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Barbara Bush Hospitalized for Respiratory Illness | Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush Hospitalized for Respiratory Illness

Originally posted 01/01/2014 12:40PM

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, her husband's office said Tuesday night.

The statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush said Mrs. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.

"She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care," the brief statement said.

Just last week, Mrs. Bush, 88, and her husband, the 41st president, honored a Houston businessman and philanthropist with a Points of Light Award, a volunteer service award started by the former president.

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PHOTO: George H.W. Bush Shaves Head to Support 2-Year-Old Bald Cancer Patient | George Bush

George H.W. Bush Shaves Head to Support 2-Year-Old Bald Cancer Patient

Originally posted 07/24/2013 06:25PM

Two-year-old leukemia patient Patrick has a serious support system behind him.

The toddler – whose father is a member of former President George H.W. Bush's Secret Service detail – recently started losing his hair due to treatments. But Bush, 89, and the people who work with Patrick's dad weren't about to let the little one go through the experience alone.

The men went under the razor to show their support for the boy, and have also launched a website called Patrick's Pals, which assists with his medical bills.

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George H. W. Bush's Condition Improves, He Leaves ICU | George Bush

George H. W. Bush's Condition Improves, He Leaves ICU

Originally posted 12/29/2012 05:00PM

After spending nearly a week in the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital in Houston, former President George H.W. Bush has been moved out of the ICU.

"President Bush's condition has improved, so he has been moved today from the intensive care unit to a regular patient room at The Methodist Hospital to continue his recovery," his office said in a statement Saturday. "The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes."

The 88-year-old, who was the 41st president of the United States, has been hospitalized since Nov. 23.

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'Desert Storm' Commander Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Commander in Persian Gulf War, Dies at 78

Originally posted 12/27/2012 08:10PM

H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the Army general who commanded coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War against Saddam Hussein, died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78.

The cause of death was not immediately known. His death was confirmed to the Associated Press by a source.

Known as "Stormin' Norman" for his volcanic temper, the decorated Vietnam War combat soldier became a familiar face from his many press conferences during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

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Former President George H.W. Bush Moved to ICU After 'Setbacks' | George Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush Moved to Intensive Care After 'Setbacks'

Originally posted 12/27/2012 01:00PM

After suffering "a series of setbacks," including a "persistent fever," 88-year-old former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital, his spokesman says.

Originally admitted to Methodist Hospital on Nov. 23 with a stubborn cough related to bronchitis, Bush came down with the fever that prompted doctors to put him on a liquids-only diet this week, says spokesman Jim McGrath.

"He remains in guarded condition," says McGrath in a statement. "Doctors at Methodist continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment. The President is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family."

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The Bushes Settling Into Post-White House Life | George W. Bush, Laura Bush

The Bushes Settling Into Post-White House Life

Originally posted 02/26/2009 08:00PM

Life back in the civilian world is decidedly more slow-paced than the frenetic schedule George and Laura Bush kept for the last eight years when they occupied the White House, the former First Lady reveals in a new interview.

The former President and his wife, who are still settling into their home in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, have a sparsely-furnished house and no newspaper delivery service yet – but are enjoying the company of friends, Laura tells ABC News in an interview set to air Thursday on World News and again Friday on Good Morning America.

"We have very little furniture. We don't have a kitchen table or a dining room table," she says. "Friends loaned me a kitchen table and the other night I had 16 people for dinner and I had to borrow chairs from the Secret Service next door."

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Inside the Bushes' Moving Truck? Not Much | George W. Bush, Laura Bush

Inside the Bushes' Moving Truck? Not Much

Originally posted 01/20/2009 09:00AM

Laura and George Bush discovered there wasn't much to load onto the moving truck as they prepared to turn over the keys to Michelle and Barack Obama on Tuesday.

"Very, very few things," Mrs. Bush told PEOPLE in the weeks leading up to the couple's move back to Texas and a newly purchased home in Dallas. "I mean, of course I have a million books, and lots of clothes – now."

Showing PEOPLE around the White House's private quarters on the second floor, Mrs. Bush said she didn't arrive in Washington with a whole lot of clothes, back in 2001, when President Bush was first sworn in.

"But I'm leaving with a lot of clothes, which is great – I'll never have to buy clothes again." Pausing, she added with a chuckle, "As I don't gain a lot of weight."

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Jonas Bros. 'Didn't Expect' White House Dinner Reaction | Joe Jonas, Jonas Brothers, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas

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Jonas Bros. 'Didn't Expect' White House Dinner Reaction

Originally posted 04/27/2008 01:00PM

It was tough to tell who needed more security at Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. – the President or the Jonas brothers.

"It's crazy," Nick Jonas said of the Beatles-like frenzy that erupted when the pop trio – also made up of Jonases Joe and Kevin – arrived. "We never expected this."

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Tony Snow's Cancer Outside, Not In Liver

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Tony Snow's Cancer Outside, Not In Liver

Originally posted 03/28/2007 05:00PM

In an important distinction, the recurrence of cancer found this week in White House press secretary Tony Snow was attached to his liver, not inside it, his deputy announced Wednesday, CNN reports.

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Georges Bush & Clooney Join to Rebuild Hospital

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Georges Bush & Clooney Join to Rebuild Hospital

Originally posted 12/21/2006 09:05AM

Billed as an "unlikely duo," two famous Georges – former President George Bush and George Clooney – made a joint appearance Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America to discuss their efforts to rebuild an emergency care hospital in Louisiana after it had been destroyed in Hurricane Rita.

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