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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Howard County health digest

    Screenings •The county Health Department's North Laurel Community Health Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, offers HIV/AIDS testing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment. Call 410-313-0630. Also, the...
  • Meet the snobocrats

    Last week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber, one of prominent architects of Obamacare, was exposed as little more than an elitist fraud. Gruber was caught on videotape expressing the haughty attitude that drove the...
  • Revamp VA disability benefits

    Revamp VA disability benefits
    The United States owes an incalculable debt of gratitude to its military veterans. It also owes them something more tangible — timely and appropriate treatment and compensation for disabilities tied to their service. But the Veterans...
  • Check out wellness events to stay healthy

    Health/wellness Al-Anon: 12-step group open to families and friends coping with problem drinkers. Daytime and evening meetings at various locations. Free. 407-896-4929 or 407-265-7334. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Support groups for caregivers. 10 a.m....
  • GAO slams Veterans Administration on cyber security

    The U.S. Government Accountablity Office issued a 30-page report today that calls on the Department of Veterans Affairs to address numerous problems regarding cybersecurity. Separately, it was reported today that the VA failed its cyber security audit...
  • Lend a helping hand

    Hampton Road felt the first snap of cold air this weekend and naturally our thoughts turned to the least among us. Our homeless population is at particular risk during times of bitter cold and relies on others to find hot meals and a warm bed. These...
  • Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose

    Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose
    The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor. "Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...
  • Marine's mom plans to sue VA over son's death

    MIAMI The Davie mother of a U.S. Marine who committed suicide in January, 2013 intends to sue the VA, accusing its doctors of prescribing the medication that he ultimately used to overdose. Hours into a battle in Afghanistan on his second tour of duty,...
  • Veterans die waiting to collect VA benefits

    Veterans die waiting to collect VA benefits
    When World War II veteran Norman Carty died last December in an assisted living home in Bethlehem, the government profited. It didn't have to pay $8,660 the Department of Veterans Affairs owed him. He had been waiting for the money for six months, and...
  • Veterans Affairs fires Western Pa. director following Legionnaires' outbreak in Pittsburgh-area hospitals

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has dismissed the director of its Pittsburgh-area hospitals following a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. VA headquarters in Washington announced Thursday the firing of Terry Gerigk Wolf, whom the department...
  • Martin Schram: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA

    Martin Schram: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA
    At last, America's military veterans seem to have a secretary of Veterans Affairs who gets it. VA Secretary Robert McDonald, the former chairman, president and CEO of Proctor & Gamble who came to the VA just three and a half months ago, has made clear...