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2014-07-04 23:03:41

According to Enigami Systems, Inc. media relations department a national study to determine the effects of medical cannabis treatment for Veterans' PTSD begins July 4, 2014. The study is eighteen months long and holds great promise for determining effective treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 It is the opinion of the study group* that when the Veterans Health Administration (the “VA”) re-establishes effective medical programs, the...

2014-07-03 23:00:31

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cory Price as Assistant Director effective June 29, 2014. In this key position, Mr. Price will have direct leadership oversight of several key services across the healthcare system to include Logistics, Nutrition and Food Service, Police, Prosthetics and Sensory Aids, and Voluntary Service. Bay Pines, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is pleased to announce the...

2014-06-24 12:28:17

National Survey by Jackson Healthcare Studies Physicians' Experiences with the Veterans Administration ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Half of the physicians who have experience practicing medicine at the Veterans Administration and the private sector since 2000 say the quality of care is worse in the VA system, according to a national survey of more than 1,500 doctors conducted by Jackson Healthcare. Fifty percent of the doctors who have practiced at the VA and in the private sector...

2014-06-20 20:20:50

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today sent letters to lawmakers working out differences between Senate and House VA health care bills urging their support to provide needed resources to improve staffing at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers. AFGE supports the Senate version of H.R. 3230, the Veterans' Access to Care Act of 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO In the...

2014-06-18 16:26:58

IRVING, Texas, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced today that its member-driven supply networks delivered a combined savings of $272 million on network contract spend to members in 2013. VHA pioneered the member-driven supply network concept and currently facilitates 14 networks nationwide--the largest number in the industry. Through VHA SupplyNetworks, groups of VHA members join together to reduce supply chain costs and increase...

2014-06-17 23:07:18

When a physician alleged that as many as 40 veterans died while waiting up to 21 months for care at a Phoenix, AZ Veterans Affairs hospital, and that schedulers there manipulated patient data so hospital executives could qualify for bonuses, the scandal grew like a firestorm. Steve Harden, CEO of LifeWings, believes there is much that can be learned by the civilian healthcare community from this scandal. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 As reported in the May 2014 issue of The...

2014-06-04 23:15:08

George Flinn is running for United States Senate from the state of Tennessee on the sole platform to repeal and replace ObamaCare with what he says is a viable solution called the Patient Centered Health Plan. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Veterans have spent their lives on lists. From the very moment of enlistment, their ranks, deployment time and even the final role call at a soldier’s funeral, they are always on a list. Now, with the current condition of the VA hospitals,...

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 12:28:23

Improving Cost Performance Key in Decision to Join AROK Purchasing Coalition IRVING, Texas, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc. today announced that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has joined the AROK Purchasing Coalition, LLC. The AROK Purchasing Coalition, a VHA supply network, includes more than 50 health care organizations across Arkansas and Oklahoma. Their members collaborate to increase efficiencies and reduce expenses by establishing contracting...

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...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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