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Hillary's pneumonia puts US presidential candidates' medical records on the campaign debate

Monday, September 12th 2016 - 07:07 UTC
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Clinton's pneumonia was being treated with antibiotics and the candidate had been “advised to rest and modify her schedule,” doctor Bardack said. Clinton's pneumonia was being treated with antibiotics and the candidate had been “advised to rest and modify her schedule,” doctor Bardack said.
Republican candidate Donald Trump, has attempted to call Clinton's health into question, claiming that she “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS” Republican candidate Donald Trump, has attempted to call Clinton's health into question, claiming that she “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS”
Clinton drew attention for abruptly leaving a 9/11 memorial event at Ground Zero and was seen on video apparently being assisted getting into a van. Clinton drew attention for abruptly leaving a 9/11 memorial event at Ground Zero and was seen on video apparently being assisted getting into a van.
Later in the day, outside Chelsea Clinton's apartment in Manhattan, Clinton from  the sidewalk waved and said, “I'm feeling great. It's a beautiful day in New York.” Later in the day, outside Chelsea Clinton's apartment in Manhattan, Clinton from the sidewalk waved and said, “I'm feeling great. It's a beautiful day in New York.”

United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's personal doctor revealed on Sunday that he Democratic nominee was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, hours after Clinton drew attention for abruptly leaving a 9/11 memorial event at Ground Zero and was seen on video apparently being assisted getting into a van.

 Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton's personal doctor, said in a statement released by the campaign that the candidate “has been experiencing a cough related to allergies,” and that she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday “during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough.”

Clinton was being treated with antibiotics and had been “advised to rest and modify her schedule,” the doctor said. Reiterating the campaign's earlier statement, the doctor said that Clinton left the 9/11 memorial event because, “she became overheated and dehydrated.”

“She is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely,” the Bardack said, saying that she had recently examined her.

The episode comes as her main rival, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has attempted to call Clinton's health into question, claiming that she “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS” and that she has had to leave the campaign trail often to sleep. His supporters have made similar claims.

The Clinton campaign has dismissed these claims as “deranged conspiracy theories.”

After the Democratic candidate departed the 9/11 memorial event on Sunday morning, her campaign released a statement saying that she attended the ceremony, “for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen. During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter's apartment, and is feeling much better.”

According to the US Weather Service, around the time that Clinton was attending the event, conditions in New York City were partly cloudy with an air temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit and a heat index of 82 degrees (almost 28 Celsius).

The campaign has not commented specifically on a video taken by an audience member at the ceremony that appears to show Clinton being assisted as she got into her campaign's van.
Later in the day, outside of Chelsea Clinton's apartment in Manhattan, where the media had stationed itself, Clinton came outside onto the sidewalk and said, “I'm feeling great. It's a beautiful day in New York.”

She waved at the press and walked to her van. Asked again by a reporter if she was feeling better, Clinton said: “Yes, thank you very much.” She returned to her home in Chappaqua, where she remained for the rest of the day.

Late Sunday evening, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said she would not be traveling to California on Monday or Tuesday for campaign events that she had scheduled there.

Clinton, like Trump, has not released her medical records in full detail. Last July, her campaign released a letter from Bardack, summarizing her current health status, and noting that she had hypothyroidism and suffered from seasonal pollen allergies.

It also noted that she had been treated for a deep vein thrombosis -- ”when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body,“ according to the Mayo Clinic -- in 1998 and another in 2009. She also suffered from an elbow fracture in 2009.

”She is excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States,“ Bardack concluded in the statement.

In 2012, when she was secretary of state, Clinton ”while suffering from a stomach virus... became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,“ according to Philippe Reines, a state department spokesman, in a statement released at the time. Follow-up exams found a clot blood, forcing her to seek treatment in a New York hospital.

Bardack's letter released by the campaign noted that as a result of the concussion she suffered from double-vision, which was treated with special glasses before it resolved itself ”within two months.“

The doctor's letter said that the clot, called a transverse sinus venous thrombosis, was treated with anti-coagulants and that follow-up tests conducted in 2013 ”revealed complete resolution of the effects of the concussion as well as total dissolution of the thrombosis.“

It also stated that Clinton, ”tested negative for all clotting disorders,” but that doctors had decided to continue a daily regimen of anti-coagulants as a precaution.

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  • DennisA

    apparently being assisted?

    Sep 12th, 2016 - 08:30 am 0
  • ChrisR

    ”She is excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States,“ Bardack concluded in the statement.”

    Physically she 'may' be good for a 68 YO overweight woman BUT (and there's always one with 'Hills') the bad fall she had in 2013 which resulted in skull damage and bleeding in the brain has not recovered as it should have.

    Some independent doctors have stated that this is likely to result in vascular dementia (Mayo Clinic: Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning) giving rise to more falls and strokes / seizures. This sounds similar to the falls, can't remember signing vital documents (even though they were witnessed) and 'second takes' you often see her do on video footage'.

    Apart from that she is a rabid liar and should be in a federal prison.

    Sep 12th, 2016 - 11:05 am 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I'd still choose her over Drumpf to run my country. But, I know from your perspective the only good candidate is a conservative candidate. I can swing either way , liberal, moderate (me) or a conservative and fortunately I get to make a portion of this decision. For me, I cannot say it's about who I want running my country as it is about who I do NOT want running my country. Without a doubt, it's Trump.
    Regardless of who wins, the real problems will lie ahead. We here are left with this shot pile of choices because our system is morphed into a corporate oligarchy. As much as I am repulsed but someone as repugnant as Drumpf, a part of my wants him to get in with he fucks things up sooooooooooo bad, that EVERY politician realizes monumental changes need to take place in government and the way businesses operate in the USA. Globalization killed the concept of service.
    I am so fucking sick of 3 airlines, 3 banks, 3 cable companies, 3 phone companies, 3 utilities, etc. etc. If they suck......it hardly matters if you changes because the other two suck just as much. They have no incentive to be better because they know they have you by the balls.
    It's also time these colossal giants directors start doing jail time when they break the law, like Wells Fargo. They want the rights of humans with the right of political speech to buy elections, they have also be responsible for their criminal actions as well.
    Anyway....they all suck........and I want to see Clinton's speech transcripts and Drumpf's tax returns.

    I wonder if the few hundred people working on Drumpf's campaign who quit for no payment of wages will vote for him?

    Sep 12th, 2016 - 05:16 pm 0
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