Category Archives: Food for thought

Parkinson’s disease and HCV research

 We know that HCV and Parkinson’s Diseases are epidemics in the veteran community.  There is some new research that readers might want to know about.  I’m copying the text of a response to a large study with citations to three … Continue reading

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Can VA chaplains help fill the gap of too few mental health workers?

Most, or perhaps all VA hospitals, employ VA chaplains and have a chapel. This one at the Baltimore VA is an uplifting space.  Chaplains are trained to work with all faiths in addition to their connection to their home denomination … Continue reading

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VA-issued sharps disposal container

Update:  On 11/3/16 (Link) I wrote A few weeks ago I pricked my finger on my old Marine’s used blood glucose lancet tip.  It hurt. My careless error because I didn’t buy a sharps bin when he recently started testing. … Continue reading

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Propublica’s health apps

More valuable resources from Frank– Not all docs/groups are listed in the Vital Signs search tool. At least 20 procedures are needed to be rated.  For surgeons, some may do hundreds of a repair with low complications and others perform … Continue reading

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My Kindle’s

I don’t know what is wrong with my gut but something is and I’m expecting to have a lot of bed time based on recent doctors’ comments.  So I might as well read something useful and Alex’s book makes a … Continue reading

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY–1971

Butch Long’s DRO review couldn’t be on a more auspicious occasion than February 22nd. Not only is it George Washington’s birthday but also the day a friend passed away just north of Vientiane from what I heard. I was still … Continue reading

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2017 VA Co-payment requirement chart

This fact sheet (January 2017) and includes Camp Lejeune diseases in Priority 6. Annual income limits for heath care benefits and prescriptions are based on Priority Groups.  See link to income limits below.  Click images to read. Go to this … Continue reading

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