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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Vice President's Son Hospitalized

**Update**  Beau Biden stable after suffering a mild stroke.

He remains in stable condition, alert, with full motor and speech skills. The Attorney General will be transferred this afternoon to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia for further observation and examination.

The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden remain with their son Beau Biden in Philadelphia this morning.

Biden was originally admitted to the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. Dr. Timothy Gardner, Medical Director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Surgery said Biden, "is in good spirits and talking with his family at the hospital. He is fully alert, in stable condition and has full motor and speech skills. We expect him to make a complete recovery."

The Bidens offered this statement: "The entire Biden family offers its sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Christiana Care Health System who have provided tremendous care to Beau today."

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Vice President Joe Biden made remarks today as word got out that his son, 41 year-old Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was hospitalized.  It is unclear at this time why.

Beau Biden is at Christiana Medical Center undergoing treatment at present. "He is alert and awake, and communicating with his parents and his wife, who are with him", alerted the office of the Vice President.

The office states they will provide more details on the health of Biden as they become available.

Biden created the Child Predator Unit within the Department of Justice, and the Child Predator Task Force in partnership with 43 law enforcement agencies across the state. Dedicated to keeping kids safe in their homes, in the community, and online, the Task Force has led over 100 investigations since its inception, and has delivered a message of internet safety to nearly 22,000 students throughout Delaware.

Biden’s public service began at the United States Department of Justice. From 1995 to 1997, he served as Counsel in the Office of Policy Development, working on a variety of issues, including those related to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and with regard to missing and exploited children. General Biden served as a Federal Prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office in Philadelphia from 1997 until 2002.

Biden had considered running for the Senate seat his father held before becoming vice president, but decided against it.

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