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HILLARY'S HEALTH: Clinton doctor says she has pneumonia, candidate alters campaign schedule

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By Mona Austin


The grueling presidential campaign schedule has taken a toll on democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

An early exit from a 9/11 event that was attended by her opponent, Donald Trump, has placed Hillary Clinton's health at the center of political news.  Staffers said she complained of feeling over-heated and opted to leave the ceremony in New York.

According to a statement her doctor released Clinton, who had been seen having coughing fits at various events, was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia on Friday.
“Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia,” wrote Dr. Lisa R. Bardack. “She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”

At the 9/11 event yesterday, she appeared to be collapsing as staff and Secret Service members assisted her into a vehicle. Two hours later she walked out of her daughter Chelsea's New York home alone. Clinton is taking the doctor's advice to get some rest and has cancelled several West Coast appearances. 

This episode of illness has some wondering if she is fit to be president. Sadly, some have made jokes online about it. Trump previously alluded to Clinton not being able to run due to a lack of "stamina." 

In 2013 while serving as Secretary of State, Clinton was diagnosed with blood clots resulting from a concussion she sustained from a fainting spell in her Washington, DC home. At the time, the State Department said the fainting was caused by dehydration, brought on by a stomach virus.  With the symptoms being similar and the the general secrecy around the Clinton family, may are speculating about the accuracy of the reported diagnosis.

Ultimately, this episode begs the question, is it fair for a candidate to be disqualified from running for office due to having a curable illness?