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Head of Phoenix VA fired

(CNN) — The embattled head of the Phoenix VA was formally fired Monday, November 24, 2014.

Sharon Helman was in charge of the Phoenix VA Health Care System and the facility at the center of the VA scandal; she was put on administrative leave following a CNN interview in April, in which she denied the existence of a secret list used to cover up delays in patient care. 300 more words

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The Perils of Underestimation

Last spring my 94-year-old father nearly died. A change in his medication triggered metabolic chaos, characterized by dehydration, muscle weakness, kidney failure and disorientation. By the time he was hospitalized, his multiple falls resulted in his looking as if he had been beaten savagely with baseball bats. 1,419 more words

Culture

“I’m not alone cuz the TVs on yeah…”

“I’m not crazy cuz I take the right pills everyday…”
One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. When Jimmy Eat World released their album “Bleed American”, it was a week or two before 9/11. 1,098 more words

Defense.gov News Article: Pentagon Expo to Feature Art Therapy for ‘Invisible Wounds’

The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration are making strides in integrating the arts into the recovery of veterans from the visible and invisible wounds of war. 121 more words

The Dogs of War

I’ve been watching the new show on A&E called, Dogs of WarThey document a man, Jim Stanek, an Army veteran and former firefighter who helped in the cleanup of Ground Zero on September 11th. 314 more words

Ramblings

Vets still suffer 18 years after forced Anthrax Vaccine

“…The government has wronged our vets and sentenced them to early death due to complications.”

Yep, and it pisses me off especially because I am one of those Vets.

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Resilience

I logged on last week to check the status of my Warriors pending claims, and much like many of you have experienced, something didn’t look right. 482 more words

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