News Article – Veterans with debilitating Gulf War Syndrome may have passed it on to children. Mirror.co.uk

Link to article on Mirror.co.uk British forces veterans suffering Gulf War Syndrome may have given it to their children. New medical research has revealed troops who served in Iraq are more likely to have damage to DNA that could be passed on during reproduction. Experts in the US – where the illness is recognised – …

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VA – West Los Angeles VA Hospital shuts down PTSD treatment group for cost savings.

Link to article at Latimes.com Before August, about 20 groups, each with five to 30 members, had been meeting on the medical campus for a total of 40 hours a week of therapy, said Leslie Martin, the former PTSD therapy program director. The combat veterans group shut down this fall after refusing the VA’s order …

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Medical Report (2014) Military-related traumatic brain injury and neurodegeneration

Authors: Ann C. McKee and Meghan E. Robinson VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Alzheimer Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Link to the report …

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VA Health – Ret. Marine Colonel Jim Turner dressed up one final time to send a message to the VA by suicide

Link to Tampabay.com article ST. PETERSBURG — On Dec. 10, retired Marine Col. Jim Turner put on his dress uniform and medals and drove to the Bay Pines Department of Veterans Affairs complex. He got out of his truck, sat down on top of his military records and took his own life with a rifle. …

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Veteran medical – Expanded Medical Marijuana Research Bill Approved by Congress

Expanded Medical Marijuana Research Bill Approved by Congress on The National Law Review Without the ability to grow cannabis legally, researchers are unable to properly study the safety, efficacy, and medical uses of marijuana. This creates a frustrating catch-22, where the lack of available, legitimate marijuana research leaves Congress unable to examine sufficient evidence to …

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Veteran Affairs – West Los Angeles VA misusing donated land intended for veteran rehabilitation. VA OIG report.

VA’s Management of Land Use Under the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016 In March 1888, Senator John P. Jones and Arcadia B. DeBaker donated, by deed, approximately 300 acres of land in Los Angeles, California, to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers to establish a home for disabled veterans. Two additional deeds …

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VA article – ‘I knew something was not right’: Mass cancellations of diagnostic test orders at VA hospitals draw scrutiny. USA Today.

Link to the news article “To have a patient show up for a scan and not have an order – you’re like, ‘What the heck is going on?’ ” he [Radiology technologist Jeff Dettbarn] told USA TODAY in an interview. Dettbarn started collecting cancellation notices for diagnostic procedures such as CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds. …

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