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2009-03-17 15:47:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Despite our concerns about the ill-advised proposal to require veterans' healthcare insurers to pay for treatment by the VA for service-connected health conditions, Vietnam Veterans of America hails the budget submission of President Obama for its generosity in assisting all veterans and, particularly, disabled veterans," said VVA National President John Rowan. "VVA joins fellow veterans' service organizations in condemning the proposal...

2009-02-25 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association (www.UnitedSpinal.org) and its veterans services program, VetsFirst (www.VetsFirst.org), in partnership with Vietnam Veterans of America (www.vva.org) introduced the Veterans Health Council (www.veteranshealth.org) at a press conference today at the National Press Club. The Veterans Health Council hopes to improve veterans' health by creating an ongoing educational forum for health care professionals, advocacy...

2009-02-19 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Vietnam Veterans of America: WHAT: VVA introduces first collaboration between veterans and private sector to address healthcare needs for veterans WHEN: 12:30 P.M., Wednesday, February 25, 2009 WHERE: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 13th Floor, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. WHY: As many as 80 percent of veterans do not use the Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities for their...

2009-02-12 16:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Disabled American Veterans today applauds the introduction of much-needed legislation that provides sufficient, timely and predictable funding for veterans health care and an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability to the budget process. "The Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act is all about making government more efficient, transparent and accountable. These are three key elements that President Obama,...

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2008-12-10 10:04:05

Researchers announced Tuesday that an investigation of identical twins, one that had combat experience and one that did not, implies that both genetic and environmental factors contribute equally to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This 10-year survey intended to conclude whether the anxiety disorder occurs from an innate weakness or is only caused by a traumatic event. "The way we have been getting at this question is to study a group of more than 100 Vietnam vets who each have an...

2008-10-27 06:00:09

By Marilyn Elias Post-traumatic stress disorder, once a poorly understood and little-known mental health problem, is turning up on the public's radar a lot more as growing numbers of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seek treatment for the illness. About one out of seven service members have returned from deployments with symptoms of the disorder, according to a Rand Corp. study out in April. The Department of Veterans Affairs reported about a 70% jump in veterans seeking treatment for...

2008-10-24 12:00:26

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the experience of war weren't difficult enough, many OIF/OEF veterans return home to struggle with the impact of combat stress and trauma and how this plays out in the family. Witness Justice and the Veterans Initiative Center and Research Institute (VICTRI), in collaboration with bipartisan U.S. House Caucuses (Addiction, Treatment and Recovery, Mental Health, Veteran's Mental Health, and Victim's Rights), hosted an issue briefing on...

2008-10-06 12:00:30

By Jim Belshaw Abroad smile spreads across Deryle Perryman's face long before he gets to the punch line of the story. But when the punch line arrives, it's easy to see why the smile is hard to suppress. The story is equal parts humor and irony, one of those stories that has you laughing at first and then stopping to think how many layers of history can be stacked into one short funny story. He was back in Vietnam on one of several return trips since his first visit in 1967. A Vietnamese...

2008-09-16 09:00:39

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When American troops in Vietnam answered the call to correspond with a young reporter four decades ago, they could not have envisioned the enduring relevancy of their war letters or the legacy their words, photographs and memorabilia would leave to succeeding generations. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080916/NETU002-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080916/NETU002-b ) A new book, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices...

2008-09-15 15:00:34

The Military Health System is planning an update late this month to its behavioral-health Web site, AfterDeployment.org., which was launched in early August. The site provides service members, their families, and veterans with online behavioral mental health tools. The Web site is a self-care solution targeting post-deployment adjustment concerns for those who might not otherwise seek out services and who want to use the site's resources at their own pace. Since October 2001, more than...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'