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Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized for brain procedure

The oldest living former President Jimmy Carter, 95, has been hospitalized at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Monday for a procedure to reduce pressure on his brain which was caused by bleeding “due to his recent falls” in his home.

His wife, Rosalynn, is with him. Jimmy Carter previously survived brain and liver cancer. He beat cancer in 2015 after receiving experimental treatment that resulted in the removal of part of his liver. The former President celebrated his 95th birthday on October 1. Along with Rosalynn Carter, he has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for 35 years, building homes all over the United States and around the world. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his efforts toward finding peaceful solutions to international conflicts, advancing democracy and human rights and promoting economic and social development.

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  Last week, Carter returned to teach Sunday school at his church in Georgia. Carter said he found he was "was absolutely and completely at ease with death".  He also said earlier this year he hoped "there's an age limit" to holding the highest elected office in the United States. The procedure to relieve pressure on his brain was scheduled for Tuesday morning, the Carter Center said, adding that he was “resting comfortably.”

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