« The influence of mobile tech on work and life | Main | Paths Less Travelled: Refugee and Sexual Assault Social Work »

August 19, 2016


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Drew, I share you concerns about diagnosing someone without the benefit of a personal evaluation. I also am not especially happy about some of the wild speculation about Ms. Clinton's health. We need more information.

That said, if we can rely on the Mrs. Clinton to provide us truthful information, there are some things that we do not need to speculate about. The two that fall into my area of expertise are the concussion and the right transverse venous sinus thrombosis. I've treated lots of patients with both of these (as well as having resected transverse sinus for tumor removal, and dealing with the consequences thereof). The thing that we know about thrombosis and blockage of the TVS is that it will cause elevation of ICP. It's just a question of how much and how bad are the symptoms. (I have a special interest in ICP and collaborated with NASA for a non-invasive device that is now approved for use in the Space Station). Similarly, with a concussion that takes "6 months toe recover from", the question becomes are there any long term sequelae. So, I am not making any diagnosis of Mrs. Clinton - that's already been made by her doctors. I just want to know what are (if any) the long term sequelae. A release of her Neurologists report, post-concussive tests and her Ophthalmologist report should help answer these questions.

Going forward, this will loom as a bigger and bigger question for future presidential candidates as we will certainly see older candidates become more common. Let's face it. At 69-70 years old, most people have significantly medical problems, but not all. The degree of health or illness at that age will be widely dispersed.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo

Best Blogs

  • health-and-fitness-blogs---experts-choice
  • IV_Top50BlogList_Banners_150x114
  • Best HIT Blogs of 2015_large

Social Media Tools

Follow Cthielst on Twitter

Become a Fan

Your email address:

Powered by FeedBlitz

Influential Networks

Health Literacy

  • Health Literacy – www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy

Child Injury Information

  • CDC Vital Signs. Learn vital information about Child Injury. Read CDC Vital Signs

World Stroke Day

  • World Stroke Day is October 29 Get the facts

Atlas of Heart Disease & Stroke

  • The new Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke; a county-level mapping tool.


Tip Jar

Change is good

Tip Jar

Learn More


  • Tool for Workplace Effectiveness



Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter
    Blog powered by Typepad




    • Online Shop