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National Briefing / MASSACHUSETTS

Kennedy briefly goes to hospital

September 27, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who has brain cancer, was taken by ambulance to a hospital near his Cape Cod vacation home after complaining of feeling ill, but he returned home a few hours later.

A statement by his office attributed the episode to a change in medications. Sen. John F. Kerry said his fellow Massachusetts Democrat was well and planned to watch the evening's presidential debate.

A 911 call from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port came around 5 p.m., police said. Kennedy, 76, was "alert and responsive" during the trip to Cape Cod Hospital, police said.

Kennedy's office confirmed he returned home about 8 p.m.

He had a seizure in May and underwent surgery in June for a malignant brain tumor. After six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, he has been increasing public activity.

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