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George H.W. Bush Released from Hospital

1:30 PM, Jan 14, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from the hospital. A spokesman sends out this press release:

HOUSTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged today from The Methodist Hospital in Houston after after being treated for bronchitis, a bacterial infection and a persistent cough.

“Mr. Bush has improved to the point that he will not need any special medication when he goes home, but he will continue physical therapy,” says Dr. Amy Mynderse, the internal medicine physician in charge of the former President’s care.

“I am deeply grateful for the wonderful doctors and nurses at Methodist who took such good care of me,” said President Bush. “Let me add just how touched we were by the many get-well messages we received from our friends and fellow Americans. Your prayers and good wishes helped more than you know, and as I head home my only concern is that I will not be able to thank each of you for your kind words.”

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