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Former Vice President Joe Biden was deemed fit for duty by the military on Wednesday after undergoing his first physical exam in the White House since taking office.
Biden, 73, underwent a physical examination to determine his fitness for duty and his medical records were reviewed by a panel of physicians and senior members of his staff, a White House statement said.
Biden’s physical fitness would also be reviewed as part of his continued medical evaluations and there is “no cause for concern,” the statement said.
The exam was administered by Chief of Staff John Kelly, who takes up a role as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
The statement also said that former Defense Secretary James Mattis, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly “stood by his side.”
Biden and his wife Jill have three children and six grandchildren.
Meanwhile, two experts familiar with the process said the doctor who conducted the exam, Dr. Timothy Murphy, is not well-known to both former and current White House officials.