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  • Female veterans experience improvement in low back pain with course of chiropractic care

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    A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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  • Female veterans feeling underserved by VA

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    Women are the fastest growing demographic among veterans, but the hospitals that treat them don’t have enough female doctors, perform enough outreach or offer sufficient counseling and addiction recovery services for them, women vets told the Herald.

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  • Veteran Population to Shift in Next 30 Years

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    The demographic makeup of veterans in the United States will shift in the the next three decades, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  • Five myths about female veterans

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  • Don't abandon our female veterans to staggering risk of suicide

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    Earlier this month, the Department of Veterans Affairs released an updated version of its “Veteran Suicide Statistics by State” report, the most comprehensive examination of veteran suicide in American history which analyzed over 55 million records from 1979 to 2014 from all 50 states and four territories.

    One of the most staggering public health statistics in this report was the rate of female veterans’ suicide rate: 250 percent higher than civilian women.

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  • Belonging and Support: Women Veterans’ Perceptions of Veteran Service Organizations

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  • Suicide among female veterans up 85%

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    RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Since 9/11 it’s not uncommon to see women in conflict areas around the world. Their numbers in the military have increased, and a new study shows their problems associated with war, too, have increased.

    A comprehensive study from the Department of Veterans Affairs shows the suicide rate among women vets has increased 85 percent over the last 25 years.

    “You had to be really tough, you know. You couldn't take anything less than excellence,” says Dawn Lafferty.

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  • Study: Military service narrows racial wage gap among women

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    Serving in the military can boost women’s future earnings and quash significant racial and ethnic disparities in pay, a new study has found.

    While white women traditionally make thousands more each year than their black, Hispanic and Native American peers, a recent report out of Florida State University shows that veteran women of color out-earn same-race nonveterans and also make more than white women who have not served in the military. Veteran women of all races earn about 8 percent more than nonveteran women.  

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  • Women Veterans Changing VA Care Practices

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    IRON MOUNTAIN — The fastest growing demographic in today’s military is women. They make up 14% of America’s active duty personnel.

    The number of women Veterans using VA services skyrocketed in recent years, from 159,000 in the year 2000, to 390,000 in 2013.

    “When you think about those 13 years, you’ve had 9/11, we’ve had a surge in enlistments” said Brad Nelson, public affairs officer at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. “Correspondingly then with more women in the military, they get out and now we have an increase in women Veteran’s seeking VA care.”

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  • Lawmakers introduce bill to expand VA services for Female Veterans

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    WASHINGTON – A few years after Army Reserve veteran Kate Hoit returned home from a yearlong deployment to Iraq in 2005, she sought medical treatment at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital, where she was made to feel like she didn’t quite belong.

    “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been called ‘Mr. Hoit’ or [was] stopped while navigating my way through VA hospital halls,” Hoit said. “For the record, I’m not lost. I have an appointment. I – we – belong here, too.”

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