Hillary Clinton Releases More Medical Information Following Pneumonia Diagnosis


Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton on Wednesday released more information about her medical history following the announcement on Sunday that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia and questions that have continued to swirl about her health.

In a statement released by the campaign, Clinton’s longtime physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, who visited with Clinton at her home on Wednesday, says Clinton’s physical exam “was normal and she is in excellent mental condition.”

She adds that Clinton, who takes a handful of medications, including for her thyroid, is “recovering well with antibiotics and rest” and that “she continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States. A statement released last summer said her “current medical conditions include hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies.”

According to the statement released on Wednesday, Clinton’s lab work was normal, she has a blood pressure of 100/70 and has had a normal mammogram and breast ultrasound.

The release of this information comes three days after the Democratic presidential nominee, 68, abruptly left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City. Her campaign initially said her early departure was due to Clinton being “overheated.” However after video surfaced showing the former secretary of state struggling to walk, the campaign then revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.

The statement released today says a chest CT scan was performed on Clinton last Friday, the results of which revealed pneumonia. The statement says this is a non-contagious bacterial pneumonia and that Clinton was treated with Levaquin, which she has been advised to take for 10 days.

Clinton’s campaign, in an attempt to downplay questions over her health, insisted recently that the presidential nominee has “no other undisclosed condition” and promised to release more information about her medical records.

Last summer, Clinton released a two-page statement from Bardack, saying “she is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States.”

The statement also said Clinton has no lasting effects from a concussion she suffered while serving as secretary of state in 2012, backing up statements that she has made in the years since the incident.

Clinton, following her doctor’s advice to rest and modify her schedule this week, cancelled her plans to campaign on the West Coast and has remained at home in Chappaqua, N.Y. since Sunday.

She is scheduled to return to the campaign trail on Thursday with a campaign event in Greensboro, N.C.

Asked during a phone interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday why she did not reveal her pneumonia diagnosis before Sunday, Clinton explained that she just “didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal.”

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Hillary Clinton Releases More Medical Information Following Pneumonia Diagnosis


Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton on Wednesday released more information about her medical history following the announcement on Sunday that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia and questions that have continued to swirl about her health.

In a statement released by the campaign, Clinton’s longtime physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, who visited with Clinton at her home on Wednesday, says Clinton’s physical exam “was normal and she is in excellent mental condition.”

She adds that Clinton, who takes a handful of medications, including for her thyroid, is “recovering well with antibiotics and rest” and that “she continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States. A statement released last summer said her “current medical conditions include hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies.”

According to the statement released on Wednesday, Clinton’s lab work was normal, she has a blood pressure of 100/70 and has had a normal mammogram and breast ultrasound.

The release of this information comes three days after the Democratic presidential nominee, 68, abruptly left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City. Her campaign initially said her early departure was due to Clinton being “overheated.” However after video surfaced showing the former secretary of state struggling to walk, the campaign then revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.

The statement released today says a chest CT scan was performed on Clinton last Friday, the results of which revealed pneumonia. The statement says this is a non-contagious bacterial pneumonia and that Clinton was treated with Levaquin, which she has been advised to take for 10 days.

Clinton’s campaign, in an attempt to downplay questions over her health, insisted recently that the presidential nominee has “no other undisclosed condition” and promised to release more information about her medical records.

Last summer, Clinton released a two-page statement from Bardack, saying “she is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States.”

The statement also said Clinton has no lasting effects from a concussion she suffered while serving as secretary of state in 2012, backing up statements that she has made in the years since the incident.

Clinton, following her doctor’s advice to rest and modify her schedule this week, cancelled her plans to campaign on the West Coast and has remained at home in Chappaqua, N.Y. since Sunday.

She is scheduled to return to the campaign trail on Thursday with a campaign event in Greensboro, N.C.

Asked during a phone interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday why she did not reveal her pneumonia diagnosis before Sunday, Clinton explained that she just “didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal.”

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