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June 12, 2014 - 1:58 pm

The White House released President Obama’s medical report today, showing that he takes ibuprofen for heel pain, has “occasional use” of nicotine gum and takes Vitamin D daily to address a “mild” deficiency.

“The President’s overall health is excellent. All clinical data indicates that the President is currently healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency,” says the two-page report from Obama’s doctor, Ronny Jackson, who also directs the White House medical unit.

Obama last had a physical exam in October 2011 before the exam last month.

“This examination focused on evidence-based health screening and disease prevention. The purpose of this exam was to provide the public with an update of the President’s current health status and to ensure the President continues to enjoy all the benefits of good health,” said Jackson in the report.

The president’s body temperature registered at 98 degrees and his blood pressure was 112/70. His resting heart rate was 62 bpm and his weight was 180 pounds.

The 52-year-old has uncorrected 20/20 vision, according to the report, and his cholesterol is 213.

“Several small benign skin tags identified on neck. No evidence of skin cancer, acute or chronic skin disorders or disease. Remainder of skin normal,” the report added. His genitourinary and other exams by system were normal.

“Mild tenderness to palpation of the plantar surface of the right foot (consistent with recurrent right plantar fasciitis). Remainder of musculoskeletal exam was unremarkable.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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