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George H.W. Bush could leave hospital before Christmas

HOUSTON — Former president George H.W. Bush can look forward to spending the holidays at home after nearly three weeks in a Houston hospital with a bronchitis-related cough.

Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Thursday that Bush has steadily improved and remains stable as he battles the lingering effects of bronchitis. Kovacik says Bush’s treatment now centers on physical therapy to increase his strength.

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