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Former V.A. Nursing Assistant Is Charged in Deaths of Seven PatientsReta Mays, who worked at a hospital in West Virginia, is accused of administering fatal doses of insulin to veterans.
Panel urges more expansive guidelines for VA medical experiments on dogsThe review was commissioned by the VA in 2018 after lawmakers and critics raised questions about the invasive and ultimately fatal experiments.
Last person to receive pension from Civil War, $73.13 monthly, dies at age 90Irene Triplett received monthly check for $73.13 from the Department of Veterans Affairs as the nation's last Civil War pensioner.
U.S. veterans agency has given hydroxychloroquine to 1,300 coronavirus patientsThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has treated 1,300 coronavirus patients with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which a study has tied to an increased risk of death, according to a..
Schumer demands answers on V.A.'s use of drugU.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs after officials say it administered a controversial COVID-19 remedy to more than 1,000 patients at its hospitals...
Former Veterans Affairs Doctor Is Indicted in Groping CaseThe doctor, Jonathan Yates, worked at a hospital in West Virginia. He was charged with abusive sexual contact and depriving veterans of their civil rights.
V.A. Health Care Workers Balk at Safety PracticesOfficials at the Department of Veterans Affairs have denied that workers across their huge health care system — which serves nine million veterans and has 390,000 employees — have inadequate gear.
Man Charged in Scheme to Sell 125 Million Nonexistent MasksChristopher Parris tried to secure orders from the Department of Veterans Affairs for personal protective equipment that would have amounted to more than $750 million, the authorities said.
Veterans nursing home in Georgia emptied for virusThe virus outbreak made it unsafe for Linda McCall to visit her husband, a veteran living in a Georgia nursing home. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs has moved him 140 miles away – adding to..
New York veterans hospital, struggling with coronavirus outbreak, asked to help civiliansThe Department of Veterans Affairs is struggling to provide enough staffing and equipment for former vets hospitalized with the coronavirus illness in New York City, nursing union representatives say,..
The V.A. Prepares to Back Up a Health Care System Threatened by CoronavirusThe sprawling Department of Veterans Affairs is legally designated as the nation’s backup health system and could prove vital in the pandemic.
VA reports five coronavirus cases as it steps up screening, restrictions at medical centersVeterans Affairs medical facilities are screening patients and, in some cases, restricting visitors to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Veterans Affairs, a Trump Signature Issue, Is Facing Turmoil AgainThe mysterious firing of the department’s deputy secretary was the latest incident to shake the agency as it embarks on ambitious changes to health care.
After uproar, VA promises vet new prosthetic legs after his were taken awayJerry Holliman's prosthetic legs were repossessed last month. His story prompted outrage and outreach across the nation. The VA promises new ones now.
No Charges in Assault Complaint at V.A. Hospital, and a Public Fight EruptsA cabinet secretary, a House committee chairman and an inspector general are at odds after a congressional staff member said she was sexually assaulted.
David Shulkin speaks out about his time in Trump's Cabinet and being fired by tweet"When it happens, not only is it a surprise, but it's painful," David Shulkin, Trump's first secretary of Veterans Affairs, told USA TODAY.
Kickback scheme cost Florida VA hospitals millions, investigators sayOne of those charged is accused of selling her status as a disabled veteran to allow a company to get preferential treatment for VA contracts.
Thousands of medical tests delayed, improperly canceled at VA facilities, audit findsVA employees improperly canceled orders for thousands of medical imaging tests, jeopardizing the health of some patients, the VA inspector general found.
Loophole allows some colleges to take advantage of veteransFor-profit colleges and universities can currently collect funds from the VA and the Defense Department without it counting as federal funds.
How the 2020 Democrats Plan to Help VeteransDemocratic presidential candidates want to strengthen the V.A., provide veterans with better care and increase their access to education and jobs.
Veterans with PTSD help rehabilitate injured sea lionsSea lions who have been hurt in the wild are helping veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. Up to 20 percent of veterans returning from recent tours overseas have PTSD, according to the..
Bernie Sanders vows to strengthen services for U.S. veterans if elected presidentU.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders promised on Monday to boost healthcare services for military veterans if he is elected, putting a priority on upgrading facilities and hiring more..
Pentagon and VA: We can prevent military suicide — togetherThe Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs must, and will, do better for our military members, veterans and their families: Another view
Step by step: Helping paraplegics walkThe Food & Drug Administration and the Veterans Administration have approved robotic exoskeletons – devices that enable people who have lost the use of their legs to stand and walk again. But many..
Former VA secretary "deeply concerned" about public serviceDavid Shulkin describes a "toxic, chaotic and subversive" environment in Washington under the Trump administration
Former VA Secretary David Shulkin claims White House officials derailed policyFormer Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin joined "Red and Blue" to discuss the impeachment inquiry in Washington and his new book, "It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country."
V.A. Office to Protect Whistle-Blowers Targeted Them Instead, Report FindsA spokeswoman for the Department of Veterans Affairs said it had already taken action on many of the recommendations in the report by the inspector general.
Trump created an office to protect whistleblowers at the VA. It failed.The office removed only one VA executive, conducted shoddy investigations, disrespected whistleblowers and “floundered” in its duty to protect them.
Woman Trying to End Sexual Assault at V.A. Centers Says She Is Attacked in One“He pressed his entire body against mine,” said Andrea Goldstein, a staff member for the House veterans committee, and he said, “You look like you could use a good time.”
Korean War veteran in Puerto Rico struggling 2 year after MariaA panel is asking FEMA and the Department of Veterans Affairs to help an 88-year-old Korean War veteran whose home still has a blue tarp for a roof
Veteran dies covered in ant bites in a VA nursing homeSen. Johnny Isakson said he was "horrified" after Joel Marrable, a Vietnam War veteran, was covered in ant bites and died days later.
Vietnam vet dies after being found covered in ants at VA homeGeorgia woman says her father was bitten more than 100 times by ants at a government veterans' home where his room was full of insects.
U.S. authorities investigate as many as 11 deaths at veterans hospitalU.S. authorities are investigating suspicious deaths at a veterans hospital in West Virginia, the Veterans Affairs department said on Tuesday, and a U.S. senator said the probe may involve up to 11..
Feds investigating 10 more deaths at VA hospitalA patient at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia died after being given a drug he did not need. His death has been ruled a homicide and now there are allegations other patients may have died..
Former VA doctor charged in 3 deathsThe indictment of a former doctor at a veterans hospital in Arkansas is sending shockwaves through the nation's largest healthcare system. Dr. Robert Levy is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the..
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Veteran's widow speaks out after former VA doctor charged in deathsWife of retired Army Sergeant Michael McCoy says he knew the Veterans Affairs "had failed him"
Do Service Dogs Help Treat PTSD? After Years of Research, the V.A. Still Doesn’t KnowThe V.A. was mandated to study the use of service dogs as a mental-health treatment for veterans almost a decade ago. But repeated setbacks have held up the results.
Dogs deserve better than brutal VA research that wastes money better spent on veteransThe VA has done these barbaric tests for decades with no discernible benefits in many years. It should stop hurting dogs and start helping veterans.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie on “The Takeout”Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie joins Major Garrett on "The Takeout" to discuss his career of public service, his appointment to head the VA, as well as suicide among veterans and President..
Veteran 'literally body-slammed' by VA police: Lawmakers grill VA on use of forceThey asked VA officials about veteran death, injury after run-ins with VA police and an instructor trainee at the VA police academy accused of threats.
VA may owe veterans millions in refunds but knowingly hasn't paid them for years, probe findsThe VA inspector general found more than 50,000 veterans could be owed nearly $190 million in home loan fees that VA managers should have refunded.
Veterans to get expanded access to private doctors at VA expense starting ThursdayVeterans can see private doctors at VA expense if they have to wait longer than 20 days or drive more than 30 minutes for a VA primary care doctor.
V.A. Prepares for Major Shift in Veterans’ Health CareThe Department of Veterans Affairs says it is ready for a major shift in access to private care, but veterans groups and lawmakers are concerned.