Hillary Clinton releases updated health records

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Hillary Clinton released updated health information Wednesday afternoon.

Clinton's doctor says she is recovering from her pneumonia and remains "healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States."

The statement was part of medical information Clinton's campaign released Wednesday after her pneumonia diagnosis last week.

The campaign says that Clinton's physician found that the remainder of the Democratic presidential nominee's complete physical exam was "normal" and she is in "excellent mental condition."

Dr. Lisa Bardack adds that Clinton is "recovering well with antibiotics and rest" after she became overheated, dehydrated and felt dizzy at a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday.

Here are the highlights of her records:

* Diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday

* A non-contrast chest CT scan was performed, revealing a small right middle-lobe pneumonia -- a mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia

* Secretary Clinton was treated with Levaquin

* Other drugs she is currently taking: Armor Thyroid, Coumadin, Levaquin, Clarinex as well as B-12
* Vaccinations are "up to date," including Prevnar and Pneumovax

* Mammogram and breast ultrasound: Normal

Clinton's aides say she'll return to the campaign trail on Thursday.

The letter from Bardack, the chair of internal medicine at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco, New York, said a chest scan revealed the candidate had "mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia." She was treated with a 10-day course of Levaquin, an antibiotic used to treat infections.

The letter says the illness stemmed from a bout of seasonal allergies that developed into an upper respiratory tract infection and cough. Clinton's pneumonia symptoms began around the start of this month, and she saw Bardack on Sept. 2 for a low-grade fever, congestion and fatigue.

The letter also notes that in January, during the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, Clinton received treatment for a sinus and ear infection that included placing a drainage tube in her left ear. A CT scan of her brain and sinuses showed no abnormalities and mild chronic sinus inflammation.

Clinton, 68, has blood pressure of 100 over 70 - within healthy levels and not signaling the need for any medications. She has also had a normal mammogram and breast ultrasound, according to the letter.

The letter from Clinton's doctor made no mention of her weight, a key part of any medical exam, nor did a similar letter released last year.

Click here to read the letter from Clinton's doctor.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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