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Clinton Back At Work After Hospitalization

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (left) leaves New York Presbyterian Hospital with husband Bill (top right) and daughter Chelsea (right) in New York on January 2.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has returned to work after a month-long absence due to medical reasons.

She was greeted on January 7 by colleagues at the State Department, who presented her with the humorous gift of a protective football helmet.

Her return to work comes after she fell ill with a stomach virus on December 7.

The illness forced her to cancel a planned visit to North Africa and the Middle East and left her severely dehydrated.

While at home, she fainted and fell and suffered a concussion.

During a follow-up examination, doctors discovered a blood clot in a vein that runs between the skull and the brain behind her right ear and ordered her to be hospitalized.

She was released from the hospital on January 2.

Based on reporting by AP and MSNBC