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"Don't ask, don't tell" is how many veterans have approached health-care conversations about marijuana use with the doctors they see from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Worried that owning up to using the drug could jeopardize their VA benefits -- even if they're participating in a medical marijuana ...
While one might assume soldiers returning from deployment would find comfort and support reuniting with a spouse or loved one, the transition to a domestic environment can cause stress, according to the analysis by researchers at the University of Connecticut and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

New data shows that amid the nation's ongoing opioid epidemic the Fayetteville VA has become a leader in decreasing its prescription rate for the addictive medicine. The Department of Veterans Affairs released information on opioid prescriptions at 146 facilities across the nation earlier this month, ...
"The new expanded three-story clinic in Canandaigua will not only help boost the local economy but also provide Rochester and Finger Lakes area veterans with the care they deserve after so bravely serving our country." The Department of Veterans Affairs in 2007 announced it would undertake a major ...
... at the Dayton VA Medical Center fell 44 percent over the last five years, according to data released this month by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. ... overdose deaths in Montgomery County last year -- the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has dramatically cut back on prescribing the painkillers.
JONESBORO -- Donald P. Loren (holding plaque), Assistant Secretary, operations, security and preparedness, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, received a framed Arkansas Traveler certificate after he toured the Beck PRIDE Center for America's Wounded veterans on the campus of Arkansas State ...

At a time when the Department of Veterans Affairs has its hands full combating the opiate epidemic among veterans; walking a tightrope on medical cannabis research; chipping away at its claims backlog; and ending veterans suicide, it's struggling to find time and resources to end veteran homelessness.
The Department of Veterans Affairs -- which runs more than 150 hospitals across the country -- will remain open and largely unaffected by the federal government shutdown. Certain claims processing departments of the VA may experience a slowdown. But its core functions -- providing health care ...
veterans: Department of Veterans Affairs services continued, including the operation of VA hospitals. FOOD INSPECTIONS: Department of agriculture meat inspectors stayed on the job. Agricultural statistical reports ceased publication. The USDA's website went dark and linked to a page explaining the ...
He will leave a four-star operation, which serves veterans in Arkansas and Missouri, in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' five-star rating system. The system's performance prompted a June visit from David Shulkin, the secretary of Veterans Affairs. Matthews will not be around to see the opening of a ...
ROANOKE - Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers including in the one in Salem, remain the target of violence and threats, according to a new report 10 News obtained. veterans' facilities are the target of bomb threats and other violent attacks. In 2015, a psychologist was killed working at a VA ...
To combat chronic shortages and high drug prices, a group of nonprofit health systems have decided to come together to start their own nonprofit generic drug company. Together the health systems operate more than 450 hospitals around the country. Utah-based Intermountain healthcare is leading the ...
The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to revise a federal regulation that oversees medical records confidentiality to improve data sharing with community providers. A proposed rule (PDF) scheduled for publication on Friday would revise a VA-specific privacy regulation to allow the release of veterans' ...
In a recent critique of the Department of Veterans Affairs policy on conducting research into the effects of medical marijuana on PTSD and/or chronic pain, John Hudak of the Brookings Institute states that "old-fashioned biases, incomplete evaluations of existing literature, and a mischaracterization of policy ...
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is still interested in using blockchain in the search for greater efficiencies, though it's not yet sure what it would use the tech for. Speaking at a panel on Tuesday, VA's chief technology officer, Charles Worthington, said his focus is more on finding the appropriate ...
Chicopee, Mass. (WWLP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs is the first hospital system to release the number of opioid prescriptions written for veterans. The report is part of the VA's promise of transperancy. The VA saw a 41-percent drop in opioid prescribing between 2012 and 2017. The research ...
A sign for the Department of Veterans Affairs is seen at an agency event on Nov. 3, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Credit: John Moore/Getty ... It was removed in a separate surgery in April 2017. Turner's lawsuit accuses the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of negligence and seeks compensatory damages.

"Don't ask, don't tell" is how many veterans have approached healthcare conversations about marijuana use with the doctors they see from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Worried that owning up to using the drug could jeopardize their VA benefits--even if they're participating in a medical marijuana ...
Then-President Barack Obama chose Elnahal to serve as assistant deputy undersecretary for Health for Quality, Safety, and Value at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Ann Twomey, president of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees, the largest union of nurses and health care professionals ...
The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to stop lenders from aggressively targeting and pressuring veterans to refinance their home loans, a VA official ... WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs will soon propose rule changes to its home loan guarantee program that aim to stop lenders from ...
President Trump has signed an executive order to help more military veterans get mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Suicide prevention is a top priority for the VA. An estimated 20 veterans take their own lives every single day. The rate is particularly high among younger vets, who ...
The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking military veterans from New Hampshire to provide feedback on the future of VA health care in the state. The survey asks veterans about how they would prefer to receive VA services. It also asks about the impact of combining existing VA clinics in Somersworth ...
"Don't ask, don't tell" is how many veterans have approached health care conversations about marijuana use with the doctors they see from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Worried that owning up to using the drug could jeopardize their VA benefits -- even if they're participating in a medical marijuana ...
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Erica Jeffries, left, and Department of public health Director Nirav Shah testify on the Rauner administration's response to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a state-run veterans home in Quincy on Jan. 9, 2018. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune).
The veterans Health Administration has found a new way to endanger the heroes entrusted to its care. A recent investigation by USA Today revealed that, for at least 15 years, Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have hired healthcare professionals with revoked medical licenses -- a practice ...
The Defense Suicide Prevention Office is partnered closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs to effectively address this challenging time for our Service members, veterans, and their families. In November, the DoD and VA signed a memorandum of agreement formalizing the Departments' joint commitment to suicide ...
Cerner's $10 billion contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been put on hold, according to a published report. David Shulkin, veterans Affairs secretary, said the holdup has to do with questions about how well Cerner's electronic records system will work with other systems, according to ...
The Department of consumer and Business Services has a new director: Cameron Smith, who comes to the agency from the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. Gov. Kate Brown today announced Smith's appointment to Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency.
The Lockport resident, who is a Vietnam veteran, past commander of the Lockport VFW, and chairman of the Will County veterans Affairs Commission, was honored by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs for his passion and commitment in helping his fellow veterans. The state recognized four ...
WASHINGTON -- veterans' health care will be dramatically affected if Congress finishes out the week without funding a program that permits many veterans to receive private-sector medical care, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin warned Tuesday. The Veterans Choice program will ...
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending thousands of overpayment notices telling veterans to pay back their benefits. When navy veteran Isaac Daniel retired after 22 1/2 years of service, he qualified for disability benefits due to knee issues and near fatal intestinal problems. He started receiving ...
veterans who say they responded to the 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure have asked a federal appeals court to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The request was filed with the U.S. Court of ...
Nancy Wyman, Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi, and Major General Thaddeus Martin, Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard, were among those who attended a ceremony Dec. 4. Established in 2005, the veterans Hall of Fame recognizes the continued ...
The Department of Veterans Affairs paid for the wheelchair but not the unique wheels he needed. The primary mission of the Jacksonville/St. Augustine chapter of nonprofit Rolling Thunder -- most members are veterans who ride motorcycles -- is to increase prisoners of war-Missing in Action awareness.
At the conclusion of its work, the Department of Public Safety advised Greitens to call in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct another full and complete investigation. The governor then requested an investigation from the VA. The VA concluded that the St. Louis veterans Home met all quality ...
There are an estimated 49,000 job vacancies at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and more than 35,000 of those jobs are in the veterans Health Administration. The staffing shortages are system wide and impact the VA's ability to provide quality care to veterans in need. According to its website, the ...
Hiring doctors with a slew of malpractice claims is apparently common practice at the Department of Veterans Affairs. According to a USA Today investigative report, VA facilities frequently hire problem doctors and nurses only to turn around and cover up their negligence. The VA is supposed to help our ...
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1966, file photo, part of the wrecked fuselage of an USAF B52 bomber lies where it crashed near Palomares, northeast of Almeria, Spain, after a collision in flight with an USAF Kc 135 tanker while refueling. veterans who say they responded to the 1966 accident involving U.S. ...
... communicating veterans' accessibility to various benefits and enhancing systems such as those within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The domiciliary at the Department of Veterans Affairs Temple campus, a residential rehabilitation facility, was home to many of the veterans ...
As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with ...
WASHINGTON -- As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its ...
GREENFIELD, Ind. - In the coming weeks, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will begin notifying thousands of veterans caught up in the ...
The company, TriWest healthcare Alliance, has multi-billion-dollar contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs to administer private ...
After repeated denials by the Department of Veterans Affairs, appeals by Mr. Bey, and more than a couple of letters saying that the department ...
A Suffolk man, Kent Chillous is pled guilty of conspiring to defraud the Department of Veterans Affairs. The 55-year-old is accused of working ...
"Working with [veterans Affairs Secretary David] Shulkin, we've made the Department of Veterans Affairs already more efficient, effective, and ...
The Department of Veterans Affairs has known for more than a year that military service members were being sold a flood of costly and risky ...
More than three years after the public learned about veterans dying while waiting in line for months to see a doctor at the Phoenix, Arizona VA hospital, the ...
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Office of Inspector General and the IRS worked together on the ...


 

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