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Trump goes for 1st medical checkup since becoming president

January 12, 2018, 11:39 am by Associated Press Healthwire

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump arrived for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's mentally unfit....

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Associated Press Healthwire : January 23, 2018, 12:47 pm
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Associated Press Healthwire : January 23, 2018, 8:44 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : January 23, 2018, 4:02 am
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Trump's global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say
Associated Press Healthwire : January 23, 2018, 2:52 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : January 22, 2018, 10:02 am
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