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Hospital: Billy Graham continues to improve

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Hospital officials say the Rev. Billy Graham is continuing his "successful" treatment for pneumonia.

A statement from Asheville's Mission Hospital on Saturday afternoon said Graham's pulmonologist reports he is maintaining the improvement he showed on Friday.

The 93-year-old evangelist will continue physical therapy to help his strength and mobility. Doctors said Graham stood and walked Friday during a physical therapy session. No date is set for his discharge.

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Hospital spokesman Merrell Gregory said Graham is alert and outgoing and friendly with staff. He says Graham has shown his long-term memory is still strong with old stories about his life and ministry.

Graham was admitted Wednesday night after suffering from congestion, a cough and a slight fever that was later diagnosed as pneumonia.