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Statement From The Carter Center

Contact: Deanna Congileo,

Press Secretary, Jimmy Carter

Atlanta….While on a flight to Cleveland, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach, and, upon arrival, was taken to MetroHealth Hospital for observation. At his doctor's recommendation, President Carter will remain overnight at the hospital and plans to resume his book tour tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

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The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production.

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