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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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IOM: Burn pit evidence inconclusive

IOM: Burn pit evidence inconclusive

Report states insufficient data makes it impossible to say whether emissions can cause long-term health effects.

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The War Within: Part III - Rx For A Broken System

Legion prescribes preventative measures for returning veterans, families fighting PTS.

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Gulf War Task Force draft report completed

Gulf War Task Force draft report completed

Comprehensive draft report outlines how VA addresses the concerns of veterans who deployed during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991.

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VA mental health campaign to launch soon

VA mental health campaign to launch soon

Make the Connection is VA's effort to work with the entertainment industry to encourage veterans to come forward to receive treatment for mental health.

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Miami VAMC criticized by House committee

Miami VAMC criticized by House committee

House Veterans' Affairs Committee cites ‘failures in leadership' at facility where repeated errors have occurred.

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VA releases women veterans PSA

VA releases women veterans PSA

Public service announcement challenges viewers to rethink pre-conceived notions about women veterans.

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VA launches TBI awareness campaign

VA launches TBI awareness campaign

Documentary highlights individual stories of recovery for severely wounded servicemembers and veterans.

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VA's PTS phone app still available

VA's PTS phone app still available

Veterans dealing with post traumatic stress can turn to their smart phones for help in dealing with their symptoms.

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The War Within: Part II - Paths to Healing

The prescription for relief from PTS is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

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System Worth Saving report available

System Worth Saving report available

Findings of 2011 VA medical center visits include challenges in the transition process for OEF/OIF veterans; report will be shared with president, VA, Congress.

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Legion praised for Veterans Court resolution

Legion praised for Veterans Court resolution

Resolution urges Congress to continue to fund the establishment and expansion of Veterans Treatment Courts.

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Panel focuses on women veterans issues

Panel focuses on women veterans issues

Retired brigadier generals, women veterans advocates discuss PTS, military sexual trauma and readjusting to civilian life.

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The War Within: Part I - Military Sexual Trauma

Military sexual trauma emerges as a major cause of PTS.

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The War Within: Part I – Always an advocate - Web Exclusive

The American Legion, since its founding in 1919, has helped veterans get help in overcoming the effects of combat-related mental illnesses.

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The War Within: Part I - When doing everything right isn’t enough

A Marine’s suicide shows that even the unlikeliest veteran can fall through the cracks.

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The War Within: Part I - Families Afflicted

A new generation of veterans confronts post-traumatic stress.

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