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July 1st, 2009
08:09 PM ET

In Memory of Eddy Dane

Charlen and Dan McLean joined Kyra today, as part of our special coverage of veterans' health issues. The McLeans lost their son to suicide. Last week.

USMC Staff Sgt. Charles "Eddy" Dane hasn't even been laid to rest yet. The fact that his parents consented to a live interview - and were strong enough to share his story - speaks to the urgency of the mental health/PTSD crisis among so many returning Iraq and Afghanistan vets.

We found out about Eddy from his Uncle John, who reached out to Kyra via Twitter.

July 1st, 2009
03:08 PM ET

AMA Switching Stance on Government-Sponsored Health Insurance?

The American Medical Association seems to have shifted its position on government-sponsored health insurance. Fighting it for months, AMA President J. James Rohack appears to have softened the stance in an interview with Tony Harris and CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen.


Filed under: Tony Harris
July 1st, 2009
12:55 PM ET

America's Military: Where to get and give help

Today in the CNN NewsRoom Kyra Phillips focused on health care and help for America's veterans.

We found several sites set up by the military and private groups to help military members, their families and veterans.

Click on these links for help:
New Directions Inc.
Swords To Plowshares
Coalition For Veterans

The Army's site for suicide prevention
Defense Department site for psychological health and traumatic brain injury
TAPS private charity that helps military and families in trauma
Community of Veterans aiding vets of Iraq and Afghanistan
Coalition for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has set up a national suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Also if you want to help groups who help veterans you can go to our Impact Your World page to see how you can donate.


Filed under: Impact Your World • Kyra Phillips
July 1st, 2009
08:38 AM ET

Get Answers from the White House

President Obama holds a national discussion on health care today. The format: an online town hall meeting at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale.

He’ll take questions from the audience as well as online social networks like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. So what would you ask the president about health care?

Send your questions to us. The White House health reform director will be in the CNN Newsroom to answer your questions; 11am ET – 1pm ET


Filed under: Tony Harris
July 1st, 2009
08:26 AM ET

What Concerns You about Health Care Reform?

President Obama will hold a town hall-style session on health care today. The event will take questions from you via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as from the live audience in the auditorium. According to the latest CNN opinion research poll, only a small majority of Americans support President Obama’s health care reform plan.

From everything you’ve read or heard about the President’s plan so far, what part of it most concerns you? Please let us know by adding a comment here.


Filed under: Heidi Collins