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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump release new medical updates

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Credit: AFP / Getty Images / File

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton released new medical updates on Wednesday, after the health of the presidential hopefuls emerged as a campaign focal point in recent days.

Clinton, who has been absent from the campaign trail for the past three days recovering from a bout of pneumonia, released a two-page letter from her longtime physician Dr. Lisa Bardack, who said the former secretary of state “is recovering well with antibiotics.”

Bardack said she has evaluated Clinton several times since Sunday, after Clinton was seen struggling to leave a 9/11 ceremony at Ground Zero after feeling overheated.

“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,” wrote Bardack, chair of Internal Medicine at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco.

Hours earlier, Trump, the Republican nominee, released the results of a recent physical examination and spoke about his health regimen during a Wednesday morning taping of “The Dr. Oz Show” in Manhattan.

In the episode, which will air on Thursday, Trump provided Dr. Mehmet Oz with the results of a physical exam performed last week by his longtime physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital, according to the show’s executives.

Details of the examination were not immediately available, but show executives said “as all physicians do when seeing a patient for the first time, Dr. Oz took Mr. Trump through a full review of systems,” including reviewing his hormone levels and cardiovascular health.

Earlier this week, both candidates pledged to release updated medical records, amid questions about their ability to keep up with the grueling demands of the presidency.

Trump, 70, has faced calls to release a more exhaustive version of his medical history, after medical experts called into question the legitimacy of a hastily written assessment Bornstein issued last year, that asserted Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

Clinton, 68, who suffered a concussion and blood clot in 2012 after falling in her home, has faced questions about her subsequent health by conservative news outlets, and she has been cast by Trump and his campaign surrogates as having “no stamina.”

She has fought back on the characterization, posting a message on her Twitter account on Monday saying she was eager to return to the campaign trail.

Clinton’s running mate Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, also released a two-page medical summary.

Dr. Brian P Monahan, attending physician of the U.S. Congress, said Kaine had “overall excellent health’, but recommended the candidate increase his Vitamin D intake.

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook called Trump’s Dr. Oz appearance a “charade” and called on the Republican to not only release his medical records, but his tax returns, noting that Clinton has posted 40 years of tax returns on her website.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to Mook’s comments Wednesday evening.

Clinton will resume campaigning on Thursday, appearing at a rally in Greensboro, N.C., according to her campaign.

Trump will appear with running mate Mike Pence at Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria, for a private event with the Economic Club of New York.


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