VA Healthcare

From Shell-Shock To PTSD: A Century Of Invisible War Trauma

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on The Conversation. In the wake of World War I, some veterans returned wounded, but not with obvious physical injuries. Instead, their symptoms were similar to those that had previously been associated with hysterical women – most commonly amnesia, or some kind of paralysis or inability to communicate with…

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The VA Was Just Forced To Rehire Fired Director Of DC Hospital

The Department of Veterans Affairs was forced to take back the director of the Washington VA Medical Center who was fired in July after VA officials discovered the hospital was putting patients at risk. The Merit Systems Protection Board, which hears appeals from terminated federal employees, ordered the VA to send former director Brian Hawkins back to…

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Women Veterans lack access to effective health care in civilian practice

By: Colby Strong, Editor –  ClinicalAdvisor.com PHILADELPHIA – Greater knowledge and expertise are needed among civilian healthcare practices in providing care to women veterans, Lt Col Alicia Rossiter, NC, DNP, FNP, PCPNP-BC, FAANP, and colleagues reported at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2017 National Conference. Women are the fastest growing segment of the…

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VA Report: Vets In Private Care Are At Higher Risk For Opioid Addiction

As the Senate today deliberated on an emergency funding bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ premier private-health program, a new government report is warning of “a significant risk” of addiction and health complications for veterans who are prescribed opioid prescriptions outside the VA. The July 31 VA inspector general report found that the department…

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5 Seemingly Frivolous Medical Expenses The Pentagon Covers

Today, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce that he will reinstate a transgender ban across the military that was lifted last year under then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. The removal of the ban allowed thousands of troops to serve openly as transgender, but its reinstatement may now force these men and women out…

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New Report Finds Lack Of Privacy In Female Veteran Health Care

In 2014, a study by the VA Inspector General found that 20.4% of community-based outpatient clinics run by the Veterans Health Administration failed to provide adequate privacy for female veterans. That number dropped to 14.3% in 2015, but still has a ways to go, according to a new report released June 19. The findings come…

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