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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • Agent Orange-related care hoped to expand for veterans

    Retired Air Force Reserve Maj. Wes Carter almost didn't travel to Washington, D.C. last week where, to his surprise, he heard an independent panel of scientists verify what he had dogged the Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs about for almost...
  • Wait times at Hampton VA have worsened in recent years

    Wait times at Hampton VA have worsened in recent years
    Wait times at the Hampton VA Medical Center — reportedly among the longest in the country — have been getting worse, not better, over the last five years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act....
  • Vets lose L.A. golf tournament tickets after VA cancels parking deal

    Vets lose L.A. golf tournament tickets after VA cancels parking deal
    With free grounds passes, concert tickets and refreshments at the “Patriots’ Outpost,” veterans and their families could expect a grand time at the PGA’s Northern Trust Open golf tournament in Pacific Palisades next month. But...
  • 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...
  • VA loan myths that hurt buyers and sellers

    VA loan myths that hurt buyers and sellers
    Some home sellers don't want to deal with would-be buyers who plan to get a loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. But those sellers could be shooting themselves in the foot. At the same time, vets who fail to look into add-on programs...
  • Gruber flap reopens not-so-old wounds

    Gruber flap reopens not-so-old wounds
    I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy -- Mr. Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander -- but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health-care consultant Jonathan Gruber was discovered...
  • Agencies review a year of helping the homeless across the Peninsula

    Agencies review a year of helping the homeless across the Peninsula
    The Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium, made up of more than 60 local agencies, recently touted its efforts to offer housing, case management and health and social services solutions to the homeless in 2014. The consortium includes H.E....