Rumors are swirling about Hillary Clinton’s health, and allegedly leaked medical records claim that the Democratic nominee suffers from seizures.
According to Snopes,a leaked medical document with Hillary Clinton’s physician Lisa R. Bardack, M.D name states that Clinton was diagnosed with “Complex Partial Seizures” and “early onset Subcortical Vascular Dementia” two years ago.
The source of the document is a now deleted Twitter account that published a picture of Hillary Clinton’s medical history, examination and diagnosis.
The letter suggests that Hillary Clinton’s seizures are an ongoing problem dating back to 2013 and she has been diagnosed with early onset subcortical vascular dementia.
There is no evidence suggesting that this letter is legitimate, and suspiciously, it came a few days after Dr. Bardack’s name was in the press and she gave Hillary Clinton a relative clean bill of health.
A Time magazine article published last year released the doctor’s name and states that the Democratic nominee is in “excellent health” and continues:
“According to Dr. Lisa Bardack, her physician, Clinton, is in good health, currently diagnosed with only hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies. The letter is the first of its kind to be released in the 2016 cycle, and comes as Clinton, 67, has come under scrutiny from some Republicans for her age and questions about her health stemming from a 2012 incident in which she suffered from a blood clot and concussion.”
The real letter that can be seen here is also in a different format to the “leaked” medical records. The legitimate letter from Dr. Bardack contains her signature and the Mount Kisco Medical Group logo, which the unproven letter doesn’t have.
Snopes also reports on another key difference in the two letters:
The unproven letter has the doctor listed as “Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Mount Kisco Medical Group,” while the letterhead of the verified document referenced her as “Chair of Internal Medicine[,] Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.”
Another alleged Hillary Clinton seizure is in a video with over a million views in which Hillary Clinton is startled by questions concerning Elizabeth Warren as her vice president coming from her blindside. She then jovially bobs her head in an exaggerated reaction.
From another angle, it is clear that she is startled by the reporter who she couldn’t see asking her a question.
Many conservative media outlets are making demands that Hillary Clinton releases her medical records.
Sean Hannity on Fox News discussed Hillary Clinton’s health with two medical experts. Speculation ranges from fatigue, mini stroke, dehydration, arthritis, and back pain. They also state that Hillary Clinton has a thyroid condition and takes blood thinners.
Some political pundits are comparing Hillary Clinton’s health to JFK who allegedly tried to dodge health questions. John F. Kennedy denied having Addison’s disease when he was asked by Lyndon B. Johnson in the 60’s. However, his autopsy revealed that Addison’s disease had destroyed his adrenal glands.
The Washington Post sums up all of Hillary Clinton’s health incidents that are leading conservative media to suggest she is unfit to be running for President:
“The Drudge Report cited four health episodes over the years Hillary has campaigned for president: needing assistance climbing stairs this year, a blood clot on the brain in 2012, a fall while boarding an airplane in 2011 and a fall on her way to the White House in 2009. One of the accompanying photographs, by Reuters, shows her losing her balance while touring a substance abuse center in Charleston, S.C.”
These issues as isolated incidents don’t seem to justify claims that she is too sickly to run for President since these are four health episodes in a six-year span.
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