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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center

    VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center
    The acting secretary of veterans affairs said Tuesday that the agency would add more primary care physicians to the Maryland VA Health Care System to help reduce the long waits for veterans seeking appointments with doctors. Acting Secretary Sloan...
  • Facing Alzheimer's? Prepare for the financial punch now

    Bill and Nancy Frost started making financial plans to deal with Alzheimer's disease as quickly as they addressed the medical issues. Bill, 75, was still in the early stages of Alzheimer's after seven years, but he and Nancy, 73, knew that his health...
  • Mental health care found wanting at North Carolina VA hospital

    Mental health care found wanting at North Carolina VA hospital
     Andrew Danecki, a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, suffers from sleep apnea that left him nodding off on the sofa and behind the wheel of his car. He said he waited eight months to get a sleep study performed at the Durham VA...
  • American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program

    American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program
    When you think of war veterans, the thought of homelessness is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, many veterans fall into that sometimes invisible category of people - the kind of people that live under bridges, in alleyways, and in...
  • Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward

    Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward
    "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job." That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, with thousands of...
  • Explore all options to pay for your parents' care

    Your parents fed you, clothed you and forgave you when you wrecked the car, so lending them a helping hand in their final years seems like the least you can do. But you also have your own retirement security to worry about — and maybe college...
  • Md. veterans have long wait for first VA appointment

    Md. veterans have long wait for first VA appointment
    Veterans in Maryland scheduling a primary care appointment through the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time wait an average of 80 days to see a doctor, making the state's system fourth-worst in the nation out of 141 systems reviewed,...
  • Vet miffed over scheduling mix-up at Allentown clinic

    The Wilkes-Barre veterans hospital and its related clinics, including Allentown, scored well in last week's report that examined whether veterans are waiting too long for medical care. That doesn't mean, though, that every veteran gets seen without...
  • June 16 Letters: Climate change, USS George Washington, school bus safety, federal health care

    Behind the curve Re: "Take a deep breath," May 29. How embarrassing for the Daily Press. The Washington Post recently published an article by Lori Montgomery pointing to the Hampton Roads area as ground zero for sea level rise and unequivocally...
  • VA, IG warn against rush of vets into private care

    Report by VA's inspector general confirms system-wide abuses to distort wait times for care, which have put patients at risk and shaken confidence in how VA hospitals and clinics are staffed, managed and resourced. A report by the Department of...
  • June 14 Letters: NSA controls, veterans' care, big government, climate change, minimum wage

    June 5 marked one year since the first revelation of mass government surveillance exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The NSA documents revealed clearly unconstitutional intrusions on our privacy and a serious threat to our freedom. As a...