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Americans Pig Out On Super Bowl Sunday

Posted On January 31, 2015

(Undated) -- Americans will eat more than a billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl tomorrow. A study by WalletHub says that over 14-billion hamburgers will be consumed during the big game. A lot of people will be watching the game on new televisions. The study shows that seen-and-half million household will buy new TV's…

Measles Reported At California Private School

Posted On January 31, 2015

(Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) -- OC health officials say a student at a small south Orange County private school recently contracted measles. Saint John's Episcopal School in Rancho Santa Margarita excluded nine other students from classes this week after the discovery was made. The "Orange County Register" says the infected student was in attendance at…

WH Comments On Growing Number Of Measles Cases

Posted On January 31, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland around Christmas has the attention of the White House. Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said during his Friday briefing that health officials are keeping a close eye on the situation.   CDC officials announced Thursday that the virus likely originated overseas and was probably carried to…

White House Scoffs At GOP Healthcare Plans

Posted On January 30, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest is scoffing at Republican plans to put forth an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. He called it about "five years too late." Republicans have long-vowed to "repeal and replace" Obamacare but have never put forth a comprehensive alternative. Meantime, Earnest expressed confidence that the U.S. Supreme…

Obama Touts Precision Medicine

Posted On January 30, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is putting a spotlight on precision medicine, an initiative for better healthcare based on mapping the human genome. In a White House event, the President cheered the American spirit of innovation.   In addition to improving healthcare, he said this new initiative will help create new jobs and new industries.…