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VetLikeMe Feb 15, 2016

Why a Supreme Court Without Scalia Leaves Small Businesses in Legal Limbo

Armed forces veterans have 50% increased risk of motor neurone disease

Study finds soldiers have far higher risk of developing MND compared with people who never served in the armed forces

Corrine Brown Introduces Legislation to Ensure Gender Specific Services at VA...

House Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Corrine Brown introduced legislation today requiring that gender-specific services be continuously available at every VA medical center and community based outpatient clinic in the country.

Senate Panel to Hold Hearing on Hepatitis C Treatment

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs announced today that the committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on the high cost of treating veterans with the hepatitis C virus and the impact of the disease on the VA health care system.

VetLikeMe, October 30 2014

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed sweeping changes in federal small busslaminess size standards based on inflation that could force thousands of small business that depend on federal contracts to close their doors.

Veteran Dies Waiting for Ambulance in VA Hospital

A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria, 500 yards from the emergency room, died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday.

We’ve Cut Off the Chicken’s Head

Montel Williams says “It’s time we took the chicken down…”

Veterans Health Spending to Jump With New Programs

Spending on veterans’ health care could significantly rise in three years under the Senate’s solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics, according to congressional budget experts.

Veterans With PTSD Can Now Use Medical Marijuana

Last week the Michigan medical marijuana review board added post traumatic stress syndrome to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.

VA Initiative Shows Early Promise in Reducing Use of Opioids...

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has initiated a multi-faceted approach to reduce the use of opioids among America’s Veterans using VA health care.

VA Partners with Kaiser Permanente

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is collaborating with Kaiser Permanente, a leading member of the health care industry, to pool resources and ideas to solve some of the largest and most complex challenges in VA health care.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 12, 2013

HHS plans to issue a $50 million funding opportunity announcement to help Community Health Centers expand services to people living with mental illness, and drug and alcohol problems.

New Health Care Info System Will Help Veterans Treatment

The Department of Veterans Affairs segment in Northwest Florida has joined several civilian hospitals to share certain health care information as a way of speeding and improving treatment.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 21, 2013

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VA Grants Will Expand Transportation in Highly Rural Areas

Veterans will have improved access to health care under a Department of Veterans Affairs initiative that supports new transportation services for those living in highly rural areas.

VA Hires Over 1600 Mental Health Professionals to Meet Goal

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families.

Unsaid Issue Behind Veteran’s Rising Suicide Rate Is Shame Based Guilt

No one really talks about the psychic damage that combat veterans feel when they take someone's life, regardless of the military situation ~ but the effect is real and usually manifests itself as shame based guilt whereas the innate deep need to love and accept love is quite often permanently disabled.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 05, 2013

Here’s a tip from a former smoker. Michael, an Army Vet, says if your doctor gives you 5 years to live, spend it sharing your wisdom and love with your family. If you are ready to quit smoking, VA can help.

VA Joins With Million Hearts Campaign

February is American Heart Month, a time to educate Americans on what they can do to live heart-healthy lives.

Josie Monaghan – Vet Mother Angel Of Antioch, California

Frustrated by the VA's failure to provide ample community based veterans support ~ Blue star mother, Josie Monaghan, has taken the bull by the horns and with the help of a band of committed local citizens has created a heart centered East County veteran's drop in center, in Northern California.

VA Introduces New and Enhanced Features for VA Blue Button

On Jan. 20, VA released an enhanced VA Blue Button, adding several new categories of information from the VA Electronic Health Record. Blue Button is the personal health record inside the My HealtheVet self-service platform and through My HealtheVet, VA Blue Button enables Veterans to download an electronic file that contains their personal health information.

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