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George H. W. Bush Hospitalized for Shortness of Breath

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Dec. 24, 2014 -- Former President George H.W. Bush, 90, was hospitalized Tuesday night in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath.

Bush was under observation at Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution, according to spokesman Jim McGrath, the Associated Press reported.

Bush spent almost two months at Houston Methodist and was discharged in January 2013 after being treated for bronchitis and other health problems, the AP said.

The former president no longer has the use of his legs but in June celebrated his 90th birthday by making a tandem parachute jump in Maine, where he has a summer home.

According to the AP, he was most recently seen in public in November when he watched a Texas A&M University football game while seated in his wheelchair, in the company of his son, former President George W. Bush.