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Survey: Boston Is Nation’s Healthiest City

Posted On February 02, 2015

(Undated) -- Boston is at the top of a list of the healthiest cities in America. The BetterDoctor.com survey ranked the cities based on factors including exercise rates, the percentage of doctors with high ratings, and the number of people with health insurance. Minneapolis, San Francisco, Hartford, Connecticut and the nation's capital are also in…

New Jersey Governor Offers Clarification On Vaccine Remark

Posted On February 02, 2015

(Cambridge, England) -- After voicing support for vaccine parental choice, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is clarifying his comments.   Speaking in England earlier today, the likely presidential hopeful noted that "not every vaccine is created equal." A follow-up post on Christie's Facebook page says with measles "there is no question kids should be vaccinated."…

Measles Outbreak At “Critical Point”

Posted On February 02, 2015

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Health officials in several states are working around the clock to keep a virtually eradicated illness from raging back. The measles outbreak is believed to have started at Disneyland in California and now Arizona is the latest state to report confirmed cases. Several people there have the virus, but another one-thousand may…

Measles Outbreak Has Obama Urging Parents To Get Kids Vaccinated

Posted On February 02, 2015

(Undated) -- President Obama is telling parents to get their children vaccinated for measles as an outbreak has infected more than 100 people.   In an NBC News interview, Obama says measles is a preventable disease. He also says he understands that families are concerned about the effects of vaccinations. The measles outbreak started in…

Many Packaged Baby Foods Contain High Sugar, Sodium

Posted On February 02, 2015

(Undated) -- Many packaged foods for babies and toddlers contain high amounts of sugar and sodium. That's according to a CDC study, which found 35 mixed cereals for infants got more than a third of their calories from sugar. About half of the snack foods for toddlers that were tested contained the same amount of…