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Candidates share health records as presidential race heats up

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Dr. Oz spoke with Donald Trump about his medical records. (CBS photo) Dr. Oz spoke with Donald Trump about his medical records. (CBS photo)
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For the first time, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump released his medical records in a one on one interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz.

It came a day after Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton shared hers.

As she got back out on the campaign trail on Thursday following a bout with pneumonia, Trump chose Dr. Oz to talk about his own health.

"Blood pressure's 116 over 70, blood sugar is 99," Oz told Trump.

Trump responded by saying he's always been lucky with blood pressure.

He detailed the results of his most recent physical examination.

Quinnipiac University political science professor Scott McClean broke down the role the candidates' health is playing on this election.

"We have to talk about the timing," McClean said. "[Trump] waits until after Hillary Clinton gives her report and his report is exactly the same amount of information."

Oz asked Trump if he ever had head or neck issues, neuralgic problems, a stroke or headaches.

Trump said no.

Much has been made about both candidates releasing their records in the past few weeks, especially after video surfaced of Clinton stumbling at a 9/11 event.

"I think it's their age," McClean said. "Whoever wins is going to be the oldest president we've ever had and that is something to be concerned about."

"If a patient of mine had these records I'd be happy," Oz told Trump.

While both Clinton and Trump's doctors have declared them healthy and fit to serve, the nation is still unsure about who's the best choice for president.

A CBS News/New York Times poll gave a narrow 2 point lead to Clinton, 46 to 44 percent.

The results come just two weeks before the first presidential debate.

"This is a moment for the candidates to display their character, handle the pressure and to really make an impression on voters and I think Donald Trump has the advantage going into these debates," McClean said.

Trump will campaign in New York and New Hampshire while Clinton will be paying a visit to North Carolina.

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