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Legion applauds DoD review of PTSD cases

Legion applauds DoD review of PTSD cases

Following the Army’s lead, all branches of the armed forces will be reviewing PTSD cases.

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Rural health page now online

Rural health page now online

Page features findings from Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force’s first series of 2011-2012 VA site visits.

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Health-care needs of newest veterans reviewed

Health-care needs of newest veterans reviewed

VA clinicians offer review of health concerns of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans in Journal of General Internal Medicine article.

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Older vets: Boston VA needs your help

Older vets: Boston VA needs your help

Life stories of age 55-plus combat and women veterans needed to help improve VA care.

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Reports on VA utilization, PTSD available

Reports on VA utilization, PTSD available

A little more than half of OIF, OEF and OND veterans have sought VA health care since discharge.

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A Huey helicopter sprays the Agent Orange defoliant in Vietnam. U.S. Army photo

A Rare Victory

Vietnam Navy veterans struggle to prove, and keep, Agent Orange benefits.

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Study: 1.3 million working-age veterans without health insurace

Those without health insurance failing to take advantage of VA health care.

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VA launching 3rd survey in Gulf War study

VA launching 3rd survey in Gulf War study

Goal is to measure health of veterans deployed to 1990-1991 Gulf War veterans, as well as veterans who served elsewhere during same period.

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VA, DoD rolling out electronic health record program

Integrated Electronic Health Record system will be implemented at San Antonio, Texas, and Hampton Roads, Va.

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Wong praises Army for review of PTSD cases

Wong praises Army for review of PTSD cases

Army reviewing mental health cases dating back to 2001 to ensure that soldiers weren’t denied appropriate medical retirement benefits.

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Copayment for telehealth care eliminated

Copayment for telehealth care eliminated

VA is no longer charging veterans for In-Home Video Telehealth Care.

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Legion issues report on VA rural health care

Legion issues report on VA rural health care

The Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force evaluated the quality of VA rural health care in 13 states.

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Log rolling champion covering Wounded Warrior Games on American Legion Burnpit blog

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VA research forum set for April 26

VA research forum set for April 26

Public invited to attend discussion on ‘Caring for Veterans through Discovery and Collaboration.’

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Legion’s VA site visits begin April 16

Legion’s VA site visits begin April 16

The American Legion begins its next round of System Worth Saving trips to VA medical centers next week.

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VA releases second Gulf War report

VA releases second Gulf War report

Report focuses on efforts to improve the delivery of health care for Gulf War veterans.

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Legion helps VA center keep doors open

Legion helps VA center keep doors open

The Legion conducted a System Worth Saving site visit at a VA medical center in Hot Springs, S.D., to help keep the VA from closing its doors.

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Tampa VA clinic awarded contract

Facility, scheduled for completion in 2014, will serve veterans in four counties.

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SWS Task Force has a new focus

SWS Task Force has a new focus

The American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force recently met in Washington to discuss its new VA health-care focus — patient satisfaction.

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Waiting for better information

Waiting for better information

VA under secretary for Health tells Legionnaires that more studies need completed before hyperbaric oxygen treatments are issued to treat TBI, PTS.

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Sheila Advento lost her hands and legs to a life-threatening bacterial infection

Whole again

Veteran amputees are among the first to benefit from groundbreaking work in limb transplants.

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Just getting started

Just getting started

PTS-TBI Ad Hoc Committee prepared to carry on its work.

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What are your health-care concerns?

What are your health-care concerns?

System Worth Saving Task Force seeking input from veterans using VA heath-care system for focus of next round of visits.

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Legion meetings to focus on health care

Organization’s PTS-TBI Committee, Veterans’ Policy Oversight Committee to meet in Washington, D.C.

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Outreach critical to suicide prevention

Outreach critical to suicide prevention

Efforts by VA, fellow veterans needed to stop alarming number of suicides among veterans.

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Construction at Denver VAMC set to begin

Construction at Denver VAMC set to begin

Contract awarded after more than a decade of delays contributed to the near-tripling of the price tag; date for start of construction still not set.

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VA implementing spouse support line

VA implementing spouse support line

Telephone support program comes on heels of successful pilot program showed significant reduction in stress for spouses of returning OEF, OIF veterans.

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VA launches Make the Connection

VA launches Make the Connection

Campaign creating ways for veterans, their families to connect with the experience of other veterans.

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System Worth Saving visits underway

System Worth Saving visits underway

Focus for next six months will be delivery of Departments of Veterans Affairs health-care delivery to veterans in rural areas.

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VA offering free meals for homeless

VA offering free meals for homeless

Meals will be offered at Veterans Cantee Service cafeterias to homeless veterans attending their first VA medical appointment.

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