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Former Vice President Cheney hospitalized

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Posted: Sep 17, 2009 9:14 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Sep 17, 2009 9:18 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Dick Cheney, vice president, hospital, medical, Spinal stenosis, surgery

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is having elective back surgery at George Washington University Hospital to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal - the passage for the spinal cord - which puts pressure on nerves, causing pain. Cheney is 68 years old. He has had four heart attacks.

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