Category Archives: General Messages

MR. ENSMINGER: “What the hell?”

The name, Sargent Jerry Ensminger, will be familiar to veterans following the Camp Lejeune tragedy through the film, or the Janey Ensminger Act, which honors his deceased child. On January 21, 2017, he participated in the public CAMP LEJEUNE COMMUNITY … Continue reading

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Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 (S. 305)

Pres. Trump signed Public Law No.115-15 on 3/28/17.  Will towns and cities across the USA fly flags out of respect for all Vietnam veterans decades after it ended?   Although we know that tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans have … Continue reading

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No hygiene for the recruit masses

Silvia’s jetgun photos, quotes from HCVets Tricia Lupole and in an excellent article by Paul Harashim,  Jet guns should be a recognized risk factor for hepatitis C, (Las Vegas  Review Journal, 2/25/17) will be appreciated by NOD readers (Link).  He … 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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