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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is in a hospital after complaining of shortness of breath.
The 92-year-old was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday and is responding well to treatment, spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email to the Associated Press.
Bush is expected to go home within a couple of days, his chief of staff, Jean Becker, told the Houston Chronicle and KHOU-TV.
Bush, who served as the 41st president from 1989 to 1993, has Parkinson's disease. He was hospitalized in 2015 after breaking a bone in his neck in a fall, was hospitalized the previous December for about a week for shortness of breath, and spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care for a bronchitis-related cough and other issues, the AP reported.
Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by making a tandem parachute jump in Kennebunkport, Maine, his summer home. He led a group of 40 wounded warriors last summer on a fishing trip at the helm of his speedboat, the news service reported.
Son George W. Bush served two terms as president until 2008. Another son, Jeb, a former Florida governor, ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
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