Hillary Clinton Leaves Hospital

Joshua Lott/Reuters

Here's hoping Hillary Clinton made it home before the siren call of diplomacy lured her back to work.

The outgoing U.S. secretary of state was discharged from a New York hospital Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot near her brain. Doctors prescribed blood thinners and said that they were confident she would make a full recovery.

"She's eager to get back to the office," Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines said in a statement.

She was spotted outside New York-Presbyterian Hospital with husband Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea and a mess of security earlier today, the first time she'd been since in public since Dec. 7. Sometime during the ensuing week (her staff never pinpointed the date), while suffering from dehydration and a stomach virus, Clinton fainted and suffered a concussion.

The 65-year-old political power player was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday. An MRI revealed the clot in the space between her skull and brain behind her right ear.

Her medical team said that Clinton appeared to have suffered no neurological damage. She was once treated for a clot in her knee back in 1998 when she was first lady.

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