Department of Veterans Affairs

Vietnam And The Right To Kneel

A few weeks ago, in the run-up to the PBS airing of Ken Burns’ documentary on Vietnam, I was asked by several friends for my opinion on that period of time in which the United States was being whipsawed emotionally, politically, financially, and, most important, mortally, by our involvement in the …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Former Spokane deputy convicted of stealing disability money

A former Spokane County Sheriff's deputy has been convicted by a jury of lying to obtain assistance from two federal programs designed to provide …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Gay Americans: Government Begins LGBT Population Count

Inside the efforts to finally identify the size of the nation’s LGBT population<p>By Katy Steinmetz<p>For centuries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual or …

LGBTQ

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: The neurological benefits experienced by those with epilepsy who follow ketogenic diets may be a result of the low carb diet lowering brain …

Neuroscience

8 Things You Can Do to End Veteran Homelessness

Homelessness is visible in most U.S. cities and towns. Signs with messages such as "Iraq War Vet: Anything you give helps." are not uncommon sights …

Poverty

Massive Data-Gathering Project Strives To Be Inclusive Where So Many Studies Have Failed In Past

The National Institutes of Health's wide-sweeping data-gathering project, called "All Of Us," has set a goal of ensuring that more than half of the …

Health Policy

VA moves to fire employee arrested for pulling gun on pedestrian

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it is working to fire an employee in Tennessee who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly pulling a gun on a pedestrian and her granddaughter in an apparent road rage incident.<p>The VA said in a news release on Thursday it is “taking immediate …

Crime

Air pollution doesn't just harm your lungs, it may also lead to kidney disease

As if you needed another reason to care about air pollution, new research finds that the tiny particles in city smog don’t just damage your heart and …

Pollution

Dems fight to wrest veterans mantle from GOP ahead of 2018 midterms

Democrats are on a wide-ranging mission to wrest the veterans vote from Republicans – courting them with the promise of better jobs and running dozens of returning military servicemembers in the 2018 midterms.<p>The effort reflects the party's determination to retake control of at least one chamber of …

News

MiMedx fights back, sues Capital Forum for libel; shares continue slide, down 9%

Embattled MiMedx (MDXG -8.6%) has filed a lawsuit against The Capital Forum accusing it of libel, slander, defamation, false light, tortious …

Business

To Advance Medicine's Future, NIH Tries to Win the Trust of Mistreated Communities

CHICAGO—The National Institutes of Health would like six vials of your blood, please.<p>Its scientists would like to take a urine sample, measure your …

Research

7 Ways To Save Money When You Die

Dying can be an expensive proposition, and when the death of a loved one occurs, nobody is in the mood to go comparison shopping or start hunting …

Funeral Homes

Ins, Outs, Pros and Cons of Zero Down Payment Mortgages

You can trust that we maintain strict editorial integrity in our writing and assessments; however, we receive compensation when you click on links to …

Mortgages

Vietnam War documentary on could trigger PTSD for veterans, government says

A new PBS documentary on the Vietnam War offers a powerful, in-depth look at one of the most trying periods in U.S. history, and some at the …

Vietnam War

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: Will Reshaping Medicaid Sacrifice An Important Benefit?

Medicaid delivers care to 74.5 million individuals for less money than any other large-scale health financing mechanism. A 2016 Henry J. Kaiser …

Health Care

VA fires former DC medical director for a second time

The Department of Veterans Affairs has fired the former director of the Washington, D.C., medical center for a second time using new measures …

David Shulkin

Formularies

Formularies are lists of drug products covered by payers that distinguish between preferred or discouraged products by dividing outpatient therapies …

Health Care

The Shocking Statistic the Trump Administration Tried to Bury

A late Friday news dump can’t hide disturbing new information about veteran suicides.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>We all bury our dead. The Trump administration buries news of the dead. But it was nothing the United Nations General Assembly heard from him Tuesday as …

Jemele Hill

Veteran suicide is greater than it is for civilians — we need to help them

“Every man has his breaking point” was a common refrain from military doctors in World War II.<p>September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This …

Mental Health

VA Wait Times As Good or Better Than Private Sector: Report

VA health care is as good or in some cases better than that offered by the private sector on key measures including wait times, according to a study …

Health Care

Medical marijuana store opens in Bradenton to standing room only crowd

A line of a few people prior to Trulieve’s downtown Bradenton medical marijuana store opening on Tuesday swelled quickly as dozens of patients filled …

Cannabis

Could the Weed Queen of Vegas Become Nevada's Next Senator?

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. If Muhammad Ali’s mantra for boxing has any resonance in politics, it’s here against the neon glitz of Las …

Culture

Go Home Already: Proposed Bill Offers D.C. Residents Cash To Walk To Work

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Washington D.C.

All in all, Trump has had a pretty good eight months

Trump has had a pretty good eight months. Not perfect by any means, but a bag of big wins and mostly progress on many fronts.

Australian News

Trump calls for whistleblower protections as part of UN reforms

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, in his first official remarks at the United Nations, said Monday that the United Nations must take steps to "protect whistleblowers."<p>The President's call for protecting UN officials who speak up about internal wrongdoing came as he spoke about what he sees …

Politics

Medical Pot Use by Veterans Complicates Federal Job Prospects

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, and now a prominent conservative senator has weighed in on the drug’s promise …

Cannabis

Can Georgia's 'Mini-Trump' Pull Another Shocking Upset?

The media, the lobbyists, the big corporations are all put on notice over the course of his stump speech. “One of the first things I want to do,” the …

Culture

VA Cautions Ken Burn's Vietnam Documentary Could Triggger PTSD

The VA is preparing for an increase in Vietnam veterans seeking mental health treatment after PBS airs a Vietnam documentary. Mental health professionals say it could trigger PTSD and depression.

Vietnam War

Members of Congress grill VA leaders for not acting swiftly on Manchester whistleblower concerns

PEMBROKE, N.H. — Members of Congress Monday grilled the leaders of the Manchester VA Medical Center, asking why it took media reports and a …

Boston

Donald Trump asks UN to protect whistleblowers

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has often spoken of the negative impact of “leakers” within his government since becoming president, made an ironic …

Canadian News