Hillary Clinton 'healthy and fit', says doctor

Hillary Clinton is “healthy and fit to serve” as US president, says her doctor, as her campaign released updated medical information.

The statement said the Democratic presidential nominee “continues to improve” after a pneumonia diagnosis.

The disclosure came as her Republican rival Donald Trump released health data of his own on a medical chat show.

Clinton aides say she will return to the campaign trail on Thursday after falling ill in public at the weekend.

Both candidates, among the oldest ever to run for the White House, have been under intense pressure to share more medical information.
Health issues have dominated the race for November’s election since a dizzy spell forced Mrs Clinton, 68, to leave a 9/11 ceremony in New York on Sunday.

Her campaign said on Wednesday that her physician found her complete physical examination was “normal” and she is in “excellent mental condition”.

The campaign said she had a chest scan on Friday that showed a “mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia”.

Mrs Clinton – who has been recuperating at her suburban New York home – was treated with an antibiotic called Levaquin, which she was prescribed for 10 days.

“She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States,” concluded Dr Bardack in the letter.

The physician said Mrs Clinton was up to date on all vaccines, including two given to help prevent pneumonia, Prevnar and Pneumovax.

The letter did not state when she received those vaccines.
Mrs Clinton’s blood pressure (of 100 over 70) and total cholesterol (189) were all within healthy levels, according to the letter.

Dr Lisa Bardack said Mrs Clinton was “recovering well with antibiotics and rest”.


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