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July 21st, 2011
10:03 AM ET

New breast cancer screening guidelines issued

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued an update on their breast screening guidelines in an effort to cut down on the number of deaths caused by breast cancer, especially in young women.

The primary change is a new recommendation that mammography screenings be offered to women annually beginning at age 40. The previous ACOG guidelines recommended that women have mammograms every one to two years, beginning at age 40, and then receive them every year, beginning at age 50.

Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent,  explains the significance of this change and the importance of breast cancer screenings on today's American Morning.

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Filed under: Cancer • Health
July 21st, 2011
09:55 AM ET

Walmart and Walgreens to bring fresh food to underserved communities

According to the USDA, close to 14 million people in the U.S. live in so-called "food deserts" where they don't have easy access to fresh fruit, vegetables or meats.

As a part of her "Let's Move" campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama is attempting to tackle this issue, announcing yesterday that Walmart, Walgreens, Supervalu (Save-a-Lot), and regional retailers are going to make healthy, affordable food available in under-served communities.

Walmart has pledged to open between 275 to 300 new stores in "food desert" areas and Walgreens has promised to sell fresh fruit and vegetables at one thousand of its stores.

Leslie Dach, executive vice president of corporate affairs at Walmart, and Gregory Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreens,  join Ali Velshi on American Morning today to talk about the endeavor and to discuss how they will make the initiative successful despite the poor economy.

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Filed under: Food • Health
July 20th, 2011
11:10 AM ET

Fallout after Murdoch testimony – how did the News Corp. head handle grilling?

Calling it the "most humble day of his life," Rupert Murdoch asserted yesterday that he did not know about the phone hacking at News of the World when he testified before Parliament alongside his son, James, and former News Corporation top executive Rebekah Brooks.

Paul La Monica, Assistant Managing Editor of and author of Inside Rupert's Brain, discusses his reaction to Murdoch's testimony with Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi on American Morning today, explaining what kind of damage he thinks the scandal could have on Murdoch's media empire.

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Filed under: Hacking • Murdoch
July 20th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Can you trust restaurant calorie counts? New study says not always

Diners who refer to a restaurant's website for calorie counts in an effort to eat healthy may be surprised to learn that they may be ordering meals with more calories than they think.

A new study by Tufts University nutrition researchers shows that nearly one out of five restaurant dishes has at least 100 calories more than what the restaurants states on its website.

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent, joins Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi today on American Morning to discuss the study and to explain how restaurants are accounting for such large discrepancies. For more information, check out Elizabeth's reporting here.

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Filed under: Food • Health
July 20th, 2011
10:08 AM ET

How dangerous are cybercriminal hacking groups?

Just one day after hackers took down the website for the Murdoch-owned newspaper "The Sun," the FBI went on the offensive, arresting 16 possible cybercriminals yesterday and executing 35 search warrants throughout the U.S.

Fourteen people were arrested for their supposed connection to the hacking group "Anonymous, " which hacked PayPal after it suspended its Wikileaks account, while two others were arrested for cybercrimes linked to the LulzSec hacking organization.

Today on American Morning, Dave Aitel, President and CEO of Immunity Inc., joins Kiran Chetry to explain how dangerous these hacking groups really are and to discuss how law enforcement is attempting to address the threat they pose to online security.

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Filed under: Hacking • Tech • Technology
July 19th, 2011
04:10 PM ET

How different is the tabloid culture in the UK vs. US? Bonnie Fuller explains

Operating within a culture where the pressure to generate newsstand sales is relentless, the British press is notorious for its hyper-aggressive reporting techniques.

Over the past few weeks, the News of the World phone hacking scandal has highlighted the tabloid-driven nature of the British newspaper industry.

Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of, joins Kiran Chetry today on American Morning to talk about the differences in reporting techniques between the UK and the US and to discuss if this scandal will change the tabloid business in the UK.

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Filed under: Journalism • Tabloids
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