Which presidents were most unhealthy

POSTED: 2:55 PM Sep 27 2012   UPDATED: 4:59 PM Oct 31 2012

The health of a president can change the attitude of a nation -- or the course, if he dies. Take a look at how healthy some of our past leaders were.

John F. Kennedy
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Cecil Stoughton, White House

John F. Kennedy (1961-1964) and his family projected a hale-and-hearty image, but the president had severe back problems and Addison's disease -- an adrenal failure -- which required frequent pills and injections. He was said to have received last rites four times as an adult.


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