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.
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.
An Irving clinic wasted over $2 million in taxpayer dollars and risked the health of dozens of veterans in a medical study that included spinning them upside down in a chair, according to a scathing state audit released Friday.
Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected.
American veterans needing health care are about to get help from an unusual source: artificial intelligence.
There were around 20 million military veterans in the United States last year, with almost four million living with a service-connected disability.
MARINE CORPS veteran Clay Hunt was one of thousands. Hunt was 26 when he committed suicide, following tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.
Roanoke, Virginia VARO, just so happens to rank among the “Top 10” of dysfunctional and inept VA Regional Offices.
The ACVRC supports and protects the rights of our military veterans.
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.
PTSD symptoms can include recurrent nightmares, flashbacks, irritability and feeling distant from other people. Some people recover, others, it may be a lifelong struggle
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.
Today the VA RAC GWIR released their most negative report on conduct of the VA in regards to Gulf War illness Research ever.
The VA recently completed a media campaign for its call center “Coaching Into Care,” a telephone service which provides assistance to family members and friends trying to encourage their Veteran to seek health care for possible readjustment and mental health issues.
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.
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 …
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. 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.
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.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno announced the start of a comprehensive, Army-wide review of soldier behavioral health diagnoses and evaluations.
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.
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.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced that the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians
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.
A north state (California) veterans’ advocate is trying to enlist the help of the chairwoman of the U.S. Senate’s veterans affairs committee to permanently block any future effort that would change the way hundreds of area veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are treated at the Redding VA outpatient clinic.
Army Master Sergeant, Jeffrey Mittman’s story is one of conviction and the dogged determination necessary to continue with his recovery and his successful transition to civilian and veteran life
There are hundreds of shipwrecks along North Carolina’s treacherous coast, and some, like those of the ironclad USS Monitor or the Blackbeard flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge, are nothing short of famous. But that of the hapless Civil War blockade runner Modern Greece, which sits just beyond the surf near Fort Fisher, is in many ways the most important of all.
If this is not a disqualification for a candidate running for president, I would be personally shocked. To propose turning our backs on our 26-million veterans right as they come home to an economy wrecked by banks and their Republican and Democratic enablers is absurd.
The DVA is weeding out benefit-hostile neocons and assorted bureaucrats
hoping those pesky veterans die to save some money and make the crats look good