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American Economy

Economic Growth Slowed Last Quarter

The American economy grew just 0.7 percent in the last quarter of 2015, stroking fears of a downturn on top of the tumultuous activity to open the year. The Commerce Department’s report on economic activity bested the predictions from some economists who believed the economy might have contracted in last year’s fourth quarter, but others had anticipated at the new year of growth reaching at…


Zika

Zika Virus Spotted In United States, No Signs Of Spreading For Now

The Zika virus has crossed into 11 U.S. states, infecting 31 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three pregnant women, the demographic of highest concern for most national and international health organizations, are among the infected. One of them was a woman in New York City while the other two are in Illinois. Health officials noted, however, that contact with the…


Vitamin D

Vitamin D – Hormone Extraordinaire

“Pop Music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.” ~ Peter Tork By Jordan Leasure, BA, DC, CCWP Vitamin D deficiency (hypovitaminosis D) is a very common disorder, especially in the northern states where long winters find millions of  Especially here in the Chicagoland area with our long winters spent indoors. We are meant to absorb Vitamin D from the sun, but complications arise. We…


Naval Center Shooting

Navy: No Shooting At San Diego Military Hospital

False Alarm. That’s the word from the U.S. Navy as military officials confirm there was no shooting at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Officials said nothing was found to substantiate the report from one person that shots were fired in Building 26 of the Naval center, not far from Balboa. The building houses barracks, a gym and other administrative offices, according to Naval Capt….


Ted Cruz Rick Perry

One Week From Primary, Cruz Continues To Battle For Win

As the primary soon moves from theoretical leads in the polls to actual delegate counts and votes, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is making a last push to come out of the first gate a winner. His travels through Iowa have included attacks on the other main candidate, at least for the caucuses, and some help from a fellow Texas Republican. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry,…


Naval Center Shooting

BREAKING: Active Shooter In San Diego Naval Medical Center

The San Diego naval base is reporting an active shooter is on the premises of the medical center right now. According to its Facebook and Twitter accounts, personnel in the Naval Medical Center at Balboa, building 26, have reported a shooter roaming through the hallways. Non-emergency personnel are being told to stay away and those inside have been ordered to take emergency precautions. “If in…


Clinton and Emails

New Accusations in Clinton Email Scandal

New allegations came out that Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information through her private email server, a violation of law if true. Clinton, while she was Secretary of State, sent “several dozen” emails with “CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET, and TOP SECRET/SAP” information, according to a letter sent from the Inspector General of the intelligence community to Congress on Jan. 14. SAP means Special Access Programs, a classified designation…


Problem Solver

Trump Earns ‘Problem Solver’ Label from Non-Partisan Group

Donald Trump is officially a problem solver. That is the designation given to him by the No Labels organization, a non-partisan operation working to promote moderate politics in the hyperpolitical world. Trump, who has called for banning Muslims from entering the United States temporarily and has called for a wall along the Mexican border (paid for by Mexico), qualified for the designation after signing a…


Bowling

Ten Ways Bowling Boosts Your Health

If there is one sport that has stuck with the United States throughout its history it is bowling. As one of the oldest sports still played in the world, bowling has been as ubiquitous to Americans as the American flag and apple pie. According to The Bowling Federation, over one-quarter of all Americans hit the lanes each year, which makes this the nation’s largest participating…


Cruz, Trump, Iowa

Cruz Doubles Down On Trump as Iowa Gov. Attacks

Words are flying between politicians as Iowa’s caucus approaches. Just hours after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz reinforced his attacks against Donald Trump, Iowa’s governor said the senator should be defeated at all costs for his stance against ethanol. Cruz accused his fiercest rival of not being a real conservative, adding that his lead has “rattled” Trump’s campaign going into the final two weeks of the…