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George HW Bush Hospitalized With Low Blood Pressure

Former president made it to Maine for the summer
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2018 12:50 AM CDT
George HW Bush Hospitalized for 2nd Time in 2 Months
In this April 21, 2018 photo, former presidents George W. Bush, left, and George HW Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

(Newser) – George HW Bush has been hospitalized for the second time since the death of wife Barbara Bush last month. The 93-year-old former president was taken to a hospital in Maine after suffering low blood pressure and fatigue, reports USA Today. Spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush is not experiencing any discomfort but will probably remain in Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford for a few days for observation. Bush, who was hospitalized in Texas the day after his wife's funeral and was treated for a blood infection for 13 days, arrived in Maine for the summer last week, the AP reports. He has spent every summer at the family compound apart from the years of his WWII service. On Saturday, he joined fellow veterans for a pancake breakfast at the American Legion in Kennebunkport. (Read more George HW Bush stories.)

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