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Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

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Updated: 1/01 11:10 am
HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, her husband's office said Tuesday night.

The statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush said Mrs. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.

"She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care," the brief statement said.

Just last week, Mrs. Bush, 88, and her husband, the 41st president, honored a Houston businessman and philanthropist with a Points of Light Award, a volunteer service award started by the former president.
The Bushes' home is in Houston.

Mrs. Bush had a reputation for bluntness when her husband was president. Her son, George W. Bush, was the 43rd president.

The Bush family matriarch had heart surgery in March 2009 for a severe narrowing of the main heart valve. She also was hospitalized in November 2008, when she underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer. In 2010, she was admitted to the hospital after having a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was treated in 1989.

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Realchange - 1/1/2014 3:13 PM
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I am sick desert storm veteran served in Navy. The Bush family with the help of people in the government covered up what happened. If you want anything at all to do with justice read up about the testimony to Congress in 1993 about cause of Gulf War illness. Then read about it now days worse cover up than agent orange but as long as people have their big trucks, football games and nice homes who cares if few hundred thousand veterans were poisoned. Bush family doesn't answer questions about Gulf War Illness and played a huge part in covering it up. So go ahead and die in few years Barbara there's already many witnesses waiting for you on judgement day.
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