May 29th, 2008
12:14 PM ET
10 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.

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soundoff (239 Responses)
  1. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    It doesn't surprise me that Obama's Dr. David Scheiner's report finds him in excellent physical and mental health. I don't think Obama would take on the responsibility of running for president knowing his health was questionable because the American people deserve better. I'm 65 years old and wish I could jog one mile a day, however I recognize the younger you are the more physically and mentally fit one is, I don't try to make a fool out of myself.

    May 29, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. Beca


    May 29, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |

    Of course he is good health...he has been feeding off of the lifeblood of his opponets ever since the beginning of his political career. Has any read the headlines today? Have you read how Obama has dishonourably muscled his way into his position? Obama challenged his opponents' petitions and forced them off the ballot while running in Chcago. If somebodys signature was 'printed' and not 'written', it was dismissed. This is just one example of how he uses dirty tricks to try and force his competition out so voters have no real choice! You can take a man outta Chicago, but ya can't take Chicago outta the man. He will do ANYTHING to win. He's a snake oil salesman GET RID OF HIM while you can!

    May 29, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  4. Gorefan

    Family history is important in determining risk of heart disease. Senator McCain's father (John McCain Jr.) died at the age of 70 of heart disease and his grandfather (John McCain Sr.) died of a heart attack at the age of 61. Add to that the fact that Senator McCain was a two-pack a day smoker for many years and you have to hope he picks a highly qualified vice-presidential candidate.

    May 29, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  5. James

    Good...Go Obama.

    May 29, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. Anna

    Glad to see our next President is in great health.

    Obama 08

    May 29, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  7. stephanie

    Obama should drop out of the race. Clinton will lead in popular he should just go back to the Senate, get some credibility and experience, go to Iraq, quit smoking (how disgusting! what a great role model)), and then run in 2016. let's be serious.

    May 29, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. martin

    of course he is.he could beat me in basketball.i'm 3 years younger,and healthy ,too.

    May 29, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  9. Gen


    May 29, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  10. dem

    Must be from drinking the blood of infidels!

    May 29, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  11. Proud Obama Supporter

    . . . Let's make sure to keep it that way. (Keep a close eye on Hillary)

    May 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  12. Jose'

    Of course he is 'excellent health'.

    He's never done anything of substance.

    May 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  13. Cindy

    Obama's BP is 90 over 60? That's dis-guuuusting.

    May 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  14. Larry

    Obviously, the doctor is poor at what he does. He should have noticed the knive wounds to his back from Senator Clinton and husband Bill.

    May 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. Independent for Obama

    Good for him – and good job trying to quit smoking! Keep it up.

    May 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  16. Jetty

    Good to hear that our next President Obama is in excellent health. We cannot wait to see him in the White House.


    May 29, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  17. Larry of Boston

    I guess they skipped the psychological part of the exam to determine whether he is fit to run for office. Also, Obama's immunology specialist confirmed that Barack gets a rash whenever he wears an American flag on his lapel 🙂

    May 29, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  18. bridgette

    Now what.

    May 29, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  19. schedson, MA

    YES we can!! yes we are in excellent health. Go Obama..lets show them how we do this

    May 29, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. Scott Glenn in Wa

    OKAY good!

    May 29, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  21. Generation X

    Barack is releasing his medical report to the public!
    John McCain releases his for 3 hours, before a holiday weekend, no internet, camera's in the room that they were released in with limited press there. Oh yeah, McCain's medical records was over 300 pages and was only between 2001 to 2008. With 300 pages for 8 years! Did they piece this guy together...McFrankenstein!

    May 29, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  22. 2012

    "last medical checkup was January 15, 2007."

    So what's his health like NOW?

    May 29, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  23. Obama Supporter

    Great News!

    Next: The Obama Haters who will try to spin this in

    Your on


    May 29, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  24. Tejano

    Who gives a crap about his health. I am more worried about his plans for my country. What is his hope and change. Will it benefit my country? I have serious doubts and he does nothing to calm those fears.

    I will take a sick and old McCain over a young and healthy know nothing politician anytime. At least I know that he loves America from day one.

    May 29, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  25. Kennedy

    Wish you many more years of Good Health Senator Obama.


    May 29, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
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