Hillary Clinton to resume duties Monday following treatment for blood clot

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she arrives at the 67th United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan. (Sept. 25, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will resume her official duties on Monday, five days after being released from a hospital for treatment of a blood clot, the State Department said Sunday.

The Chappaqua resident will sit down with assistant secretaries of state for a closed-door meeting at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the start of a week-long schedule containing nearly a dozen meetings, including three at the White House.

Clinton, 65, 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 in a vein behind her right ear. She has been resting at home in New York since then.

The secretary has suffered a series of ailments over the past month, including a stomach virus and a concussion.

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

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

Her first White House meeting this week will take place Tuesday and include Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and national security adviser Tom Donilon, the State Department said.

The former first lady is also scheduled to meet with the ambassadors of Ireland and South Africa on Tuesday, and with Afghan President Hamid Karzai later in the week.

Clinton is expected to step down in the next few weeks. President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to succeed her.

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