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Presidential migraines and other executive ailments: A visual history
Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is supposedly plagued by "debilitating" migraines, but plenty of American leaders endured worse health problems
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uch has been made over presidential contender Michele Bachmann's supposedly "debilitating" migraine headaches, a condition which reportedly requires the congresswoman to take a number of medications. (For her part, Bachmann has released a doctor's letter downplaying concerns over her headaches.) Still, some political pundits continue to question whether migraines make the Tea Party firebrand from Minnesota unfit for the high-pressure Oval Office. And yet, a number of U.S. presidents have managed health issues as serious, if not more so, than migraines. Here's a visual history.

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