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Veterans Issues
Thank You for Your Service

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - We’ve all heard the stories of bravery and sacrifice, or have personally experienced the inspiring dedication to service of our US Military veterans, but for me their heroism was made real on a visit to Normandy.

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:47:26 AM

Veterans Issues
Veterans Still Waiting for Healthcare as Day to Commemorate Their Military Service Draws Near

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PARK RIDGE, ILLINOIS—As Veteran’s Day approaches on Nov. 11, 2017, there is concern about veterans having to endure long delays for needed healthcare due to the underuse and mismanagement of anesthesia services in  Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities.

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:00:06 PM

Transplant Issues
VA Patients Face Disparities in Kidney Transplantation

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Orleans, LA  — Military veterans with VA insurance experience low rates of transplantation and high rates of death while on the transplant waiting list

Nov 6, 2017 - 12:13:26 PM

Veterans Issues
Veterans Day 2017: Nov. 11

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.

Nov 3, 2017 - 11:59:13 AM

Veterans Issues
How Much Do We Know About What a Veteran Is?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NICEVILLE, Florida – (October 30, 2017) – With Veteran’s Day around the corner, it’s a great time to consider those who have fought for our continued freedom.

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:53:35 PM

Veterans Issues
For Suicidal Veterans, Loneliness is the Deadliest Enemy

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.—
About 20 veterans commit suicide every day. The primary enemy most veterans face after service is not war-related trauma but loneliness

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:12:51 AM

Veterans Issues
Early-Career Aged Female Veterans More Likely to be Employed, Married and Have Kids Than Their Nonveteran Counterparts

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - AUG. 31, 2017 — A new report on the characteristics of female veterans released today by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that early-career aged female veterans (18 to 34 years old) were more likely to be employed, married and have a child in their home than early-career aged female nonveterans.

Aug 31, 2017 - 1:02:23 PM

Veterans Issues
When Veterans’ Caregivers Are Left Behind

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Dave Riley doesn’t take a step without his wife, literally.

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:38:43 PM

Veterans Issues
'Pups for Patriots Act' Seeks More Healing Service Dogs for U.S. Veterans

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, which has been working to support the U.S. military, veterans, and military animals for more than 100 years....

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:44:48 AM

Veterans Issues
Saving America’s Vets and America’s Pets

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - American Humane’s Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs has launched a new initiative to harness the healing powers of the human-animal bond to help our brave veterans and more of America’s beautiful, adoptable animals.

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:49:19 PM

Veterans Issues
Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans – Differences From Civilians May Affect Long-Term Care

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) differ from civilians with TBI in some key ways—with potentially important implications for long-term care and support of injured service members and their families.

Jul 7, 2017 - 10:34:35 AM

Veterans Issues
Volunteer Opportunity For Veterans

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The nation’s nearly 22 million veterans may not be aware of a volunteer opportunity that continues on the tradition of purpose....

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:13:05 PM

Veterans Issues
Yet More Infection Control Issues At The VA

(HealthNewsDigest.com) -
This column has covered infection control problems in healthcare on numerous occasions. (And here, among others.)


Dec 11, 2016 - 9:25:14 AM

Veterans Issues
Wounded Warrior Project Connects Veterans With Civilian Careers

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - JACKSONVILLE, Fla.
, Dec. 5, 2016 -- The transition from service member to civilian can be an uncertain one – particularly if a warrior does not have an airtight plan for post-military employment

Dec 5, 2016 - 3:45:57 PM

Veterans Issues
Veterans Day 2016: Nov. 11

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.

Nov 3, 2016 - 4:24:58 PM

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Help Your Pets, Help Our Vets

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As the nation gears up to commemorate Veterans Day, a company dedicated to the health of America’s animals is stepping forward to ensure the health of the brave warriors who have made major sacrifices in fighting for our freedom.

Oct 27, 2016 - 1:53:27 PM

Veterans Issues
Naturopathic Doctors Are A Solid Choice To Combat Chronic Pain For Veterans

(HealthNewsDigest.comz0 - It’s a fact: Many patients now prefer to use integrative health care approaches, especially to treat chronic pain.

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:12:36 PM

Veterans Issues
Breakthrough PTSD Program for Veterans to go Nationwide

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BLUEMONT, Virginia – (October 17, 2016) – Veteran’s Day provides us with an opportunity to place a renewed emphasis on our nation’s veterans, as they heal and transition in the aftermath of 15 years of war.

Oct 17, 2016 - 10:49:47 AM

Veterans Issues
Veterans Live in More Diverse Neighborhoods than Civilian Counterparts

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When members of the U.S. military leave the service, they tend to settle in neighborhoods with greater overall diversity than their civilian counterparts of the same race

Oct 13, 2016 - 11:44:59 AM

Veterans Issues
Simple Ways to Help Support Veterans

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NICEVILLE, FLORIDA– (October 4, 2016) – Veterans Day is November 11th and just around the corner. This makes for a great time to acknowledge and say thank you to those who have served in our military protecting our nation.

Oct 4, 2016 - 11:52:24 AM

Veterans Issues
Veterans to be Among First Patients to Receive Investigational Cell Therapy for Heart Failure

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES (Sept. 27, 2016) – Building on the results of a recent Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute study published just six months ago, the Department of Defense has awarded a $10 million grant....

Sep 27, 2016 - 10:38:09 AM

Veterans Issues
New Survey Reveals Need for Policies Addressing Obstacles for Wounded Veterans

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, September 21, 2016 – Today, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, released the findings of a new survey of U.S. retail employees measuring their experiences with, and perceptions of, customers with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) service dogs.

Sep 21, 2016 - 3:49:01 PM

Veterans Issues
2 Military Veterans to Get Life-Changing Gift from Paws of War

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SMITHTOWN, New York - (September 19, 2016) - Paws of War, a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs, gives them the necessary training, and then pairs them with veterans in need of service dogs, is pairing two U.S. veterans with working dogs.

Sep 19, 2016 - 10:52:46 AM

Veterans Issues
Guide That Helps Veterans in Need Obtain Service Dogs

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - American Humane, which has worked with the military for 100 years, has released a guide to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) obtain service animals.

Aug 9, 2016 - 12:04:58 PM

Veterans Issues
Filling Gaps in Care for Vets

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Rush University Medical Center's Road Home Program is providing veterans of the United States military ....

Aug 9, 2016 - 11:06:34 AM

Veterans Issues
How Meditation is Helping Veterans Heal

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BLUEMONT, Virginia - (July 28, 2016) - As the number of veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other related conditions continues to rise....

Jul 28, 2016 - 12:46:21 PM

Veterans Issues
This July 4th Remember Those Veterans who Battle Invisible Wounds

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NESCONSET, New York - (June 29, 2016) - For many, July 4th is a reminder that we are a free country and it is celebrated with fireworks.

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:30:54 AM

Veterans Issues
VA Brings Mental Health Support Closer To Home For Rural Veterans

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When Jesse* moved back to North Carolina after serving in the Vietnam War, he grew out his hair and pretended to be a war protester.

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:38:13 PM

Veterans Issues
Near Record Travel Volume for Memorial Day Holiday

(HealthNewsDigest.com)  -  AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend reflecting the second-highest travel volume on record for this holiday, and the most since 2005.

May 20, 2016 - 2:54:29 PM

Veterans Issues
Hundreds of Injured Military Veterans From Around the Globe Come to Orlando to Compete in the 2016 Invictus Games

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proud to support the over 500 ill and injured military Veterans from 15 Nations ....

May 6, 2016 - 4:08:18 PM

Veterans Issues
Vets With Job Skills

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Kevin Gonzales' life seemed stalled. The Marine Corps veteran's two-year struggle to transfer his military experience into a meaningful career....

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:12:58 AM

Veterans Issues
More than $200 Million to Injured Veterans

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 4, 2016 -- Veterans with service-connected health issues receive instant relief as Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) hits a huge milestone....

Apr 4, 2016 - 10:23:13 AM

Veterans Issues
How Horses are Helping Veterans Heal

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BLUEMONT, Virginia - (April 4, 2016) -Winston Churchill once noted, "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man." This idea - that horses have the power to lift our spirits, make us feel loved, and create a sense of internal peace - is well known to many people across this country.

Apr 4, 2016 - 9:13:03 AM

Veterans Issues
Brain Changes Seen in Veterans with PTSD After Mindfulness Training

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Newswise - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible memories and thoughts can keep playing over and over in the minds of people with post-traumatic stress disorder. They intrude at the quietest moments, and don't seem to have an off switch.

Apr 1, 2016 - 10:55:34 AM

Veterans Issues
VA Makes Awards Totaling up to $22.3 Billion to Make Information Technology Upgrades

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON -The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the awarding of 21 contracts worth up to $22.3 billion .....

Mar 8, 2016 - 12:40:38 PM

Veterans Issues
Wounded Warrior Project Alumni Sleep With the Fishes

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2016  -- Sleeping with the fishes usually comes with a more serious connotation, but thanks to an Alumni program event hosted by Wounded Warrior Project....

Feb 22, 2016 - 11:31:25 AM

Veterans Issues
Free Gynecological Care to Female Veterans

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Feb. 17, 2016 -- Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Board-certified Ob-Gyn, author and TV medical correspondent, announced today that she will be providing free gynecological care to female veterans.

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:22:29 AM

Veterans Issues
Wounded Veterans Participate in Cooking Challenge

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 13, 2016  -- Preparing savory dishes can be a treat of its own, but adding a positive atmosphere and fierce competitors increases the fun of cooking.

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:23:33 AM

Veterans Issues
VA Celebrates 70 Years of Partnering with Medical Schools

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - Caring for the nation's Veterans is a shared honor and a shared responsibility, which is why the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) this year is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its partnership with the nation's medical and health professional schools.

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:30:03 PM

Veterans Issues
Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $182 Billion VA Budget

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - In his FY 2017 budget, President Obama is proposing $182.3 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Funding will continue to support the largest transformation in VA history; expand access to timely, high-quality health care and benefits; and advance efforts to end homelessness among Veterans.

Feb 9, 2016 - 1:57:18 PM

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