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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Health review verifies a pearl: secure doctor-patient email

    The recent 90-day review of the Military Healthcare System found it "comparable in access, quality and safety to average private-sector health care," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a press conference last week. That was disappointing to hear for a...
  • VA calls for firing of four officials; Phoenix director not on the list

    WASHINGTON The Department of Veterans Affairs has recommended the removal of four senior officials around the country, but missing from that list is the director of the troubled operation in Phoenix. The recommendations, the first under sweeping new...
  • Catalogue of woes puts Washington in the doldrums

    WASHINGTON -- Baseball lore recalls that legendary manager Casey Stengel, when running the hapless 1962 New York Mets, forlornly asked his charges: "Can't anybody here play this game?" It's an appropriate question right now in the nation's capital...
  • Doctors face 'collateral damage' from Ebola epidemic

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - "Ebola collateral damage" is the term used by Dr. Thaim Kamara, chief of surgery at Connaught Hospital in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, to describe the disruption of routine patient care caused by the epidemic. "Since...
  • DeCristofaro runs for Margate commissioner

    Election time is around the corner and three candidates qualified for the one seat up for grabs in the general election for Margate Commission. First-timer Eddie DeCristofaro is running against current Mayor Lesa Peerman and resident Anthony Caggiano....
  • Wait times at Allentown VA clinic longer than average

    Wait times at Allentown VA clinic longer than average
    Some veterans waited longer than average to see their doctor at the Allentown veterans clinic last year, according to an audit released this week. Patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility on Hamilton Boulevard were able to get primary care...
  • GOP Senate nominee Ed Gillespie to roll out health plan Friday

    GOP Senate nominee Ed Gillespie to roll out health plan Friday
    WILLIAMSBURG – GOP Senate nominee Ed Gillespie said Wednesday that he'll roll out his long-promised health plan on Friday, and he previewed the plan during a lunchtime speech to the local Kiwanis Club. He said it would preserve tax credits that...
  • Fayetteville: A Military Town's Second Thoughts

    FAYETTEVILLE, NC, Oct 8 (Reuters) - After 13 years of war, life outside the gates of the United States' largest military base has settled into a familiar ebb and flow. Army paratroopers and commandos stationed at Fort Bragg periodically board transport...
  • Virginia S. Evans, Army nurse

    Virginia S. Evans, Army nurse
    Virginia L. Evans, a former Army nurse who while serving in Europe during World War II cared for Gen. George S. Patton Jr., died Sept. 24 at Hope Hospice in Coral Gables, Fla., of renal failure. She was 98. The daughter of Leonard Schmidt, a tailor, and...
  • We're not getting the federal government we deserve

     We're not getting the federal government we deserve
    Whatever happened to good old American know-how? The nation that invented modern management seems to be suffering a crisis of competence. The Secret Service can't protect the White House. Public health authorities can't get their arms around a one-man...
  • Hopkins study: Feds are whiter, richer, more liberal than most Americans

    The workers who staff the federal government in Washington are whiter, richer, more educated and more liberal than the rest of the country, according to two political scientists at Johns Hopkins University —who warn of the potential for a...