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Heinz Kerry Heads Home After Checkup at Hospital in Iowa

September 05, 2004|From Associated Press

MASON CITY, Iowa — Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry, was taken to a hospital here late Saturday after complaining of an upset stomach, a spokeswoman said.

She was taken to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa by ambulance from the airport.

"As a precaution, Mrs. Heinz Kerry had a series of routine tests performed and was released," said Sarah Gegenheimar, a spokeswoman for Heinz Kerry. "She is feeling better and is traveling to her home in Pittsburgh tonight as planned."

Heinz Kerry had just finished a private meeting with a group of local Democrats about healthcare.

"She was just fatigued I think. She said she felt a little dizzy at one point," said Steve Musson, a local restaurateur who held the gathering at his home.

"She was only here a couple hours," Musson said. "She had a glass of water and didn't eat anything.... She seemed fine when she left here."

Kerry had been campaigning in Ohio, separately from Heinz Kerry, when she became ill. He drove in a motorcade to their Pittsburgh home early in the evening.

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