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Former president George H.W. Bush is home from the hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush
Posted at 3:55 PM, Jan 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-14 15:55:00-05

HOUSTON (AP)-- After nearly two months of treatment, former President George H.W. Bush is home from the hospital.

Bush -- who, at 88, is the nation's oldest living former president -- was admitted to Houston's Methodist Hospital in late November. His stay included a week in intensive care. He was treated for health issues including a cough related to bronchitis.

In a statement released by his spokesman, Bush says he's "deeply grateful" for the medical care he received, and touched by the get-well messages that were sent to him.

He and his wife, Barbara, live in Houston during the winter and spend their summers in Maine.