Category Archives: Medical News

VA Mission Act of 2018–signed–Regulations next step

Frank sends us an article from the Washington Post which provides an overview of some of the issues that are involved in the new attempt to “fix” the Veterans Choice Program:  “Congress sends massive veterans bill to Trump, opening door … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Complaints Department, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Medical News, non-va care, Uncategorized, VA Bonuses, Veterans Choice card | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Shingrix vaccine available at some VA clinics now

My old Marine requested and received his first Shingrix (Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted) shot, the new vaccine for shingles, at the VA Burlington Clinic in Vermont.  It’s injected into a muscle so expect some soreness. Two shots are needed. Shingrix … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Medical News, Uncategorized, VA Health Care, vA news | 4 Comments


I wish to apologize to my readership for my absence. It’s springtime and things grow that need to be mowed. I can’t depend on the horses to do all the weed-eating. That aside, I’ve watched with building interest the Big … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, AO, Congressional Influence, Food for thought, KP Veterans, Medical News, NOVA Attorneys, Thailand AO presumptive path, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, VA Health Care, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, vA news, VAMC Scheduling Coverup, Veterans Law, Vietnam Disease Issues, Vietnam War history, VSOs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

BVA–METAVIR SCALE PREVAILS More importantly, in a June 2017 opinion, Dr. PC considered illicit drug use and found that given the Veteran’s illness presentation, he likely contracted hepatitis at the time of service. Dr. PC explained that most patients with hepatitis C … Continue reading

Posted in BvA Decisions, BvA HCV decisions, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Risks (documented), Jetgun BvA Decisions, Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, Medical News, Tips and Tricks, VA Attorneys, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments


Every once in a while you meet a guy who needs some help and you agree to be his huckleberry. He files and loses as we all do or we wouldn’t have sites like this. It’s a right of passage. … Continue reading

Posted in 38 CFR § 3.156(b), All about Veterans, Blood info, BvA HCV decisions, De Novo Review, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, Medical News, NPRC 1973 Fire, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, vARO Decisions, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments


Rarely am I given the exalted job of helping a widow on such short notice. In the instant case, Jack  and Diane turned out to be Larry and Shirley. They began visiting asknod in search of that which can be … Continue reading

Posted in BvA Decisions, Camp Lejeune poisoning, Food for the soul, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, Medical News, SMC, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments


Hi-Ho, hi -ho, it’s off to Cal we go. And here I thought I was going to pack my swimsuit and the Coppertone® and scare the bejesus out of all the women at Loew’s Coronado with my 12X12-inch Alloderm™ patch on … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 SPRING NOVA San Diego, All about Veterans, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, Medical News, Nexus Information, NOVA Attorneys, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments