A prominent physician who heads the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a group similar to the American Medical Association but much smaller, says that until there are complete medical records and an “independent assessment” of Hillary Clinton’s health, “there will be no answers.”
Numerous reports dating back years indicate the Democratic nominee for president has health problems, based on her behavior, the unusual lenses she wore in her glasses during the Benghazi hearings in Congress, falls and injuries.
The reports intensified during her campaign for the Democratic nomination and only have increased since her party’s convention.
A year ago, Clinton’s campaign released a statement of the candidate’s health from Lisa Bardack, M.D., of the Mount Kisco Medical Group.
It said Clinton had suffered hypothyroidism, seasonal pollen allergies, deep vein thrombosis in 1998 and in 2009, and an elbow fracture and concussion in 2012. Her medications include Armour Thyroid, antihistamines, Vitamin B12 and Coumadin.
But based on Clinton’s quirky recent behavior, captured on video, and other indicators, Dr. Jane Orient of the AAPS has questioned her health.
“Is it conceivable that Hillary supporters would really be voting for Huma Abedin, Clinton’s top aide, or for the First First Husband President, Bill Clinton? The American people are entitled to know the objective medical facts about Secretary Clinton,” said Orient in a commentary published by WND.
Orient has been in solo medical practice since 1981 and has served as the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons since 1989. She currently is president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness.
She bluntly asks, “Is Hillary Clinton medically unfit to serve?”
A video reveals others are asking the same thing:
According to a new Rasmussen poll, 59 percent of voters now believe all major presidential candidates should release at least their most recent medical records to the public.
That’s up dramatically from 38 percent in May 2014 when questions about Clinton’s health were first being raised.
A recent video appears to show her in what the popular Drudge Report described as a “brain freeze.”
The incident followed episodes that had some questioning whether she was suffering a seizures.
Such evidence was alarming for Orient.
“Strangely silent is the mainstream media about the fitness of the Democrat candidate. And causes for concern are growing. Without considering any statements she has made or positions she has taken, and without presuming to speculate on psychiatric diagnoses, one can point to certain observations,” Orient wrote.
“There’s the photograph of Secretary Clinton’s difficulty walking up some steps. Now inability to climb stairs does not necessarily disqualify a person for public office. However, neither she nor people with her apparently anticipated a problem. The people helping her seem to be preventing a fall. Did she simply trip? Or was it a seizure or a stroke?
“Videos widely circulated on the Internet are, if authentic, very concerning. One shows prolonged, inappropriate laughter; another, strange head movements. In a third, she appeared momentarily dazed and confused, and lost her train of thought. Reportedly, she has a volcanic temper. (This is probably not new),” Orient wrote.
She pointed out that concussions can leave behind traumatic brain injury, and many veterans can attest to the “difficulty thinking, attention deficits, confusion, memory problems, frustration, mood swings, emotional outbursts, agitation, headaches, difficulties with balance and coordination, and seizures” that result.
“Obviously, it would be very dangerous for a person subject to symptoms like this to be dealing with foreign leaders or making critical decisions. The president of the United States may have to make world-changing decisions on a moment’s notice. For example, should we launch nuclear-armed missiles? And if the commander in chief is confused, who will make the call?” Orient wrote.
For these comments and others, the Daily Beast launched an attack on Orient.
The publication, in the “Quack Quack” column by Samantha Allen, blasted her because, “When it comes to Hillary Clinton’s health, questions are all she has.”
The column fired shots at Orient for working “for an organization that thinks abortion causes breast cancer” (Orient told WND nobody knows the cause of breast cancer, but abortion is linked as a risk factor), and validates Hillary Clinton’s health by blasting Orient for noting that Clinton was having trouble with stairs, in a recent image.
Not to worry, the columnist told Orient, it was only at “accidental slip.”
“When it comes to Hillary Clinton’s health, questions are all she has,” the Daily Beast complained.
Unfazed, Orient told WND: “Right, I just have questions – and so should all Americans. There will be no answers without complete medical records and an independent assessment – which would include EEG (electroencephalogram): drug levels; evaluation of memory, executive and cognitive function; and an MRI with DTI (diffusion tensor imaging), which can reveal evidence of traumatic brain injury missed on standard MRI.”
She continued: “I am not speculating about psychiatric diagnoses. The findings and suggested differential diagnoses are neurologic, and related to risk factors we know she has (concussion and thrombotic problems).”
She called out the Daily Beast for mentioning a lawsuit against “the illegal secretive activities of the Clinton Task Force,” suggesting the publication “do some fact checking.”
“The appeals court remanded the case back to district court, which ultimately dismissed it on grounds of mootness because the government ultimately did what we asked for in the first place: turned over the documents to the National Archives,” she reported.
“I think the Daily Beast is regurgitating what other people say our journal says about hot-button but irrelevant subjects, without bothering to read it. We never say that ‘abortion causes breast cancer.’ Nobody knows what causes breast cancer. We did present evidence that abortion is a risk factor for a higher than normal risk, especially if a woman aborts her first pregnancy before she has experienced the protective effect of a full-term pregnancy. There is plenty of evidence for that, though studies denying it can also be cited.
“Our journal has published studies about vaccine risks and questions concerning AIDS. We don’t know what causes autism, and neither does anyone else, but some are 100 percent positive that vaccines have nothing to do with it. And there are certainly lots of unanswered questions about AIDS. If there weren’t maybe we’d have a cure.”
“Raising questions is what scientists do,” Orient said. “Gagging people who raise questions is what ideologues do.”
WND reported earlier on the other evidence cited by Orient.
One image shows Clinton getting help to climb stairs. It happened during a February event in South Carolina.
There also have been videos that have raised questions.
One appears to show her losing her concentration while speaking.
She simply comes to a halt and stares at the audience.
See the video:
And a July 21 video posted on YouTube shows Clinton’s head suddenly turning and shaking vigorously for several seconds.
Blogger Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit headlined it, “Wow!” Did Hillary Clinton Just Suffer a Seizure on Camera?”
“The poor woman is in worse shape than we thought,” he wrote.
Dr. Marc Siegel noted: “In 2008 … I looked over a thousand pages of John McCain’s records because of a melanoma he had 10 years ago. What about Hillary? In 2009, a severe fall. She breaks her elbow. In 2011, she boards a plane, falls. In 2012, she has a severe concussion which Bill Clinton says took her six months to recover from.”
He continued: “Then she ends up with a blood clot in the brain and a lifetime of blood thinners. Just that point alone – if she’s prone to falling, you can see from that picture up there that it looked like she can barely get upstairs without two people carrying her. Guess what if she falls and hits her head? She’ll get a blood clot.”
And Dr. David Samadi added: “The picture going up the stairs speaks a million words. Is she fatigued? Is she dehydrated? One of the main reasons she fell in 2012 and had the concussions was severe dehydration. They’re holding her and going up the stairs. So she may be really dehydrated, she may have arthritis, she may have back pain, she may have fallen again. We don’t know. There are questions that are unanswered. What we know today is she’s on thyroid medication, she suffers from hypothyroid, low thyroid, that can cause fatigue and gaining weight and all of that.”
Siegel said: “I think a traumatic brain injury with symptoms down the road is very, very likely here especially since she had a blood clot on her brain. As David mentioned, that could lead to a seizure problem.”
Clinton also has suffered repeated episodes of uncontrolled coughing during her campaigning.