veterans affairs

VA 'Ready to Surge Capabilities' if Coronavirus Overwhelms Civilian Health Care Systems

VA 'Ready to Surge Capabilities' if Coronavirus Overwhelms Civilian Health Care Systems

The VA stands "ready to surge" capabilities to supplement civilian health care systems if they are overwhelmed by coronavirus.
VA Secretary Accused Of Seeking Dirt On Woman Who Alleged Assault At VA Hospital

VA Secretary Accused Of Seeking Dirt On Woman Who Alleged Assault At VA Hospital

The Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general is reviewing an appeal filed by House VA Committee Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) late...
The Lies We Tell About Soldiers’ Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Lies We Tell About Soldiers’ Traumatic Brain Injuries

The weekend before last, I went ice-fishing on “The Big Water,” Lake Superior, with my dog, and as I was dragging my sled back to the truck, I could feel my body starting to fail. Off the ice, mowing
Exclusive: Army Gave Special Forces Captain 14 Days to Leave without Severance Pay

Exclusive: Army Gave Special Forces Captain 14 Days to Leave without Severance Pay

The Army gave a Special Forces captain with 17 years of service and a Purple Heart only 14 days of notice to separate from the Army.
Health Concerns a Major Issue for Recently Discharged Military Personnel

Health Concerns a Major Issue for Recently Discharged Military Personnel

New research finds that in the months after separating from military service, most veterans are less satisfied with their health than with their work or social relationships. The Veterans Affairs...
Vietnam, Iraq vet has prosthetic legs repossessed after dispute over whether VA or Medicare should cover cost

Vietnam, Iraq vet has prosthetic legs repossessed after dispute over whether VA or Medicare should cover cost

A U.S. Army veteran of both the Vietnam and Iraq wars told the Mississippi Clarion Ledger that his prosthetic legs were repossessed after the Department of Veterans Affairs wouldn't pay for them and
The Veterans Day Freebie Anti-PTSD Diet

The Veterans Day Freebie Anti-PTSD Diet

Was I scamming Toby Keith, or was Toby Keith scamming me? I’m not a fan of his brand of chickenhawk-rock-inlaw country music, but I am a fan of the American Soldier burger at his
Report: Tampa Is Best American City for Veterans

Report: Tampa Is Best American City for Veterans

According to the financial website WalletHub, some cities across America are better places than others for veterans to settle down.
Bernie Sanders' VA Plan: Provide 'Medically Necessary Gender-Affirmation Surgeries' and 'Abortion Care'

Bernie Sanders' VA Plan: Provide 'Medically Necessary Gender-Affirmation Surgeries' and 'Abortion Care'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Monday unveiled his $62 billion plan to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs, promising to end the exclusion on what the presidential hopeful describes as "medically

A Woman Would Head the VA for the First Time in a Buttigieg Presidency

"When a leadership body is more gender diverse, it makes better decisions."
Pete Buttigieg Promises to Make Veterans Affairs Motto More Gender Inclusive

Pete Buttigieg Promises to Make Veterans Affairs Motto More Gender Inclusive

Mayor Pete Buttigieg celebrated Veterans Day on Monday, promising to change the motto of the Veterans Affairs to make it more gender inclusive.
Donald Trump Has Fired, Demoted, or Suspended over 8,000 Veterans Affairs Employees Since Taking Office

Donald Trump Has Fired, Demoted, or Suspended over 8,000 Veterans Affairs Employees Since Taking Office

President Donald Trump has relieved over 8,000 Veterans Affairs employees for failing their duty since becoming the president, according to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie.
Ghosts of War in a Wisconsin Forest

Ghosts of War in a Wisconsin Forest

Every day, I start the shift by throwing on my marking gear. It’s not as heavy as my kit in Afghanistan, just an easy 40-odd pounds with the paint. Instead of a blaze orange cruiser vest like the ones

Apple Teams Up With VA to Let Veterans Access Health Records Via iPhone

Veterans can use the iPhone Health app to access its Health Records feature under a partnership between Apple and the VA.

US veterans can now use an iPhone to access their health records

Apple is widening American veterans' access to health records from their iPhones. In the wake of a test this summer, any veteran receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration can use
The Man Who Dissed Mitch McConnell Says It Had Nothing to Do With Elijah Cummings. The Untold Backstory Is Even Worse

The Man Who Dissed Mitch McConnell Says It Had Nothing to Do With Elijah Cummings. The Untold Backstory Is Even Worse

Senate Majority Leader and Zombie Voldemort, Mitch McConnell, went viral this weekend after a close friend of legendary Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings refused to shake the hand of He Who Should
VA removes vets from California assisted living home after learning that a dead vet lay in home for four days without anyone knowing

VA removes vets from California assisted living home after learning that a dead vet lay in home for four days without anyone knowing

The Department of Veterans Affairs has removed all veterans from an assisted living home in Van Nuys, California, after authorities discovered a dead veteran inside the building. According to

DeepMind AI can predict kidney illness 48 hours before it occurs

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) kills 500,000 people in the US and 100,000 in the UK annually, often because it's not detected soon enough. Researchers want to use AI to change that. DeepMind, the
The VA told a whistleblower they were firing her the day before she was set to testify to Congress, she says

The VA told a whistleblower they were firing her the day before she was set to testify to Congress, she says

A longtime whistleblower at a Maryland VA facility says that her superiors told her she was going to be fired just a day before she was set to testify to Congress.Dr. Minu Aghevli, PhD, is the
Army Tweet Sets Off Wave of Stories of Life After Combat From Veterans

Army Tweet Sets Off Wave of Stories of Life After Combat From Veterans

The United States Army wanted a feel-good moment. They got the truth instead.Read more...