ABC Reporter Asks Clinton If She Needs Neurological Tests
Hillary Clinton laughed off comments by a reporter to undergo a neuro-cognitive test in response to the rumors that she has a brain condition.
The Hill reports:
A Tampa, Fla., ABC News reporter asked Hillary Clinton whether she would be willing to take neurological exams in the wake of recent health concerns.
Clinton laughed off the question by ABC Action News reporter Sarina Fazan, who said some doctors had called on her to take “neuro-cognitive” tests.
“I am very sorry I got pneumonia,” Clinton said. “I am very glad that antibiotics took care of it and that’s behind us now. I have met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health.”
The Democratic presidential nominee added that she saw no need for such tests.
“The information is very clear, and the information, as I said, meets the standards that every other person running for president has ever had to meet.”
Last month, Dr. David Scheiner, a former physician to President Obama, told CNN he saw a number of questions about both the health of both Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump.
“For example, she’s on Coumadin, a medication to prevent blood clots,” Scheiner said. “You have to monitor that and it says she’s being monitored regularly, I’d like to know how well she’s being controlled. That’s a difficult drug to use.”
“Also, I think she should have had a neurological examination, a thorough neurological examination in 2016,” he added. “We know what happens to football players who have had concussions, how they begin to lose some of their cognitive ability. I think both of them [Trump and Clinton] should release their records.”
Candidate health — and transparency about her health — came to the forefront of the presidential campaign when Clinton suffered a medical episode as she left a Sept. 11 memorial service.
After video of the incident surfaced, Clinton’s campaign disclosed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier.
Dr. Bob Lehita, chairman of the Department of Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, raised questions in August about Clinton’s past diagnoses of two blood clots.
“This is a very unusual story with Hillary,” Lahita said on Fox Business. “The very fact that she’s having these clots and she’s had two bouts of thrombosis is disconcerting, to say the least.”
A recent Morning Consult poll showed that 79 percent of those surveyed said they have heard “a lot or some about Clinton’s health concerns.” And only 29 percent of those polled believe Clinton has given accurate information about her health.
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