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Trump releases medical summary to ‘Dr. Oz’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump handed over a recent health summary during an interview on “The Dr. Oz Show” Wednesday morning, according to the show.

The document was based on an examination performed last week by Dr. Harold Bornstein, Trump’s longtime physician who predicted the candidate would be the “healthiest individual ever elected” in an assessment last year. The contents of the records were not immediately revealed by the campaign, though the show was scheduled to air on Thursday.

Host Mehmet Oz also “took Mr. Trump through a full review of systems” including nervous system, head and neck, hormone levels, cardiovascular health and medications, respiratory health, gastrointestinal health, bladder or prostate health, and family medical history, the show said.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the taping.

The presidential candidates’ health flared up as a campaign issue this weekend after Democrat Hillary Clinton became dizzy and stumbled at a Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony in an incident caught on video. Her campaign later disclosed she had pneumonia and promised to release more health information.

Trump, 70, said Monday on Fox News that he had undergone a physical exam within the last week and would release “very, very specific numbers” from it. Democrats have criticized him for attacking Clinton’s transparency on health even after he released just a four-paragraph letter from a doctor last year.

Trump wished Clinton, 68, well and said, “We have to see what’s wrong,” taking a more restrained tone than he had in the past about an opponent he has criticized as lacking the necessary stamina for the presidency.

Fox News reported Monday that Trump’s exam would be a subject of discussion at the “Dr. Oz” taping, which was scheduled before news of Clinton’s pneumonia.

Trump’s exam took place before Clinton’s incident, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on MSNBC on Tuesday. Trump underwent the exam because “he believes that it’s important for the public to know what his basic health condition is,” Conway said, even as she also said, “I don’t know why we need such extensive medical reporting when we all have a right to privacy.”

Conway said she didn’t know if the same doctor conducted the exam as wrote Trump’s health letter, or what specific information from the exam would be released this week.

“It’s really his decision,” Oz said in an interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade broadcast Tuesday, where he said the Trump interview would air Thursday. “It’s his personal records. I want to ask him pointed questions about his health.”

“We’re going to talk about what he does for his personal health regimen — what does he eat, how does he deal with stress?” Oz said.

What if there were embarrassing things in Trump’s records? “Well, I bet he won’t release them,” Oz said. “The metaphor for me, this is a doctor’s office, the studio. So I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered.”

Oz said he’d also invited Clinton to appear on his show and that he and Trump wouldn’t discuss her.

Oz has attracted his own share of controversy, getting dubbed “America’s quack” by science bloggers in 2014 and receiving credit for the so-called “Oz effect” of boosting sales of products that often include unproven alternative therapies.

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