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Our Veterans Deserve Better and Timelier Care

Our Veterans Deserve Better and Timelier Care

My son Daniel, a veteran of the 82nd Airborne, died Jan. 8, 2016, while waiting for help from the VA. He served in the Army for nearly eight years and was the 7th Special Forces Group Soldier of the Year in 2009.

VA Ignores CRNA Evidence As Veterans Wait For Timely Anesthesia Care

VA Ignores CRNA Evidence As Veterans Wait For Timely Anesthesia Care

Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs published its final rule granting full practice authority to three of the four advanced practice registered nursing specialties, illogically excluding Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from the rule while at the same time confirming their qualifications and expertise.

Watchdog finds more delays in care at Phoenix VA hospital

Watchdog finds more delays in care at Phoenix VA hospital

A government watchdog reported Tuesday that there are still chronic delays for veterans waiting for health care appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix, more than two years after the Obama administration pledged to fix the problems.

A Band-Aid Approach to Fixing the V.A.

There is a lot to be said for the idea of requiring that funding be provided for the future medical care of veterans as part of any decision to go to war. That not only might help the maimed veterans we already have but will encourage long, hard thinking before creating more of them.

Veterans Face A New Battle Over Mental Health

Veterans Face A New Battle Over Mental Health

When considering the health of veterans who have faced years of combat and the toll it can take on their bodies, sometimes it can well be forgotten that their mental health suffers greatly too.

The History of Exposing the Abandonment of Gulf War Veterans by the VA/DOD

How much higher must the Gulf War Veteran Advocates, Scientists, and Researchers have to jump to clear the roadblock to getting these Gulf War Veterans of 90-91 the diagnostic testing that is sorely needed and long past due. How long do their claims end up in the Rat Maze? The report by the VA RAC GWIR just released is a must read. But this report needs to be distributed to EVERY US SENATOR AND US REPRESENTATIVE in DC. The media by way of print media, main stream and cable news needs to show their committment to the Veterans of the Gulf War 90-91. The request is out there to each of you to help and support your veterans by helping us in this effort. This is fraudulent and an issue of waste, fraud, and abuse that has cost the trust of the gulf war veterans of 90-91, but even more so it has cost their health status and quality of life for over 21 years. You, can help make a difference now.

VA Launches Online PTSD Tool‏

VA Launches Online PTSD Tool‏

In observance of June as PTSD Awareness Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has begun a new online initiative, AboutFace, focused on helping Veterans recognize PTSD symptoms and motivating them to seek treatment.

Top 10 New For Veterans-June 19,2012

Top 10 New For Veterans-June 19,2012

The Detroit News More than 22000 federal and private-sector job openings across the U.S. will be … The Department of Veterans Affairs, which is organizing the June 26-29 event …

Combat Veterans’ Care

Combat Veterans’ Care

Department of Veterans Affairs clinicians offer a comprehensive review of the health concerns of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and practical management guidelines for primary care providers in an article entitled Post Deployment Care for Returning Combat Veterans, and published in Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM).

Sen. Shaheen: Women in Military Have Less Access to Affordable Healthcare than Civilians and Inmates

Sen. Shaheen: Women in Military Have Less Access to Affordable Healthcare than Civilians and Inmates

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and two high ranking retired military officers said that giving women in the military the same access to health care that civilians, federal employees, and female inmates have is a matter of equity and fairness. Right now, the Department of Defense is prohibited by law from including coverage for abortions in the case of rape or incest in military insurance plans, denying members of the military affordable access to healthcare in a time of need.

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 22, 2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 22, 2012

When they landed, Pathfinders with 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division bounded from the aircraft with their Afghan partners. They knelt and readied for the fight as the helicopter lifted. But when the brownout settled, they were met with desolation and an eerie silence. The soldiers had been dropped into a sophisticated and deadly trap.

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 10,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 10,2012

With Pentagon budget cuts and a drawdown in Afghanistan looming, military families are increasingly worried about pay and benefits and less concerned about operational tempo, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 4,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 4,2012

The first female Marine officers to attend infantry training will encounter the same rigorous physical demands men face while learning how to lead ground troops into battle, a 3-star general told Marine Corps Times.

Welcome Home: Scott Ostrom’s struggle with PTSD

Welcome Home: Scott Ostrom’s struggle with PTSD

The next time our leaders consider sending American troops overseas, be it for promotion of American values or cynical national interests, they should think about Scott Ostrom. I challenge anyone to look at “Welcome Home” and, with a straight face, tell me that the invasion of Iraq was worth it.

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