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July 19th, 2011
12:08 PM ET

Could an eye exam help you diagnose Alzheimer's disease?

Emerging research about Alzheimer's disease suggests that an eye exam could one day help doctors detect the disease in the brain and that traumatic brain injuries may predispose people to developing dementia.

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent, talks with Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi on American Morning today to discuss the results of these preliminary studies, which offer new insight into the early signs and possible causes of Alzheimers.

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Filed under: Alzheimer's • Health
July 19th, 2011
12:06 PM ET

GOProud, gay conservative group, on why they want meet with Rep. Bachmann

GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, wants to meet with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

The group says Bachmann's campaign could benefit from the meeting, giving the presidential candidate hopeful a chance to clarify her stance on gay rights.

Today on American Morning, Ali Velshi talks to Chris Barron, co-founder and Board of Directors Chairman of GOProud, about his group's desire to speak with Congresswoman Bachmann and to discuss whether he thinks gay rights will be a hot topic during the upcoming presidential election.

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Filed under: GOP • Politics
July 19th, 2011
12:03 PM ET

The legal stakes for Murdoch and News Corp. in hacking scandal

On the heels of a report that media baron Rupert Murdoch may be replaced as the CEO of his own company, Murdoch is set to testify this morning before British lawmakers about allegations that journalists working for him illegally eavesdropped on thousands of people.

Murdoch's son James and Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of News of the World, are also scheduled to appear before parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee to answer questions.

Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Senior Legal Analyst, covers the hearing live today on American Morning, offering commentary during the testimony of  Sir Paul Stephenson, the Acting Commissioner of the  Metropolitan Police and Dick Fedorcio, the Director of Public Affairs and Internal Communication. Toobin weighs in on what's at stake for Murdoch and what the possible penalties could be for those facing testimony.

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Filed under: Hacking • Murdoch
June 22nd, 2011
08:18 AM ET

Actor Kevin Kline advocates for diabetes research

Kevin Kline is not only an Oscar winning actor, he's also a co chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Advocacy Program and a parent to a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D. is a researcher with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and suffers from type 1 diabetes himself. Both join Kiran Chetry and Carol Costello this morning to discuss the importance of increasing funding for research on juvenile diabetes.

Kline shares how he and his family are personally affected by the gravity of the disease. Kowalski offers his thoughts about a potential cure in the future from great strides made today. Both will testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs today to urge federal officials to advance the testing of artificial pancreas systems, which could dramatically change the day-to-day management of type 1 diabetes.

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