As re-election bid looms, Biden, 80, undergoes physical exam

The article reports that U.S. President Joe Biden, who is 80 years old, has undergone a closely-watched physical examination at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The article notes that the results of the examination are expected to be released to the public in the coming days, and that they could shed light on the president’s overall health and fitness for office.

The article also discusses the significance of Biden’s age, as he is the oldest person ever to assume the presidency.

U.S. President Joe Biden, 80, headed into a closely watched physical examination on Thursday morning ahead of an expected announcement that he is seeking a second four-year term.

Biden’s session with doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, was his second extensive exam since taking office in January 2021. Biden entered the hospital for an exam expected to last about three hours.

The White House was expected to release details of the exam’s findings later on Thursday.

His last physical and colonoscopy, in November 2021, showed the president to be a “healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old male,” his doctors said at the time. He had a polyp removed from his colon and his contact lens prescription updated, their six-page memo said.

Biden, the oldest person ever to serve as U.S. president, has waved off questions about his age. With Biden expected to launch his re-election campaign in the near future, polls indicate that voters have concerns about his ability to serve four more years if he wins in 2024.