Monthly Archives: December 2014

The head-to-toe “groom me” Asian street phenomenon

HBV, vaccine but no cure; HCV, no vaccine, possible cures.  Both can be transmitted during pedicures and other personal care activities. In Asia, open-air barbers and pedicurists still ply their trades the old-fashioned unsterile way. Helen Tryell of Hepatitis Australia, … Continue reading

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Phoenix VA finally rid of Sharon Helman for greed, not mismanagement

Benjamin Krause has been following former Phoenix VAHC Director Helman’s firing on his blog. The firing was upheld a few days ago.  She improperly accepted lavish gifts from a lobbyist–and her former boss–and failed to report them. There are some whistle-blower … Continue reading

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Prejudicial Title: The Vietnam drug user returns; final report, September 1973

To the best of my knowledge, Vietnam veterans have been the victims of the largest outbreak of HCV in the United States to date.  The largest cohort was born in 1954. We know that there are many transmission routes in … Continue reading

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El Paso VA (EPVAHCS): OIG Healthcare Inspection (VISN 18)

This part of the country is on my bucket list of places I want to visit some day because the   scenery looks spectacular.  However veterans in the region have a tough time accessing VA health services and their complaints … Continue reading

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Naval Base San Diego Holiday Lights

Tomorrow’s veterans bring holiday spirit to communities across the globe. Volunteers, young and old, have remembered our deployed troops.    Veterans home residents are not forgotten. Christmas visits from our grandchildren came earlier this week for us. Our packages have … Continue reading

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VET CHRISTMAS GIFTS–JUST FOR HER

You know that one significant other is just waiting for you to send her these gifts or have them installed by the time she gets home from work tomorrow evening. Sharper Image® has all of these except for the Beretta … Continue reading

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VET HUMOR–CHRISTMAS RAILROAD TRACKS

Filed by our senior East coast editor-in-chief, dustoff Bruce comes up once again with the quintessential humor we associate with a lifer. You have to serve at least twenty years to witness every eventuality. I rate this credible. I lived at Langley … Continue reading

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