Biden’s physical takes on renewed importance after Hur revelations

As the country’s oldest presidential candidate and then its oldest president, President Joe Biden‘s health has been discussed more than most of his predecessors.

But as Biden and the White House remain adamant they have been transparent regarding his annual physical examination and medical records, special counsel Robert Hur‘s assessment of the president’s memory and mental acuity have renewed calls for him to undergo a cognitive test this year.

The White House shared the results of Biden’s most recent physical last February, his 2022 checkup delayed until 2023. The five-page document, described by White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor as a “health summary,” referred to a neurological consultation concerning the president’s stiff walk but not a cognitive test, such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which detects dementia or other forms
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