| May 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
As an alternative to a traditional nursing home facility, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to a new program in which those in need of assisted-living care are treated in a more intimate setting.
Medical foster homes place up to three...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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'...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Stories that surround homelessness are often difficult to hear, especially when they come from men and women who have served in our military. Despite our best intentions and clear national goals, meeting the needs of our most vulnerable veterans remains a...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On Veterans Day, we honor and thank the men and women who have served our country. While the day focuses on their service, it’s also a reminder of the transitions they face returning to civilian life.
One of the biggest transitions veterans may...
| Nov 10, 2013
Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:18 AM
More than two decades since the first U.S. invasion of Iraq, medical authorities can’t agree on a definition of Gulf War illness, the mysterious array of ailments afflicting many veterans of the conflict.
In the latest attempt to settle the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Thomas Corbett may never know what if anything from his five years as a heavy-equipment mechanic in the Marine Corps brought on the disease that likely will steal from him the use of nearly every one of his muscles and, sometime in the next several years,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:39 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who take testosterone are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die over the next few years, new research indicates.
The study included men who were in their early 60s, on average. Most of them already...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:25 PM
FARMINGTON, N.M. — In World War II he served as a Navajo code talker, one of the Marines who became legendary by using their native tongue to transmit messages the enemy could not decipher. Years later, to express its appreciation, the Navajo Nation...