April 4, 2019
Patricia Kime | Military.com
A number of U.S. troops with unexplained symptoms such as impaired concentration, anger, irritability and impulsivity, as well as physical problems such as high blood pressure, peripheral neuropathy and low sex drive, have chronic lead poisoning, according to a report Wednesday in The New York Times Magazine's At War Blog.
April 3, 2019
DEAN TAKAHASHI | Venture Beat
The Call of Duty Endowment charity has helped more than 54,000 veterans find jobs. And in 2018, the endowment placed 10,686 veterans into jobs.
March 26, 2019
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the availability of up to approximately $15 million in grants for community organizations that provide adaptive sports, including therapeutic recreational opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the armed forces.
VA awards grants to qualifying organizations to plan, develop, manage and implement programs serving Veterans.
March 25, 2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently partnered with the nonprofit Objective Zero Foundation to aid in connecting Veterans with suicide prevention support and resources.
The partnership, formalized on Dec. 3, 2018 provides a shared goal of preventing suicide among service members and Veterans, with a special focus on service members transitioning out of the military.
March 25, 2019
Robert Preidt | US News
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. veterans are at increased risk for heart disease, a looming public health problem, researchers say.
They analyzed data from more than 153,000 people who took part in the National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
March 17, 2019
U.S. Veterans Administration | Manchester Ink Link
WASHINGTON, DC – A recent study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open on March 1, showed positive outcomes for Veterans struggling with multiple mental health conditions.
March 5, 2019
President Donald J. Trump | The White House
President Trump is signing an Executive Order on the “President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide”—the PREVENTS Initiative.
February 27, 2019
WJBF Staff | WJBF
Birth defects and heart problems are showing up not only in the children, but the grandchildren of veterans who served in America’s military during the Vietnam War.
The question is whether Agent Orange, a powerful poison sprayed by the military to wipe out vegetation, is a contributing factor.
Emma Ackerson, 9, of Holiday, looks like any other little girl playing her with dog.
But this list of Emma’s medical problems keeps growing:
February 26, 2019
Tom Vanden Brook | USA Today
WASHINGTON – Veterans awarded the Purple Heart medal for wounds in combat will receive top priority for their claims with the Veterans Affairs Department, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced Tuesday.
Beginning in April, veterans with the Purple Heart medal will be placed in the department’s top-priority category for disability benefit claims, along with Medal of Honor recipients and those with severe, service-related disabilities.
February 25, 2019
Karen Jowers | Military Times
In the wake of reports from military families dealing with problems ranging from mold to mice to lead paint in their housing — and persistent frustrations in getting their concerns addressed — service officials are taking immediate steps to identify