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President Biden Declared Healthy And ‘Fit’ For Presidency After Annual Exam

President Joe Biden received a clean bill of health from the White House doctor on Friday after undergoing a routine check-up during which 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, O’Connor’s letter said that these two symptoms were not considered of immediate concern and did not appear to result from serious conditions.

“President Biden experiences occasional symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, primarily having to clear his throat more often. This may also contribute to occasional cough and sinus congestion. His symptoms are typically exacerbated shortly after meals,” he wrote.

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

Biden, who turned 79 on Saturday and is the oldest president in US history, takes three common prescription medications and two over-the-counter medicines, as well as wearing contact lenses, the letter revealed.

“I feel great,” Biden said when he returned from his appointment at Walter Reed. “We’re in great shape.”

While the annual visit to Walter Reed hospital was routine for a president, the requirement for Biden to transfer power while sedated during a colonoscopy exam made history.

For one hour and 25 minutes, Harris was the first woman to hold presidential power in the United States.

Biden’s full six-page health summary can be viewed in its entirety here.

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