• President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital over the weekend


    AMERICUS, Ga. - President Jimmy Carter was admitted to the hospital over the weekend for treatment for a urinary tract infection.

    The former president was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus. 

    According to a spokesperson, Carter is "feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon."

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    The Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains announced earlier this afternoon that Carter will not be teaching Sunday School lessons this month saying, “we want to make sure he takes the full surgery recovery time before teaching again.”

    Carter has overcome several health challenges in recent years.

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    He was diagnosed with melanoma in 2015, announcing that the cancer had spread to other parts of his body. After partial removal of his liver, treatment for brain lesions, radiation and immunotherapy, he said he was cancer-free.

    A fall last spring required him to get hip replacement surgery.

    Then on Oct. 6, he hit his head in another fall and received 14 stitches, but still traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to help build a Habitat for Humanity home shortly thereafter. He fractured his pelvis in another fall later that month and was briefly hospitalized.

    Last Wednesday, Carter was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall.

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