May 29th, 2008
12:14 PM ET
7 years ago

Doctor: Obama in 'excellent health'

(CNN) - Barack Obama is in "excellent health," the Illinois senator's doctor said in a letter summarizing the presidential candidate's medical history.

Obama's campaign released the letter to the press Thursday.

Read the letter[PDF]

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soundoff (239 Responses)
  1. Major Michael in Lorton, Virginia

    I didn't think that Obama's health was an issue.......To be fair and balance........how is Hillary's health?.......phsyically and mentally?

    May 29, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  2. AJ

    Too bad.

    May 29, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. Give me a break

    Ye are right..
    his diet is excellent with good intke of roughage... did the doc mean good intake of Palmer and Astek in Chicago nominations...

    Also, did the doc forgot about including the coke history...

    May 29, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. Chamorrita60

    Amen..... GOD has big plans for President Obama!

    May 29, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. W A Stokins

    Nothing for the anti-Obama trolls to spin here, which I guess explains why this is so empty. Heh.

    May 29, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. white middle aged woman FOR OBAMA

    Good !! . It's sad to think of how the first 4 years of his presidency will cause him to age though, I mean with all the mess he's going to have to clean up after Bush.

    May 29, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  7. anne b, toronto canada

    He is in excellent health physcially and mentally! That is what we need in the white house...go obama!

    May 29, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. James

    Read this article on CNN.com and enlighten yourself to the real Obama. You know that person who wants change and to stay away from old style politics. Only proves that there are more lies and falsehoods about what he is really like.

    "Obama played hardball in Chicago race"

    May 29, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. Louis

    ...AND he can hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key!

    Obama for President

    May 29, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  10. beverly

    senator obama, looks like a picture of help. looking foward to seeing him in the white house. as for the trip to iraq, that mccain goating him into this trip. I say to senator obama stay the course by getting the troop's out of iraq and move on to the other things that are important and life threating here in the U . S . A .

    May 29, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  11. sheep

    Man could i put a comment here ..but ill be a polite female and just say GOOD ...lol.......GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ...It's soooooooooo nice to see a couple who shows and gives love so freely ,,long live the american family

    May 29, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. DEBRA GA

    well why wouldnt he have good health he is only 46yr old and has never done a hard labor job in his life running in this campane is probley the most stress he has ever had to go through so why wouldnt he have good health i would have to if i my whole life had had everything handed to me on silver plater

    May 29, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  13. MD

    McCane's camp will dispute that!

    McCane will say that relatively he is in better health than obama because he is almost TWICE as old and still breathing.

    May 29, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  14. Scott, Wichita

    whoopdie-doo

    May 29, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  15. NEVER HILARY

    why not? he does not allow Hilary to get to him!!

    May 29, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  16. christina

    Is this all they can come up with??? Please!

    May 29, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  17. James, SC

    That means he should get 100% military disability like John McCain.

    May 29, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  18. "The Great Elephant Is Wounded"-Kareem From Hampton, Va

    Hillary is far more healthier than Obama! If Obama is this healthy in the fall Im gonna vote for McCain or Im going to write in Hillary's prescription!! HA!

    Democrats '08

    May 29, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  19. Dallas, TX

    Obama will be the next president!

    McCain's an old fart who's long been part of the old way of doing things in Washington!

    OBAMA '08!

    May 29, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  20. Phil From VA

    Glad to hear it. Now he can take on Grandpa Mcsame.

    May 29, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  21. No Way

    No bad heart or cancer! Yeah. Bring us real news!

    May 29, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  22. saysay

    He is always healthy and alert and we need him big time here and abroad!

    May 29, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  23. Hillary or McCain - NObama NEVER

    Who cares?

    May 29, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  24. KD for 08AMA

    Was there ever any doubt?

    May 29, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  25. RFP

    For the love of Pete... this is news???

    May 29, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
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