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For rural veterans, new approaches for health care

For rural veterans, new approaches for health care

The idea of shuttling veterans to and from their appointments is not new. But the Volunteers of America North Louisiana program was different: It used paid drivers, picked rural veterans up at their homes, and transported veterans in wheelchairs, which the other program does not do.

August 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
New study could pressure VA to expand Agent Orange benefits

New study could pressure VA to expand Agent Orange benefits

By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot A new study has found a close relationship between Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War and high blood pressure, a conclusion that could lead the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to dramatically expand the number of veterans eligible for compensation. The study, published last week […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Twenty veterans commit suicide every day, VA

Twenty veterans commit suicide every day, VA

According to a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs released 8 July, an average of 20 Veterans a day commit suicide. The  final report will be publicly released later this month. Key findings of the analysis will include: 65% of all Veterans who died from suicide in 2014 were 50 years of age or […]

July 8, 2016 | By | Reply More