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Doctor declares US president Biden ‘fit’ for presidency after check-up

Biden has "no signs of heart failure," "no dental issues," has no "suspicions for skin cancer," and his eye health "is reassuring", says his medical report
Biden has “no signs of heart failure,” “no dental issues,” has no “suspicions for skin cancer,” and his eye health “is reassuring”, says his medical report

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden was declared “fit and healthy” to execute his duties as president by the White House doctor on Friday after a routine check-up.

During Joe Biden’s  medical examination, his powers were briefly transferred to Vice President Kamala Harris.

“The President remains a healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief,” Kevin O´Connor, the White House physician, wrote.

The detailed report said that Biden did have “perceptibly stiffer and less fluid” motion while walking than a year ago, and suffered “increasing frequency and severity of ´throat clearing´ and coughing during public speaking engagements.”

However, these two symptoms were not considered of immediate concern and did not appear to result from serious conditions, O´Connor´s letter said.

On a raft of tests, Biden came out with high marks.

He has “no signs of heart failure,” “no dental issues,” has no “suspicions for skin cancer,” and his eye health “is reassuring.”

One reason for that solid report may be the doctor´s finding that “the president does not use any tobacco products, does not drink alcohol, and he works out at least five days a week.”

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