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Veterans Affairs

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  • Should VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resign?

    Should VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resign?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) Some Republican leaders are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign because of recent scandals at medical centers.  But two influential...
  • Around Town: PCC gets a well-deserved salute

    There are a lot of reasons why Military Times ranked Pasadena City College (PCC) as the top community college for veterans in California. The annual ranking is based on “student success and academic quality.” Schools are evaluated on “...
  • Group asks Obama to 'clean up' Department of Veterans Affairs

    With President Obama in San Diego for a political fundraising event Thursday, a national veterans group called for him to "clean up" the Department of Veterans Affairs, mired in scandal over alleged lapses in medical care. "The president is here in...
  • Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff

    Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff
    President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
  • Howard County health briefs

    Look good, feel better This free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as instruction and suggestions...
  • Veteran suicide: growing numbers, intensified outreach

    Veteran suicide: growing numbers, intensified outreach
    — Sleep was dangerous for me. I couldn't handle the nightmares. I thought I was psychotic. I diagnosed myself with anything other than PTSD. I came up with a plan to end the pain, end the nightmares and keep the people I loved from being hurt. I...
  • Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'

    Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'
    WASHINGTON – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday she "put veterans ahead of the line" with the passage of a $158 billion spending bill for military construction and veterans issues. The legislation, which...
  • Cut the Joint Strike Fighter, not funds for veterans' benefits

    U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski deserves praise for trying to reduce the claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs ("Senate committee taking up VA claims backlog," June 18). Congress should also work on repealing sequestration, which is hurting...
  • Slain urologist recalled as devoted, caring

    Slain urologist recalled as devoted, caring
    Shortly after 9/11, Dr. Ron Gilbert penned a letter to his sons advising them to live honorable and meaningful lives. "Try not to be bitter about the many unfortunate things that may happen to you in your life," he wrote. "Your response to difficult...
  • Gordon Bricken dies at 76; uncovered Santa Ana's Civil War ties

    Gordon Bricken dies at 76; uncovered Santa Ana's Civil War ties
    A former Santa Ana mayor turned headstone hunter, Gordon Bricken explored Orange County cemeteries to document how many Civil War veterans were buried there — and then set out to tell their tales. One astonishing story: The influx of hundreds of...
  • Baltimore VA using 3-D mammograms

    The Baltimore VA Medical Center said Wednesday it has become the first hospital in Maryland to offer three-dimensional mammograms, a technology it hopes will better detect breast cancer in women. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, 3-...