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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shooter at El Paso Army hospital kills 1 victim; gunman also dead

    The person who caused a lockdown at an Army hospital in Texas shot and killed another person in the building, Maj. Gen. Stephen Twitty said Tuesday night.  The shooter is also dead, Twitty said.  The William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso was...
  • 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...
  • Parking woes at Hampton VA to continue

    Parking woes at Hampton VA to continue
    Venner Milewski, a Navy Vietnam veteran, has been a patient at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center for about six years. When he makes the 40-minute round trip trek from his home in York County, Milewski knows if he arrives by 8:30 a.m. he'll...
  • Do-nothing Congress? See what Florida members say they did in 2014

    Do-nothing Congress? See what Florida members say they did in 2014
    Congress has a reputation as a bunch of bickering do-nothings. It's well-deserved. In fact, I was wondering what on earth Florida's members did all last year. So I asked them. The question I posed: What difference did you make? Every one of them...
  • 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...
  • The U.S. is ending 2014 with a collective 'I can't breathe'

    If you're looking for what to expect next year, look no further than the seeds planted in 2014. It was a year when the country talked more about race and power than it did the year it elected its first black president; when police became a bigger...
  • Psychiatrist who dispensed opiates is pulled from Wisconsin VA hospital in Tomah

     Psychiatrist who dispensed opiates is pulled from Wisconsin VA hospital in Tomah
    Politicians from both parties and other government officials are looking into allegations of rampant overmedication, retaliatory management practices and preventable overdose deaths at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, Wis.,...