Barbara Bush Out of Hospital

She may have had relapse of Graves disease
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 31, 2010 1:53 PM CDT
Barbara Bush Out of Hospital
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2008 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush speaks at a dedication ceremony for the George and Barbara Bush Center at the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine. A family spokeswoman says former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, Saturday, March...   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been released from a Houston hospital, where she underwent tests after being admitted last weekend. Doctors at Methodist Hospital aren't positive, but she might have had a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was treated in 1989. Her doctors have adjusted her medication.

The 84-year-old wife of former President George HW Bush was hospitalized Saturday after not feeling well for about a week. She was described as not being in any pain or danger. Mrs. Bush had heart surgery in March 2009 for a severe narrowing of the main heart valve. She also was hospitalized in November 2008, when she underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer. (More Barbara Bush stories.)

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