Does Hillary Clinton Suffer from Parkinson’s Disease?

REPORT:  “IT’S FAIRLY ADVANCED”

by Sharon Rondeau, ©2016

(Sep. 9, 2016) — The website Vidzette.com has published several videos narrated by a Dr. Ted Noel, who claims that Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is suffering from “advanced Parkinson’s disease.”

A three-part radio interview with Noel on the subject is posted toward the bottom of the page.  Shortly after being introduced in the first radio clip, Noel confirmed that he is a board-certified anesthesiologist and retired three years ago.

Following the introduction, Noel told the host that there is only one known medication for Parkinson’s, Levodopa, but that the disease is progressive and debilitating.

Levodopa has side effects including “confusion,” “nausea,” “lightheadedness,” and other symptoms.

During the interview, Noel noted the several falls which Clinton has suffered, including when she broke her elbow in 2009 and that which resulted in a concussion in December 2012.  He also mentioned a “swallowing disorder” associated with Parkinson’s which could be causing Clinton’s coughing episodes.

The host then asked if Clinton’s coughing indicates that her illness is “advanced,” to which Noel responded, “It’s fairly advanced” (17:52).

In Part 2 of the interview, Noel describes in detail “off-times” which occur with Parkinson’s, with the host speculating that Clinton’s absences from the campaign trail and notable tardiness to a primary debate last December resulted from such events.

At the time, The New York Times reported that there was “not a lot of wiggle room” in regard to the amount of time Clinton had to emerge from the ladies’ room to take her place at the debate podium.

According to WebMD, Parkinson’s “affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. Parkinson’s disease symptoms include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait. After diagnosis, treatments can help relieve symptoms, but there is no cure.”

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

Parkinson’s is a disease of the nervous system that mostly affects older people. It typically begins after the age of 50. The disease can be very hard to live with because it severely restricts mobility and as a result makes daily activities increasingly difficult.

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, which means that in most cases it will continue to gradually get worse. Many people who develop Parkinson’s will require nursing care. There is no cure for the disease and its exact cause is not known, but there are effective treatments that can relieve the symptoms.

The Mayo Clinic notes symptoms of Parkinson’s as “tremor,” “slowed movement,” “rigid muscles,” “impaired posture and balance,” “loss of automatic movements,” “speech changes,” and “writing changes.”

Prior to hearing the radio segment, The Post & Email located what it believed was Noel’s office in Orlando, FL and left a message requesting an interview.

In a five-minute video posted on September 6, Noel says, illustrating with media footage of Clinton and actor Michael J. Fox, who is known to have Parkinson’s, that although in “intensive medical management,” Clinton’s posture, hand gestures, head-bobbing, “freezes,” and at-times “bug-eyed” appearance belie that she has Parkinson’s.

In June, Clinton was noted by many observers to suddenly bob her head back and forth when surrounded by a gaggle of reporters which ended in her failure to answer the several questions posed to her simultaneously.  On August 8, The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, who attempted to discount internet rumors about Clinton’s health in his piece, wrote that “The reporters, who had covered Clinton for a year, interpreted her exaggerated head-bobbing as a joke at how she’d been suddenly surrounded — and as a successful attempt at ending the scrum. It did not occur to them that it would become seen as evidence of a ‘seizure,’ as people suffering from seizures do not typically laugh and continue to hold cups of coffee.”

Weigel also scoffed at others’ observations of what Noel describes as “freezing” and Secret Service agents apparently assisting her to climb stairs at a South Carolina home in February of this year.  While Weigel contends that Clinton had “slipped on the stairs,” another woman behind Clinton and her assistants in the photo is wearing high heels.

While this writer is not a trained medical professional, she has for many years observed tens of thousands of seizures in a family member for whom she is primary caretaker. Her observations include the fact that a seizure can encompass giggling or laughing but that indeed, during a seizure, it would be difficult for the person to maintain his hold on a cup of coffee or any other object.

When this writer first saw the video showing Clinton’s head-bobbing, she did not interpret it as a type of seizure. Dr. Noel explains the movement as a “Parkinson’s freeze.”

Noel believes that Parkinson’s is the reason that Clinton has not given a press conference in the greater part of a year.

On September 4, The Post & Email noted that Clinton’s campaign appearances are limited, with surrogates and family members often scheduled to appear without her.  WND and others have reported that a certain man who might be a Secret Service agent is particularly close to and watchful of Clinton while at the same time, exhibiting unusual physical contact.  “He touches her frequently, wrapping his arm around her or helping her up stairs, and responds immediately when Clinton has one of her coughing fits,” WND wrote on Thursday.

On Friday morning, a post apparently published by PRNewswire, a press release distribution service, titled “Hillary’s Health Concerns Serious, Say Most Doctors Polled by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) yielded an error message for a time which eventually resolved itself.

PRNewswire is a paid distribution service, as The Post & Email confirmed with a company representative this morning by telephone.

At the 37-second mark of a 16-minute video, Noel reminds the audience that in mid-August, Infowars reporter Joe Biggs reported that he met in person with several Secret Service agents who allegedly disclosed that Clinton “was suffering from Parkinson’s disease” and had had it “for an extended period of time.”

Noel then stated that emails released by Wikileaks revealed that Clinton had asked aides at the State Department “to research new drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease.”

An email published by Wikileaks dated October 24, 2011 between Jacob (Jake) J. Sullivan and Clinton contains information about the drug “Provigil (Modafinil),” which Sullivan provided was “used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy or shift work sleep disorder (sleepiness during scheduled waking hours among people who work at night or on rotating shifts). It is also often prescribed to treat excessive sleepiness in patients with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, it has also gained a following among students, truckers, and others who want to stay awake for extended periods of time. o Modafinil was developed by the French firm Lafon and was approved by the FDA to treat narcolepsy in 1998. It is now sold under the brand name Provigil by the Pennsylvania drugmaker Cephalon.”

Provigil is considered a “controlled substance.”

Three other Wikileaks emails containing the search term “Parkinson’s” are unrelated to the medical condition.

On February 1, 2005, Clinton, then a U.S. Senator from New York, passed out while attending a luncheon, with the explanation that she had had a “24-hour virus.” At the time, CNN reported:

“She has had a GI virus — an acute gastrointestinal illness — and she has been sick for at least a day and she needed some fluids; she needed to sit down and relax,” Pincus told a reporter for television station WIVB.

“She had clearly consulted with physicians beforehand,” Pincus said. “She came in, she said she wasn’t feeling well. She felt hot. She had stepped out to remove some of her heavier clothing, and it was just too much for her to continue.”

Pincus predicted the senator would feel “much better within the next 24 to 48 hours.”

Clinton also was said to have fainted as a result of a stomach virus in December 2012 when she reportedly fell, hit her head and suffered a concussion.  ABC News later quoted Hillary’s husband, former President Bill Clinton as having said “that his wife’s injury ‘required six months of very serious work to get over.'”

ABC additionally reported:

“They went to all this trouble to say she had staged what was a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over,” he said. “It’s something she never low-balled with the American people, never tried to pretend it didn’t happen.”

But Bill Clinton’s timeline appears to differ from official comments from the State Department at the time.

In early 2013, The Post & Email submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a transcript of the 911 call presumably made to secure Clinton’s transport to the hospital following her December 2012 fall but was denied access on the grounds that there was “no public interest involved.”

Reports differed on whether Clinton fell while at home or at the State Department.

While hospitalized, doctors reportedly found a blot clot in Clinton’s brain.

The Post & Email has additionally contacted the Clinton campaign to request comment on Noel’s 16-minute video, a link to which we provided.

Wikileaks has promised more documents to be released about Clinton but has thus far not hinted at the topic of their content.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called upon Clinton to release her full medical records, while Clinton continues to challenge Trump to release his income-tax returns.

Some believe that both candidates should release both types of records.  Clinton and her running-mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, have released their tax returns, while Trump has claimed that his remain under IRS audit.  Running-mate Mike Pence has pledged to release his soon and that Trump will release his returns as soon as the audit is completed.

Trump has claimed that while he is out campaigning heavily, Clinton “lacks stamina.”

 

 

11 Responses to "Does Hillary Clinton Suffer from Parkinson’s Disease?"

  1. Bill DuBroff   Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2:41 AM

    Here are the YouTube videos referred to in the article featuring Dr. Ted Noel:

    https://youtu.be/Zr1IDQ2V1eM

    https://youtu.be/OezFQluUVS0

    https://youtu.be/8XtIzH9HoC8

    https://youtu.be/a60kchXkiAI

  2. Tony Mandarich   Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    @Cody Robert Judy
    I wonder what medical diagnosis one might come up with for you by viewing youtube videos. Fair game since you were running for president?

  3. Cody Robert Judy   Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Let’s just say ONE of the main stream Candidates representative of the two major Parties is doing one heck of a job in bringing Health Hazard Awareness to America.

    HILLARY HEALTH HAZARD I.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW9BQMGtTP0

    HILLARY HEALTH HAZARD II.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0RUp7HP9QI

    HILLARY HEALTH HAZARD III- 9/11/16 Collapse in Slow Motion

  4. Betsy   Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    My mother has Parkinson’s. One common way to get someone out of a freeze is to stand behind her and sway her from side to side. The lady standing behind Hillary at the 9/11 ceremony incident, as Hillary is getting in the van, is clearly doing this. I am not a Hillary supporter but I feel bad for her if this is really the case.

  5. Robert Culverwell   Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    After today’s event with Hillary at the 911 tribute, there is no doubt that she suffers from serious medical issues. Today, down three times desperately struggle to make it into the van all attributed to over heating attributed to the stress of the campaign. It was a TKO and her gig will soon end!

  6. ZebBlanchard   Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    My wife was diagnosed with Parkinsons two years ago. We have done a lot of reading and research on the disease.

    Sinemet is the combo drug (Levodopa/Carbidopa) most commonly used for treatment of PD. Noel, as an MD, should have known this. The medication controls the stiffness and “freezes” but with time and needed increased dosage will introduce the random motion (dyskinesia) seen in PD patients.

    Falls are a common age related disorder in the elderly who are not fit, with or without PD. Clinton is obviously not fit.

    Dopamine replacement and enhancement with medication seems to help motor control functions but not neurological pathways in the brain that relate to memory, e.g. short term memory.

    So does Clinton have PD? Maybe! But I would be more convinced if a neurologist would weigh in.

    But here’s a research project for those who have access to historical videos: Study Clinton’s facial expression over time. Was there a time in the past when she had lost animation? The “Parkinsons mask” (flat expression) is a key sign used by neurologists in diagnosing the disease. Tiny handwriting and weak voice are also key but we would not be able to know about that.

  7. Tony Mandarich   Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    @James Carter

    http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clinton-has-parkinsons-disease/

    The man who made this “diagnosis” is Dr. Ted Noel. He is an anesthesiologist, not a neurologist. He is also a conspiracy theorist.

    Clinton released the results a of REAL medical evaluation. There is no reason to suspect that it is inaccurate.

    Donald Trump ( who according to Rudy Guliani now believes that Barack Obama was born in the US ) released a one page letter from a doctor who did not conduct a full examination. The letter is laughable. If you want to be suspicious about someone’s health, Trump would be your man for that.

  8. James Carter   Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    @Tony Mandarich,

    There is more substantive evidence in the public domain supporting this “new conspiracy theory” than there is supporting the old conspiracy theory that Obama is eligible to serve as president.

  9. chris farrell   Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 12:04 AM

    I wonder what Hillary’s medical advisors will prescribe her to take before engaging in the scheduled presidential election debates.

    Trump’s best strategy will be to give Hillary enough proverbial rope in the debates with which to hang herself. She is her own worst enemy.

    I would advise Trump to keep his comments short and sweet and to continuously put the ball in Hillary’s court where her theatrically choreographed mechanical responses and pathetic efforts at presenting herself as believable will illuminate her disingenuous façade more clearly than any words that Donald Trump could use in an attempt to reveal Hillary for the phony that she is.

    Also, Hillary’s theatrical directorial team will make every effort to spin any accusations made by Donald Trump regarding any issue at all as simply cruel in a desperate effort at maligning Donald Trump as a man who mistreats women since their efforts at painting the Donald as a “RACIST” have failed miserably.

    Watching the Liberal-fascist Mass Media News and Entertainment Machine mis-fire and sieze-up as Donald Trump trounces the flag-bearers of their Humanist agenda is most entertaining and encouraging. First the Donald trounced the Liberal Neocon RINOS within the Republican party and now he is demolishing their very embodiment of what they recognize as the “Master Thinker” amongst the rest of what the Liberals regard as we mere mortals, (“Master Thinker” is Psychology’s term to define the Liberal’s assertion of certain individuals being more highly imbued with a superior intellectual illumination or “verstehen”; what Nietzche defined as his ubermensch concept.

    The National Socialist in Germany applied the concept to the Germanic/Nordic stereo-types as a so-called “Master Race,” so it should come as no surprise that Liberal-fascists, that is to say Liberal-socialists arrive at the same supremacist belief repackaged for modern consumption.”),in the Democrat party–Hillary Clinton.

    The big question that Donald Trump himself has rather strongly alluded to several times is whether or not the Republican and Democrat cabal can manage to steal the election away from him by unscrupulous methods of election fraud.

    Pray my fellow Americans! Pray like never before in your life that God will bless America and make America a great nation again…, one which holds certain truths as self-evident–among those truths that there is a Creator and that reverential acknowledgement of our Creator will lead as it should to reverential reliance upon the Lord for understanding of what is good and what is evil–for what should be celebrated and what should be condemned and made illegal, for what is morally right and what is morally reprehensible: for at the end of the day the battle belongs to the Lord.

  10. Tony Mandarich   Friday, September 9, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Wow. A new conspiracy theory. This one should do for about 8 years.

  11. Jeffrey Harrison   Friday, September 9, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Thanks to The Post & Email for doing this update.

    Indeed, Hillary to me has not been fully engaged in running for office. I saw the video of her bobbing her head back, and then laughing. And I am aware she has needed assistance getting up stairs. Likewise, I heard getting into
    vehicles she has a step stool. Her health is in question. Lately, she can’t remember being briefed of handling Top Secret info nor what it is (via markings or not). Really, we are to digest this reasoning?

    I as a junior enlisted military member while actually not briefed how to handle Top Secret material or sensitive material, I knew not to run my mouth nor obtain info or share it with anyone not in the loop. Never would I have transmitted or made copies or do anything with info, I just knew better…

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