Tag Archives: military health care

VA Faulted for Delays

Frustration is expressed with the amount of time it takes to provide care for vets with issues of mental health. Continue reading

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VA Reforms Tied to Improved Cancer Survival Rate

A study finds that older men with cancer who receive treatment at veterans’ facilities are tending to outlive those cared for under other circumstances. Continue reading

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A Bid for Nursing Support

The nation’s nursing schools and organizations are enlisted in a push for greater understanding of the medical needs of military families. Continue reading

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Goal: Easing the Burden for Vets

Congress is being asked to adopt two legislative proposals aimed at easing the cost of health care for veterans under certain circumstances. Continue reading

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Prosthetic Limbs Get Designer Treatment

To smooth the path through life for amputees, designers like this San Franciscan are adding a sense of style to modern prosthetic engineering. Continue reading

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PTSD: Too Costly to Treat?

A top congressional official has begun her own probe into whether diagnoses of PTSD are being reversed because of cost considerations. Continue reading

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The High Cost of Health Care

The Defense Department’s top gun for medical matters outlines ways to reduce expenses while minimizing financial burdens on beneficiaries. Continue reading

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Dramatic Increase in Soldier Suicides

A surge in soldier suicides coincides with troop deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an Army report. Continue reading

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Risky Business: Painkiller Drugs

A government study notes that prescriptions for powerful medication, like morphine, can be hazardous in cases involving post-traumatic stress disorder. Continue reading

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In the Works: A New Health Agency

The main goal of the Pentagon, in setting up a so-called Defense Health Agency, is to streamline operations affecting Tricare and other programs. Continue reading

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