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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 24, 1996

Statement by the Press Secretary

President Clinton underwent his third annual physical examination today at Bethesda Naval Hospital. His routine evaluation was conducted by a team of military and civilian physicians, headed by his physician, Dr. E. Connie Mariano, a Navy internist.

"We are very satisfied with the results of this year's physical examination. The President is in excellent overall health. We recommend he continue to watch his diet and follow his exercise regimen," said Dr. Mariano.

The President was evaluated by a team of specialists which included sports medicine, podiatry, ear, nose and throat, and dermatology. He received a liquid nitrogen treatment to an actinic keratosis found on the tip of his nose. In addition, he underwent an eye examination, a urology check-up, and an exercise treadmill test. On his annual treadmill test, the President exceeded his performance from last year completing more than 15 minutes on the treadmill and reaching a speed of 5.5 m.p.h. at a 20% grade (Bruce Protocol).

The President, who will turn 50 in August, weighed in at the same weight of 216 lbs. on his 6' 2" frame. His total cholesterol dropped from 203 last year to 191 this year. His pulse was recorded at 55 with a blood pressure of 126/70.