WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton is a healthy 67-year-old woman who does not use illicit drugs or tobacco products, drinks alcohol occasionally and deals with relatively minor medical complications, her doctor said on Friday.
"She is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States," concluded Dr. Lisa Bardack of the Mount Kisco Medical Group.
The note from the personal physician is a right of passage for candidates running for the highest office of the land. And owing to the advanced age of many of said candidates, it can fill in important questions about their physical fitness -- in an effort to avoid a William Henry Harrison-like fate.
Clinton's bill of health is clean -- but not completely. She suffered an elbow fracture in 2009 and had deep vein thrombosis in 1998. She also notably suffered a concussion in 2012 after contracting a stomach virus and becoming dehydrated and fainting.
At the time, conservatives jokingly said she was faking her way out of having to testify about the attack on the compound in Benghazi. (Though some weren't so playful about the accusations.) In fact, serious complications arose from this incident. According to Clinton's physician, she was "found to have a transverse sinus venous thrombosis and began anticoagulation therapy to dissolve the clot." She also "experienced double vision for a period of time," requiring her to wear special glasses.
Clinton's doctor said she is currently cleared of those conditions. But she does have hypothyroidism and seasonal allergies and is currently on Coumadin, Vitamin B12 and antihistamines.
Owing to her family history, Clinton underwent a full cardiac evaluation, which came back negative. (Her father died from a stroke in his 80s.) Her blood pressure was 100/65, her heart rate was 72 and her respiratory rate was 18 when tested on March 21, 2015.
To maintain her health, Clinton enjoys yoga, swimming, walking and weight training. She's also been known to dance.
Read the letter from Clinton's doctor here.