| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:47 PM
Despite criticism for its response to Ebola in the United States last year, a majority of Americans have a favorable view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
| Jan 24, 2015
| 12:45 PM
As home to some of the nation's most important military installations, Hampton Roads enjoys a reputation for being friendly to veterans. A great many local residents are active-duty members, served in the armed forces or are family members of those who...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:46 PM
The federal government has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing its sprawling West Los Angeles health campus while veterans with brain injuries and mental impairment slept in the streets, people familiar...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:11 PM
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs doctors need more flexibility to work with their private sector counterparts, U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Lehigh Valley, said Thursday on a visit to an Allentown outpatient clinic.
Dent, recently named chairman of the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Omar Gonzalez was always popular along this quiet cul-de-sac of neat suburban homes near Ft. Hood. "Omar, Omar!" children would shout as they ran to his front door. But at some point, neighbors of the decorated combat veteran started to worry.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The Veterans Administration announced a series of reforms Monday aimed at improving the agency’s customer service after concerns over substandard healthcare for veterans forced a leadership change earlier this year.
After three months in the...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Three employees who complained about the troubled Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix have reached settlements with the scandal-scarred federal agency that runs the health system for veterans, it was announced Monday.
The employees were among the first...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:33 AM
WASHINGTON — A new law designed to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should bring improvements in the delivery of medical care to Connecticut veterans, although some of the changes will be slow in coming and problems are expected to...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
After a review of all military healthcare facilities, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the military Wednesday to improve treatment at its hospitals and clinics, instructing the armed services to compose a plan on how it can be accomplished.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Orlando's Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Clinic will be repurposed as a satellite clinic with its current services and perhaps some new ones as the new Orlando VA Medical Center phases into full operation at Lake Nona next year, officials announced...