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Veterans Health

Congress Clears Way For Veterans To Get Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to allow Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where ...

Paige Lavender

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Team Up With NBC's 'The Night Shift' To Share Important Message About Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have teamed up with the cast of NBC's "The Night Shift" to spread the word about veterans' health initiat...

Veteran's Sister 'Absolutely' Blames VA For His Death

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Connie Olberg, the sister of a veteran, discussed the health care her brother received through the Veterans Affairs system Tuesday on HuffPost Live, s...

What VA Is Getting Right

Kayla Williams | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Kayla Williams

Rather than only sharing bad news when it pops up, we should also spread the success stories about what the Department of Veterans Affairs is getting right and urge veterans to seek the care and benefits they have earned.

Supporting the Healthy Returning Veteran

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

When we talk about a healthy population, we need to remember that a very important focus needs to be on the health of our returning veterans. We need to develop and implement programs for the veterans designed to improve stress management and encourage healthy outcomes.

Recognizing Options for Healing This Veterans Day

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

In 2005 I founded Give an Hour to provide help and hope to returning service members, veterans and their families. Over 6,500 mental health professionals have joined the Give an Hour network and are providing free mental health services across the country.

Preventing Suicide, One Step at a Time

Rae Abileah | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rae Abileah

For years I've been a "Bring Our Troops Home" banner waving leftist, attending anti-war marches and rallies more often than I ate ice cream. Now that our troops are actually coming home from Iraq, many are killing themselves. Why?

The Affordable Care Act: Protecting America's Protectors

Caitlin Padula | Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago
Caitlin Padula

The Affordable Care Act is around to serve these veterans, just like they served their country. Take a few minutes this holiday weekend to think about veterans and their service. Don't they deserve affordable health care for themselves and their families?

The Year Ahead for New York's Health Care

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

There remains much work to be done at the State level to ensure that health care reform has the impact it's intended to.

Open Letter to Veterans Affairs Nominee Gen. Eric Shinseki

Joseph A. Violante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Violante

The history of veterans funding is so consistently poor that even when Congress has gotten the funding level right, it has been late. Imagine trying to run a private sector health care system without knowing your budget.

Warning To Veterans: Drug's Side Effects May Include Suicide

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to an ABC News/Washington Times investigation, the Veterans Administration plans to inform 32,000 veterans that they are using a drug linke...