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2009-04-23 07:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health of patients who received endoscopic procedures at three VA Medical Centers may have been compromised by contaminated medical equipment. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of "potentially affected" patients now totals 10,797, including 6,387 who had colonoscopies at the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, VA Medical Center between April 2003 and December 2008, 3,341 who had colonoscopies at the VAMC in Miami from May...

2009-04-23 07:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its 14th biennial National Convention July 27-August 2 at the Galt House Hotel & Suites in Louisville, Kentucky. More than six hundred delegates from VVA local chapters across the country will join hundreds of other Vietnam veterans and guests in Louisville for this big event. "We are extremely pleased to be holding our National Convention in Louisville this summer," said VVA President John Rowan....

2009-04-09 08:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Jerald Washington Memorial Founders' Award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV). The award will be presented at the organization's annual conference in Washington, D.C., in May. Representing more than 250 organizations that provide housing and supportive serves to more than 150,000 homeless veterans each year, NCHV will honor Obama...

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...