Physician Says Hillary Clinton Fit to Serve as President

Physician Says Hillary Clinton Fit to Serve as President
Hillary Clinton
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07/31/2015 AT 10:00 PM EDT

Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has travelled a tough road during her campaign, but one thing she won't have to worry about is her health.

According to the Associated Press, Clinton's campaign released a long string of disclosures Friday – one of which was a declaration from her physician stating that the former first lady is in "excellent condition and fit to serve as president."

Although Clinton has faced some health issues in the past, her doctor has no current health concerns. In 2012, a blood clot was found in a vein between her brain and skull behind her right ear, but has since been taken care of, AP reports.

As it stands after her doctor's assessment, Clinton has no issues with cholesterol, blood pressure and major cancer screening and exams show nothing. The only problems reported are minor – including a common thyroid condition, seasonal allergies and precautionary use of a blood thinner after the blood clot scare.



"There's no red flags there," said Dr. Mark Creager, director of the New Hampshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock heart and vascular center. Creager is also president of the American Heart Association.

Other details about Clinton's health were included in a two-page letter made public by Dr. Lisa Bardack. Included in the letter was the politician's means of staying healthy. Bardack wrote that Clinton participates in regular exercise and activities like yoga, swimming, walking and weight training. She also sticks to a diet packed with lean proteins, fruit and vegetable while refraining from smoking and only having an occasional drink.

In just three hours, the world learned a lot more about Clinton than her ideas on political hot topics. According to AP, just hours after her health was publicly detailed, the State Department released over 2,000 pages of emails from Clinton's personal account and she released tax returns from the past eight years.

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According to her taxes she and husband, Bill Clinton, paid almost $44 million in federal taxes. They contributed almost $15 million in charity between the years of 2007 and 2014.

While the Clinton's fall within the top 1 percent of taxpayers, the presidential candidate frequently reminds audiences of her middle-class upbringing when campaigning.

"We've come a long way from my days going door-to-door for the Children's Defense Fund and earning $16,450 as a young law professor In Arkansas – and we owe it to the opportunities America provides," Clinton said.
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