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How bad is campaigning for a candidate's health?

When Hillary Clinton collapsed from pneumonia last week, she ignited a national discussion about how campaigns should handle it when presidential candidates get sick on the campaign trail. Candidates are under a lot of pressure, travel constantly, have irregular schedules, shake countless hands, and may not get much sleep. These demands are taxing on the immune system, so it’s little wonder getting sick while campaigning is par for the course.

To find out how running for president might impact a candidate’s health, ResearchGate spoke with Dr. Bengt Arnetz, a professor of family medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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