Date
21 July 2017
Hillary Clinton leaves ceremonies marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York on Sunday. Her doctor said she is recovering well from pneumonia. Photo: Reuters
Hillary Clinton leaves ceremonies marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York on Sunday. Her doctor said she is recovering well from pneumonia. Photo: Reuters

Hillary Clinton ‘healthy and fit’, says doctor

Hillary Clinton has released updated medical information from her doctor saying she is “healthy and fit to serve” as US president.

A statement from her campaign said the Democratic presidential nominee, 68, “continues to improve” after she was diagnosed with pneunomia, BBC News reports.

Her Republican rival Donald Trump released his own medical data on a TV talk show.

Trump, 70, knows he could stand to lose a few pounds but otherwise is in great health, campaign adviser Sarah Huckabee Sanders told MSNBC on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

The Republican nominee had taped an episode of The Dr. Oz Show in New York that was scheduled to air on Thursday.

Clinton’s aides said she would return to the campaign trail on Thursday.

Clinton was forced to leave ceremonies marking the annivary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York on Sunday because of a dizzy spell.

In a letter, Dr. Lisa Bardack said Clinton was “recovering well with antibiotics and rest”.

Both candidates, among the oldest ever to run for the White House, have been under intense pressure to share more medical information, the BBC said.

Clinton’s campaign said on Wednesday that her physician found her complete physical examination was “normal” and she is in “excellent mental condition”.

Trump, meanwhile, has said he is planning to release this week details of a recent physical.

He handed over a one-page summary of that examination while appearing on The Dr. Oz Show.

He told the host he is 236 pounds and 6 feet, 3 inches tall, which would make him clinically overweight.

Trump has said Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina” to serve as president.

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Donald Trump releases medical records during The Dr. Oz Show detailing the results of his most recent physical examination, in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters/Sony


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