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Jimmy Carter Going Home After Latest Hospital Stay

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Editor's note: This story was updated on Dec. 4, 2019.

Dec. 3, 2019 -- Former President Jimmy Carter was discharged from the hospital, where he was being treated for a urinary tract infection.

Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA., over the weekend.

The former president "looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia," said a statement from the Carter Center. "He and Mrs. Carter wish everyone peace and joy this holiday season."

Carter had just been released from Emory University Hospital before Thanksgiving, where he was treated for bleeding in his brain after a fall.

Carter, 95, fell two times in recent months. In late October, he fell at his home in Plains and fractured his pelvis. Earlier that month, he needed 14 stitches above his eye after hitting his head at home.

He was admitted to Emory University Hospital in November, where he had surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma related to his falls.

The 39th president was treated for liver cancer and melanoma that had spread to his brain in 2015.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on December 03, 2019

Sources

Carter Center.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Carter back in hospital for infection.”

Emory Winship Cancer Institute: “Fmr. President Jimmy Carter.”

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