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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Pilot program at Lovell trains medics to care for veteran patients

    Pilot program at Lovell trains medics to care for veteran patients
    Joe Carney of Gurnee has served four tours of duty in the Middle East as a paramedic in the U.S. Army and now a new pilot program is helping him to become a physician's assistant. Carney, 32, met with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Lake Forest, who voiced his support...
  • Legislative notebook: Equal pay bill goes down

    RICHMOND – Republican state senators shot down changes to the state's equal pay regulations on Monday. Senate Bill 772 would have toughened existing penalties for not paying men and women an equal wage for equal work, making the penalty triple...
  • WWII veteran, Virginia National Guardsman receives top honor from France

    Former Army Lt. Cary Jarvis was among the first wave of Allied forces to land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day during World War II. Now 92, Jarvis was recently invited to the French Embassy in Washington to be recognized as a Knight in the French...
  • Privatized housing residents to feel BAH pinch too

    Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service...
  • Our broken promise

    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...
  • Most view CDC favorably despite Ebola uproar, survey says

    Most view CDC favorably despite Ebola uproar, survey says
    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. The survey...
  • Credit insurance can be hard to find for older home buyers

    Q: My neighbor told me about a clause to be added at the time of signing to buy a house. It would pay off the remaining mortgage in case of death of a spouse. We are buying a house through a Veteran's Administration (VA) loan for $350,000 and we are...
  • Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris

    Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris
    'The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" is an engaging exploration of, and a timely resource on, the affliction first known in modern times as shell shock. David J. Morris, a former Marine who covered the Iraq war until he was...
  • New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds

    New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds
    Justin Eldridge's family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004-05....
  • 2015 launching point for Orlando area's health, biomed sectors

    2015 launching point for Orlando area's health, biomed sectors
    After more than two decades at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Peter Crawford and his wife, Dr. Jane Chen, decided to move to Orlando in 2014. Crawford, a cardiologist and a well-known cardiometabolic scientist, was recruited by the...
  • After inspection, Hampton VA improving stroke patient procedures

    After inspection, Hampton VA improving stroke patient procedures
    An inspector general's report released Tuesday faulted the Hampton VA Medical Center in how it assessed, screened and collected data on stroke patients, and the center's director said improvements are on the way. The center, which has struggled with...