Clinton releasing health, tax records

31 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Clinton doctor’s note says she’s in ‘excellent’ condition, details 2012 concussion.

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign released a letter from her doctor on Friday attesting to her health and fitness for office, on a day marked by a deluge of other disclosures about her finances and a new batch of emails from her time as secretary of state. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on Friday released details of her health records and planned to publish her recent tax returns to emphasize, aides said, her desire to be transparent with voters.

Lisa Bardack, chair of internal medicine at the Mount Kisco Medical Group, and Clinton’s physician since 2001, wrote, summarizing Clinton’s health history. “She is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States.” In releasing Clinton’s health records, her campaign is hoping to show off a greater level of transparency than any of its rivals. The campaign also said it plans to release detailed tax returns covering 2007 through 2014 later Friday afternoon, completing the gap in public returns since Clinton’s last presidential bid.

Clinton experienced deep vein thrombosis in 1998 and 2009, an elbow fracture in 2009, and a concussion in 2012—all of which were reported publicly at the time. A campaign aide said it will break down all the sources of the Clintons’ income, name the corporate clients who have paid both Clintons for speaking engagements and detail the fees paid to the Clintons. That is consistent with the tax returns filed in the years after Clintons left the White House, when the Clintons started making money for paid speeches and book advances.

Clinton’s aides are increasingly looking to contrast her with Jeb Bush, a top Republican presidential candidate, and they see a favorable comparison between the transparency of her business records and that of Mr. The State Department has made available several hundred pages of documents in prior releases related to the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and other issues. Her health statement detailed the circumstances surrounding Clinton’s 2012 concussion that prevented her from testifying before congressional committees investigating the Benghazi attack. “In December of 2012, Mrs.

The concussion caused Clinton to suffer briefly with double vision, for which she wore glasses with a “Fresnel Prism.” In 2013, a follow-up visit revealed “complete resolution of the effects of the concussion as well as total dissolution of the thrombosis,” Bardack said. She also tested negative for all blood clotting disorders, but remained on daily anticoagulation medication as a precaution. “She does not smoke and drinks alcohol occasionally,” her doctor writes. “She does not use illicit drugs or tobacco products. She exercises regularly, including yoga, swimming, walking and weight training.” Her family history includes a father who died of a stroke, her mother who died from congestive heart failure, “one healthy daughter and one healthy granddaughter.” Clinton’s own cholesterol level is 195, with an LDL — considered “bad” cholesterol — of 118 and HDL — considered “good” cholesterol — of 64.

Bardack wrote. “She participates in a healthy lifestyle and has had a full medical evaluation, which reveals no evidence or additional medical issues or cardiovascular disease.” Mrs. Clinton has filed since her 2008 presidential campaign, itemized lists of her and her husband’s paid speeches in 2013, and details about their business holdings.

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