Clinton campaign releases additional health details on candidate


The Hillary Clinton campaign on Wednesday released what it called a “comprehensive update” on the candidate’s medical information, describing the illness that took her off the trail this week as a mild and non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.

“She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest,” said Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s physician, who provided the information to the campaign.

Bardack also said Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, remains “healthy and fit to serve.”

The report follows Clinton having public coughing spells in recent weeks and stumbling on Sunday morning during a 9/11 memorial service in New York City.

Several hours after that incident, the campaign said that Clinton had been diagnosed Friday with pneumonia and was leaving the campaign trail for a few days to convalesce.

Bardack said she detected a “small” sign of pneumonia in the right middle-lobe of Clinton’s lung during the examination last week. And she described the pneumonia as “mild” and “non-contagious bacterial.”

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The release Wednesday also shows Clinton takes thyroid medication and the blood-thinner Coumadin, which had been previously known.

Clinton also was recently prescribed Clarinex and Levaquin, which treats bacterial infections, to help get rid of the pneumonia.

Bardack, chairwoman of Internal Medicine at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco, N.Y., diagnosed the pneumonia after taking a CT scan of Clinton’s lungs.  

The campaign said Bardack also examined the 68-year-old Clinton on Wednesday and indicated she “continues to improve.”

The report appeared to show all of Clinton’s other health indicators in the normal range, including her blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels.

Bardack also found Clinton to be in “excellent mental condition,” according to the campaign’s release.

In December 2012, when Clinton was secretary of state, she fell, hit her head and sustained a concussion.

Aides said she fell because she had a stomach virus and became dizzy. About two weeks after the fall, doctors found a blood clot in Clinton’s head that was dissolved through medication. A July 2015 report confirmed the incident.

Clinton later said she needed about six months to fully recover from the problems related to the fall, including double vision.

That report and the one released Wednesday also shows Clinton suffers from allergies.