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2014-07-16 12:27:07

The country's largest wartime veterans organization is responding to the needs of veterans and family members affected by the VA wait-time scandal INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of The American Legion's System Worth Saving (SWS) Task Force, created in 2003 to conduct annual evaluations of health-care quality at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and other facilities. What: A Veterans Crisis Command Center, where the SWS team and...

2014-06-09 12:30:20

Results to be announced of Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from the conditions WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Complementary and alternative treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as caregiver and family support, are the major topics to be examined at The American Legion's symposium on TBI/PTSD in Washington on June 24. The results of The American Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from one or...

2014-06-03 16:25:11

The senate bill would allow VA enrollees to use private health care under certain conditions WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation introduced in the Senate on June 3 would give veterans more choice and flexibility in their health-care treatment under certain conditions, such as the inability of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to schedule appointments in a timely manner. Veterans would be free to seek health care in the private sector if...

2014-06-02 16:20:50

INDIANAPOLIS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans service organization raised some concerns about the circumstances surrounding the recent release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by the Taliban. "First, to Sgt. Bergdahl, I say, 'welcome home,'" American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said today. "Your family has waited far too long to see you and we are happy that your five- year nightmare has ended. To the administration, I...

2014-05-30 12:26:04

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger issued the following statement regarding today's resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki: "It is not the solution, yet it is a beginning. The solution is not complete with Shinseki's resignation. Too many veterans have waited far too long to receive the benefits that they have earned. Wait times are increasing even for fully developed claims. But...

Legionnaire bacteria spread by Windshield Wiper Fluid
2014-05-19 11:29:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Windshield washer fluid is one of those innocuous things you probably don’t give much thought to throughout the day, but a new study has found that the familiar blue fluid often harbors the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. Spread via mist or vapor containing the Legionella bacteria, Legionnaire’s disease is essentially a severe form of pneumonia. The same bacteria can also cause Pontiac fever – a flu-like illness....

2014-05-16 16:25:07

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki announced May 16 that he has accepted the resignation of his under secretary for health administration, Dr. Robert Petzel. Responding to the news, American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said, "This move by VA is not a corrective action, but a continuation of business as usual. Dr. Petzel was already scheduled to retire this year, so his resignation now...

2014-05-16 12:27:23

INDIANAPOLIS, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force shall be conducting an audit of the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital from 19-21 May as part of their nationwide review of Veterans Affairs Operations in response to allegations of misconduct in other Veterans Affairs Hospitals around the country. There will be an open town hall meeting on May 19 at 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post #500 at 1926 N. Georgetown Road, Speedway...

2014-05-15 08:28:31

WoodWing's Elvis DAM complements workflow system already in place ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aysling today announced that it has implemented a digital asset management (DAM) solution for The American Legion as part of a comprehensive digital content marketing solution. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans service organization. The American Legion Media and Communication Division produces eight channels of multi-media communications including web,...

2014-05-13 12:21:43

Media Advisory INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deeply concerned about reports of fraudulent patient waiting lists, unacceptable wait times, denial of medical services, and a lack of accountability at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers across the country, American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger and The American Legion System Worth Saving Task Force have also found cases where patient satisfaction was high and VA was meeting the needs of its population...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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