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Home-health provider cuts off services to Veterans when the VA fails to pay its bills

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VA Cuts Svcs


LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Homebound with diabetes, heart disease, and other ailments, the 68-year-old Army Veteran finally found a lifeline three months ago from a private home health provider recommended by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Surgery Snafu: Veteran prepped for surgery stopped from having operation

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Despite recent improvements to Veterans' health care, those who served our country still have to navigate red tape and referrals for care outside the VA. This is one Veteran's story of how his surgery came to a screeching halt while he was in the process of being prepped for the operating room.

Heat-related health dangers for older adults soar during the summer

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Heat Health


As we age, our ability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. Older people are at significant increased risk of heat-related illnesses, known collectively as hyperthermia, during the summer months. Hyperthermia can include heat stroke, heat edema (swelling in your ankles and feet when you get hot), heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps, and heat exhaustion.

Army Veteran and NYC police detective shares her experience fighting breast cancer

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Breast Cancer


Fighting crime and cancer

Lucretia Gayle (pictured above left, with Oncologist Dr. Andrea Leaf on the right), a 21-year Army Veteran and New York City Police detective who specializes in investigations of organized crime, weapons and drugs, described the highs and lows of her life after receiving a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer a year ago. Gayle recently talked about her experience at a Cancer Survivors Day event held June 6 at VA’s Brooklyn campus. The annual program was attended by about 60 patients, family members, friends and VA caregivers.

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