Checkup

Obama's Still Smoking

Ready to know more about the president’s health than you do about your own? After his first routine medical exam since taking office, President Obama was told he was in "excellent health," although he still struggles with a smoking habit he said he tried to quit during the 2008 campaign. The doctors advised him to continue his "smoking cessation efforts" and also look into changing his diet to bring down his cholesterol levels. Among the other details released to the public are Obama's resting heart rate (56 beats per minute), a blood pressure of 105/62 and cholesterol levels of 209, slightly above the normal level of 200. Obama's next checkup will likely be in August 2011 when he turns 50, as per the doctor's orders.