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Monday, September 19, 2016

How Healthy Is Hillary Clinton? Doctors Weigh In

WASHINGTON — The disclosure last week that Hillary Clinton was beingtreated for pneumonia thrust the health of both of the major parties’ presidential candidates and their running mates to the center of the campaign, and led to the release of more detailed medical histories from the two candidates seeking what is widely regarded as the world’s most demanding job.

Mrs. Clinton, 68, the Democratic presidential nominee, who has had serious medical problems in recent years, released on Wednesday an update of a July 2015 letter from her doctor attesting to her overall good health and ability to serve a full four-year term as president. However, the doctor, Dr. Lisa Bardack of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., noted that Mrs. Clinton had developed two new medical conditions in 2016: a sinus and ear infection in the winter and pneumonia this month.

Dr. Bardack wrote that she had regularly examined Mrs. Clinton this year for routine care and that she had been closely monitoring her pneumonia, which is improving.

But doctors not connected with the candidate’s care say that the letters omit basic information like height and weight, and that a more detailed history of her blood clots and a 2012 concussion should be disclosed. Still, the information Mrs. Clinton has made public is more extensive than thedetails and assessments that Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, the doctor forDonald J. Trump, 70, the Republican presidential nominee, provided on Thursday, saying that Mr. Trump has had no serious illness and “is in excellent health.”

Here is an assessment of the medical history Mrs. Clinton has made public.



Anonymous said...

Now that she has 2 or 3 "look alikes" lined up, her health is a non-issue. These stand ins can do all the things she wants to do. Either you like her policies (bankers policies) or you don't.

Anonymous said...

OMG, her physician lies as good as she does. Isn't that some kind of unethical practice to lie like that when you are a doctor?

Anonymous said...

With no indication of what her blood sugar is, there's a good chance that she also has diabetes. Over 45, female, sedentary lifestyle (no cardio exercise), abnormal stress levels, self-acknowledged poor dietary habits, clinically at the high range of overweight, bordering on obese (BMI of over 29% based on 5'6" and 180 pounds), are all risk factors that should be appreciated. Clotting disorders of the lower extremities are also at a greater incidence in those with diabetes.

Anonymous said...

They say that she's 130 pounds. Yeah, right.