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Barbara Bush, in "failing health," to forgo medical treatment

Former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush hold hands and talk.
Former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush hold hands and talk. Photo: Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Barbara Bush, 92, the wife of former president George H.W. Bush and mother of former president George W. Bush, will not seek additional medical treatment after a recent series of hospitalizations, choosing instead to focus on comfort care, according to a statement from her husband's office.