Ex-president George HW Bush hospitalized

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FILE - Former President George H. W. Bush in 2010.
FILE - Former President George H. W. Bush in 2010.
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Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston while being treated for bronchitis.

A source close to the family told NBC News that the 88-year-old had severe coughing and had been in and out of the hospital for the past few weeks.

He was admitted into the hospital out of “an abundance of caution,” the source said, adding  it was to make sure the bronchitis does not turn into pneumonia.

Bush, the oldest living former president, has a type of Parkinson’s disease that afflicts his legs. He gets around mostly by using a wheelchair.

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Ex-president George HW Bush hospitalized

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