Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez Forced To Take Month Off After Brain Injury

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Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez, will be forced to take a month off of work because of a subdural hematoma on her brain. The injury will prevent Fernandez from campaigning for congressional midterm elections. 

According to the Huffington Post, Fernandez, 60, was ordered to rest after doctors found blood on her brain due to a head injury. The President’s spokesman said she suffered ‘skull trauma’ on Aug. 12. Doctors did a CAT scan following the injury, and found nothing wrong. 

Spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said that problems surfaced Saturday after Fernandez went to the hospital for an irregular heartbeat. After complaining of a headache, doctors reexamined her skull and discovered a chronic hematoma.

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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