WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s physician said Friday that the Democratic presidential candidate is in “excellent physical condition” and has completely recovered from the effects of a concussion she suffered in 2012.
The assessment, which pronounced Clinton “fit to serve as president of the United States,” came as part of flood of disclosures Friday into details about her private life and work history.
The State Department released a new batch of emails sent via her private server earlier in the day and her campaign also planned to release all her tax returns since her last presidential campaign.
Clinton sustained the concussion in December 2012 after fainting — a result of a stomach virus and dehydration, according to the two-page letter from Dr. Lisa Bardack, an internist and chairman of the department of medicine at the Mount Kisco Medical Group near Clinton’s suburban New York home.
Bardack said testing the following year showed “complete resolution” of the concussion’s effects, including double vision, which she wore glasses with specialized lenses to address.
During the course of her concussion treatment, Clinton was also found to have a blood clot and was given medication to dissolve it. She’s remains on the medicine as a precaution, Bardack wrote.
Clinton is the first 2016 presidential candidate to release her health records, part of an effort by her campaign to compete with Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on the issue of transparency.
Aides said Friday Clinton will release more details about her finances than Bush, the former Florida governor who has already made public 33 years of his tax returns. Her campaign said she will also release Friday an itemized list of her and former President Bill Clinton’s paid speeches and details about their business holdings.
According to her doctor’s assessment, Clinton’s cholesterol and blood pressure are in normal, healthy ranges, and she has had the major cancer screenings and exams recommended for someone her age. She also has a very common thyroid condition and seasonal allergies.
There was no mention of Clinton’s height or weight, but it did say Clinton gets routine mammograms and breast ultrasounds, as well colonoscopies and gynecological exams.
Clinton’s doctor said she exercises regularly — practicing yoga, swimming, walking, and weight training — and eats a diet rich in lean proteins, vegetables and fruits. She does not smoke and drinks alcohol “occasionally,” Bardack wrote.
Meanwhile, Clinton was also making news in Florida, campaigning at the annual meeting of the National Urban League and calling for an end of the nation’s trade embargo of Cuba during a speech at a Miami university.