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Former U.S. first lady Bush still in hospital
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(FILES)US President Barack Obama speaks with former First Lady Barbara Bush in this April 25, 2013 file photo during the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremony in Dallas, Texas.  AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD
(FILES)US President Barack Obama speaks with former First Lady Barbara Bush in this April 25, 2013 file photo during the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremony in Dallas, Texas. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD
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HOUSTON: Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush remains in a Texas hospital for treatment of a respiratory-related issue.

Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said Thursday she is "doing great and responding well" to treatment.

The 88-year-old wife of former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Monday.

The Bush family matriarch had heart surgery in 2009. She also was hospitalized in 2008, when she underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer, and in 2010, when she was admitted after having a mild relapse of a thyroid condition.

 
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