Veterans affairs

Photo credit Photo by 1st Sgt. Rodolfo Armando Barrios Quinones/VA Caribbean Healthcare System
Abbie Bennett
July 02, 2020 - 6:06 am
Active COVID-19 cases among Department of Veterans Affairs patients more than tripled in June across 138 hospital nationwide. The COVID-19 death rate for veterans is about 8 percent, while the coronavirus death rate among all Americans is 5 percent.
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Julia LeDoux
June 29, 2020 - 6:10 am
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the VA National Center for PTSD will be able to fund additional research due to the sale of more than 7 million of the Healing PTSD stamps from December of 2019 to May of this year.
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In this May 3, 2020 provided by TeleHealth Access for Seniors, Yale student Hannah Verma poses for a photograph near a table with mobile devices in Longwood, Fla. Verma co-founded the nonprofit that gathers smartphones and tablets that are then distributed to patients in need. The organization has gathered over 700 devices to distribute to patients around the country through doctor's offices and clinics. (Arjun Verma/TeleHealth Access for Seniors via AP)
June 25, 2020 - 6:06 pm
Video telemedicine took off earlier this year as the coronavirus paused in-person doctor visits. Earl Egner missed that trend. The 84-year-old diabetic and cancer survivor has no computer or cellphone. Instead, he relies on a form of communication older than himself — the telephone — to talk to...
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Abbie Bennett
June 25, 2020 - 1:41 pm
New legislation introduced in Congress aims at expanding Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to “forgotten” Vietnam vets. It would expand wartime benefits to veterans who served in the Vietnam War who have so far been ineligible for assistance.
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Photo credit Photo by Amanda Wagner/Naval Health Research Center
Abbie Bennett
June 23, 2020 - 6:20 am
The number of active coronavirus cases among Veterans Affairs patients continues to grow as officials move forward with plans to resume normal operations at some hospitals. Active cases are spread across 129 of VA’s 175 medical centers nationwide.
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Abbie Bennett
June 18, 2020 - 2:52 pm
A Department of Veterans Affairs respiratory therapist is accused of stealing COVID-19 medical supplies and selling them on eBay, according to the Justice Department. See the details.
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President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks about the PREVENTS "President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide," task force, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 17, 2020 - 10:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released a long-awaited plan Wednesday to address the persistently high number of suicides by veterans, with initiatives including firearm safety, wellness programs at workplaces and new barriers near railroads and bridges. As part of the $53 million, two-...
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Abbie Bennett
June 17, 2020 - 12:20 pm
After helping 9/11 first responders and survivors earn lifetime benefits, former Daily Show host and comedian Jon Stewart turned his attention to helping veterans affected by toxic exposure, specifically burn pits.
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Abbie Bennett
May 30, 2020 - 11:02 am
House lawmakers passed a cost-of-living increase for veterans benefits in 2021, so long as Social Security officials approve one, too. The legislation now heads to the Senate, where the normally routine bill could face more challenges.
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie speaks during a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 28, 2020, on the Department of Veterans Affairs response to COVID-19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
May 28, 2020 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Thursday that his department has all but stopped use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19. At a House hearing, he defended initial use of hydroxychloroquine on coronavirus patients as justified “to give them hope,”...
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