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Veterans Affairs

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  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Heart health February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org. Tobacco-free kids week February 9 to 15, kids...
  • Feinstein bill pushes housing for homeless vets at West L.A. VA campus

    Feinstein bill pushes housing for homeless vets at West L.A. VA campus
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bill Tuesday to smooth the way for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to partner with private agencies to develop housing for homeless veterans on its West Los Angeles campus. The legislation would...
  • State Blocks Access To Civil War Medical Records

    State Blocks Access To Civil War Medical Records
    The state mental health commissioner is fighting efforts by freedom of information advocates to undo a law — which they say passed under last-minute, "murky circumstances" in 2011 — that blocks historians' research into Civil War soldiers...
  • Baltimore VA office worst in nation for processing disability claims

    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office. The...
  • Innovative program is tailored to prevent homelessness among vets

    Innovative program is tailored to prevent homelessness among vets
    SAN DIEGO — Kris Warren, a Marine veteran with combat duty in Iraq, remembers the disorientation and other problems that kept him from reentering civilian life. Finally he mustered the courage to ask for help from the Department of Veterans...
  • Congress seeks to spur construction of Orlando's VA hospital

    WASHINGTON --Frustrated by ongoing problems with VA construction projects, a pair of U.S. lawmakers today revived efforts to pass legislation that would bring more oversight to these efforts, including a long-delayed VA hospital in Central Florida....
  • Congress moves to reverse budget cuts to veterans' benefits

    WASHINGTON -- The House could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and reverse a cut made to some veterans' benefits as part of the recent budget deal. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled the...
  • New Focus For Veterans Housing With Few Takers

    In 2009, when veterans' homelessness was becoming a national embarrassment, five houses owned by the state sat empty across from the State Veterans Home & Hospital in Rocky Hill. The houses were once used by staff. The Courant asked state Department...
  • Helping the VA help L.A.'s homeless vets

     Helping the VA help L.A.'s homeless vets
    For years, the effort to establish housing for chronically homeless veterans on the VA's sprawling West Los Angeles campus has been painfully, shamefully slow, as mistrust and inertia have impeded progress at the same time that two wars have...
  • Retirement: Get financial help for caring for parents

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If you're paying your parents' bills, don't overlook these sources of money and tax breaks.-- Medicaid. Medicare provides only limited coverage for skilled nursing or rehabilitation services after a hospital stay. It doesn'...
  • More young veterans committing suicide, data show

    More young veterans committing suicide, data show
    Suicides among young veterans climbed sharply in a recent three-year period, according to a new government analysis focused on Veterans Health Administration clients. The number of suicides among 18- to 29-year-old men increased from 88 in 2009 to 152...