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watching this morning, the folks there certainly need it. >> they do! and thank you so much for checking that out and anything you do for them. we'll see you back here at the top of the 8:00 hour eastern for another hour of "new day sunday." >> but first, could a simple medication save addicts from drug overdoses? "sanjay gupta md" starts right now. we've got a big, important show today. the food and drug administration is making a major recommendation, get rid of trans fats. it's the ultimate junk food. this could happen. how soon? we're going to tell you. also, you might be in a shock when you see the potential replacement. also, i'm wearing a magnetic shirt. take a look at this. there's an amazing story behind this shirt. let's get started. first off'd today, i want you to meet a young woman. her name is liz and she's been struggling with heroin addiction. i recently came across this remarkable video that shows her overdosing, even close to death, and even being revived with a
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drug called meloxin. experts say, if more people, including nonmedical professionals, had their hands on this drug, it could help stop this overdose epidemic. this is controversial stuff, for sure, but just watch how powerful this medicine. what you're looking at is pretty shocking. a heroin addict overdoses. her name is liz. she's been using drugs since she was 11. today, she's 29. they were both with her that night in august. they both volunteer with a program in north carolina that provides clean needles and other assistance to addicts. >> she seemed to be pretty unresponsive and we were noticing a blueing of the lips, lack of oxygen, so her breathing becomes quite shallow. >> well, once someone's not breathing and they're not responding to any sort of stimulus, you give them breath
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and at that time, i usually administer meloxin. >> now, watch what happens next. >> you gave her about 60 of narcan. >> narcan, also known as me loxin, can reverse an overdose from heroin and other drugs like oxycodone. anotherst sternal rub, another shot of narcan. >> let's give her another shot of narcan. >> 12 cc. >> and finally, liz begins to come to. >> liz? you okay? you went out. we've given you some narcan. you overdosed. can you sit up? >> yeah. >> all right, come on. >> do you want a glass of water? >> it is just a remarkable video to watch, and you might wonder,
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as you watch that, of that video of liz, is it real? we showed it to four separate emergency room doctors who all said, yes, this is what a recovery with narcan looks like. and we should also point out that the right answer always in situations like this is to call 911. but liz joins us now. it's good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> good to see you well. >> thank you. >> you feel okay? >> i'm feeling great. >> what is it like to watch that? >> it's very difficult to watch. >> did you know, ahead of time, that they were going to be recording or did they talk to you about it afterwards? >> they talked to me about it after. >> how -- when you look back on that, how close were you to not being able to get through this? >> pretty close. >> had you overdosed before? >> no. >> that was the first time? >> mm-hmm. >> the point that they were trying to make and what they're talking about is this medication known as meloxin or narcan, which did what it can do for
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you, bring people out of an overdose. what do you think of making a medication like this more available? >> i think that it should be, but i think that it is kind of a fine line between having that false sense of security and making it widely available to absolutely everyone. >> how hard an addiction is this to beat? >> it's really hard. >> you just were in rehab. is that right? >> mm-hmm. >> what went on there? >> it was pretty difficult the first week. i was still not feeling too good, physically, but it wasn't my first time getting clean either. it was actually my third. so i had been through it before and i knew that if i could just stick it out, that it would get better and eventually i would feel the way that i feel now. >> i think it's such an important point, because we do have these preconceived notions of what to expect and then we get to meet someone like you. and again, i'm glad you're well, you look well. i hope you stay well. >> thank you. are >> be really strong, okay? >> okay.
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>> all right. and coming up, the fda is going to move to ban trans fats. and this is a substance that's in just about every food out there. pizza, popcorn, cookies. so the question is, what are we going to eat? one of our resident foodies is going to stop by to make a case for pure fat, real butter, real lard. i may disagree with her a little bit on this. stay tuned. if yand you're talking toevere rheuyour rheumatologistike me, about trying or adding a biologic. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain.
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and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what?
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you know, the fda went on the attack this week against artery-clogging trans fats, saying that they're not just unhealthy, but they're unsafe at any level. and they're now ordering the food industry to phase them out. it's an ingredient in a lot of our favorite foods. microwave popcorn, cookies, cakes, frozen pizza, and much more. trans fats. they increase shelf life and they add flavor to processed foods. but the fda is now saying they are not safe and wants to ban
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them. it's a move they say would save thousands of lives. >> we think it's time to address and really phase out the remaining uses of trans fats in the diet, so we can reduce the incidents of heart disease and deaths resulting from heart attack. >> reporter: you see, trans fats lower good cholesterol. and they raise bad cholesterol. what we're trying to avoid is this. ldl, or bad cholesterol building up as plaque in the blood vessel walls. because that plaque buildup is what can cause heart attacks. the cdc says ditching trans fats would prevent up to 20,000 heart attacks a year and as many as 7,000 more deaths from heart disease. new york city banned trans fats from restaurants in 2007 and many companies and popular chains around the country have already phased them out. the grocery manufacturer's association says it looks forward to working with the fda to better understand their
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concerns in how the industry can better serve consumers. >> now, none of this is a done deal yet. there's a 60-day public comment period. the fda is going to consider concerns, suggestions, that anybody, including the manufacturer's, might have. but again, this is a pretty big deal. i want to talk more about this managing editor, kat kinsman. welcome back to the program. >> thanks, sanjay. >> what are we talking about with trans fats? what foods are the worst offenders here? >> a lot of them are your treat foods. microwave popcorn, frozen pizzas, frosting in a can, coffee creamers. they're little things that probably don't make up the bulk of your diet, but might make up the treat portion of your diet, except for margin, which is a fairly significant part of often, you know, household cooking. >> so how do you see our landscape of food sort of changing, then, when these sorts of foods go away. do they go away? >> well, there's still going to
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be a certain amount of allowable trans fats. and there are also naturally occurring trans fats that happen in an animal's body. but as for the artificial stuff, funny thing is, new york city bans trans fats in restaurants and in bakeries back in 2007. now new yorkers, we're a pretty cantankerous bunch. we yell a lot about things that displease us. and the funny thing is, the follow-up studies found that new yorkers didn't actually notice the difference all that much, which is -- but there was a significant health benefit that they found that people were eating a fair amount less trans fat, but not necessarily noticing the taste difference. but it's incumbent upon the manufacturers to be able to do that pretty seamlessly and put in some more beneficial fats or at least less detrimental fats in our products that we're very, very used to in our diets. >> that's a good point about new york city. people immediately raised the
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concern, my food is going to be different, this is going to be a big change. it may not be. but you wrote this piece on, writing about making the change to pure fat. and trans fats were kind of made to replace pure fats. you said there may be some benefits to it. >> this is true. and it wasn't necessarily to get rid of some of these pure fats. those were, in a lot of ways, unfairly demonized. studies have found out they're not as detrimental to your health as origin fall lfallally thought. these trans fats are cheaper for manufacturers, cheaper for consumers, and people got used to the taste of them. i advocate for butter, for nonhydrogenated lard, for olive oil, which not only doesn't have the bad things of trans fats, but also has heart-healthy benefits as well. and people, i think, once they get used to the taste of these, they're going to be really in for a surprise. it takes much less of these, you
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know, to make things taste great, to have fantastic texture, and the problem is, though, i so distinctly remember moving to new york city when i was 23 years old, on a student budget, having absolutely no money, and thinking, okay, maybe i'll try to eat better, and i went to the grocery store and k looked at butter, and it was something like $5.69 a pound, compared to the 39 cents i was used to paying for margin raario something's going to have to happen in the market place in order for that to come into being. but we can't stop yelling about it. >> thanks for joining us. really appreciate it. >> thanks so much. also this week, pro football hall of famer tony dorsett opened up about his symptoms of cte, a type of brain disease often suffered in athletes that had blows to the head. >> memory loss, more than
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anything, has been my big deal. sometimes you can have, you know, sensitivity to light and things like that, but my thing was, you know, not remembering. you know, i've been taking my daughters to practice for years and all of a sudden i forget how to get there. >> dorsett has been part of this ucla study looking at the brains of former nfl players. let me show you something here. this is a normal brain over here, and this is the brain of players who were in this study, who have had at least one concussion. look over here. you see this sort of bluish hue in the normal brain? you see that in these other brains as well, but pay more attention to these areas of bright yellow and also bright red over here. that's what researchers are concerned about. they believe that could be the proteins typically seen in people with alzheimer's disease. now, of course, it's not just the presence of these that are important, it's important where it shows up in the brain. but in the worse cases of cte, players have suffered these memory problems, they've suffered rage and depression, just like tony dorsett
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described. for now, the ucla test is not conclusive and cte is still typically diagnosed after death in an autopsy. but if it pans out with these larger studies, this could mean knowing more about cte progresses and most importantly, how to potentially treat it one day. up next, we've got some dramatic news, i would say, for anyone and the families of anyone suffering with depression, bipolar disease, or any other sort of mental illness. are still high in acidic content. if your enamel is exposed to acid and is in a softened state and you brush it away, you know, then it's gone. i would recommend that they brush with pronamel. pronamel is formulated to strengthen enamel and counteract the effects of acid erosion. they don't need to cut out those foods because they are good for them. but you can make some smart choices. you really love, what would you do?" ♪
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you know, on any given year, more than one in four adults will suffer from a clinical mental disorder. bale a third of them will get
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treatment. part of it is that the services simply available and also that insurance coverage or the lack of it is a big reason as well. that's about to change. dr. jeffrey lieberman is president of the american psychiatric association. thanks for joining the program. >> my pleasure. >> you know, we've been talking about mental health parody for some time. the act was passed back in 2008. and basically, it says insurance companies have to cover mental illness the same as any other illness, physical illness. but the rules to make it effective weren't really put into place until just this week. i wonder if you can tell us, what's going to be different now. >> well, i think this is a really historic milestone for health care in this country and in particular, for health care providers who treat people with mental disorders, which, as you were saying, is a very substantial number of people. and the reason it's so important is because even though we provide health care through private and public insurance to people, for reasons that have to do with historical misunderstanding, stigma, lack
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of knowledge, people have not gotten coverage through their insurance benefits for seeking what would be evidence-based, scientifically proven treatment for mental illnesses. and in 2008, that was rectified, but there was no specifications as to how the rule should be applied and enforced. and today we're seeing that final ruling issued. >> i think it's very important to talk the specifics about this as well. what is this going to mean in practice? people out there who say, look, i was paying attention to this parody in 2008. it's been five years. nothing really changed. what it is going to mean in reality for them? >> it means that insurance plans that you subscribe to have to provide comparable levels of benefits for treatment of mental illness as they do for medical and surgical treatments. so, for example, if you go to an emergency room and you have an acute abdomen and need an
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appendectomy, nobody is going to call the insurance company and say he has a fever, he has pain, do you think question admit him and wait for them to approve it? but if you go to the emergency room and suicidal, you may not be able to be admitted depending on your policy. in the time you could walk out of the emergency room and kill yourself before you get the treatment. >> finally, let me ask you, doctor, if someone is watching and they're alarmed, concerned about themselves or a family member, what should they do immediately? >> well, i tell people we can't be timid and cautious when trying to determine whether they or a loved one needs -- possibly needs mental health care. if somebody -- if one of your family members or you are experiencing chest pain and symptom as discomfort and severe sort of headaches, you know, you'll say something. you'll ask somebody about how are you feeling? is there something wrong? is there something i can do? should we call an ambulance?
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but if somebody is acting funny and behaving strangely and not up to their usual pattern, you don't immediately jump the gun but if it's persists for some period of time, a matter of more than a day or several days and if there are people really acting unusual, there seems to be something out of sorts with their circumstances, ask them about it. it's better to be safe than sorry. and the best point of contact if you have no -- if you don't know exactly who to refer to or to seek help from is to go to your primary care doctor. and to ask them, look, i think i'm having this kind of problem. what do you think you should do? >> don't ignore this. don't ignore these symptoms in yourself or in a loved one. some important messages. i'm glad more people will hear it. great job. thanks so much. >> thank you. still ahead, you problablla seen the ads for low t.
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it's often said that necessity is the mother of invention. that couldn't be more true for donna horton. they used magnets to turn a diagnosis into a business opportunity. >> right there. good job right there.
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>> for more than three decades now, don horton's life has been mostly football. >> division one, division two, three, and also high school coach. all very rewarding experiences. >> then in 2006, don became one of the 60,000 americans diagnosed every year with parkinson's disease. perhaps the worst day came in 2009. that's when don found himself unable to button his own shirt. russell wilson who is now a quarterback with the seattle seahawks helped don with his buttons so their team could get back on the road. >> it's a humbling experience to be helped. you have to do something. you can see it there. you have done it before. >> there were so many challenges he was going through that i couldn't help with but this was one change i thought i could do. >> calling on her own experiences as a children's clothing designer, don's wife got to work creating line of magnetic clothing free of buttons and zippers that would help her husband and others
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regain their independence. >> it's a sim will as lining it up. >> as it grew, you know, the e-mails she got were incredible. helped so many people across the nation. >> they are strong enough to keep the shirts closed but not so strong that the shirts are difficult to open. >> and you're dressed. >> you know, i had to see this for myself. so actually i'll show i've been wearing one of the magnetic shirts. let me show you how this works. look at that. you just put it right back on. magnets. you're dressed in 20 seconds. this is perfect for me. these shirts are really great for anyone who has limited mobility or just in a hurry. not just parkinson's zeed but arthritis, stroke, even als. good luck, mara. testosterone replacement therapy. a lot of people are talking about this.
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could give men a boost in the bedroom and with their mood even. but we're not sure that it works and now this new study says it may also increase the risk of heart problems. researchers say that men who had previous issues with heart disease who also used low t therapy had a 30% increase of heart attack, stroke and death as compared to men who didn't take the therapy. now i should point out this is important. it was an observational study. so it isn't known if some of the men in the study were in fact taking the proper dosage of testosterone or even doing other things that may have increased the risk of heart problems overall. given the findings, it does make you think. experts say men should question whether they really need this therapy. it is really working? they should definitely talk about the risks with their doctor before beginning this sort of treatment. before we go, quick reminder about our fit nation challenge. you really to think about this. these triathalons i've been doing, they changed my life. we're accepting submissions for next year's team as well.
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