Clinton resting, plans to return to the office next week

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 3, 2013 3:12pm EST

1 of 7. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) leaves New York Presbyterian Hospital with husband, Bill (TOP), and daughter, Chelsea (C), in New York, January 2, 2013. The secretary of state, who has not been seen in public since Dec. 7, was revealed on Sunday evening to be in a New York hospital under treatment for a blood clot that stemmed from a concussion she suffered in mid-December.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is resting at home in New York after being treated for a blood clot and plans to return to her office next week, the State Department said on Thursday.

Clinton, 65, has suffered a series of ailments over the last month including a stomach virus, a concussion and a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear. She was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday after a stay of several days during which she was given blood thinners to treat the clot.

Her doctors have said they expect her to make a full recovery.

"She's resting at home," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily briefing. "She's looking forward to getting back to the office. She is very much planning to do so next week."

The State Department has said that Clinton is keeping up with her work by talking to her staff and receiving memos.

Nuland said Clinton on Thursday called into a meeting of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board, an outside group that gives her advice. The group received a briefing on Syria and also discussed energy, climate change and other issues.

Clinton has long said she would only serve one term as secretary of state and she is expected to step down in the next few weeks. President Barack Obama has chosen Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to succeed her.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Comments (10)
Davihan wrote:
This is great news. Glad you are up on your feet again Hillary!

Now when can we schedule your testimony on Benghazi? We would like to hear from you while you are still the sitting SOS.

Again, glad you are feeling better.

Jan 02, 2013 9:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LACarlson wrote:
Best wishes to one of the hardest working women in public service. Stay well.

Jan 02, 2013 9:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bunker555 wrote:
When will the pundits on Fox News apologize to the former First Lady, Former, Senator, and Former Secretary of State for accusing her of shamming. Fox should stop this Hillary Pillory.

Jan 03, 2013 12:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
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