Hillary’s Campaign Promises to Release Some Medical Records After Sunday’s Health Episode
Trump will also release his medical records this week
Professor Jacobson had a great post this morning discussing Hillary’s health issues.
As rumors swirl around the true state of Hillary’s health, her campaign is promising to release some medical records and has acknowledged the mistake to delay releasing the pneumonia diagnosis.
From the Wall Street Journal:
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will release additional medical records this week, a spokesman said Monday, after a health-related stumble exiting a 9/11 ceremony put her well-being into the spotlight and reanimated critics’ complaints about secretiveness.
Press secretary Brian Fallon also said the campaign made mistakes handling the situation on Sunday, specifically by not responding to questions for 90 minutes about Mrs. Clinton’s exit from the memorial event in Manhattan.
Even then, a spokesman attributed her departure to feeling overheated, when she also had pneumonia—a fact the campaign didn’t disclose until late in the afternoon. Mr. Fallon said the campaign wanted the information about Mrs. Clinton’s diagnosis to come from her doctor, which he said wasn’t possible until she examined the candidate again later in the day.
Last year, Mrs. Clinton released a summary of her health, including the results of some medical testing. Until now, her campaign said that was sufficient, and pointed out her release was more detailed that opponent Donald Trump’s. But after Sunday’s events, she decided to release more information, Mr. Fallon said.
Despite being diagnosed with pneumonia (which can be contagious), Hillary stopped for a photo op with a little girl after emerging from her daughter’s New York apartment following Sunday’s health episode.
Clinton also cancelled plans to fly to California Monday.
People reports Hillary spread her sickness to several staffers:
The illness that sickened Hillary Clinton with pneumonia and caused her to have to be escorted away from September 11 ceremonies in New York on Sunday also struck down several members of her campaign team at Clinton headquarters in Brooklyn, PEOPLE has learned.
“Everyone’s been sick,” a campaign source tells PEOPLE.
At the end of August, two weeks before Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia, a debilitating bug was making the rounds among staff at her headquarters and campaign aides who travel with Clinton, a source tells PEOPLE.
At least half a dozen senior staff were felled, including campaign manager Robby Mook. Two top advisers even needed emergency medical treatment, the source says. One top adviser diagnosed at a Brooklyn urgent-care center with a respiratory infection was being treated with antibiotics in the days before Clinton’s diagnosis. Another top adviser was taken by ambulance to the ER by ambulance after collapsing from what turned out to be severe dehydration, the source said.
Added pressure from Trump’s health record release announcement may have played into the Hillary campaign’s latest decision:
Donald Trump told Fox News on Monday he plans to release “very, very specific” details from a recent physical, as he declared candidate health “an issue” in this campaign following a medical episode that forced Hillary Clinton to abruptly leave a 9/11 anniversary ceremony on Sunday.
“Something’s going on, but I just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail,” Trump told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
Clinton earlier canceled plans to visit California on Monday and Tuesday, and will instead rest at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. After the Democratic presidential nominee was seen stumbling on her way to her van as she left Sunday’s event, her doctor revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. Her doctor also said the candidate had become “overheated and dehydrated” at Sunday’s ceremony, but is “recovering nicely.”
The incident fueled questions about Clinton’s health. Trump on Monday brushed aside any speculation that Clinton might be replaced as the Democratic nominee, but said of the candidate’s health: “I think it’s an issue.”
Trump said he had a physical last week and plans to release the “numbers” when he gets them.
“I think they’re going to be good. I feel great,” he said.
Look for Trump to release his medical records on The Dr. Oz Show Thursday.
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Some medical records? Kind of like how she released some of her emails?
Exactly what I thought.
This lady definitely thinks we are all stupid.
It will take a little time to write her bogus health records. She made a remarkable recovery from pneumonia. I’m not buying her “doctors'” diagnosis.
But – she got a confirming chest X-ray at Potemkin Memorial Hospital!
Seriously – those cobalt blue sunglasses she is wearing have been written up in the medical literature as anti-seizure glasses.
They must have stayed up all night to come up with this one!
The whole campaign office sick with the same disease, collapsing left and right, it can’t be a Hillary problem, ya see!!!
Honestly, who from the campaign will give a statement, show their ER records? And if I had an office full of people with pneumonia why didn’t they check for Legionaires disease or bugs in the water? Please!
A woman of her stature shouldn’t be on the totally obsolete drugs she is reported to be on; nobody takes Armour Thyroid or Warfarin any more. Warfarin needs blood tests at least weekly, she gets 24/7 press coverage, has anyone seen her take a few minutes to get her blood drawn?
I get the feeling her medical records will be as complete as her Travelgate files or her email disclosures. Bah!
Don’t know much about Armour except it’s not used much anymore.
There are however two cases where Warfarin is commonly used.
he first is where the person is poor and can’t afford the better medications like Eliquis.
The other is when there are some serious health issues which prevent the use of those medications.
What’s wrong with Armour?
I know a lot of ~Doctors~ dislike it (mostly because a lot of them have NO IDEA what they’re doing when they talk about hormone levels) but also because it’s derived from an animal product.
It worked great to regulate my wife’s thyroid when she was on it before she became pregnant. She hasn’t been back on it since, but that was more due outside factors rather than being unhappy with the results.
Also, Synthroid for a lot of people has some really nasty side effects.
I didn’t say that there was anything wrong with it. Just that it is not used much anymore.
I won’t speak to other drugs, but warfarin is still very popular. Large university hospitals generally have a “warfarin clinic”, run by a nurse practitioner, that monitors a cohort of patients taking warfarin for various reasons.
Why warfarin in the 21st century? Physicians are familiar with it. The replacement drugs are expensive and sometimes insurance won’t cover. And for some conditions (e.g., cavernous sinus thrombosis), randomized clinical trials haven’t been done to demonstrate the superiority of a warfarin replacement drug.
I have patients who are taking warfarin (as well as other long-term anticoagulant drugs). I try to get away from warfarin but sometimes there’s just no helping it.
I bet those university hospitals serve mostly the poor?
As I understand it the number one reason for prescribing warfarin is the unaffordablity of other alternates.
I’m surprised any doctor like it better then the alternates because it is so finicky to administer.
The best analog would be treating diabetes with insulin instead of alternatives. The insulin is so much harder to keep track of, that the alternates are just so much better.
I’ve on Aggrenox since a stroke last October. It ain’t cheap either. $340/mo.
Fortunately, I have good insurance that I pay DEARLY for that covers 100% of meds.
Neurologist was wanting to put me on coumadin, but the hematologist determined the Aggrenox was sufficient.
But I bleed like a stuck pig with even a tiny scratch.
Not just BS, but obvious BS.
The story doesn’t pass the giggle test. An ailment is making the rounds among the staff—a big-league item, too often necessitating “serious medical treatment”. And when Her Highness is hit with the same ailment, she’s rushed off to the fully-staffed emergency medical facilities at … Chelsea’s apartment.
Utter, total, NASA-quality BS.
They’ll need a few days to forge some suitably misleading “records”. They don’t have them ready yet; they all know about her deteriorating situation, but they didn’t plan on being caught on video with their pants down on Sunday. Just poor staff work, really—certainly not White House material.
Trump, meanwhile, is not hacking his lungs out or collapsing on the street. Obviously, his health is not, as of now, a problem. Attempts to make his records an issue are just more distracting razzle-dazzle.
“Some” medical records? She’s slow-playing?
Trump on Dr. Oz Show is pretty funny too.
Give me a break. We are to believe this story about the staff all having similar symptoms?
This is right up there with the missing files magically appearing on a side table in the WH.
Nobody said that. Let’s ourselves be truthful.
They claim it was the heat, but I think it was controlled demolition.
OK, that was good…
Yeah, like, a Clinton will actually tell the truth for once??? ROFLOL They’ll release what they want people to believe and the lost souls in the crowd will eat it up like sugar.
As a physician, I want to see records of the chest x-ray (with date) which should be the basis of the doctor’s diagnosis of pneumonia AND I want to see both the interpretation and scan of the MRI of Hillary’s head which must surely have been performed assuming a minimum of competence on her physician’s part – and I understand that may be somewhat in question at this point.
I’m more than sure they can come up with a dated xray. Would you trust it’s actually hilldawg’s xray?
But but, it will have a piece of shrapnel in it from the tarmac attack.
See, there’s going to be LOTS of bullshit like that crap all around this, making it hard for anyone to trust anything.
But I’ll bet you’ll see this uncritically cited to in your favorite (if you have any) fringe right blogs.
Woooop…dare it is…!!!
Her staff is sick with pneumonia, too? So did they infect her — or did she infect them?
She should carry Centrum silver not hot sauce in her bag.
There all sick, that is the one certainty.
Well, they are, anyway…
So the latest story is she caught it from her staff?
That means it’s an infectious strain?
Hugging that little kid then is a definite no-no.
No. Reading is our friend…even when its from a “medical source” as authoritative as “People”…
“At the end of August, two weeks before Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia, a debilitating bug was making the rounds among staff at her headquarters and campaign aides who travel with Clinton, a source tells PEOPLE.
At least half a dozen senior staff were felled, including campaign manager Robby Mook. Two top advisers even needed emergency medical treatment, the source says. One top adviser diagnosed at a Brooklyn urgent-care center with a respiratory infection was being treated with antibiotics in the days before Clinton’s diagnosis. Another top adviser was taken by ambulance to the ER by ambulance after collapsing from what turned out to be severe dehydration, the source said.”
You won’t find “pneumonia” mentioned there.
A “respiratory bug” is pretty stinking common in the U.S., and especially among people to work together night and day and fly on the same planes.
Sometimes I’m embarrassed for some of you.
Interesting use of the phrase “stumble.” The videos show she collapsed with one foot dangling and had to be dragged into the van. Plus she was propped up on that concrete post with her head all wobbling like a drunk 21 year old leaning on a trashcan in front of a 7-11.
No one thought to give her any water? Did they even bring any?
Ever seen anyone faint? Looks a lot like that. Or exactly.
When I’ve seen people faint they usually drop like a bag of rocks, not the gradual Shakey affair we just saw. But most of the people I’ve seen faint have been heat casualties, so I’ll leave this one to someone with a proper medical degree.
Look up “near-syncope”. I’ve seen guys faint in formation, and sometimes they knew it was coming long enough for us to catch them.
Can you even read? I am questioning the use of the word “stumble.”
Obviously. And obviously better than you.
She DID “stumble”, and that was when it became evident she needed help.
Nice try but you are dumber than a box of rocks. She collapsed. Both her knees buckled and she had to be supported. She was essentially poured into her van. Only a fool would use the term “stumbled’ – that is soft-pedaling it. You know..trying to make it less than what it was. What a lame brain you are. Cogency…..try it some time.
Still can’t read, huh?
Are you just obtuse..she lost control of her lower extremities…that wasn’t a stumble…
Poor fillygui. Of course she stumbled. She nearly fainted or did faint.
You have a serious problem with language.
Her staff complained she won’t drink water when offered. After working in a nursing facility that immediately made me wonder if she does have a ‘swallowing issue.’ If so, is it stroke related?
The press did not mention this. They weren’t there.
It was some guy with a cell phone camera. Probably posted it on youtube.
There were stories earlier in the week showing her coming out of her van. The SS stood by the doors and the press were filming them when Hills popped out from behind the van. It had a whole staged feeling and the suggestion was that the SS was there to divert attention from her exit from the van.
Fact is that if we left this up to the press, it would not have been caught. I wonder if it has happened before?
If I were Trump I would have private detectives recording all her public appearances from now on.
Or drones. Drones would be cool.
Hey, how ’bout a satellite…!!! Bitchin’…!!!
Their next move it to claim the pneumonia was the result of a biological attack from the deplorable Trump followers…
No no. not Trump followers. Russians because Putin wants Trump to win.
Maybe she got too close to that American uranium she sold
Interesting take on how the Secret Service handled it by Gary Byrne (yes that Gary Byrne)