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Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized with a blood clot after a recent concussion.

The State Department says Clinton's doctors found the clot in a follow-up exam Sunday. They said it was connected to the concussion she suffered after a fall several weeks ago.

Progression of ailments that landed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the hospital:

Dec. 10, 2012: Stomach virus forces cancellation of plans to attend Friends of Syria meeting in Morocco.

Dec. 15, 2012: Official: She fainted, fell at home and suffered a concussion earlier in the week after becoming dehydrated due to the stomach virus.

Dec. 30, 2012: Hospitalized after a blood clot stemming from the concussion is found during a follow-up exam.
Clinton is being treated with anti-clotting medication at New York's Presbyterian Hospital. She is expected to remain there under observation for the next two days.

The statement said Clinton's doctors will continue to assess her condition and determine if any further action is required.

Clinton has been ill in recent weeks, struggling with a stomach virus that forced her to cancel some public appearances and travel plans. On December 21, she became dehydrated and fainted, suffering a concussion in the fall.

Until Sunday, she had been recovering at home.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department in Washington, July 25, 2012.
  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to reporters as he tours Shwedagon Pagoda with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Rangoon, Burma, November 19, 2012.
  • Actress Meryl Streep uses her iPhone to get a photo of her and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following the Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington, December 1, 2012.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, meets with Australian officials upon her arrival in Perth, November 13, 2012.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures as she addresses journalists after meeting with the High Representative for EU Foreign Policy Catherine Ashton, Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, and U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Susan Rice listen as President Barack Obama addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, September 25, 2012.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton watching a replay of former president Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention, September 6, 2012.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center, pays her respects after signing the guest book for Ghana's late President John Atta Mills' funeral in Accra, Ghana, August 10, 2012.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, at his home in Qunu, South Africa, August 6, 2012.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after speaking to the press at Suu Kyi's residence in Rangoon, Burma, December 2, 2011.

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