Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

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The supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in fall at court. Still experiencing "discomfort overnight", she went to the George Washington Hospital, where she discovered that she'd fractured three ribs. She broke two ribs in 2012, without missing work. Ginsburg, who has already survived several battles with cancer and has even had a stent placed in her heart, keeps going back to work because she loves her job and she knows how incredibly important it is.

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Ginsburg has served on the court for 25 years.

When she battled colon cancer in 1999, Ginsburg did not miss a single day on the bench, despite chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Broken ribs typically heal on their own in six weeks to a month, and patients are advised to limit strenuous activity. She later apologized for what she said were inappropriate remarks.

As one of the court's older members, Ginsburg's health has become the subject of much attention in recent years. She is the eldest of the justices, but has not indicated that she plans to retire anytime soon.