Doctor: Clinton had ‘mild’ case of pneumonia, fit to lead as president

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) — Hillary Clinton‘s health is nothing to worry about, the Democratic presidential candidate’s physician said in a letter released by her campaign on Wednesday.

Speculation has surrounded Clinton’s health since she was forced to leave a 9/11 memorial service in New York early on Sunday. Her campaign later revealed she was fighting pneumonia.

Wednesday, a letter from Dr. Lisa Bardack, MD, was released to the public by the campaign.

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“This was a mild non-contagious bacterial pneumonia,” Bardack wrote. “I examined her immediately upon her return home; she was re-hydrating and recovering nicely. I advised her to stay home and rest for the next several days. Mrs. Clinton has since been evaluated by me several times and continues to improve.”

Bardack said Clinton became “overheated” and “dehydrated” during the 9/11 event on Sunday.

In addition to her positive assessment of Clinton, Bardack also listed all medications the Democratic hopeful is taking and listed other treatments she received this year — none of which were serious in nature.

“My overall impression is that Mrs. Clinton has remained healthy and has not developed new medical conditions this year other than a sinus and ear infection and her recently diagnosed pneumonia,” the doctor continued. “She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest.

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“She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.”

Clinton’s campaign also released a positive health assessment for vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine by Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the attending physician for U.S. Congress, on Wednesday.

“You are in overall excellent health,” Monahan wrote of Kaine.

HRC Physician Letter to Hillary Clinton



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