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|Military charity blasts claims of veterans ‘exaggerating’ post-conflict mental trauma|
Britain’s leading military mental health charity has attacked claims made last week that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans is being “exaggerated.” Read Full Article at RT.com
17 points by Russia Today | Military personnel United States Department of Veterans Affairs Charitable organization Charity Military Veteran Broadsheet
|South Carolina Vet Administration holds mental health summit|
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Veterans Health Administration is hosting its fifth community mental health summit and inviting those who assist veterans to attend. VA clinical psychologist Michelle Andra says the event scheduled for Friday focuses on suicide prevention efforts and ways to increase veterans' access to mental ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Carolina United States Department of Veterans Affairs Psychology Medicine Veterans Health Administration Mental health professional Mental health English-language films
|More than 18,000 people want Gov. Christie to sign marijuana PTSD bill|
For more than a month, Gov. Christie has not taken any action on a widely touted bipartisan bill that would allow people with post-traumatic stress disorder to use medical marijuana.
107 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Posttraumatic stress disorder Medical cannabis Cannabis
|Missouri man gets prison term for military benefits fraud|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man who admits he passed himself off as a Navy veteran and fraudulently received more than $234,000 in benefits has been sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison. Sixty-three-year-old Eric D. Smith of Independence also was ordered Thursday in federal ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Missouri Kansas City Missouri Kansas Kansas City Metropolitan Area U.S. state Veteran United States Department of Veterans Affairs Oregon Trail
|Texas man who held baby at gunpoint is vet who suffers from PTSD|
A Texas man accused of holding his baby girl at gunpoint in a hospital is an Iraq war veteran who’s “not all there,” his uncle said.
22 points by Daily News | 2003 invasion of Iraq Iraq War Saddam Hussein Iraq Rape United States Department of Veterans Affairs Posttraumatic stress disorder Psychological trauma
|FactCheck: Clinton, Trump made inaccurate claims during NBC forum|
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | George W. Bush Iraq War Barack Obama President of the United States 2003 invasion of Iraq Veterans Health Administration United States United States Department of Veterans Affairs
|Fact check: Trump and Clinton at the 'commander-in-chief' forum|
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump made some inaccurate claims during an NBC “commander-in-chief” forum on military and veterans issues.
3456 points by USA Today | George W. Bush Iraq War President of the United States Barack Obama 2003 invasion of Iraq Veterans Health Administration Iraq United States Department of Veterans Affairs
|New law allows female WWII pilot to be inurned at Arlington|
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — It took an act of Congress, but World War II pilot Elaine Harmon is finally being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | World War II Arlington National Cemetery United States Department of Veterans Affairs World War I United States Capitol Memorial Day United States Navy Fighter aircraft
|The VA and the neighbors in West L.A. have started helping homeless vets; when will Congress do its part?|
The years-long tussle over land use at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ sprawling 388-acre West Los Angeles campus took an important step closer to being resolved Tuesday. Yet even as the department made real strides locally, the efforts to deliver more services to veterans on the campus remain...
140 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party United States Senate Dianne Feinstein United States Department of Veterans Affairs Homelessness Posttraumatic stress disorder Supportive housing Renting
|House panel wants to know how Denver VA costs soar to near $1.7B|
Demanding explanations for a $1 billion cost overrun, a House panel Wednesday issued a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
8 points by Daily News | Cost overrun United States Department of Veterans Affairs Million
|West Virginia unveils veteran suicide prevention program|
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is introducing a suicide prevention program for veterans. On Wednesday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the state Department of Veterans Assistance unveiled the program named Mountain State 22. A Tomblin news release calls the initiative the country's first state-managed program aimed specifically at curbing ...
1 points by The Washington Times | West Virginia Virginia United States Charleston West Virginia United States Department of Veterans Affairs U.S. state Nevada Cognitive behavioral therapy
|Vets group frustrated by the way the city treats their fallen friends|
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Veteran United States Department of Veterans Affairs American Legion Born on the Fourth of July Posttraumatic stress disorder Military veterans' affairs Vietnam War Vietnam veteran
|Shulkin unanimously confirmed to head Veterans Affairs Department|
David J. Shulkin, an internist and longtime health administrator, was embraced by both Republicans and Democrats in being unanimously confirmed by the Senate late Monday to lead the troubled Departmen...
37356 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medicine President of the United States Barack Obama Health care Veterans Health Administration Health economics
|Man struck, killed by snowplow in VA parking lot|
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A man has been struck and killed by a snowplow in the parking lot of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Massachusetts. Officials say the 60-year-old man was hit Sunday evening in the parking lot of the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. The victim ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Veterans Health Administration English-language films United States Department of Veterans Affairs 12 Inches of Snow G.I. Bill Washington D.C. Edith Nourse Rogers The Washington Times
|Rep. Kihuen introduces first bill to help veterans land jobs|
The Service Training Education and Preparation for Veterans Act would align Labor Department grants for community colleges with local veteran labor markets.
449 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Employment United States Congress Veteran Legislature United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs Canada American Legion Business
|Military veterans land massive mako shark in Florida|
Ben HooperFeb. 3 (UPI) -- A fishing group composed of U.S. service members and their families landed a 10-foot, 2-inch mako shark off the Florida coast.
25 points by UPI | United Press International Associated Press Florida United States Department of Veterans Affairs
|Director used film about vets with PTSD as scam: lawsuit|
A filmmaker scammed at least $785,000 while making a documentary about veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder — and showed up so drunk for a panel discussion on the USS Intrepid that he cursed out the guests and stormed off, a new lawsuit claims. Michael King also allegedly grabbed a female executive producer and got tossed...
59 points by New York Post | Posttraumatic stress disorder Psychological trauma United States Department of Veterans Affairs Vietnam War Film Rape Complex post-traumatic stress disorder Pleading
|Troubled VA center's director gets new post while under investigation|
The move follows months of employee complaints, including to Trump VA nominee David Shulkin.
10513 points by USA Today | Pleading United States Senate United States Department of Veterans Affairs President of the United States Allegation Cause of action Advice and consent Donald Trump
|Army veteran fights PTSD while attending Ball State|
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Patrick Weber walks into each of his classes on high alert, very aware of his surroundings. After all, it's how he has been trained. The 47-year-old social work major at Ball State University is one of 180 veterans taking classes on the college's campus. He's also ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Posttraumatic stress disorder United States Department of Veterans Affairs Classroom Ball State University Muncie Indiana Psychological trauma
|Colorado shows nation’s largest spike in the number of homeless veterans|
While most states saw their homeless veteran populations drop an average of 17 percent in the past year to a total of 39,471, Colorado was one of only eight states going in the opposite direction with increasing numbers.
1241 points by The Denver Post | United States Department of Veterans Affairs Homelessness Veteran Veterans Affairs Canada American Legion United States Coast Guard Veterans' Bill of Rights Homeless shelter
|Veteran pleads not guilty in Vermont apartment shooting|
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A war veteran who police say was arrested after firing shots in his Vermont apartment has pleaded not guilty to reckless endangerment charges. Forty-five-year-old Patrick Perras entered the plea Thursday in Burlington. A judge placed him in the custody of his sister. Police say Perras fired ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Vermont Burlington Vermont Endangerment United States Department of Veterans Affairs Week-day names Essex Junction Vermont English-language films Essex Vermont
|Veterans Affairs whistleblower resigns, citing retaliation|
DENVER (AP) - A Department of Veterans Affairs employee who told Congress the agency was using unauthorized wait lists for mental health care in Colorado has resigned, saying he was subjected to retaliation for speaking out. Brian Smothers told The Associated Press Wednesday the VA had opened two separate inquiries ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Department of Veterans Affairs Health care Posttraumatic stress disorder Mental health Associated Press Veteran Independent agencies of the United States government
|Fixing VA starts with accountability|
What does it say about the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs when the agency can’t even be trusted to tell the truth to the president of the United …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Barack Obama United States United States Department of Veterans Affairs President President of the United States Veteran Health care Bill Clinton
|Military vets meet K-9 companions for first time|
Standing steady, both hands on his cane, retired U.S. Army Ranger Clayton Irons waited to meet the animal he hoped will change his life. He talked about his 27 years in Special Forces and the difference the next few moments would mean to him. Irons, who is from Chicago, was one of two Army veterans...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Army United States Department of Veterans Affairs United States Army Rangers Vietnam War Merrill's Marauders Irish Army Rangers Ranger School Dog
|VA battles problem employees, accountability accusations|
VA officials defends the agency while acknowledging more disciplinary action is needed.
508 points by USA Today | Veterans Health Administration United States Department of Veterans Affairs VistA Manslaughter
|House panel to vote on subpoena over Denver VA hospital cost|
A House committee will vote on whether to issue a subpoena demanding the agency turn over documents that could explain how the cost of a Denver-area VA hospital ballooned to nearly triple earlier estimates.
15 points by The Denver Post | Associated Press United States Department of Veterans Affairs 1999 albums
|VA quit sending performance data to national health care quality site|
The move comes despite a 2014 law requiring expanded VA reporting to Hospital Compare.
-1 points by USA Today | Health care Veterans Health Administration United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medicine VistA Health insurance Health economics Visual impairment
|VA quietly quit sharing data on veterans' care|
The move comes despite a 2014 law requiring expanded VA reporting to Hospital Compare.
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Health care Veterans Health Administration United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medicine VistA Health insurance Health economics Visual impairment
|This company is turning veterans into entrepreneurs|
For increasingly more United States veterans, starting a solo venture is a desirable career path following service. In fact, with 200,000 service members coming off duty each year over the next five years, 25 percent of them want to build a business, according to Bunker Labs, a national non-profit organization built by military veterans to...
1407 points by New York Post | Veteran United States Department of Veterans Affairs Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur Small business
|Veteran and service dog sharing message about brain injury, PTSD|
Randy Dexter is a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant who did two tours of duty in Iraq. He was diagnosed with both post-traumatic stress disorder and a mild traumatic brain injury. The story of Dexter and his dog Captain is featured in a new awareness campaign urging veterans and military service people to seek help for traumatic brain injury if they need it.
116 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Traumatic brain injury Psychological trauma Concussion United States Department of Veterans Affairs Posttraumatic stress disorder Injuries Military personnel United States Army
|VA proposes rule that could open floodgates for Camp Lejeune compensation claims|
Rule would grant ‘presumptive status’ to veterans acknowledging their maladies were caused by exposure to toxic chemicals in the base’s water supply.
168 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Marine Corps Cancer North Carolina Water Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Veteran Waterborne diseases United States Department of Veterans Affairs
|Veteran fulfills dying wish: to catch one last fish|
3316 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Palliative care English-language films Life Death Debut albums Sociology Medicine United States Department of Veterans Affairs
|Credit union CEO charged with stealing $2M|
Veterans Health Administration Credit Union's CEO in accused of stealing more than $2 million, credit union closed.
169 points by Detroit Free Press | Veterans Health Administration Michigan Mercedes-Benz Allegation United States Department of Veterans Affairs Legal terms Debt United States