Still in hospital, Clinton "quite active" with work
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is seen leaving the Harkness Eye Institute in New York City with daughter Chelsea and husband Bill Clinton on January 2, 2012. / Reuters
Updated 6:09 p.m. ET
WASHINGTONSecretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen in public Wednesday for the first time in three weeks as she walked out of the Harkness Eye Institute in New York City and into a secure van along with a smiling Bill and Chelsea Clinton and accompanied by a security detail, reports CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan.
Meanwhile, The State Department says Secretary Clinton is speaking with staff and reviewing paperwork while she continues to recover from a blood clot in her head.
Clinton has not been discharged and returned to the Milstein Building at New York Presbyterian Hospital where she remains a patient.
The State Department said they will alert the public as to when she is discharged.
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Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Clinton has been "quite active" on the phone Wednesday with State Department aides. She says doctors will continue to monitor her progress.
Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday and is being treated with blood thinners to dissolve a clot in the vein behind the right ear. Doctors found the clot during a follow-up exam stemming from a concussion she suffered in early December. She has been hospitalized for around 72 hours, which is a window of time during which it is possible to establish the proper blood thinner dosage that would be required prior to discharge according to doctors, but there is no indication that this goal has been met.
Clinton's doctors say there was no neurological damage and they expect she will make a full recovery.
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