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 Vietnam veterans may be dying from slow-killing parasite, study shows:

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. … Continue reading

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 New technology alleviates Tinnitus by retraining the brain to ignore ringing in the ears:

A recently released randomized study by the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research at the VA Portland Health Care System demonstrated improved clinical outcomes for tinnitus patients using the Levo System. The study was led by James Henry, PhD. Tinnitus … Continue reading

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 Restoring Veterans’ Second Amendment right:

Currently, when the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) names a fiduciary to assist a veteran with benefit payments, the VA will then report the veteran to the National Criminal Instant Background Check System (NICS), also known as the gun ban … Continue reading

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 VA considers restricting eligibility for caregivers program:

On February 6, 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is considering new restrictions to a program that provides monthly stipends and other assistance to family caregivers of post-9/11 veterans. Testifying before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on … Continue reading

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• (855) 948 2311:

That is the number for the White House Hot Line and 90% of the staff are either veterans or family members of veterans. According to the VA, the agents document your concerns about VA care, benefits or services and they … Continue reading

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• Veteran population:

I found tthe following interesting because I believe it shows what some think of our military. Over the next 25 years the VA expects a 37.5% decline in the veteran population. VA projections show there will be a total veteran … Continue reading

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• Half of Post-9/11 vets aren’t getting mental health care: f

About half of U.S. veterans who served during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq don’t get the mental health care they need, according to a new report that recommends changes to improve the care delivered by the Veterans Affairs health … Continue reading

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• GI Bill ► new GI bill changes:

The new Forever GI Bill signed into law by President Trump earlier this year has multiple provisions that will roll out in 2018. Among them are changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill for Purple Heart recipients, reservists and dependents — … Continue reading

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 Veterans groups advocacy helps lower new TRICARE program costs:

The fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) directed an extensive overhaul of the military’s health benefit program, effective Jan. 1, 2018, that principally merged TRICARE Standard and Extra into a new TRICARE Select category, and created two new … Continue reading

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 Military retirement system update – 2018 Decision for 1.6M Service Members:

About 1.6 million service members will have a big decision to make in 2018: stay with the traditional military retirement system or move to the new Blended Retirement System. Those service members includethose who have less than 12 years of … Continue reading

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