The Drudge Report has been running stories about Hillary Clinton’s supposed health problems with increasing frequency. Other stories have appeared in Infowars.com; The Washington Times, WND.com and others. Sean Hannity has spent considerable time on his radio and Fox News show detailing the supposed decline in Clinton’s health. Of course, the National Enquirer is full of “shocking details.”
Rumors – not facts
So, is there anything to the rumors? Probably not. A look at Mrs. Clinton’s travel schedule would not indicate that she is anything other than a unusually active woman who is 68 years old. Clinton, like her opponent Donald Trump, is on the road six or seven days a week, often in several different states and cities on the same day and going to multiple events.
Running for President is not a job for the faint of heart.
The Clinton campaign has taken note of the increased media coverage of her health and last Friday issued a July 2015 letter from her physician regarding her health:
"[Hillary Clinton] is a healthy 67-year-old female whose current medical conditions include hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies. She is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States."— Dr. Lisa Bardack – Hillary Clinton’s physician
Dr. Bardack noted, “Clinton suffered from a deep vein thrombosis in 1998 and in 2009, and an elbow fracture, also in 2009.” In 2012, it was widely reported that Mrs. Clinton fainted and sustained a concussion. As a result, she began anticoagulation therapy until the clot was dissolved. She continues to take Coumadin as a precaution against future blood clotting.
Clinton is never out of the public eye
Hillary is never out of the eye of the traveling national press corp. Television crews’ film her throughout the day. She is surrounded by a large group of staffers, most of whom have been with her for years and care for her as a person. Virtually all of these stories are from ‘sources’ that are not actually present on the campaign trail and have no direct contact with Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump has indirectly raised the issue by questioning Clinton’s “physical stamina,” but has stopped short of saying that there is anything in her medical history that would preclude her from taking office. Donald Trump, who is 70 has also not released his medical records.