Biden's Son Beau Discharged From Hospital After Treatment for Minor Stroke

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Joseph "Beau" Biden, attorney general of Delaware, listens during a Convention in Denver.

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s son and the Delaware attorney general, was discharged from a Philadelphia hospital this afternoon after treatment for what his doctor said was a minor stroke, his office said.

“Attorney General Biden is resting at home with his family,” said Jason Miller, a spokesman for the state Department of Justice. “He is feeling great and is looking forward to returning to work full-time as soon as he can.  We cannot wait to have him back.”

Miller’s statement quoted Biden’s doctor, Dr. Robert Rosenwasser of Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, as saying tests before Biden left the hospital found “his neurological status perfect in all areas, including motor skills, language function, and cognitive assessment.”

Rosenwasser said Biden, 41, would assume “full responsibilities as attorney general after a brief period of rest at home.”

He was hospitalized on May 11. Biden is a captain in the Delaware Army National Guard’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps and served a 12-month tour in Iraq that ended in October 2009.

To contact the reporter on this story: Edwin Chen in Washington at echen32@bloomberg.net.

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