Gabrielle Giffords discharged from hospital

June 16, 2011 12:37

HOUSTON - Gabrielle Giffords, the US congresswoman who was shot in the head at close range by a gunman in January, was discharged on Wednesday from the Houston hospital where she had been recovering from her severe wounds, the hospital said.

TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital said in a statement that Giffords, 41, would soon begin outpatient treatment at the same facility. The Arizona Democrat's cognitive abilities and physical strength had improved, it said.

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