Medicine: Fit for the Presidency?

Medical profiles raise questions, but are reassuring

When photographers are allowed to snap Jimmy Carter jogging, John Anderson swimming and Ronald Reagan riding horseback or climbing a tree barechested, the object is not simply to provide some lively pictures to spice up a dull campaign. The presidential contenders are not-so-subtly showing the electorate that they are hale and hearty, up to the physical rigors of the country's highest office.

But just how healthy are they? That question was raised last week at a press conference called by Dr. John Roglieri of Manhattan's Columbia-Presbyterian Medical...

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