Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Shortness of Breath

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Former president George H.W. Bush was taken to a hospital after falling ill this week.

The 92-year-old is being treated in Houston after complaining of shortness of breath at his home there, the Houston Chronicle reported early Wednesday.

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Doctors say Bush is responding to treatment and should be discharged in the next couple of days.

The father of George W. Bush has been hospitalized on multiple occassions in recent years, at least one of which was for respiratory issues.

In late 2012, Bush was treated for a bronchitis-related cough, released, then re-admitted. He spent the next couple of months in intensive care before finally being released at the start of 2013.

Bush was hospitalized again in 2015 after he fractured his neck in a fall at the family's home in Maine.

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Bush's chief of staff Jean Becker told reporters her boss is on the mend.

"He's there. He's fine and he's doing really well," Becker, said.

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