May 29th, 2008
12:14 PM ET
6 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. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Was there really ever any concern? I know that Obama has quit a bad habit to run (MIchelle said run for the presidency? Then quit smoking). The only reason it was mentioned was because McCain did so because of the age and previously reported health concerns.

    May 29, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. Nancy

    That is a fact that is pretty obvious. Even with his gruelling schedule and sleep deprivation, he still shows how much energy he possesses. Unlike the other two candidates who are showing signs of fatigue and unrest. One can't get out of his own way and the other is hallucinating. Your good health and energy will carry you to the convention Barack. It will all be over soon.

    O8AMA

    May 29, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  3. LP

    This is awesome news!

    May 29, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  4. Paul

    Hillary 08

    Otherwise she should go independent and be our President

    We cannot have a continuity of the Bush era with McCain, neither can we risk our futures by entrusting our nation in the hands of an unexperienced candidate

    May 29, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  5. Jose Nsasi, ON

    He can play Basketball with young players. I belive he is in excellent health. The change we can belive in is coming very fast.

    May 29, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  6. Rob

    maybe phsycial but not psychological :-)

    May 29, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  7. Harerta Tesfa

    Senator Obama, I am one of your staunch supporters. Please let go of smoking altogether. Thanks

    May 29, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  8. Jewish Women for Obama

    No surprise there!
    I have to admit that McBush's health report is pretty impressive for a 70+ year old. But I wonder if McBush can stay healthy after a couple of years in the white house... Did anyone see how badly Clinton aged over his term? He looks older than Carter!

    Obama 2008

    May 29, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  9. Laidetea

    Cool. Obama's got good health, young age, education, spirituality with God on his side. Let's unify the Dems party and go to work on the GOP.

    Obama 2008

    May 29, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  10. No Bama

    Sen Obama has....

    good health.. give him Presidency !
    good orator .. give him Presidency !
    good friends.. give him Presidency !
    good Public record ..... give him Presidency !
    good Uncle ... give him Presidency !
    good message .. give him Presidency !

    what else so-called liberals want ?
    ever checked his Credentials, or waiting for Rove to open up the records in Nov ?

    No bama in White House.

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

    Good health, good campaign and good man. Obama 08!!!

    May 29, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  12. Karen P

    Yeah, I saw the numbers on CNN...wish I had those good cholesterol and blood pressure numbers! Maybe he can tell us his secret for the good health. Hey...there ya go...ask him in an interview.

    May 29, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  13. Jean, South Carolina

    That is great now let's see what psycho Hillary reports look like. Maybe all the anti-depresses will show up or maybe hidden until after the election. The American People suspect there is something not clicking in that head of hers.

    May 29, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  14. D Frank

    Some people are question what to do about Michigan and Florida. Well unfortunately Obama as well as his Campaign team have for months stalled on this issue until the very end.

    If Senator Obama was or had been a true democrat he would have come to the conclusion that the fairest method or solution to the problem is and would have been running new Primary elections in these two states so as not to disenfranchise the voters.

    Obama'a Campaign team for strategic reason because all there interested in winning at all cost, have stalled until the DNC has stated that therr is no more time. This is again a sad day in America. If anyone has the chance please view the new movie "RECOUNT" staring Kevin Spacek. This movie recounts the 2000 election debacle. And it is happening again but not only in Florida this time but also in Michigan.

    There now will be a cloud over the nomination of Obama's nomination. They should have re-run the Primaries in these 2 states to ensure that all votes were cast and counted reflecting the will of the people in oour 50 states and territories.

    May 29, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  15. Terry in Fl

    Too bad.

    May 29, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  16. Mark Cross Junction VA

    Too bad!

    May 29, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  17. ANGEL B

    Senetor Obama
    Forget Iraq because you will be Presedent and if you should be injured out there , it would be a desaster and another chance to go to another war.
    You now have a chance to change the USA and the world so just get elected and let John blow smoke up his skirt with his prove yourself

    May 29, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  18. Ken

    Please do not go to Iraq Barack. They will kill you in "error".

    May 29, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  19. Oncology Doc

    He should get genetic testing for BRCA mutation to check his risk of developing Prostate or Pancreatic cancer given family history of Ovarian and Prostate cancer in immediate family members.

    May 29, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    THE ONLY CANDIDATE WITH A HEALTHY

    BODY, MIND & HEART. LOVE HIM.

    May 29, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  21. Nicole

    I am 26 yrs old and not that healthy myself!

    Way to go Obama!

    May 29, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  22. Toby A

    i see how it is..... the man is in good health and NO one writes a single thing.
    no comlipents???? ppl what is up with u???

    May 29, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    HEALTHY ALL AROUND, INCLUDING THE MIND.

    May 29, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  24. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    WE SEE A FEW OF HILLARY'S SUPPORTERS

    HAVE THE SAME HEART SHE HAS. NOT A HEALTHY ONE.

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

    I'm sorry but what don't some of you Dems understand about how this whole FL and MI thing went down.

    Nothing underhanded happened. No one arbitrarily punished those two states.

    MI and FL knew the rules. They were warned about what would happen. They did it anyway. The knowingly broke the rules.

    Clinton, Obama, and Edwards all signed a pledge stating that they would neither campaign NOR PARTICIPATE in elections in those states if they broke the rules.

    Now you want them to change all of that? What is to keep a bunch of states from doing the same next year? What is the point of rules if they aren't really rules?

    May 29, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
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