veterans health

VA considering steps to shorten wait times for veterans needing medical care

Veterans currently experience long wait times for pain management treatment. Allowing nurse anesthesiologists to treat them would speed the process up.

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(Photo by Lawrence Jackson)The SAMMIE Awards breakfast held in the Senate Hart Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Even after troops leave Afghanistan, Iraq, resulting brain injury research continuing for VHA

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VA health facilities, still operating in pandemic mode, get a checkup from the inspector general

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(Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Senators seek bigger role, more doses for VA in vaccine distribution efforts

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How the pandemic has affected the medical research agenda at Veterans Affairs

Besides being the biggest health care delivery organization in the country, the Veterans Health Administration is also one of the biggest medical research…

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Supply remains VA’s biggest hurdle in vaccinating broader veteran population

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it’s been able to vaccinate its health care workers with relative speed, but reaching the broader veteran population…

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A new era for Veterans Affairs, and the committee that oversees it

The Veterans Health Administration is marking its 75th year. Now that Denis McDonough is confirmed as the new veterans affairs secretary, what will his overseers on Capitol Hill be most concerned with?

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