Obama Gets 1st Physical Exam as President

Told to come back when he's 50; results expected later today
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 28, 2010 9:06 AM CST
Obama Gets 1st Physical Exam as President
In this Oct. 31, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama leaves the physical fitness center at Ft. McNair in Washington, after playing basketball, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.   (Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Barack Obama has finished his first medical checkup as president and knows when he's supposed to go see the doctor again—when he's 50. The 48-year-old Obama had a physical examination today at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. His last one was in January 2007, when he was an Illinois senator.

White House physician Jeffrey Kuhlman and a team of specialists conducted the exam. The White House is expected to release results later today. The president was told to come back in August 2011—after he hits the half-century mark—for his next checkup. Obama also met with 12 members of the military who were receiving treatment at the medical center for injuries they suffered while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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