Department of Veterans Affairs

Genetic researchers reverse wrinkles, gray hair and balding in mice, called 'unprecedented'

Science has made mice look good by reversing age-related wrinkles and hair loss at the genetic level. Humanity could get a similar make-over in the …

hair loss

Todd Starnes: Air Force surrenders to demand to replace Bible with generic 'book of faith' on POW/MIA table

The commander of F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming has agreed to replace a Bible on a POW/MIA table with a generic “book of faith,” the Military Religious Freedom Foundation revealed this week. The MRFF is a militant organization that has fought against Nativity scenes, Bible studies and any …

Military

Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

It's more than $1 billion over budget and five years behind schedule, but an elaborate new veterans hospital is finally ready to open in suburban …

Business

AI Weekly: Artificial intelligence will take jobs, but it’ll also create new ones

A majority of people think that artificial intelligence will steal jobs away from human workers. They’re not wrong, but that’s not the whole story.<p>In a recent survey conducted by Quartz, more than 1,600 respondents in 84 countries said that half of positions would be made redundant by automation in …

Artificial Intelligence

Feds crack down on bogus military charities

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a sweeping crackdown on fake nonprofits that mislead donors into believing they're supporting a military …

News

VoteVets Launches TV Ad Knocking Cramer on Veterans Issues

Will start airing on broadcast and cable in North Dakota starting Saturday<p>A liberal veterans group is launching a television ad in North Dakota, …

Politics

Here Are The Actual Threats Made Against EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog launched three investigations this year into potential threats against Scott Pruitt, the …

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Washington Weekly

<b>This Week:</b> The <b>House</b> passed legislation to fund the Department of the Interior, EPA, the Treasury and other agencies for fiscal year 2019, a …

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Expands Access to ReWalk Exoskeletons for Paralyzed Veterans with Revised National Policy

<b>Updated VA policy provides expanded access for training to additional VA centers and private rehabilitation clinics through the Veterans Choice</b> …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Fake charity pledged to fight veteran suicide. Instead, it kept millions of dollars

Ten veterans charities that allegedly misused millions of dollars in donations are facing sanctions from California amid a nationwide crackdown on …

Breast Cancer

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to a Key Administration Post

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration:<p><b>Tamara Bonzanto of</b> …

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Worker Injured in Blast at Army Depot in Pennsylvania Dies

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The U.S. Army says one of five civilian employees injured in an explosion and fire at a military depot in Pennsylvania has …

Military

Washington Post: Trump loyalists reassign, remove VA employees

<b>(CNN) —</b> Staffers at the Department of Veterans Affairs loyal to President Donald Trump have reassigned or remove staffers perceived as disloyal to the President and his agenda for veterans, people familiar with the actions told The Washington Post.<p>The Post reported that the transfers include more …

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Trump Loyalists Accused of Purging VA Ahead of New Secretary’s Arrival

The Trump administration is fond of conducting purges, from alleged efforts to rid the State Department of career diplomats deemed insufficiently …

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Congress demands answers from VA about allegations against Haley

TAMPA — Congress is demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about allegations that at least hundreds of radiology exams were …

Sexual Harassment

VA Watchdog Says 20K Veterans Subjected to Unwarranted Medical Exams

WASHINGTON -- A Department of Veterans Affairs watchdog has discovered the agency spent about $10 million in unwarranted medical exams for military …

Health Care

Ahead of upcoming confirmation of new VA secretary, a check-in on the Department of Veterans Affairs

The second-largest federal agency has been without a leader for close to 4 months. And later this summer, the Senate will vote to confirm VA …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Trump loyalists purge VA of longtime staffers who don’t support agenda: report

Officials within the Department of Veterans Affairs have moved to root out staffers who are believed to be disloyal to President TrumpDonald John …

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IBM Watson Health extends partnership with US to help vets with cancer

After providing precision oncology care fore more than 2,700 veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM are extending their partnership …

Artificial Intelligence

Brainstorm Health: Fortune 40 Under 40, Drug Prices, Liver Disease Deaths

Good afternoon, readers. This is Sy.<p>This morning, <i>Fortune</i> published the 2018 40 Under 40 list—a compilation of the most influential entrepreneurs in …

Digital Health

Bogus Veterans Charities Hit By New Federal/State Crackdown

The Federal Trade Commission and regulators from every state in the nation announced a crackdown today on charities that pretend to aid veterans and service members.<p>“Not only do fraudulent charities steal money from patriotic Americans, they also discourage contributors from donating to real …

Breast Cancer

How the $1.7 billion VA boondoggle got unbungled

The Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center located in Aurora is officially open. This is a great thing for our veterans and for our community, but …

Health Care

Critics of Trump’s Veterans Affairs Dept. Raise Concerns About Departures

Amid high-level turnover at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Trump administration critics are expressing alarm over whether politics is playing a role in the recent wave of removals, reassignments and retirements.<p>The department is currently run by Acting Secretary Peter O’Rourke …

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IBM extends deal using Watson to support veterans with cancer

IBM is making further use of Watson in the fight against cancer. The tech giant has extended a team-up with the US Department of Veterans Affairs that taps Watson for help treating soldiers with cancer, particularly stage 4 patients who have few other options. The new alliance runs through "at …

Tech Trends

Assistance Agreement Definition | Investopedia

What is an 'Assistance Agreement'<p>An Assistance Agreement is a contracted agreement between a borrower and a lender outlining the terms and conditions …

International Monetary Fund

VA whistleblowers faced greater risk of retaliation by officials: watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Whistleblowers who reported wrongdoing at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs between 2010 and 2014 faced greater risk of disciplinary action than other employees, according to a study released on Thursday by a congressional watchdog.<p>The department, which provides …

Corruption

Specialized Forsyth County Veterans Treatment Court holds first, and maybe last, graduation ceremony

A restored, renewed sense of pride and purpose filled the room. Duty and accomplishment had a place, too, as six men — all former members of the U.S. …

Veterans

Judge rules Aceto can supply drugs to VA with APIs made overseas

A federal judge ruled that Aceto, a New York-based pharmaceutical company, can supply drugs to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that contain …

Product Recalls

Announcing the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship 2018 Class

<i>Innovators from across the US are mobilized to improve US health care.</i><p>Contact: Rima Cohen<br>Managing Director<br>Health Innovators Fellowship<br>(202) 736-3555 …

Health Care

VA Says New 'Forever GI Bill' Finally Ready for Launch Aug. 1 … Mostly

The benefits under the new "Forever GI Bill" will be ready to go into effect Aug. 1, with the exception of a few IT glitches on housing allowances, …

Military