Hillary Clinton Releases More Medical Information Following Pneumonia Diagnosis
Hillary Clinton's campaign released more medical information about her health after her pneumonia diagnosis.
Hillary Clinton at Brown and Black Presidential forum.
Ahead of her return to the campaign trail after a few days of rest due to a pneumonia diagnosis, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has released more health information. Concerns over Clinton's health were raised after video showed she seemingly "collapsed" as she was leaving a 9/11 memorial event early due to "overheating."
The Clinton campaign released a statement from Clinton's physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, Chair of Internal Medicine at CareMount Medical. Clinton's health information was previously released in July 2015.
In the statement, Bardack talks about Clinton's pneumonia diagnosis, writing that the 68-year-old candidate had a fever and "congestion" when she was examined by Bardack Sept. 2. Clinton's congestion got worse and she developed a cough, wrote Bardack, saying Clinton was examined again Sept. 9. The examination included a "non-contrast chest CT scan," the results of which showed Clinton had "small right middle-lobe pneumonia." The pneumonia was described as a "mild non-contagious bacterial pneumonia," for which Clinton was advised to rest and take antibiotics. Then the Sept. 11 episode happened, and Clinton canceled campaign plans for three days.
Clinton's campaign also took a moment to call out 70-year-old GOP candidate Donald Trump when releasing the medical statement and asked why he hasn't done the same.
Hillary's released her medical information and tax returns.
We're still waiting for Trump to do the same. https://t.co/bxHbFLs24l
Trump went on the Dr.Oz Show Wednesday to share his medical records CNN Money. He talked about Clinton's health and wished her a speedy recovery, as he has said in recent interviews. The episode will air Thursday.
.@realDonaldTrump on Hillary's health: I hope she gets well, gets back on the trail & we'll see her at the debate pic.twitter.com/1k8vXigpBv
You can read Clinton's full medical statement here.