Former President George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush was released Monday from a Houston hospital after seven weeks of treatment for bronchitis, a bacterial infection and a persistent cough, the Bush family spokesman said.

Hospital officials said that Bush, 88, was discharged to his Houston home and would continue treatment.

"Mr. Bush has improved to the point that he will not need any special medication when he goes home, but he will continue physical therapy," said Dr. Amy Mynderse, the physician in charge of the former President's care.

Bush was admitted to the Methodist Hospital on Nov. 29, suffering from severe bronchitis.

After initial expectations that he would be hospitalized for just a few days turned out to be wrong, his office disclosed that he was in intensive care in December because physicians were having difficulty controlling a fever that developed after the cough was mostly resolved and were concerned about balancing his medication.

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