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  • "New You Revolution" on CNN

    I happened to catch a segment on CNN today called "New You Revolution", where participants are attempting to adopt healthier lifestyles.
    For anyone interested, one of the participants has HCM. They are going to teach her how to properly and safely excercise as well as make lasting dietary changes etc. I think it should be quite interesting, and thought I would mention it here. I wonder if the Dr will be an HCM specialist.

    Take care all,
    It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

    Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.

  • #2

    Do you know when it will be on, i watch CNN all the time and knew about the segment just don't know when

    Diagnosed 2003
    Myectomy 2-23-2004
    Husband: Ken
    Son: John diagnosed 2004
    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


    • #3
      Here is the transcript. I only pasted the HCM part below.

      ************************************************** ***********
      Copyright 2005 Cable News Network

      All Rights Reserved.



      January 18, 2005 Tuesday

      TRANSCRIPT: 011803CN.V74

      SECTION: NEWS; International

      HEADLINE: Day Two of “New You Revolution“

      BYLINE: Soledad O’Brien, Bill Hemmer, Heidi Collins, Ed Henry, Sanjay Gupta, Jack Cafferty, Andy Serwer

      GUESTS: Michael O’Hanlon, Leigh Ann Raynor

      HIGHLIGHT: Day two of the “New You Revolution” features Leigh Ann Raynor, a minister who wants to break several bad habits.


      HEMMER: It is day two of our “New You Revolution,” where we’re helping five participants break some bad habits.

      O’BRIEN: You saw his picture there a moment ago, the very handsome Dr. Sanjay Gupta joining us to introduce Reverend Leigh Ann Raynor. I like that shot.

      SANJAY GUPTA, CNN SR. MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: That was not in the prompter.

      O’BRIEN: No.

      GUPTA: You wrote it.

      O’BRIEN: I just went crazy all by myself. Good morning.

      GUPTA: Good morning, both of you. Listen, Leigh Ann Raynor, her application caught our attention because she wants to improve her health and also to be a role model to her congregation. Really interesting story. She’s tried before, but a misdiagnosed heart condition kept Leigh Ann from exercising for a long time. Not anymore, though.


      GUPTA (voice-over): Meet Leigh Ann Raynor. It’s a big year for Reverend Leigh Ann Raynor. She turns the big 5-0 and finally wants to make some changes.

      LEIGH ANN RAYNOR, “NEW YOU” PARTICIPANT: If I shrink as I get older, it’s not going to be all that long before I look like SpongeBob.

      GUPTA: In her 25 years as a minister, Leigh Ann has packed on about 60 pounds, which she blames on two bad habits: not exercising and being a junk food junkie.
      She has another bad habit, one she doesn’t like to talk about: smoking. A habit she says she can’t tackle yet.

      RAYNOR: I just can’t do it. You know, I mean, I can cut down, I can’t change my eating habits and start exercising and lose weight and completely quit smoking. I just know myself.

      GUPTA: But breaking bad habits and starting good ones won’t be easy for Leigh Ann, because she has a potentially dangerous heart condition.

      RAYNOR: I get dizzy. I start sweating. My heart would hurt.

      GUPTA: After years of misdiagnosis, doctors finally realized she had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. That’s an excessive thickening of the heart muscle, which inhibits blood flow. This condition has kept her from exercising up until now. A new heart procedure and medication brought her relief.

      RAYNOR: I’ve had almost no pain. Almost no pain for the first time in 20 years. It’s like a miracle to me.

      GUPTA: So now, Leigh Ann feels ready to start her “New You Revolution.”

      RAYNOR: If you think that I’m going to be on CNN and have Dr. Gupta say, unfortunately, one of our five participants, Reverend Raynor, gained 12 pounds.


      GUPTA: That’s not going to happen.

      RAYNOR: It’s not going to happen?

      O’BRIEN: Absolutely not.

      HEMMER: It’s great to have you as part of the program. We talked last hour about the fact that people in our congregation make a lot of food for you. Do they ever make healthy food for you?

      RAYNOR: You know, there are those people who cook for me who have said, OK, no more. We have gone out—people have actually gone out and bought the South Beach Diet cookbook and have started cooking healthy for me. Said we will bring you food, but none of the stuff that we used to bring you. So they’re very supportive and I like that.

      O’BRIEN: Yes, but we saw pictures of you driving yourself to the fast food place, right?

      RAYNOR: Right.

      O’BRIEN: You don’t need them for that. What’s going to be the toughest thing, you think, to break? Is it the fast food habit, is it just the love of sort of good, rich food?

      RAYNOR: The fast food habit is simply because I just never learned to cook. I never needed to. Never got married, never had any kids. There’s just me. I make sandwiches. I go to fast food. So the hardest thing is going to be planning menus, really learning to cook, cooking ahead of time, making sure that when I get off work at 7:00 or get out of a meeting at 8:00, there’s food there instead of at the Dairy Queen. That’s going to be the hardest part.

      GUPTA: And we’re going to help you with all of that, Leigh Ann. Your cardiologist and internist have come up with your “New You” prescription.

      RAYNOR: Great.


      RAYNOR: I have a kitchen, but I don’t spend a lot of time there.

      GUPTA (voice over): Leigh Ann, to get you into your “New You Revolution,” we ‘re going to teach you how to eat healthy. Cooking 101 with a registered dietitian.

      But there is more. You’ll participate in a cardio rehab program. From four to five times a week, you’ll do light exercise, walking on a treadmill at no more than three miles an hour. That’s because of your pre-existing heart condition.

      Finally, we want you to tackle one more bad habit: your smoking. A counselor will help you get on the road to quitting.


      GUPTA: That smoking thing, Leigh Ann. We’re going to talk more about that. Best of luck to you from all of us here at CNN and your congregation. Everyone’s going to be rooting for you. Remember to take it easy, OK?

      RAYNOR: Thank you.

      GUPTA: Eight weeks, you’ll be with us.

      RAYNOR: There’ll be less of me.

      GUPTA: That’s right.
      Tomorrow we’re going to meet Sandra Garth. She’s a grandmother who’s also acting as a mom for her grandson.


      ************************************************** ***********
      Thanks, Tim
      Forum Administrator


      • #4
        Here it is for anyone who wanted to know.

        "CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta follows five ordinary people determined to get
        healthier within eight weeks. Tune in to American Morning for the
        "New You Revolution" special series, Tuesdays 7 a.m. ET."
        For more information go to: http://www.CNN.com/newyou

        It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

        Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.


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