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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Study: Diabetes medication may be doing harm to some older patients

    MILWAUKEE Many older people with diabetes who have other health problems have been kept on intensive and potentially harmful blood sugar control regimens, according to the paper published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. Diabetes is common in people...
  • Official says gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinic in Texas

    A gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas on Tuesday, killing one other person, officials said. The gunman was also killed. Investigators, who took no questions from reporters during a Tuesday night news conference, did not say...
  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
  • Character Counts: Lina Blanco

    Character Counts: Lina Blanco
    Lina Blanco Age: 10 School: Wynnebrook Elementary in West Palm Beach Hometown: West Palm Beach Pillar: Citizenship Lina makes quite an impression with her kind heart — from playing bingo with veterans at the local VA hospital to...
  • FBI identifies former VA clinic clerk as gunman who killed psychologist

    FBI officials on Wednesday identified a former clerk at a West Texas veterans’ clinic as the gunman who fatally shot a psychologist before turning the weapon on himself. The¬†suspect,¬†Jerry Serrato, 48, was a former soldier in the Army. His...
  • Wilkes-Barre VA medical center undergoes audit

    The veterans medical center in Wilkes-Barre provides a clean, safe care environment overall but stands to improve in some areas, including care of stroke victims, according to an audit released this week. The inspector general for the Department of...
  • Federal judge orders veterans agency to stop Westside construction

    Federal judge orders veterans agency to stop Westside construction
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to stop building on its West Los Angeles campus, ruling that officials had acted "in excess of their authority" by authorizing construction of an amphitheater on the contested...
  • Texas Army post evaluates, increases security again after deadly veterans' clinic shootings

    Four months after security was revamped at Fort Bliss, the sprawling West Texas Army post is ramping up protection anew following a shooting at a veterans' clinic in which a former worker killed a psychologist then committed suicide. Fort Bliss increased...
  • Study: Agent Orange may have affected Air Force workers after Vietnam

    Two dozen U.S. Air Force planes used to spray Agent Orange during the Vietnam War remained contaminated with the herbicide at levels that likely posed a health risk to some personnel who flew on them in the decade after the conflict, according to a new...
  • Veterans: VA hospital nicknamed 'Candy Land' because painkillers given out freely

    Veterans: VA hospital nicknamed 'Candy Land' because painkillers given out freely
    Doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, Wis., hand out so many narcotic painkillers that some veterans have taken to calling the place "Candy Land." They call the hospital's chief of staff, psychiatrist Dr. David...
  • Notes and notables

    An interesting vote Congressman Scott Rigell raised a few eyebrows when he chose not to vote for John Boehner to remain in his position as speaker of the House. Instead, the Republican from Virginia Beach (whose 2nd District also includes parts of...