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Study examines whether legal services improve health outcomes for vets

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For the first time, a study will attempt to quantify the results of linking legal and health services for veterans. Continue reading

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UCLA Medical Center, military hospitals form partnership to help veterans

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In the past, such collaborations rarely existed, but the wounds of war veterans have changed the health care landscape of servicemen and women. Continue reading

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House passes measure boosting veterans’ programs

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The House on Tuesday passed the first of 12 spending bills for the budget year beginning Oct. 1, a popular measure providing more money for veterans’ programs like health care. Continue reading

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Minnesota vets groups make case for construction money

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Minnesota veterans groups are exerting pressure on state lawmakers to come through with money for a proposed facility for veterans needing intensive care. Continue reading

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North Country health clinic for New Hampshire veterans sought

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New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is asking for a health clinic in Colebrook to assist veterans. Continue reading

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VA says 7,000 vets’ identities may be compromised

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Thousands of South Carolina veterans are being warned their personal information might have been compromised after a laptop went missing from the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Continue reading

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Pentagon struggles with high cost of health care

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The loud, insistent calls in Washington to rein in the rising costs of Social Security and Medicare ignore a major and expensive entitlement program — the military’s health care system. Continue reading

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Whistle-blowers allege wrongdoing at VA center

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Employees at a Veterans Administration hospital in Mississippi have reported a range of “serious wrongdoing,” including improperly sterilized instruments and missed diagnoses of fatal illnesses, an independent federal investigative agency said in a letter to the White House. Continue reading

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New VA clinics, expansions left in limbo

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The VA is warning that unless lawmakers act, some currently operating clinics may have to close after their old leases expire and other long-planned expansions will not go forward. Continue reading

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CDC: VA didn’t quickly report Legionnaires in Pennsylvania

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A Veterans Affairs hospital lab in Pittsburgh failed to immediately report positive test results for Legionnaires disease that killed five patients in an outbreak linked to the hospitals’ water supply, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday. Continue reading

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