This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The new guidelines for cervical cancer screening reviewed. [St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Dr. Michelle FRANCIS- says the Pap smear interval they are recommending is appropriate; worries about over-treating.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. Howard JONES- says many pre-cancerous changes will go away by themselves.] The importance for women to talk with their doctors discussed.
(New York: Robert Bazell) Indications that swine flu has peaked featured; graph of doctor visits shown; details given of concerns about the holiday season and the vaccine. [CDC’s Dr. Anne SCHUCHAT- notes the drop in activity.] [St. Joseph Hospital pediatrician Dr. Michael CATER- comments on vaccine distribution; talks about patients who want vaccine without thimerosal due to concerns about autism.]
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The impending vote in the Senate on the health care bill featured; details given of the importance of the votes from moderate Democrats including Mary Landrieu and Blanche Lincoln. The impact of the vote on the Capitol phone system noted.
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The announcement from Oprah Winfrey that she will end her talk show in 2011 featured; excerpts from her show over the years shown; details given about her plans to venture into cable television. [WINFREY – says season 25 will be the last.] [2 FANS – react.]
(West Point, Georgia: Thanh Troung) The boost to the town of West Point, Georgia, which fell on hard times after the textile mills closed, when Korean car maker Kia opened a plant featured. [Mayor Drew FERGUSON- says we’ve got jobs coming back.] [West Point resident Gus DARDEN- says his business has been up and we’re delighted to have Kia.] [Pearl’s Coffee Shop owner April ROSS- says West Point is flourishing.]
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The popularity of the Twilight saga featured; film excerpts shown; scenes shown of throngs of “twihards,” the merchandise and the town of Forks, Washington, the story’s fictional setting. [MOM – enthuses.] [Westminster College Christy SEIFERT- says women see this as the romantic story they’re not getting in any other place.] [Fandango Melinda PETROW- comments on advance ticket sales.] [Forks Chamber of Commerce Marcia BINGHAM- comments on tourism.]
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Jeff Rossen) Zoo TV, which shows patients at Sanford Children’s Hospital in South Dakota live images of the animals at Great Plains Zoo, featured. [Young patient Keegan WHEELER- comments.] [Sanford Children’s Hospital Dr. Julie MAYO- says there is a healing element.] [Great Plains Zoo president Elizabeth WHEALY- says it’s exciting that other zoos are looking at what we’ve done.]