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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Obama-taken-to-hospital-after-complaining-of-sore-throat............

President Barack Obama has a been taken to Walter Reed military hospital in Washington DC for testing, after complaining of a sore throat for the past fortnight, the White House said.
He went on the recommendation of his doctor, Capt. Ronny Jackson.
"Given that the president has free time in his schedule this afternoon, Dr. Jackson, the president's physician, recommended he go to Walter Reed for some diagnostic tests," Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman said.
President complained of a sore throat, but White House stresses tests were not a matter of urgency
"According to Dr. Jackson, the quickly scheduled test is a matter of convenience for the president, not a matter of urgency."
Mr Obama had no public engagements during the day,
Following the examination, Dr Jackson, said Mr Obama's problems were due to acid reflux.
"This morning, an ear, nose and throat specialist from Fort Belvoir Medical Center conducted a fiber optic exam, under my supervision, of the President’s throat based on symptoms of sore throat over the past couple weeks," Dr Jackson said.
"The exam revealed soft tissue swelling in the posterior throat and I, in consultation with the specialist, determined that further evaluation with a routine CT scan was prudent.
"The CT scan was conducted this afternoon purely as a matter of convenience for the President’s schedule. The CT scan was normal. The President’s symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly."
The president last had a full health check in June which reported largely excellent results.
Then a two page report, bu Dr Jackson, said that Mr Obama, a former smoker, had not taken up tobacco again, drank alcohol in moderation and that he exercised regularly.
His cholesterol was considered borderline high.
Mr Obama did complain of mild tenderness in his right foot which, according to Dr Jackson, was "“consistent with recurrent right plantar fasciitis.”