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What do Combat Veterans and NFL Football Players have in common? CTE – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

September 2018 – As reported by 60 Minutes earlier this year and again this month, science is shedding new light on the impact of blasts and other blows to the head suffered by combat veterans. The degenerative brain disease known as CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) is more closely associated with football players who have experienced...
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VA Denied Sexual Trauma Claims by Veterans in Error

WASHINGTON – August 21, 2018 – According to a recent investigation by a VA Inspector General, the Department of Veterans Affairs denied hundreds of military sexual trauma (MST) claims improperly. The result of mishandling these claims could have affected thousands of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), leaving them without disability benefits. In 2017,...
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Has Congress Forgotten about Military Veterans Burn Pit Problems?

JULY 2018 – Burn Pit exposure in Iraq and Afghanistan and the health issues surrounding them could become another “Agent Orange” in the military community, but Veterans Affairs (VA) leaders and administration officials have promised they won’t let it. Unfortunately, a few lawmakers and several veterans advocates fear it already has. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), an...
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VA Announces Whole Health Flagship Sites

May 2018 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs designated 18 facilities as VA Whole Health Flagship Sites.  These facilities are located across the country, within the VA health-care system, and their focus is on empowering & educating injured veterans on how they can take charge of their health and well-being. Previously, the VA health-care...
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