VA: Letting Vets Seek Community Healthcare Will Save Billions

  Allowing more veterans to seek medical care outside VA facilities will save taxpayers billions of dollars over the next decade, top VA officials said. VA Secretary David Shulkin on Monday said increasing private care options under the proposed Coordinated Access and Rewarding Experiences, or CARE, Act would result in…

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New research on brain waves helps diagnose PTSD, TBI

Veterans suffering from symptoms such as irritability, restlessness, hypersensitivity to stimulation, memory loss, fatigue and dizziness are often diagnosed with post-traumatic stress  disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or both. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, a new study shows PTSD and TBI register different brain activity in patients, and…

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Report Slams VA Watchdog for ‘Systemic’ Failures in Probe of Hospital

A Senate committee’s report into overprescription of powerful painkilling drugs at a Wisconsin VA hospital slammed the agency’s inspector general’s office for discounting key evidence, narrowing its inquiry and failing to make its report on the matter public.

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Retreat for Veterans

The Big Red Barn (BRB) Retreat is a public charity dedicated to providing healing to those in need of peace. The facility is located in Blythewood, SC on 75 acres with nearly 5 miles of wooded trails, a 2-acre fishing pond, outdoor pavilion, 1,110 sq. ft. meeting room with prep…

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