Psychedelics Gain Momentum as PTSD Treatments

Psychedelics Gain Momentum as PTSD Treatments   It’s a new era for PTSD treatments. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first identified in patients who survived concentration camps during World War II. It has also been called “shell-shock” pertaining to service members returning from combat operations. Doctors understand this condition a lot better today than they […]

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Issues Plague VA’s New Records Management System

Issues Plague VA’s New Records Management System   The deputy inspector general of the Veterans Affairs Department says the agency’s electronic healthcare, the VA’s new records management system, does not meet minimum quality standards.   The VA has, until recently, used a software program called VistA to manage its healthcare records. In 2017, the agency […]

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Obtaining a Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability

Let’s look at securing a total disability rating from the VA and having it based on Individual Unemployability. There are several ways to be considered 100 percent disabled by VA standards. One way is to obtain a total disability rating based on individual unemployability, or TDIU. TDIU differs from a regular 100 percent rating, or combination […]

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Bill to Expand VA Burn Pit Coverage Reaches Senate

Bill to Expand VA Burn Pit Coverage Veterans are now waiting on the United States Senate to pass the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021. This is the bill to expand VA burn pit coverage, better known as the PACT Act, which was passed by the House of Representatives. Pat Murray, […]

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VA Healthcare

Changes Proposed for VA Healthcare Infrastructure   The Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized its recommendations to Congress to modernize VA healthcare facilities and improve working conditions for VA employees. The recommendations were submitted under the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, mandated by Congress in 2018. President Biden has until February 2023 to approve […]

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Burn Pit Legislation

Biden Endorses Burn Pit Legislation   President Biden endorsed Burn Pit Legislation when traveling to Fort Worth, Texas on March 8, 2022. In his effort to urge Congress and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to provide better health benefits and medical care for military veterans who were exposed to burn pits during service. […]

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Veteran Suicide

How Does the VA Compensate for Veteran Suicide? Veteran suicide is a huge problem. Around 7,500 soldiers have sustained fatal combat injuries during the Global War on Terror, which began on 9/11.  However, four times as many Veterans, over 30,000, have taken their own lives during this period. Moreover, adding to the tragic nature of […]

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