Obama in 'excellent health,' physician says

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is in excellent health and tobacco free, his doctor said Monday in the results of the president’s second physical exam since taking office.

In the two-page report released by the White House, Dr. Jeffrey C. Kuhlman also said Obama is physically active, eats a healthy diet, stays at a healthy weight, and on occasion drinks alcohol in moderation.

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“The president is in excellent health and ‘fit for duty,’” Kuhlman wrote. “All clinical data indicate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency.”

The physical was conducted last week at the White House. Kuhlman recommended that the president have his next physical in December 2012.

The report found a “well-healed lower lip laceration” — apparently a reference to an injury Obama sustained while playing basketball about a year ago.

The president also has “periodic physical therapy” to deal with recurrent upper back pain, and he had benign skin tags removed from his neck.

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