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VA finally accepting claims related to SW Asia service burn pits

| August 3, 2021 | 23 Comments
VA finally accepting claims related to SW Asia service burn pits

Many people were exposed to burn pits while in the sandbox and have had lingering, unexplained health effects since. It’s been an uphill battle, but the VA is now accepting claims on a presumptive basis. KoB sends in this Fox News article; Veterans who claim they were made sick from the toxic smoke emanating from […]

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Brief News From the VA

| June 9, 2021 | 12 Comments
Brief News From the VA

  If you’re getting medical care or prescriptions from the VA’s medical section and you’ve been paying a co-payment, you should get a letter from the VA regarding those copayments. Don’t toss it out. You may be getting some money refunded. Per the letter I received: You will be receiving a refund from the Department […]

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Regarding Returning Vets

| May 6, 2021 | 11 Comments
Regarding Returning Vets

How is the VA health care system going to handle a post-pandemic load of new patients after this one is over? And if many employees are nearing retirement, how is that going to be addressed? This article takes a look at the impending problem, but mostly just asks questions without answering them. Please note that […]

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PTSD Treatment?

| March 20, 2021 | 30 Comments
PTSD Treatment?

FDA-regulated study shows promise for using marijuana to treat veterans with PTSD Todd South The first FDA-regulated, placebo-controlled, double-blind study on smoked cannabis among veterans with diagnosed PTSD revealed improvements among those receiving doses with higher levels of THC, an active component in the herbal drug. Published March 17 in the journal PLOS ONE, the […]

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Changes at Clarksburg VA Medical Center

| December 28, 2020 | 6 Comments
Changes at Clarksburg VA Medical Center

Clarksburg VA Medical Center If you recall, at least seven veterans at the VA hospital in Clarksburg, W.Va., were murdered by lethal doses of insulin. Those injections were administered by nursing assistant Reta Mays, causing severely low blood sugar which ultimately led to the fatalities. She has pled guilty to seven counts of second degree […]

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Family Seeks Damages After Veteran’s Suicide Inside VA Mental Health Unit

| August 25, 2020 | 5 Comments
Family Seeks Damages After Veteran’s Suicide Inside VA Mental Health Unit

The family of Sgt. Brieux Dash, a veteran who died by suicide in a Department of Veterans Affairs mental health unit last year, filed a claim against the VA on Friday, arguing that the agency’s “deliberate indifference” and “complete disregard for patient safety” contributed to Dash’s death. Dash, 33, hung himself March 14, 2019, on […]

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Former VA Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Seven Veterans

| July 15, 2020 | 27 Comments
Former VA Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Seven Veterans

Wait for it… A former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of seven veteran patients and an attempt to kill an eighth at the facility.Reta Mays, 46, worked the night shift at the medical center’s medical surgical award and was […]

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White House Unveils Roadmap Aiming to End Veterans Suicide Crisis

| June 22, 2020 | 15 Comments
White House Unveils Roadmap Aiming to End Veterans Suicide Crisis

By Patricia Kime President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited plan by a White House task force to address the problem of veterans’ suicides — a “roadmap” that includes suicide prevention training across professions, a public awareness campaign, community partnerships and promotion of safe storage of weapons for firearms owners. The President’s Roadmap to […]

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