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Hillary Clinton Hospitalized

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Posted on Dec 30, 2012
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Hillary Clinton in October.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday after doctors discovered she had a blood clot related to a concussion she sustained this month. According to spokesman Philippe Reines, the clot was found during a follow-up exam.

“She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours,” Reines said in a statement.

Clinton was originally expected to return to work this week.

The Washington Post:

Clinton, 65, has not been seen in public since the first week in December, when she reportedly contracted a stomach virus during a trip to Europe. On Dec. 15, the State Department said that she had fainted at her home two days earlier, as a result of dehydration from the virus, and had sustained a concussion. The State Department said that her doctors had advised further rest.

During her absence, Clinton canceled an overseas trip and her scheduled testimony before Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. She also did not appear at the White House on Dec. 21, when President Obama introduced Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) as his nominee to succeed Clinton.

Republicans have said that they are likely to hold up Kerry’s nomination hearing until Clinton testifies about the Benghazi attack, but the impact of this new disclosure was unclear.

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—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

 

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