Category Archives: Guest authors

Fact or Rumor: Will most C and P exams be contracted out in the near future?

Rep. Elaine Luria, Chair of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA), Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, is not happy with Sec. Wilke.And she wants a response to her letter of 10/20/20 by Nov. 16th. Why? It seems as … Continue reading

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Adopting a Pet During COVID-19: Resources for Veterans

As evidenced by emptying rescue shelters across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many people to welcome furry friends into their homes. People are spending more time at home than ever before, so for many, this is a prime … Continue reading

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2020 Nobel Prize for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded. “This year’s Nobel Prize is awarded to three scientists who have made a decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis … Continue reading

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Here’s the Advice You Need on Returning to College as a Veteran

Going back to school at any point in life can be a challenge. But making the jump when you’re a veteran returning to civilian life can involve additional obstacles. Here’s the information you need to know before heading back to … Continue reading

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“New” Agent Orange Presumptives Amendment–next stop, House leadership, then President Trump

Around three years ago, VA Sec. Doctor David Shulkin, on the basis of scientific evidence, was on the verge of rule-making in favor of adding bladder cancer, Parkinson’s-like symptoms and hypothyroidism as service-connected presumptive AO diseases.  Shulkin was fired.  Since … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C Market Report (Issue 1) from the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

“We are in a new era of HCV control and optimism abounds.” Harvey J. Alter,  2019 Lecture remarks  Dr. Alter refers to the non-toxic Direct-Acting Antiviral (DAA) medications which have “unprecedented efficacy” cure rates of 95% to 100% (all genotypes) … Continue reading

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Today’s Navy : Why NO gloves during these medical procedures?

Seeing is believing.  This was published by the Navy in 2020. COVID19LEADERSHANDBOOK_V2 Oct. 2019 photo: PRE-COVID-19 awareness-No.  Blood-borne virus awareness  (HCV, HIV, or HBV)-Yes, but ignored.  “The Navy, which for months had the majority of the military’s cases, grew by … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Corona pandemic, Corona virus, Food for the soul, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, HBV, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Risks (documented), medical injections, Medical News, Military Madness, research | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

US Space Force (USSF)

The COVID-19 pandemic has not put a dent in the organization and mission activities of USSF, our newest (6th) armed service branch. Eighty-six graduates, out of 967, were “…moved directly into the U.S. Space Force, (Link) marking the first infusion … Continue reading

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Congressional Research Service (CRS): VSO revelations and questions

As Alex has noted, only a few staffers in any particular VSO office are accredited representatives.  This has been a surprising revelation. The information is included in two recent CRS reports. Veterans Accredited Representatives:  Frequently Asked Questions June 25, 2020  … Continue reading

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The Recession Has Hit Women the Hardest; Here’s How to Recover

Women already face more employment-related challenges than men, but the recession has brought additional worries. What does the recession mean for a woman’s ability to help support her household? Here, we’ll look at what’s happening in the current economy and … Continue reading

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