Monthly Archives: March 2013

Army K-9 Security

(3/25/13) “Sgt. Justin R. Pereira, from Gooding, Idaho, and Laika 5, a Tactical Explosives Detection Dog with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, provide security as Afghan Border Police break ground on a new checkpoint March 25, in Spin Boldak district, … Continue reading

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Americans, illicit drug injections, and blood-borne pathogens

How many Americans put themselves at risk for blood-borne pathogens by injecting drugs? Today’s population: U.S. 315,589,877 CDC (after Epidemiology section)  “Approximately 1.2 million persons in the United States injected drugs in 2002 (24).” 24.  Brady JE, Friedman SR, Cooper HL, Flom PL, … Continue reading

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VHA to providers: we have 165,000 chronically HCV-infected veterans in our care

From Issue 8, Winter 2012 Public Health Matters Newsletter, Clinical Public Health, VHA Office of Public Health “Dear Colleagues, Data from the VA’s National Clinical Case Registry for hepatitis C virus (HCV) confirm the burden of disease in the VA … Continue reading

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CAVC–SPENCER v. SHINSEKI– PRO SE REVERSAL

As I mentioned several days ago, spotting a reversal at the Court is always a good yarn to read. Edna C. Spencer’s reads like a professionally written novel. This crusty old lady is nothing if not thorough in pursuing this. … Continue reading

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VSOs–WE DON’T GET NO RESPECT

Here’s a lovely story from Member Mark. He’s been in a rough and tumble fight for 13 years with our common adversary and finally prevailed in December 2012. This is no small feat to accomplish under the best of circumstances. … Continue reading

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The U. S. veteran HIV puzzle

The DOD began screening applicants for HIV in 1985 and rejected anyone who tested positive.  In those days, it is estimated that a person died from AIDS about 10 years after becoming infected with HIV (J. Pepin).  Each country has … Continue reading

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PROGRESSIVE MEDIA FINALLY BLAME VA BACKLOG ON VA

In a sudden turnabout, the progressive media are rethinking Bush’s involvement in the backlog. It was revealed yesterday that, contrary to popular belief, it had been going on since before his father’s tenure.  In fact knowledgeable historians inveighed and correctly … Continue reading

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