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Daytime exclusive: Hear disturbing details on a routine traffic stop that got too personal and resulted in a federal lawsuit. Then, could your careless contact lens habits cause you to go blind? Plus, how autistic children can benefit from aquatic activities. And, three easy ways to reduce your risk of cancer!


Controversial Cavity Search

Friends Brandy and Alexandria were driving home to Houston after spending Memorial Day at the beach, when they were stopped for speeding. Officers said they smelled marijuana, and a male officer called in a female officer to do a cavity search. Brandy and Alexandria say they were cavity searched on the side of the road and that the officer used the same glove on both women. The women have filed a federal lawsuit against the Texas State Troopers.

In a daytime exclusive, the women Brandy and Alexandria along with their lawyers join The Doctors to share their shocking experience.

“Beside this being a basic violation of your rights, this is a violation of sanitary conditions,” family physician and sexologist Rachael Ross says.

Steve McGraw, the director of Texas Public Safety, said in a statement that the department "does not and will not tolerate any conduct that violates the U.S. and Texas constitutions or DPS training or policy."


The trooper’s dash cam recorded the entire incident.


The women are concerned about possible infections from the use of the same glove for the cavity searches.

Common Contact Mistake that Could Cost You Your Sight
When Erin, who is eight months pregnant, ran out of contact solution, she stored her contacts in tap water instead, thinking nothing of it. Busy with work, Erin wasn't able to buy new contact solution for about a week. At that point, her eyes became so irritated and painful that she went to the emergency room. After steroid treatment didn’t heal her eyes, Erin's eye doctor determined that she might be infected by an amoeba that attacks the cornea. Still in pain and suffering vision loss, Erin worries she might never be able to see her baby.

“When we heard your story, it was so relatable to all of us who wear contacts because who hasn’t, at some point, thought, 'Oh, I’ll just throw them in water for a little bit,'” E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says.


Erin and her husband, Justin, join The Doctors by phone for an update on her condition.


Cornea specialist Dr. Ronald Gaster
explains Erin’s condition and warns about common mistakes contact wearers make.


When Arm Wrestling Leads to a Broken Bone
When someone challenges you to an arm wrestling match, you might first be concerned about defending your pride — but you should be concerned about what else could be damaged. Arm-wrestling induced fractures are common because of the rotation of the arm while wrestling and the force from the opponent.       

“If you arm wrestle, realize how much force you are putting on not only your joints, but your bones," Dr. Travis says.          


Watch the unexpected result when two friends challenge each other to a friendly arm-wrestling match.


The Doctors show you how to secure a broken bone while you wait for emergency medical technicians to arrive.

Three Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Dr. Travis and Dr. Rachael share three simple things you can do tomorrow morning before you leave your house than can help reduce your cancer risks.

Truth or Scare? Is Your Tuna Toxic?
People are questioning whether the fish from Japan are safe to eat since the Fukushima nuclear power plant leak in 2011.

There also are concerns about high levels of radiation in the water that is expected to reach Western U.S. shores in 2014.

The Doctors ask Nicholas Fisher, a Stony Brook University professor who has studied the fish from Japan, to separate fact from fiction.

For more information about contamination in fish:
FDA Response to Fukushima Dai-ichi Radiation Risk
Adrift.org
Signs of Mercury Poisoning

Water Therapy for Autism 
Jennifer is a single mom with an 8-year-old son who has severe autism. She noticed that her son, Canyon, who doesn't speak but has very loud outbursts, calmed down when he took a bath or played in water. She wants to know more about water therapy for autistic children.      


Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears discusses the symptoms of autism, a neurodevelopment disorder that affects about one out of 88 children.


Dr. Jim explains why water can decrease outbursts. And, he has a surprise for Jenny and Canyon.


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