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WASHINGTON — An expert group is recommending that the Joint Pathology Center permit “wide access” to the world-renowned tissue repository.
WASHINGTON - VA has updated its list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that can be used by Vietnam-era veterans to determine if they qualify for presumption of Agent Orange exposure. That enables the veterans to seek VA disability compensation for associated diseases.
WASHINGTON—In his second term, President Obama and his administration must do more to stop the growth in the number of military and veteran suicides, a recent report contends.
WASHINGTON — In response to congressional criticism and an Inspector General’s report last year, VA has restricted use of retention bonuses across its health system, in effect reducing compensation for more than 6,700 employees.
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WASHINGTON--Federal civilian healthcare professionals hoping that the federal pay freeze would be lifted this holiday season will have to wait a little longer. President Obama signed legislation at the end of September that will extend the two-year federal pay freeze through March 2013.
WASHINGTON — The clock is ticking in Washington as the January 2013 implementation of sequestration looms ever nearer. Pentagon officials warned that such drastic cuts would make it difficult to pay Defense Health Program providers and likely would require denial of services to beneficiaries.
WASHINGTON — Pilots will be able to breathe easier as a result of changes to the oxygen systems in the F-22 aircraft, Air Force officials recently assured a House committee. The F-22 fleet has been under intense scrutiny after some pilots flying the aircraft mysteriously experienced an unexplained loss of oxygen, causing hypoxia-like symptoms.
Report Says Young Americans Still ‘Too Fat to Fight’.
WASHINGTON — With 1 in 4 young adults too overweight to join the military, a group of retired senior military leaders offers this advice: Remove junk food from the schools.
WASHINGTON —The No. 1 killer of women in the United States is heart disease, and women veterans are in no way exempt. In fact, by some measures, they have higher rates of heart disease risk factors.
WASHINGTON — In the wake of an IG investigation that confirmed wasteful spending at two VA human resources conferences last year, Republican leaders are calling for the resignation of VA Chief of Staff John Gingrich.
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