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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Remains Hospitalized

HOUSTON (January 1, 2014) Former first lady Barbara Bush, 88, remained in a hospital Wednesday in Houston for treatment of a respiratory-related issue.

Jim McGrath, a spokesman for her husband, President George H.W. Bush, said her condition didn't change overnight and there was "nothing new to report" on Wednesday.

An earlier statement she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.

The statement says the former first lady was "in great spirits" and was getting "fantastic care."

The statement said her husband and other family members have visited her.

The statement said updates will be issued when warranted.

She had heart surgery in 2009, and was also hospitalized in 2008 and 2010.

Just last week, Mrs. Bush and her husband, the 41st president, honored a Houston businessman and philanthropist with a Points of Light Award, a volunteer service award started by the former president.

The Bushes' home is in Houston.

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