Clinton campaign releases new health information
Hillary Clinton’s campaign released additional medical information Wednesday after questions about her health intensified in the wake of her pneumonia diagnosis late last week.
She was diagnosed with mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia, her doctor said, a step the campaign took after the candidate had to take three days off the campaign trail after nearly collapsing at an event on Sunday.
Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s personal doctor and the chair of Internal Medicine at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco, New York, said she evaluated Clinton multiple times in the last week — including Wednesday — and found that the Democratic nominee had a small right middle-lobe pneumonia.
According to Bardack, “The remainder of her complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition.”
Bardack added that Clinton “is recovering well with antibiotics,” including Levaquin, which she was told to take for 10 days.
Questions about Clinton’s health
Clinton left a 9/11 memorial ceremony early on Sunday and video caught her nearly collapsing and having to be helped into her van as she left. After Clinton stopped by her daughter’s apartment — and told the media that she was feeling better — Bardack evaluated Clinton at her home in Chappaqua, New York, and the campaign later told the media that Clinton had pneumonia.
As a result, Clinton canceled three days of events in California and Nevada and is set to return to the campaign trail on Thursday in North Carolina.
According to National Tracking Polling Morning Consult, many people are questioning Clinton’s health and honesty about her condition.
Questions about transparency and the medical health of both Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have dominated the political world for days, in part because Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday but withheld the information from the media and even some of her top aides.
Trump surprised people on Wednesday when he discussed some medical information on “The Dr. Oz Show,” including the results of a recent physical exam.