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China Has Repeatedly Hacked Veterans Affairs Databases Since 2010, Lawmaker Says

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | June 4, 2013

Since 2010, foreign actors have repeatedly compromised an unencrypted database maintained by the Veterans Affairs Department that contains personally identifiable information on roughly 20 million veterans, a House lawmaker said Tuesday. Read More »

VA Claims Backlog Saddles Disabled Veterans

Mitch Shaw | Standard-Examiner | February 5, 2014

Department of Veterans Affairs officials say they want to end their massive benefits backlog for disabled veterans by next year, but a new study says progress on the initiative has stalled. Read More »

VA Stops Releasing Data On Injured Vets As Total Reaches Grim Milestone [EXCLUSIVE]

Jamie Reno | International Business Times | November 1, 2013

The United States has likely reached a grim but historic milestone in the war on terror: 1 million veterans injured from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. But you haven't heard this reported anywhere else. Why? Because the government is no longer sharing this information with the public. Read More »

7 Health Technologies Developed For Veterans

Staff Writer | FierceHealthIT | April 3, 2013

Technology has always played a big part in providing and improving healthcare for U.S. soldiers, both at home and abroad. For instance, the Blue Button, launched in 2010, initially was designed as a means for veterans to easily access and download their health information to use, as necessary... Read More »

AANP, AMVETS Team Up to Promote Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Treating Veterans with Chronic Pain

Press Release | AMVETS, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians | September 18, 2015

AMVETS, one of the nation’s largest veterans service organizations, has joined with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) in seeking to promote natural, non-pharmacological approaches to treating veterans suffering from chronic pain. The organizations have collaborated via a "Dear Colleague" letter in the US House of Representatives calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take steps to employ licensed naturopathic physicians, who are specially trained in natural, non-invasive methods of healing.

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ADA: VA's MOVE Helps Block Diabetes

Kristina Fiore | MedPage Today | June 24, 2013

CHICAGO -- A weight-loss program that can be implemented over a large healthcare system may help prevent development of type 2 diabetes, researchers reported here. Read More »

After Sexual Trauma, Soldiers Search For Better Care, Peace

Caitlin Cruz and Asha Anchan | Kaiser Health News | October 30, 2013

At least one in five female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has screened positive for military sexual trauma (MST) once back home, Department of Veterans Affairs records show. And this may understate the crisis, experts say, because this number only counts women who go to the VA for help. Read More »

America Must Improve Its Care For Veterans, Says CNAS Expert

Press Release | Center for a New American Security (CNAS) | November 9, 2012

After more than a decade of war, several years of constrained national budgets and a changing veteran population, the second Obama administration must confront how best to uphold its promises to the nation's men and women who serve or have served in uniform. Read More »

An Ode To VA: Let Me Count The Ways

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | June 26, 2013

The Veterans Affairs Department, as I reported today, shares its disability claims backlog weekly in a couple of ways, including a top-line number that makes the backlog look worse than it really is. Read More »

Anatomy Of An Electronic Health Record Zero-Day

Kelly Jackson Higgins | Dark Reading | December 4, 2013

How a dangerous security flaw discovered in one of the most pervasive electronic medical record platforms in the U.S. was found and fixed before it could do damage Read More »

Army, Air Force Tap Goodwill Industries To Scan And Send Records To VA

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | February 4, 2014

The Army and Air Force have contracted with a division of Goodwill Industries to scan and then transmit to the Veterans Affairs Department millions of pages of service treatment records of Army and Air Force personnel discharged this year. Read More »

As VA Backlog Grows, Congress, Veterans Grow Weary Of Excuses

Bill Briggs | NBC | February 27, 2013

With most veterans waiting nine months for the Department of Veterans Affairs to process disability claims, a congressional panel Wednesday chastised the VA and the Department of Defense for each breaking four years of vows to merge all troops’ medical records into a single electronic system to help crack that backlog. Read More »

At CES, Humetrix Shows its e-Prescribed Digital Health Technology to Transform Healthcare in the Hands of Consumers

Press Release | Humetrix | January 4, 2018

At CES, Humetrix will demo its suite of mobile health platforms that put consumers around the world in control of their own care. By offering actionable mobile applications that address the complexity of medical care, delivered in multiple settings, and which needs to be personalized, Humetrix places decision-making tools in consumers’ own hands and on their own devices, where they can use it.

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Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Research Collaboration With Department Of Veterans Affairs For Screening Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) Symptoms In Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury

Press Release | Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | March 6, 2013

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVNR) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and United BioSource Corporation (UBC) today announced a pilot study to screen for pseudobulbar affect (PBA) symptoms in approximately 1,000 veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) . Read More »

Background On The National Conference On Mental Health

Press Release | White House | June 3, 2013

On Monday, June 3rd, President Obama and Vice President Biden will host a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House as part of the Administration’s effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness about mental health. Read More »