Health issues resulting from a 2012 health scare are resolved and Hillary Clinton is physically fit to serve as president, according to her personal physician.
The health declaration came with a wave of late Friday disclosures, including years of previously unreleased tax returns and a separate State Department release of emails from Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.
“Mrs. Clinton is a healthy 67-year old female whose current medical conditions include hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies,” writes Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s doctor since 2001, in a Health Statement provided by Clinton’s campaign.
The health statement says the blood clot, also known as a thrombosis, that Clinton suffered between her brain and skull following a fainting spell and concussion in late 2012 is completely resolved.
“She had follow-up testing in 2013, which revealed complete resolution of the effects of the concussion as well as total dissolution of the thrombosis. Mrs. Clinton also tested negative for all clotting disorders,” Bardack writes.
But as a precaution, Clinton remains on daily blood thinners, something her husband previously revealed. Clinton takes Coumadin, the brand name for the blood thinner warfarin. She also takes Armour Thyroid for her hypothyroidism, antihistamines and Vitamin B12.
She received her most recent physical exam on March 21, 2015, according to the statement. “She is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States,” Bardack’s letter concludes.
Now, about those tax returns…
Clinton campaign officials say they are posting her tax returns from 2007 to 2014. Clinton tax returns from 1992 to 2006 are already online due to the Clintons years in the White House and Hillary Clinton’s time in the Senate. In addition to the taxes, Clinton’s campaign will post the itemized income for each speech Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton gave in 2013.
The couple released their 2014 personal financial disclosure form earlier this year, which details that Hillary and Bill Clinton have made more than $30 million since January 2014, largely from paid speeches. The campaign will also release itemized details about the money the Clintons made from consulting since Hillary Clinton left the State Department.
I suppose another fall is possible, but barring the onset of a new ailment, Hillary won’t be able to gracefully bow out of the race citing health reasons. It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming months with all the email hoopla and the Benghazi hearings. Will she survive and continue her campaign or find another excuse to drop out?
Although Hillary launched her campaign in April, she is only now releasing her financial records – no doubt it’s taken endless man hours, gallons of white-out and hundreds of reprints to make them presentable to the public.
I hope they did a better job on her tax returns than the guys did on O’s birth certificate.