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Doctor gives president clean bill of health

WASHINGTON — His frequent burger runs aside, President Obama is in excellent health, the White House said Thursday in its first update on his well-being in nearly three years.

Obama eats a healthy diet, exercises daily, and remains tobacco free, according to a two-page memo from his doctor after an examination last month. Obama is a former smoker who is often seen chewing nicotine gum.

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