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

Monday - 1/14/2013, 5:50pm  ET

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.

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211-c-21-(Michael Graczyk (GRAH'-chihk), AP correspondent)-"receive physical therapy"-AP correspondent Michael Graczyk reports 88-year-old former president George H. W. Bush is home from the hospital. (14 Jan 2013)

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212-c-14-(Michael Graczyk (GRAH'-chihk), AP correspondent)-"would ever know"-AP correspondent Michael Graczyk reports a Bush family spokesman released a statement thanking his medical team and many well-wishers. (14 Jan 2013)

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APPHOTO TXKJ101: FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, former president George H.W. Bush pauses for a photo before an NFL football game in Houston between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans. A spokesman said Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 that the 88-year-old Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (14 Jan 2013)

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