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Former President Bush Still Under Observation; Elderly At Greater Risk With Pneumonia

Posted on · George H. W. Bush is remaining under observation at Houston Methodist Hospital for a while longer. The 92-year-old former president was admitted on April 14th because of a persistent cough. He was diagnosed with mild pneumonia and bronchitis, but family spokesman Jim McGrath says those issues have been resolved. He just needs to regain strength. Pneumonia can be a serious condition, especially in older adults.

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Hospitals Seek Creative Ways to Encourage Live Organ Donation

Posted on · Last year, Houston Methodist Hospital coordinated a six-way kidney swap in which kidneys were donated to strangers in order that a loved one could receive a kidney from another stranger. It’s a way hospitals try to boost the number of living organ donations to cut into the transplant waiting list. We talk with A. Osama […]