Daily Rounds: Dental Hygienist Leads To Gangster; Revealing Mental Illness; Aging Breast Implants; Sotomayor On Her Diabetes
Whitey Bulger surrenders in Calif. after 16 years on run - The Boston Globe "On Monday, the FBI announced that after years of focusing on Bulger, it was launching a new initiative aimed at daytime TV viewers. It began airing a 30-second public service announcement in 14 cities across the United States urging people to be on the lookout for Greig, a dental hygienist who was devoted to her appearance, had plastic surgery in the past, and frequently had her hair cut and teeth cleaned. The spots aired during daytime shows, including, "Ellen," "The View," and "Live with Regis & Kelly." (boston.com)
Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Struggle - NYTimes.com “That did it,” said Dr. Linehan, 68, who told her story in public for the first time last week before an audience of friends, family and doctors at the Institute of Living, the Hartford clinic where she was first treated for extreme social withdrawal at age 17. “So many people have begged me to come forward, and I just thought — well, I have to do this. I owe it to them. I cannot die a coward.” (nytimes.com)
Statin Drugs Linked to Diabetes Risk - NYTimes.com "The findings, based on new analyses of five clinical trials involving 32,752 patients, raise new questions about how much we really know about the long-term effects of statins, which are the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States. The focus on the link between statins and diabetes comes at a time when some medical experts and pharmaceutical companies have pushed to broaden the use of the drugs beyond the 40 million at-risk patients who already use them to healthy people who would take the drugs for prevention of heart disease." (well.blogs.nytimes.com)
FDA Finds Silicone Breast Implants Safe, But Prone To Fail With Age : Shots - Health Blog : NPR "But the agency also said that women frequently have problems with the implants, so much so that they often have to have surgery to remove or replace them. "Breast implants are not lifetime devices," Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, head of FDA's device division, said at a press conference. "The longer a woman has silicone-filled breast implants, the more likely she is to experience complications." (npr.org)
Diabetes: Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks about her Type 1 diabetes - latimes.com “When I was 10, my mom and I were used to shots, we knew the perfect amount of insulin for everything, from a small piece of pizza and cake at a birthday party to simply cereal for breakfast. Yep, we had it all down to a science. Then came the big Fed-Ex Box. It had been sitting in my room for months. I was scared. I’m not into “change.” It was my first insulin pump.” (Los Angeles Times)
This program aired on June 23, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.