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Shock: VA whistleblower says veteran deaths covered up to improve stats

7/4/2014 - Another whistleblower has stepped forward in the ongoing VA scandal, telling CNN reporters that records of dead veterans were changed or physically altered -- some even recently -- to hide the number of them who have died while waiting for care at the Veterans Administration medical center in Phoenix,...

Over 1,000 U.S. veterans killed by disastrously inept VA hospital system

6/29/2014 - A newly issued report by a U.S. senator found that more than 1,000 U.S. veterans likely died in the past decade because of malpractice in regard to a lack of proper and timely care from the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers. The report from Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., himself a physician,...

Healthcare disgrace: 100,000 veterans discovered to endure long wait times for initial doctor visits at VA hospitals

6/16/2014 - A just-released report by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revealed that the dearth of patient care for our nation's veterans is more widespread -- and shocking -- than initially thought. The report, which was based on an audit of nearly half of the VA's 1,700 medical centers, clinics and...

This Memorial Day, join the call for dignified health care for all U.S. veterans

5/26/2014 - Recent revelations that VA hospitals kept veterans on secret "waiting lists" to deny them care are shocking, if not downright despicable. If the moral integrity of any government is measured by how well it treats its own veterans, the current U.S. government has almost no morality at all. We owe it...

VA hospital officials shredded documents to hide existence of secret waiting lists that killed U.S. veterans

5/20/2014 - The horrific Veterans Administration scandal, in which scores of patients on a "secret list" reportedly died after spending as long as a year without treatment, has widened. CNN correspondent Jake Tapper recently grilled White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough over President Obama's usual scandal...

Gulf War illness found to be caused by toxic chemicals

5/16/2014 - Researchers have made progress toward understanding a set of physiological mechanisms that underlie "Gulf War syndrome," a heretofore mysterious illness involving a diverse set of symptoms that affected scores of troops who returned from Iraq during the first Gulf War. According to a recently released...

Public Health Service approves marijuana testing for PTSD treatment

4/6/2014 - From flashbacks and insomnia to anxiety and depression, veterans are coming home to America in need of help on many levels, and the last thing they need is "chemical" medicine. Though "psych" meds are prescribed almost across the board for "psychological" issues, the psychiatric manual DSM-5 doesn't...

48,000 United States Afghan/Iraq Vets are homeless - They should have an entire city dedicated to them

1/30/2014 - Did you know that the number of homeless (or on the brink of being homeless) veterans who served in the Middle East has tripled in just the past three years? It's true. Many "vets" are returning from multiple deployments with more stress, more injuries and more needs for help and resources. They should...

Is this even America? Local bar ordered to remove sign thanking veterans for their service

12/5/2013 - You may not always agree with our country's decisions to send troops to certain parts of the world, but holding the men and women who do the fighting in contempt is not right, no matter how you feel about U.S. foreign policy. So it's no surprise that veterans and the owner of a local bar and grill...

Yoga provides relief to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

11/17/2013 - It used to be that "yoga" and "veterans" were two words you never heard in the same sentence. But in 2013, yoga for veterans has become a necessary practice for those suffering with PTSD, with classes springing up around the country. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center...

Veterans routinely given psychiatric drugs even without diagnosis of mental disorder

11/11/2013 - A major indicator of the deteriorating quality of conventional medical care in the U.S. is its growing reliance on pharmaceutical drugs as a catch-all for pain and disease management. And a new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry shows that this dire situation is only worsening,...

A government that sends riot police to block veterans from visiting a war memorial is an illegitimate, immoral government

10/16/2013 - The president of the United States has his priorities mixed up. And what's more, he ought to be ashamed of himself. That isn't a Democrat or Republican criticism. It is a statement of fact regarding any American president who would allow illegal aliens the "right" to protest on a taxpayer-bought-and-paid-for...

EXPOSED: Health threats of 'safe' levels of radiation covered up by Anglo-American establishment in nuke test; vets fight for pensions

7/10/2013 - A pensions case has become the site of a vicious battleground between the Anglo-American establishment and a British scientist in a row over accepted safe levels of radiation exposure. It began in 2011 when a group of 16 veterans of UK nuclear bomb tests in Australia and Christmas Island applied...

VA uses tranquilizers on over 30 percent of veterans with PTSD despite clinical warnings against their use

3/27/2013 - Doctors and medical professionals at the Veterans Affairs are handing out dangerous tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium to military service members diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder though they have been repeatedly advised not to do so because of the potential the drugs could cause more...

Are experimental vaccines for soldiers causing premature aging?

9/14/2012 - The research is preliminary and the results inconclusive, but scientists believe several factors are related to repeated exposure to combat conditions could be causing premature aging among many of our nation's veterans, though some believe the cause could be much more sinister. Post-traumatic stress...

US government ran chemical experiments on military veterans under operations MKUltra, Bluebird and Artichoke

7/26/2012 - The United States, for its warts, has achieved much in its short 230-plus year history. It is a benevolent world superpower, for the most part, that serves as a beacon of hope and freedom for an increasingly oppressed world, even as it serves as a guardian against tyranny for as many as half of the...

Federal government routinely denies medical claims to injured, disabled veterans

7/18/2012 - Eight U.S. Army veterans have claimed in court that the federal government denied their medical claims and that the government regularly does so with scores of other veterans as part of a "standardized" practice. In the suit, the vets - led by plaintiff Dannie Fail - claim the Army's Servicemembers...

Insurance companies, government steals life insurance benefits from PTSD veterans who commit suicide

7/16/2012 - There is despicable, there is diabolical, and there are both. This appears to be a story about the latter. Families of four veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following their tours of duty in combat zones who committed suicide after returning home are charging Prudential Insurance...

US veterans face financial ruin waiting for benefits from overburdened VA

5/27/2012 - We depend on them to protect our country, our lives, our freedom, our way of life. So why does our government continue to shortchange our veterans by chronically underfunding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), especially at a time when our vets need the VA the most? As lawmakers and the president...

Appeals court reverses overhaul of veterans healthcare

5/12/2012 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is no different than any other government agency, in that it is a slow, bureaucracy-heavy, perpetually under-resourced leviathan that isn't as responsive to its constituency as it was designed to be. But that doesn't mean the VA, as it is most commonly known...

War veterans prone to drug addiction often prescribed risky painkillers

3/30/2012 - As if some returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan didn't have enough problems already, many of them are now being prescribed risky painkillers that can have profoundly negative effects, especially for those with pre-existing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other physical ailments. According...

Scientists find Gulf War veterans have chronic abnormal blood flow in brains

9/14/2011 - More than 20 years after the end of the Gulf War, tens of thousands of US veterans are still complaining of a host of symptoms developed during or after their tour of duty. They suffer from memory and concentration problems, chronic headaches, widespread pain, depression, balance disturbances, gastrointestinal...

18 U.S. veterans commit suicide daily; largely due to psychiatric drugs

6/3/2011 - "If mentally incapacitated troops are being drugged with dangerous, mind-altering drugs and deployed to battle against their will, how can we say that we have a volunteer army?" asked Alliance for Human Research Protection, the national network dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical...

VA Strains to Meet the Needs of our Veterans

2/5/2009 - The number of veterans needing health care is rising, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is having difficulty meeting the needs of our veterans. New statistics released from the Department of Defense and the VA reveal that US casualties are rising. Injuries and deaths connected to Iraq and...

Veterans Hospital Told to Stop Diagnosing Iraq War Soldiers with PTSD

8/25/2008 - The post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) coordinator for a Texas veterans hospital sent an email to facility staff suggesting that they stop diagnosing returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans with PTSD. "Given that we are having more and more compensation-seeking veterans, I'd like to suggest that...

Depleted uranium has killed 11,000 U.S. military veterans; mainstream media ignores story

11/3/2006 - Highly toxic depleted uranium has created a death toll reaching the 11,000-soldier mark, and the continuing scandal is thought to have been the main reason behind the recent departure of Anthony Principi -- the secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department. Arthur Bernklau, executive director of Veterans...

Human medical experimentation in the United States: The shocking true history of modern medicine and psychiatry (1965-2005)

3/6/2006 - This is part two of a two-part series on human medical experimentation. Click here to read part one and the introduction. (1966) The CIA continues a limited number of MKULTRA plans by beginning Project MKSEARCH to develop and test ways of using biological, chemical and radioactive materials in intelligence...

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