Hillary Gets Doctor’s Note to Run for President

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

The Presidential campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton released more medical information about the candidate this afternoon. As the Washington Post reports:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a letter from her doctor Wednesday describing her diagnosis and treatment for “mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia,” and will note that she received a CT scan confirming the illness and that she is now halfway through a regimen on the antibiotic Levaquin.

The letter, from Clinton’s doctor, Lisa Bardack, is intended to put to rest concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee’s health after the illness caused her to stumble out of a memorial service Sunday and forced her off the campaign trail for days. Clinton’s campaign said the information would update a health history released last year.

The details in the letter show that Clinton has normal-ranging vital statistics, according to several doctors who reviewed the information but have never treated her. Her blood pressure and cholesterol levels are “good” or “excellent” and place her at low risk for illness for a woman her age, the doctors said.

So, yeah…there you go. We’re having a discussion about a note from a doctor.

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  1. waagosh says:

    What does a wife/ woman do? She ignores her needs and makes sure her family is good. Well. . . HRC did that.  Sure the guys are famous for not going to the doctor.  But, they are also famous  for having a "cough" and ready to hit the golf course.  Hillary is strong enough to keep on keeping on (KOKO)

  2. DaftPunk says:

    FDA Says Risks May Outweigh Benefits for Antibiotics Levaquin, Cipro

    Why is Hillary taking such a dangerous drug?  What does this mean about her health that her doctor is taking such risks to treat a simple pneumonia?

    • The new FDA notice on Levaquin does say that against bacterial pneumonia it still has benefits – or rather, that its benefits can outweigh its risks depending on the case.

      As I think I've posted here, I'm a long-term victim of Levaquin side-effects, and reading the specific antibiotic here my first thought was "I hope she comes out of it okay". IMNSHO, that's a very risky prescription to be giving someone that needs to be up and about for the foreseeable future.

      • Gray in Mountains says:

        I've never taken Levaquin or Cipro. I am familiar with them as a retired nurse and I keep Cipro for foreign travel. It works fast and well where I may not be able to get good med treatment or where meds may not be available. But, as you know well, it is hazardous. My son travels widely as well (much more than me) and I caution his use. He has had to use it once in a South American country several years ago. He got out quickly, began restoring normal flora and eating well without sequelae .

        For myself and my family these drugs are serious but essential. I wish I knew why Dr Barack made that choice. She has to know it would be widely questioned 

        • Perhaps Clinton has had it prescribed previously with no side-effects noted…

          Knowing what I know now, the potential to wind up with severely damaged tendons (or worse, like me) if you're on the campaign trail would be a serious negative factor when choosing which antibiotic to prescribe.

  3. Half Glass Full says:

    If you're arguing that we should vote for Trump because that greasy bag of KFC is somehow healthier than Hillary …

    … might I point out that Churchill was a cigar-smoking near-alcoholic, and Roosevelt was an invalid in a wheelchair … while Hitler was a vegetarian and Stalin was apparently fit as a fiddle.

    So what's your point?

  4. DaftPunk says:

    Sarcasm, people.

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