Health Highlights: Dec. 31, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Former President George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital

President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston-area hospital Tuesday, according to published reports.

The 90-year-old former president was hospitalized on Dec. 22 for breathing problems. A spokesperson for Bush said the hospital stay was just a precaution. By Monday, his breathing had returned to normal.

A statement from his office said:

"President Bush was released from the Houston Methodist Hospital today. He is now resting at home, grateful to the doctors and nurses for their superb care."

Bush is the oldest living former U.S. president.

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