Category Archives: health

Mental health and suicide crisis among US veterans getting new approach

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Sens. John Boozman and Mark Warner 6 days ago American flags stand in the ground Sept. 1, 2020, outside of the 177th Fighter Wing, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The 660 American flags placed under the 177FW’s billboard represent the approximate amount of veterans who commit suicide every month in the United States. (Airman 1st Class […]

Military health officials pivoted to help attack COVID-19

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The military’s ability to pivot quickly to fight enemies doesn’t just apply to air, sea, ground and space forces. The military medical system has been in a unique position to respond to the urgency of COVID-19 on a number of fronts, defense health officials said. It’s not just about quickly deploying hospital ships to New […]

Former VA health worker pleads guilty to murdering seven patients with insulin poisoning

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A former Veterans Affairs nursing assistant pleaded guilty on Tuesday to seven counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder for unnecessarily injecting patients at a West Virginia hospital with insulin, causing fatal health complications. Reta Mays, who worked at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, appeared in […]

Former VA health worker pleads guilty to murdering seven patients with insulin poisoning

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A former Veterans Affairs nursing assistant pleaded guilty on Tuesday to seven counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder for unnecessarily injecting patients at a West Virginia hospital with insulin, causing fatal health complications. Reta Mays, who worked at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, appeared in […]

DoD health officials must fix $15B worth of projects for military treatment facilities, IG says

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Unless the Defense Health Agency takes action to fix issues at military treatment facilities, problems could get worse and affect the overall condition, readiness, use and services provided to patients in the military community, according to a new report from the DoD Inspector General. Delays in addressing the needs at those installations could worsen the […]

DoD health officials must fix $15B worth of projects for military treatment facilities, IG says

dod-health-officials-must-fix-$15b-worth-of-projects-for-military-treatment-facilities,-ig-says

Unless the Defense Health Agency takes action to fix issues at military treatment facilities, problems could get worse and affect the overall condition, readiness, use and services provided to patients in the military community, according to a new report from the DoD Inspector General. Delays in addressing the needs at those installations could worsen the […]

DoD health officials must fix $15B worth of projects for military treatment facilities, IG says

dod-health-officials-must-fix-$15b-worth-of-projects-for-military-treatment-facilities,-ig-says

Unless the Defense Health Agency takes action to fix issues at military treatment facilities, problems could get worse and affect the overall condition, readiness, use and services provided to patients in the military community, according to a new report from the DoD Inspector General. Delays in addressing the needs at those installations could worsen the […]