Donald Trump doubles down on fat-shaming. It’s unpresidential and medically harmful

I remember the exact moment I became fat. It was 1979 and I was 12 years old and standing in my mother’s bedroom in front of her mirror. The next day was 1950’s day at my junior high school and my mother said she had just the thing. She pulled a gorgeous dress out of […]

“Do you support abortion on demand?” How Hillary Clinton should answer this question

If in tonight’s debate, or any future debate or really at any point in this campaign, Hillary Clinton is asked about abortion on demand this is how I think she should answer:     Moderator: Mrs. Clinton do you support abortion on demand? Mrs. Clinton: I need to ask for clarification because OB/GYNs who are […]

Donald Trump unveils plan to make abortion illegal again

Donald Trump released a letter dated September 2016 via the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) detailing his first actions against reproductive rights (see below for the full letter). His first four goals are: Nominating pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. This may not end abortion in 2017, but this is a defacto invitation for […]

14 ways Dr. Oz proves in Trump interview that on TV Oz just plays a doctor

Trump’s interview on Dr. Oz was everything I expected, an infomercial for Trump where Oz periodically reminded his audience of 4 million that he, Dr. Oz, is in fact a doctor who graduated medical school. It could have been interesting. Oz could have mentioned that he is a Muslim and the child of Turkish immigrants. […]

If Trump is in astonishingly good health why a new exam and lab tests?

Under pressure to release more health data than just his blood pressure, PSA, and a mystery dose of a mystery statin Donald Trump now states he had a recent new physical exam and gave those results to Dr. Oz to discuss on national television (as one does). Trump hands Dr. Oz two pieces of paper in […]

Nothing in Hillary Clinton’s health history disqualifies her from the Presidency

When I was a resident one of our radiologists had kidney failure and was on dialysis. He also never missed a day of work, travelled often (he was adept at finding dialysis centers in what seemed like exotic places to me at the time), and was responsible for life and death decisions. If you have […]

Trump’s doctor claims he knows Clinton’s doctor and health history. Bragging or privacy violation?

This clip of Dr. Bornstein is making the rounds. In it he speaks about some background leading up to the five minutes he spent writing Trump’s medical letter.  He says: “He called and said the Clinton organization was going to publish a letter on her health and I know her physician and I know some of […]

I’m a doctor and there is no evidence that HiIlary Clinton has a secret illness or seizures

The assertion that Hillary Clinton has undisclosed health issues is moving from the fringes of the Internet to the mainstream. Trump, Fox News, and even Dr. Drew have been fanning the flames. Sean Hannity displayed his obsession with a video clip of Clinton that he thought displayed “uncontrollable” “violent, violent repetitive jerking of the head.” […]

I’m a doctor these are the things I find concerning with Trump’s medical letter

Donald Trump is talking¬†about Hillary Clinton’s health as are two doctors who have never evaluated Clinton. They¬†have apparently diagnosed her with all kinds of ailments using the long disproven Fox-Drudge equation. This attention on Clinton has renewed some interest in the letter Donald Trump released last year from his personal physician. Many outlets have picked […]