Clinton, Trump more secretive than past nominees about personal health

The American public knows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton can open a jar of pickles and her Republican competitor Donald Trump's lab test results are "astonishingly excellent," but they don't know as many details about the candidates' personal health as elections past.

The New York Times writes that this is "a particularly striking departure," considering both Ms. Clinton and Mr. Trump — at ages 68 and 70, respectively — are among the oldest to run for president in the history of the U.S.

Ms. Clinton published a two-page letter in July 2015 detailing her health, including information on a 2012 concussion, according to The New York Times. Mr. Trump issued a four-paragraph statement from his physician last December that declared if Mr. Trump is elected he "will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

However, a handful of physicians and medical experts told The New York Times neither candidate is offering voters sufficient information on personal health, especially given their age. The issue has come to the forefront as Mr. Trump repeatedly questions his competitor's "physical and mental strength and stamina," according to the report. However, Ms. Clinton's advisers said she has provided enough information and would not give an interview with her physician, particularly in light of the lack of details coming from the Trump campaign, according to the report.

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