Democratic hopeful for president rejoins the campaign trail in North Carolina today
Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has released a letter from her doctor which details her recent bout with bacterial pneumonia and paints an overall picture of good health. This comes after many voiced concerns about Clinton’s medical history, and if she is well enough to be president.
“They did a chest CT, which ruled out having a pulmonary embalism, ruled out a more extensive pneumonia, ruled out cancer of the lung, other things that one might worry about in someone who has exhibited some of the symptoms that Secretary Clinton exhibited,” says Dr. Ezriel Kornel, assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Kornel knows Ms. Clinton’s doctor very well and calls the letter comprehensive, giving an update to Clinton’s previous health history. Dr. Kornel believes Clinton is in excellent health for her age, experiencing common health issues that affect millions of Americans.
“I think she’s healthy enough to be in any occupation she chooses. It’s an executive level position, of course, with a lot of demands and the president of the United States has many demands, but I don’t see anything that would prevent her from being able to carry out all those demands without a problem,” Dr. Kornel adds.