Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

George H.W. Bush.
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Former President George H.W. Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital last Friday due to a persistent cough that was keeping him from getting enough sleep, his office announced Tuesday.

"It was subsequently determined he had a mild case of pneumonia, which was treated and has been resolved," his office said. "President Bush is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength." Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said the 41st president is "going to be fine." In January, Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit with an acute respiratory problem.

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