Though opioid deaths are surging, most of the addiction services provided by Veterans Affairs Connecticut are more than an hour’s drive from Danbury.
The number of uninsured veterans in the U.S. declined by nearly 40% from 2013 to 2015, but that number could drop even more if more states opt to expand Medicaid, according to a new report.
The uninsured rate among veterans under age 65 dropped to 5.9% in 2015, down from 9.6% two years earlier, according to the report. The number of vets lacking coverage fell to 552,000, down from 980,000.
Almost half a million veterans gained health care coverage during the first two years of the Affordable Care Act, a report finds.
Quinnipiac University occupational therapy students who served in the armed forces took part in a veterans equine learning program this month at the JC Eventing barn.
Mark Oberle proudly demonstrates successes so far in the revival and remodel of the formerly shuttered Lane County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Forest Work Camp.
An East Texas safe haven for women is working to expand their services to female veterans.
A key House of Representatives subcommittee will probe Wednesday whether thousands of Vietnam War sailors who say they were exposed to Agent Orange can qualify for federal benefits — as the list of congressional supporters continues to grow significantly.
Funded by the Royal British Legion, the research shows that for those veterans who took part in the study, excessive alcohol consumption was the norm during their service career and that they did not recognise it as an issue or accept that their alcohol consumption was excessive
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A first-of-its-kind program aimed at connecting veterans with mental health treatment and other resources in New Hampshire is raising lots of questions — just what those involved hoped for in launching it 18 months ago.
For many years the impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on veterans has been the topic of discussion among health and activists circles, but usually with the emphasis on male veterans.
While drug and alcohol problems are associated with a higher risk of suicide among veterans, the increased danger is particularly high with opioid abuse, a U.S. study suggests
In the struggle to overhaul Obamacare, House Republicans appear to have made a costly overcorrection. Due to a technical change in the current draft of the bill, millions of veterans may be ineligible to receive tax credits.
The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. — Mencken This story from Keith Olbermann’s daily Podcast “Resist!” presented by GQ raised a question in my mind that I’m going to struggle with. […]
Waco’s Veterans One Stop is starting a new program for veterans with traumatic brain injury, as well as their families and caregivers.
To most people, the gym is a place to build muscle, burn calories, and better one’s health. For gym-going combat veterans, the reason is much deeper than that.
Around 8,000 military veterans and service members commit suicide every year according to the VA, including 300 on active duty. One local group is working to reduce those alarming numbers.
Veterans from around the Joplin area gathered in Neosho on Saturday morning to enjoy a solitary pursuit together.
Drug & alcohol problems linked to increased veteran suicide risk, especially in women, long-term study finds
Veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their comrades, a new study finds.
The House has approved legislation that would make it harder to keep veterans who are “mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent” or prone to blackouts from buying guns.
“Is there blood and guts, as well?” one of the four psych clinicians asks during the virtual-reality demo, as a simulated explosion on an Iraqi street wreathes his convoy in dust and flames.
Of all the art Rick Armstrong has made in recent months, his best work was created by salvaging a piece that was broken.
After the United States withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011, thousands of combat troops were expelled from the force with less than honorable discharges as the military came under pressure to downsize quickly.
Vietnam veteran Percy Jones is one of thousands who have served in the military and now suffers from depression. Jones fought his battle with depression for years and eventually began isolating himself, making matters worse.
Local veterans groups are planning a protest later this month in an attempt to improve health care for Vietnam veterans affected by Agent Orange, a powerful herbicide used during the war.
There are many faces of the American soldier. Some are of bravery and sacrifice, but for those that survive to tell the tale, there are internal wounds from the battlegrounds that come as another fight to win.
Fighting this crisis is difficult and demands action on numerous fronts – we need to focus on prioritizing and empowering the VA so that veterans have quality, affordable physical and mental health care. Our community leaders must take the steps necessary to pursue real solutions to opioid abuse.
For 15 years, Gerald Whittaker has been training dogs at the Assistance Service Dog Educational Center in the old schoolhouse north of town.