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Former President George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized

Published: January 18, 2017 1:46 PM
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HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.

W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit on Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman.

McGrath said the former first lady was hospitalized as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing.

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McGrath said earlier Wednesday that the 92-year-old Bush was responding well to treatments.

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S. president from 1989 to 1993, has a form of Parkinson’s disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility.

He was hospitalized in Maine in 2015 after falling at his summer home and breaking a bone in his neck, and was hospitalized in Houston the previous December for about a week for shortness of breath.

He spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care for a bronchitis-related cough and other issues.

Last summer, Bush led a group of 40 wounded warriors on a fishing trip at the helm of his speedboat, three days after his 92nd birthday celebration.

Bush, was elected president in 2000 and served two terms.

Another son, Jeb — a former Florida governor — made an unsuccessful bid for the GOP nomination in 2016.

Only one other U.S. president, John Adams, had a son who also became president.


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