Hillary Clinton ‘healthy and fit to serve as president’, doctor says

Doctors letter released by campaign as Clinton recovers from pneumonia, which caused her to lose her footing on Sunday at 9/11 memorial ceremony

Hillary Clinton is in excellent mental condition, her doctor said in a letter released on Wednesday by the Democratic presidential candidates campaign, as focus on her health continues to escalate as she recuperates from pneumonia.

She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States, physician Lisa Bardack wrote in the letter, which also gave new medical information.

Bardack added that Clinton was recovering well with antibiotics, namely Levaquin, which she was advised to take to treat the pneumonia for 10 days.

My overall impression is that Mrs Clinton has remained healthy and has not developed new medical conditions this year other than a sinus and ear infection and her recently diagnosed pneumonia.

Clintons health became an issue on Sunday when she abruptly left a 9/11 memorial ceremony at Ground Zero in New York. Video filmed by a passerby subsequently emerged showing her losing her footing as she got into her waiting car.

It was only then that her campaign confirmed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, prompting aides to acknowledge they had mishandled communication on the subject.

Clinton was forced to take a break from the campaign trail this week, canceling scheduled trips to California and Nevada. She is expected to return to the stump with a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Thursday.

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