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Veterans Affairs

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  • Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog

    Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
  • VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog

    VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog
    As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
  • White House chief of staff visits local VA office

    White House chief of staff visits local VA office
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visited the Baltimore regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday to discuss efforts to address the agency's persistent backlog of veterans disability claims. The Baltimore office,...
  • Vets Are Owed A Better Disability Benefits System

    U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's visit to Connecticut earlier this month to promote his new all-automated claims processing system was just so much "blah, blah, blah," according to one unimpressed Vietnam vet. Who can blame veterans for...
  • Accused killer angry about surgery

    Accused killer angry about surgery
    A man accused of killing a Newport Beach doctor told the Daily Pilot Friday that he was angry about the after effects of surgery performed on him about 21 years ago. "I'll admit, what I did was a terrible thing," Stanwood Elkus, 75, said during visiting...
  • Forward strides for stroke survivors

    Forward strides for stroke survivors
    One night in 1999, a rash of frightening sensations hit Paul Titus all at once. His left arm went numb. His left eye began twitching. He couldn't speak without slurring. Unaware what the symptoms meant, he was slow to call for help. When his...
  • Possible gunman reported at Veterans Affairs clinic in North Hills

    Los Angeles police have cordoned off an area around the Veterans Affairs North Hills Clinic following a report of a man with a gun, officials said. Someone called police about 8:42 a.m., saying they may have seen a man with a gun, authorities said....
  • VA clinic in North Hills evacuated; police search for gunman

    VA clinic in North Hills evacuated; police search for gunman
    Police have evacuated a Veterans Affairs clinic in North Hills after someone reported seeing a man with a gun, police said. The sighting was reported at 8:42 a.m., police said. No one else has seen a reported gunman and a search of the hospital has...
  • Man in custody following report of gunman at North Hills VA clinic

    Man in custody following report of gunman at North Hills VA clinic
    One person was in custody Tuesday in connection with a report of a gunman at a Veterans Affairs clinic in North Hills, L.A. police said. LAPD spokesman Bruce Borihahn said it was not clear if the person in custody was the same individual that a...
  • Unclean colonoscopy instruments: 3 in 20 have 'dirt' from colons

    Unclean colonoscopy instruments: 3 in 20 have 'dirt' from colons
    Bits and pieces of "biological dirt" from inside people's colons are being left on three in 20 of the instruments inserted in people's rectums to examine their lower digestive tract, according to a study at five hospitals nationwide. "Three out of 20 is...
  • Maryland prisoners train service dogs for veterans

    Maryland prisoners train service dogs for veterans
    Within the stone walls of the Maryland Correctional Institution, Kent Brewer braced for the end he knew was coming. The inmate began to sneak pieces of sausage out of the cafeteria for his roommate, speaking to him in sentimental tones and succumbing to...