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ReutersBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - A long-growing backlog of U.S. military veterans' disability claims, which has stoked congressional anger, has dipped in recent weeks, however tentatively. But that is not taking any pressure off...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Back pain, migraine and other types of chronic pain without a known physical cause - and therefore little prospect for relief - were associated with an increased risk of suicide in a new study of U.S. veterans. But the...
As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
Through Tuesday Fallen Floridians Memorial Cross Tribute: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St., Oviedo. More than 370 crosses will be on display, honoring Florida soldiers who have died while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Details:...
A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
ReutersBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will ask the private sector to develop software to track troops' health records, part of an ambitious plan to create a system that is fully integrated with the one used...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe Department of Veterans Affairs has come up with several ideas to eliminate the backlog of veterans claims for benefits. It previously has announced a move to electronic claims processing and said it would expedite claims that have been pending......
Gerald Eugene Ingram Sr. passed to his heavenly home May 17, 2013, at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Gerald, also known as Roney, was born in Dargan, Md., on July 25, 1923, to the late Dola Ingram. He lived in Martinsburg for most of...
Under fire for its backlog of disability claims, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday announced it would enlist the help of two established service organizations to speed the process. The Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe newest building at the Salem Veterans Affairs Hospital will treat the injuries you can't see. The $9.5 million dollar Mental Health Wing will treat veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other psychological ailments. The 25,000 square...
The old gravestone is broken. A crack about three-quarters of the way to the top has severed it, exposing a rough, jagged edge, like a chipped front tooth. The detached top, where the name and date of birth were long ago etched, lies on the ground. It's...
As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, a recent visit to Afghanistan and Bahrain confirmed my deep appreciation for service members and citizens who willingly put themselves in harm's way for the sake of our nation. Over the course of an...
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