VETERANS

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Published 10/11/2017

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis. [more…]

Dying veterans boost participation in hospice care

Dying veterans boost participation in hospice care

Published 14/07/2017

By Ronnie Cohen(Reuters Health) - An initiative to enroll dying veterans in hospice care appears to be working, and its success may offer clues for h

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Trump extends program allowing some veterans to use local doctors, hospitals

Trump extends program allowing some veterans to use local doctors, hospitals

Published 19/04/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump smiles after signing S.544, the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act, at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump on Wednesday moved a step closer to fulfilling his campaign promise to reform the troubled Veterans Affairs department, but some veterans groups are concerned that the administration may be working toward privatizing their healthcare.

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Elder statesmen stay relevant in ever-changing NBA

Elder statesmen stay relevant in ever-changing NBA

Published 13/04/2017

Mar 16, 2017- Atlanta, GA, USA- Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter (15) dives for a loose ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA's regular season may have drawn to a close but the venerable careers of several veteran players keeps forging ahead with no clear end in sight.

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U.S. to expand mental health care for some veterans

U.S. to expand mental health care for some veterans

Published 09/03/2017

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said on Wednesday that it intends to expand mental health care to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.

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