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Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

A new study funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Navy finds that veterans and service members with a history of combat-related mild traumatic brain injury--compared with those in a control group--have much higher levels of abnormally fast brain waves in a region that plays a key role in consciousness.
Tags: Health, Navy, Department of Veterans Affairs


Argument analysis: Justices divided on agency deference doctrine

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in a dispute over veterans’ benefits that could become one of the most significant cases of the term. Although the case arose when the Department of Veterans Affairs refused to give James Kisor, who served as a Marine during the Vietnam War, benefits for his post-traumatic-stress disorder dating back to 1983, it has morphed into something much bigger. Kisor and his lawyers have asked the justices to overrule a doctrine that Chief Justice John Ro...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Marine, Va, Fda, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Francisco, Chamber of Commerce, Robbins, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Hughes, Howe


Gene transfer improves diabetes-linked heart ailment

Researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of California San Diego have shown that a gene transfer technique can combat heart dysfunction caused by diabetes.
Tags: University Of California San Diego, Department of Veterans Affairs


Argument preview: Justices to tackle important agency-deference question

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post ran on January 28, 2019, as an introduction to this blog’s symposium on Kisor v. Wilkie, as well as at Howe on the Court, where it was originally published. Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Kisor v. Wilkie, which arises from a dispute over benefits for a Marine who served in the Vietnam War. Although it may sound dry, the case could be one of the most consequential of the term, because the justices will decide whether to over...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Marines, Va, Chevron, Robbins, Thomas, Antonin Scalia, APA, John Roberts, Scalia, Howe, Clarence Thomas


'What Does War Do To An Entire Person?' — VA Studies Veterans With Blast Injuries

More veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are surviving with traumatic brain injury. In Boston, the Department of Veterans Affairs is studying the long-term effects of those injuries on 800 veterans.(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Tags: News, Boston, Iraq, Afghanistan, Department of Veterans Affairs


Help Make Project ChildSafe a Jersey Mike’s Designated Charity, Support Firearms Safe

Help Make Project ChildSafe a Jersey Mike’s Designated Charity, Support Firearms Safety USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Did you know in 2018 Jersey Mike’s submarine sandwich shops gave more than $6 million to over 170 charity partners during their annual Month of Giving Program? Many charities benefit from the generosity of Jersey Mike’s, and the Project ChildSafe® Foundation, which supports NSSF’s® Project ChildSafe firearms safety program, would like to be one of them. Project ChildSafeHere’s how i...
Tags: Guns, Mike, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Department of Veterans Affairs, NSSF, Shooting Industry News, Project ChildSafe, Jersey Mike, Stephen L Sanetti, Project ChildSafe ® Foundation, National Safety Council Partnered, Project ChildSafe Foundation


VA Releases Rules For Law That Would Increase Access To Private Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs released rules for a law that changes how the VA pays for outside, private care. Critics say the move is a stealth effort to privatize the VA.
Tags: News, Department of Veterans Affairs


Veterans deserve reproductive health services

It is both heartless and absurd for the Department of Veterans Affairs not to pay for IVF and other reproductive health services.
Tags: News, Opinion, Editorials, Department of Veterans Affairs


Apple partners with VA to bring Health Records to veterans

Apple announced this morning it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make the Health Records feature on iPhones available to veterans. The deal will allow the veterans to view their medical information across participating institutions, including the VA, organized in the Apple Health app. These health records include allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals, and will be displayed alongside other information, like Apple Wa...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, America, Tech, Tim Cook, Va, Health Records, Jeff Williams, Coo, Department of Veterans Affairs, Apple Health, U S Department of Veterans Affairs VA, U S The Health Records, VA Apple


Trump’s VA Bucks Lawmakers And Some Veterans Groups With Private Care Push

The administration proposed new rules on paying for more veterans to see private doctors, but the lack of details makes the fiscal impact unclear. When Congress passed a bill last year to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers said they were getting rid of arbitrary rules for when the government would pay for veterans to see private doctors. Under the old program, veterans could go to the private sector if they would have to wait 30 days or travel 40 miles for care in the VA...
Tags: Florida, News, Microsoft, Congress, Senate, White House, House, Va, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Koch, UnitedHealth Group, Congressional Budget Office, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Veterans Affairs


Onetime Rising Dem Star Lundergan Grimes Faces Voter Privacy Questions

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who attained national prominence for a failed Senate run against Mitch McConnell, is taking heat because her staff has routinely examined the voting records of state employees, job applicants and even potential political rivals. In an appearance on MSNBC in July 2017, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes expressed her vehement opposition to giving voter data to President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission, which had reque...
Tags: News, Kentucky, Senate, United States, Social Security, Mitch McConnell, Grimes, Herald, Cleveland, Msnbc, Donald Trump, VRS, Hess, Democratic, State, Lexington Herald


Justices to tackle important agency-deference question: In Plain English

This spring the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Kisor v. Wilkie, a case that arises from a dispute over benefits for a Marine who served in the Vietnam War. Although it may sound dry, the case could be one of the most consequential ones of the term, because the justices will decide whether to overrule a line of cases instructing courts to defer to an agency’s interpretation of its own regulation – a doctrine sometimes known as “Auer deference.” The Supreme Court’s ruling could have a si...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Marines, Va, Chevron, Robbins, Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Scalia, Howe, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy


These are all the federal HTTPS domains that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, on many domains had expired. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay but trying to fill in for most of their furloughed department — ...
Tags: Security, Python, Internet, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Url, Fbi, United States, House, Food Safety, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration


These are all the federal HTTPS websites that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, on many domains had expired. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay but trying to fill in for most of their furloughed department — ...
Tags: Security, Python, Internet, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Url, Fbi, United States, House, Food Safety, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration


What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

By Holden Lewis, NerdWallet.com The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. And if you’re among the 800,000 federal employees going without a regular paycheck, it could mean trouble making a house payment. ICYMI: Lenders coming to aid of workers affected by government shutdown Here’s how the shutdown ...
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Give veterans benefits they’ve earned

The Department of Veterans Affairs must produce a clear road map for fixing its ongoing technology problems, as well as getting veterans all benefits they are owed under the GI Bill.
Tags: News, Editorials, Department of Veterans Affairs


United States: FTC And VA To Continue Efforts Jointly Fighting Fraud Directed At Service Members - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

The FTC and the Department of Veterans Affairs recently signed an updated Memorandum of Agreement to continue their ongoing joint efforts to stop fraudulent
Tags: News, United States, Ftc, Selz, Department of Veterans Affairs, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein


The VA Didn’t Spend Millions of Dollars Meant for Veterans Suicide Prevention, Report Finds

The Department of Veterans Affairs spent just $57,000 of the $6.2 million that allocated for suicide prevention outreach to veterans
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Public Health, Military, Department of Veterans Affairs, Onetime, Healthytime


One new grant, one dissent from the denial of review

Last week the justices added one new case to their merits docket for the term – a relatively obscure maritime-law case. Somewhat unexpectedly, they added another new case today that will almost certainly have a much higher profile, at least in the legal world: Kisor v. Wilkie, in which the Supreme Court will consider whether to overrule a line of cases instructing courts to defer to an agency’s interpretation of its own regulation. The court’s ruling could have significant implications for admin...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Va, Medicaid, Robbins, Thomas, The Supreme Court, Howe, Andersen, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Department of Veterans Affairs, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Wilkie


GAO to look into whether Mar-a-Lago trio inappropriately influenced VA

The Government Accountability Office will investigate whether individuals connected to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida have had inappropriate influence over the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a letter sent to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Donald Trump, GAO, Government Accountability Office, Department of Veterans Affairs


Trump Administration Defends Legality Of VA Shadow Rulers

In a court filing, government lawyers argued that a Watergate-era sunshine law doesn’t apply to three Trump associates influencing the VA from Mar-a-Lago. The Trump administration is defending the legality of having three Trump associates help steer the Department of Veterans Affairs from the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort, asserting that a Watergate-era sunshine law on advisory committees shouldn’t apply. In a court filing last week, the government lawyers argued in part that the trio didn’...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, America, Cnn, Va, Sherman, Justice Department, Trump, Kelly, West Palm Beach, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ike Perlmutter, Trump Administration, Marc Sherman, Bruce Moskowitz


VA seeking to reduce GI Bill payment delays after IT woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will try to provide timely payments of college aid to thousands of veterans after delays due to problems with its IT systems. President Donald Trump last year signed off the biggest boost in GI benefits in a decade. But the legislation didn’t provide additional finances […]
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Veterans Day: Why 100 years ago today matters to veterans

Of the two million U.S. troops sent to Europe during World War I, more than 100,000 died, and 200,000 were wounded. When the soldiers returned they had a new system for veterans benefits. The U.S. has given benefits to those who have served in the Armed Forces since the colonial days. But as the nation amassed 2 million troops to send to Europe in 1917, Congress established a new system of veterans benefits. The plans for World War I veterans included programs for disability compensation, insura...
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Tester Survives Trump’s Onslaught For Another Close Win In Montana

Just call Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) senator landslide. Tester appears to have ground out a third win in a row with less than 50 percent of the vote, leading Montana state Auditor Matt Rosendale (R) 49 percent to 48 percent with 91 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press called the race Wednesday at 1 p.m. after the ballot counting dragged on for hours with Tester and Rosendale neck-and-neck. The Democratic senator held onto his seat in a red state even as Republicans unseated severa...
Tags: News, Maryland, Montana, Senate, Associated Press, Dc, Jackson, Trump, Democratic, Department of Veterans Affairs, Cameron Joseph, Matt Rosendale, Rosendale, Trump s Supreme Court, Sen Jon Tester D MT, Ronny Jackson Trump


Garcetti says $85 million from state for homelessness is being put to good use

By Craig Clough LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that the city has received its full disbursement of $85 million in state funds for various homeless initiatives, and plans to dedicate at least $20 million just for the Skid Row area where an estimated 2,000 people sleep on the streets. The previously approved, one-time Homeless Emergency Assistance Program dollars come from a state budget surplus, along with an additional $81 million awarded to the Los Angeles Hom...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Veterans Administration, Garcetti, LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, Department of Veterans Affairs, Sheila Kuehl, Bridge Home, Westside


VA Official Takes Down KKK Leader’s Portrait, Claims Ignorance Of History

A senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs took down a portrait of the confederate general and first Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from his office after a Washington Post reporter asked about it on Monday, the Post reported Tuesday. Ahead of the run-in with the Post, VA employees had begun signing a petition to remove the print. The official, David J. Thomas, has worked at the Veterans Affairs Department since 2013 and leads the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Busi...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Va, Kkk, Ku Klux Klan, Thomas, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Forrest, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Department, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Matt Shuham, Post VA, David J Thomas, Thomas Michelle Gardner Ince


In Wake Of Charlottesville, Federal Government Pays To Protect Confederate Cemeteries

The Department of Veterans Affairs has spent millions providing round-the-clock protection to guard graves and memorials dedicated to Confederate soldiers.(Image credit: Jeff Roberson/AP)
Tags: News, Charlottesville, Department of Veterans Affairs


VA Spent Millions On Private Security Guards For Confederate Cemeteries

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — After last year’s deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs show. The security effort, which runs around the clock at all but one of those VA-operated cemeteries, was aimed at preventing the kind of damage that befell Confederate ...
Tags: News, Congress, Ap, Chicago, Missouri, Va, Associated Press, North, St Louis, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Columbus, University Of North Carolina, Springfield, Sunrise Florida, Charleston South Carolina


Weekly Primer: Trump’s Ties To Saudi Arabia Raise Conflict Concerns Around Missing Journo

President Donald Trump sure wants to convey concern about the disappearance and suspected murder of Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week — but his family’s closeness with the Saudi royal family may pose an unavoidable conflict of interest in his handling of the crisis. The Saudis, Trump’s frequently said, are customers of his. “Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them,” he said in 2015 on the campaign trail. “They buy apartments from me...
Tags: Facebook, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, America, Shinzo Abe, Sheldon Adelson, Va, Un, Epa, State Department, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Scott Pruitt


Delta Pilot Indicted for Lying About Depression. Could That Make Problems Worse?

A Delta pilot has been indicted for lying to the FAA in order to be certified to fly, claiming that he didn’t suffer depression even though he had sought help from the Department of Veterans Affairs for a “major depressive disorder.” The pilot had claimed his VA disability benefits for covering “knee strain and tinnitus.” Continue reading Delta Pilot Indicted for Lying About Depression. Could That Make Problems Worse?...
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