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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.
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.
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.
"Dr. Francis Delmonico is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and practices transplant surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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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.
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.
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.
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."
In recent years, attention has been brought to the quality of life veterans experience after serving our country.
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.
Brits war on another "healthy/natural" childhood killer
How we begin to keep our vets alive...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families.
Veteran “Jersey Jeanne” has not let multiple sclerosis slow her down — adaptive sports have changed her life in a positive way. Her life’s motto is: “I got ‘ta’ keep on movin’!”