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Veterans face complications in getting medical care

From a secret patient waiting list to a piles of prescription pills, 9Wants to Know exposes the Veterans Affairs Department's casualties of care.

When Johnny Came Home

It was as if there was an invisible wall between him and life. There didn't seem to be much of a reason for life, survival or the future. He tried to hide from his real feelings, by using drugs and alcohol and lots of it.

Veterans see even longer waits for health care while VA faces...

The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported.

VA seeks to offer aid to Air Force reservists exposed to...

Reversing a long held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.

Spain Catches Anti-Vaxx Fever and Resurrects Diphtheria

Three decades after it was eradicated, diphtheria is back in Spain—landing one 6-year-old in the hospital and eight more in isolation. How the anti-vaxx movement spread to Barcelona.

50 Hospitals Charge Uninsured 10x More

50 hospitals in the U.S. are charging uninsured patients more than 10 times the actual cost of care

Band Of Brothers (HWH) #16

From our very first session, they begin the process of thanking the people who have been there in their lives and as they do ~ like flowers, their buried or numbed out hearts begin to open allowing them to see through different eyes.

Chemo Lies

Hoaxes and Internet Thuggery Kill off the Weak minded

Blitzer Website Accuses Israel and ISIS of Organ Trafficking

"Dr. Francis Delmonico is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and practices transplant surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Sanders Urges VA to Use Emergency Powers to Save Lives

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to invoke emergency powers to make expensive hepatitis C drugs available at affordable prices to treat tens of thousands of veterans now being denied the most effective care.

VA nominee vows transformation of veterans health care

The nominee to lead the Veterans Health Administration told Senate lawmakers Tuesday that he intends to "transform" the country's largest health care organization, using his private sector experience to help guide the Department of Veterans Affairs beyond the patient access problems that led to long waiting lists and falsified records in Phoenix and elsewhere around the country.

The Israelization of the Police Force Returns

Gordon Duff: "Slowly, every police department in the United States, at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security [DHS], is being trained by Israeli groups."

Your Radiation This Week #5

(San Francisco) May 1, 2015 – Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this...

No health drawbacks to veterans’ dual use of VA, Medicare Advantage,...

In a study that looked at a handful of quality measures for chronic disease care, veterans who used both Veterans Affairs care and a Medicare Advantage plan during 2008 or 2009 did no better or worse than those who relied strictly on VA.

Agribusiness Neo-colonialism preparing for food wars

Jim W. Dean..."We are now watching what the old Soviets described as greedy Western capitalism, while Putin and Lavrov are standing firm to protect Russia from being colonized from within."

Veterans & Smoking: Ending the War on Veterans’ Health

In recent years, attention has been brought to the quality of life veterans experience after serving our country.

George AFB’s Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP)

Victorville Army Airfield / George Air Force Base (AFB) used organochlorine pesticides, before they were banned, to protect its buildings against termites and other pests.

Ode To Mark

How fitting that Mark's Uncle Allen, who had met him only once, would write a loving birthday tribute to this rare human being who touched so many hearts including mine on his brief journey to this planet ~ for I have never forgotten his innocent pure soul and loving heartfelt smile.

BBC – Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed – Jeremy Hunt

Brits war on another "healthy/natural" childhood killer

The Sugar Conspiracy

The Secrets of Sugar is a Canadian documentary about the conspiracy by the sugar industry and processed food companies to conceal the damaging effects of sugar on human health.

VA Could Prescribe Pot to Veterans Under New Bill

VA doctors could refer veterans to state medical marijuana programs under a landmark reform bill floated in the Senate on Tuesday.


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The Airlines’ Toxic Little Secret

If you’re planning a plane trip soon you need to know about a condition that can cause airline pilots to develop brain fog and become confused and disoriented during flights.

Local VA Hospital To Merge With DMV

We spent years fabricating data to make our scores look better, but still the complaints came in

VA health care is high-risk

The Department of Veterans' Affairs vast health network beset by a scandal last year over delayed care has been listed as a high-risk federal program by congressional auditors for the first time.

The Truth About Animal Fat

Reviewing the entire medical literature, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet lays out the scientific case why our bodies are healthiest on a diet rich in saturated fat from animal products.

Having Fun at 81

Marina is the perfect example of how early childhood pain or the seeming separation from love can cause us to emotionally stop growing, create a self-protective ego and go through our life unconsciously recreating our original pain and separation in a vain attempt to find a lost and alone child within ourselves.

Roundup Linked to Autism and Alzheimer’s

Recent research reveals the main toxic effects of glyphosate, the main ingredient in the Monsanto weedkiller Roundup, are identical to the typical biological markers for autism and Alzheimer’s disease.

Military Service: Witch’s Brew of Toxic Chemicals

Veterans and their dependents need health care and VA disability compensation for cancers and other serious illnesses from exposures to Agent Orange, toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances.

Infographic: Is America Letting PTSD Kill Our Troops?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is arguably one of the most serious issues of our current generation. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars may be winding down, but the aftermath of them is far from over.

Are Doctors Serious About Reducing Medical Errors?

Preventable medical errors remain the third highest cause cause of death in the US – following heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of 400,000 Americans every year.

Understanding Health from Individual Psychology

Here, I propose a unifying model of individual health.1 The model allows one to understand personal health in terms of chronic "self-image incongruence", in an identity crisis caused by any dramatic change of life circumstances.

TBI Challenge II

Gatlin’s appeal essentially argues two main points: that the VA’s test wasn’t sufficiently capable of evaluating the damage to the brain of a high-functioning individual like Gatlin, and that the psychologist who examined him wasn’t qualified or trained well enough to administer the VA’s tests and interpret the results.

Do medical doctors improve health?

It is a serious question. If any other profession caused a fraction of the death rate due to medical interventions, then that profession would be prohibited from practicing until a full coroner's inquiry was ordered and completed.

VA Grants Will Expand Transportation in Highly Rural Areas

Veterans will have improved access to health care under a Department of Veterans Affairs initiative that supports new transportation services for those living in highly rural areas.

Do Military Service and/or Mental Health Issues Lead to Urinary Tract...

One of the most important realizations by VA physician researchers in the past decade has been that mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression can be linked, sometimes very strongly, to various physical illnesses.