidators outside chicago.
"how man products are in the warehouse right now?"
"we have up to million products in the warehouse right now."
Every item you see - is a return!
Like this refrigerator &.
This instrument case with the note 'has a little crack on the top'& and the popular 'instant pot' still in its original packaging.
"this year alon we've already taken in over 600k products which is a 23% increase from last year.
The majority of returns from major retailers - like amazon - are handled by liquidators.
The products are auctioned off at a deep discount, online .
Retailers are .
Retailers are given a portion of the profits and the liquidators, keep the rest.
"6:40 the realit is the size of the return business industry is bigger than most countries!
$300 billion a year of returned retail goods.
6:50" "@0:02 and ho many items are you picking up today?
Returns shopper phillip goldberg says he's saved a ton bidding on these unwanted items. "in total hundreds of dollars!
Although i've gotten a few lemons too.
You've gotta look at both sides of the coin.
It's not a sure thing."
There áisá a reason why people return products..
Some are damaged, defective...or missing parts.
Maybe just weren't the perfect gift.
Laura podesta cbs news, chicago.
Liquidators tell cbs news' the most common items returned are electronics and household goods.
Clothing and other apparel are usually not auctioned off, but returned to the original company.
First time home buyers can take a virtual tour without ever leaving the sofa.
Here's a look at why more and more realtors are combing personal service and technology.
00:04:30 i thought let's pull out all the stops!!
Realtor katie baxendale has hired a team to help market this natomas home.
And she's using the latest in technology to do it.
She's got her drone photographer for outdoor shots, and for the first time she's using matterport technology to take care of the inside.
00:01:57 we have the millennial the inside.
00:01:57 we have the millennial group who is now at the age where they are first time home buyers and how are they shopping for homes?&many of them are shopping this way she's talking about 3d technology giving interested buyers a 3d tour from their laptop, tablet or smart phone 00:01:25 a 3d virtual tour allows you to go upstairs downstairs look inside closets, get a 360 degree look at every room which you can't get with a high resolution photo.
00:12:44 this is a matterport camera, a camera that scans each room 00:1256 it uses infrared scanners to measure the room and then it creates a model based off those measurements katie thinks the 3d tour will attract more buyers and save time on showing but the technology is not being embraced by all real estate professionals 00:02:45 i think there is a little resistance.... katie had to pay about twice as much as still photographs but she says it gives her more bang for her buck realtors who prefer traditional photography think it could be helpful on a case by case basis .
00:31:27 you still can't replace the touch it feel it, walking through dealing with the agent but i think it's going to be a great tool to use.
Katie's optomisitic she can find a buyer more quickly, but even she agrees, the technology won't be putting real estate agents out of business any time soon 00:24:06 i still think that people want to deal with people 24:34 we still need human handling a music legend retires.
The story next on mid morning.
Ne diand neil diamond, a recording star for more than 50 years, says he is ádoneá with concert tours.
The singer- songwriter made the surprise announcement this week.
He revealed he's been diagnosed with parkinson's disease.
Vladimir duthiers has more.
After five decades of playing to a crowd, neil diamond says he will no longer tour... because of the neurological disorder, parkinson's disease.
On his personal website, diamond wrote: "it is with grea reluctance and disappointment that i announce my retirement...my sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets...."
"they're comin to america..."
Diamond has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide... and his fans -- known as "diamond heads" have been with him for every note.
In 2014, diamond explained the ádemandsá of a live show: "the performin thing is tedious and there are a lot of hard things about it.
// itús--fearsome and scary and joyful and delicious, all at the same time."
Mikael wood writes about pop music for the l-a times: "you kind of hav to respect him for knowing that he knew he is unable to give fans the level of performance that they have become accustomed to."
"i'll be what i am a solitary man, solitary man."
"my songs hav been very direct and simple-- as simple as i could possibly make them."
Despite his diagnosis, diamond says he plans to keep writing and making records.
"sweet carolin buh buh buh" "i think there is touch of god in that song.
Itús more than words and music, so i-- i attribute its popularity to that.
And, i love singing it."
Diamond wrote to his fans monday -- "thi ride has been so good, so good, so good -- thanks to you."
"so good s good so good!!!"
An aista an assistant principal at a northeast mississippi school is not planning on leaving his job as an administrator, despite becoming an internet favorite, when he made a video announcing school would be cancelled because of winter weather.
Wcbi's allie martin has more from pontoc county.
Things are slowly getting back to normal for jim matthews.
The assistant principal at north pontotoc elementary spent part of his morning on the phone and other administrative duties.
Nats teacher singing but in many classrooms, discussion turns to a now viral video.
Nats video snowday but in many classrooms, discussion turns to a now viral video.
Nats video snowday when matthews heard snow and ice was heading to northeast mississippi, he tapped into his creativity, and and ice was heading to northeast mississippi, he tapped into his creativity, and some old school rap music, to make a unique snow day announcement.
"my wife and i were at hom kind of joking around, maybe we should make a video, it would be fun, we spent some time listening to some random songs and i guess what the kids would call freestylin, we just kind of played around with it."
The video was shot in one take.
The snow day rap quickly went beyond the boundaries of pontotoc county, mississippi.
"930 thousand views later i' sitting in front of a camera."
Standup bridge while matthews says it's flattering and surprising he's received so many views for his creative snow day announcement, he wants to use that attention as a platform to talk about things he believes are important in public education.
"i'm a proponent of pre education, both of my kids who are in the school system at this time went through some sort of pre k, and i know as an assistant principal, that over 60 percent of kids who come to kindergarten are not prepared, that's here in pontotoc county, where we have good parents and good kids."
Teachers and students are proud of their assistant principal, and the positive attention his talent has brought the district.
"i think it's a great thing, think it's brought light to our school and it kind of encourages the students."
What did you think?
"very funny did you know he could rap?
"no what should he rap about next?
"probably summer break.
In pontotoc county, allie martin, wcbi news and we'll introduce you to a successful young rapper and artist when mid morning returns.
Wee coti we're counting down to music's biggest night on sunday, and all week we're traveling down the "road to th grammys" three years ago, khalid robinson tweeted that he'd like to go to the grammys one day.
Now the ánineteená year- old is getting his chance&.
As a áfiveá time nominee.
Lee cowan met up with khalid in los angeles to find out how he went from high school senior to platinum selling artist.
It's all about vintage vinyl at the artform studio in los angeles... "nw ..."
Shopping with grammy nominated newcomer khalid - you realize most of the records here are at least twice his age... "oh yeah i lov nina simone..."
And yet he's hardly musically immature.
"i mean i'm still 19 i still do 19 year old things, you know, i do it, but.."
"but it' different."
"it's different, i' proud of myself that i've been able to achieve this sense of maturity that i didn't have when i was 16."
It wasn't that long ago khalid robinson was roaming the halls of his high school in el paso texas- hoping to find himself like any other awkward teen.
I was 16."
It wasn't that long ago khalid robinson was roaming the halls of his high school in el paso texas- hoping to find himself like any other awkward teen.
But then this happened.
Nat/sot music he began writing his own music - something he'd never tried before - not even once.
"i can't play a instrument to save my life//but when i'm creating and i'm making music, i feel like i'm the head of the orchestra, and i'm just waving my wand, and something is created.."
Nat/sot location what he created, was an entire album; american teen.
His first single american teen.
His first single location went platinum - so did his next single, young dumb & broke.
Nat/sot young dumb and broke and now - less than two years after graduating from high school - he's up for five grammys, including best new artist.
"people ask me how did you do what you did so fast?
And i'm like, i dunno."
"do you know lik when something clicks and you're like, yep."
"i know when i'v got it, and i know when it's done."
That same confidence led him from el paso to the bright lights of la& "these look lik heavy balls..."
He lives not far from highland park bowl -- where we met for a few friendly frames.
/ 16:16:48 see?
That was good ."
He's still every bit the 19 year old you'd expect - he doesn't take himself too seriously - "that wa terrible!"
...but his sound - that you should take seriously.
Nat/sot music his voice is gentle - almost breezy - and his gentle - almost breezy - and his lyrics come from a place most teens might keep to themselves.
"your songs ar so personal, you to themselves.
"your songs ar so personal, you really are putting yourself out there..."
"oh yeah, and mean, being vulnerable, was difficult for me at first because i've said things in my songs, about how i felt, that i never told anybody..."
Nat/sot location "when i wrot the songs, i brought my friends with me into the studio//and had them listen to me sing, and i saw tears, and i said, yes.//i realized that they do care about me, a lot about me and that's something that i will never be able to throw away."
He didn't have the easiest life - when he was a child - khalid lost his dad to a drunk driver.
His mom - retired sgt first class linda wolfe - had aspirations of being an r & b singer herself - but the army kept the family constantly on the move.
"my mom is m biggest inspiration by far.
She inspires me on a daily basis// i remember hearing her sing around the house, and i'm like, mom, you belong on tv, you're a superstar..."
Instead - it's her son who's the superstar - freshly minted - who can't go anywhere these days without being recognized.
"woman: that' the closest recognized.
"woman: that' the closest thing i have... ."
"i always want t be nice about it.
I always try to be nice.
I never want to be that person that anyone perceives as being rude or disrespectful, cause that's not me at all."
His attitude is infectious - it certainly helped his bowling game..
Way to come back!
Khalid: i told myself i was going to leave with a strike and i'm glad i did it!
He told himself that same thing about his music.
Nat/sot music khalid has achieved the success he promised himself - even before he's old enough to celebrate with a glass of champagne.
"i mean, was thi what you were born to do you think?"
"hmmm, i migh have been.
// 16:03:05 i love what i do.
I'm always going to love what i do until the day my heart stops.
So i am, i think this is for me.
Yeah, i think it's for me ."
Nat/sot end of song for cbs this morning, lee cowan, los angeles.
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