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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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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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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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Lejeune final rule: March 14, 2017

Frank brings this update about, as NOD has called it, “Camp NoWay, N.C..”    VETERANS’ CORNER: VA establishes service connection to eight diseases (Article link)  “The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at … Continue reading

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Feb. 1: Veterans Affairs Secretary Confirmation Hearing

“Pending Nomination of David J. Shulkin, M.D., Nominee to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs” Tomorrow on C-SPAN  Will Air: Feb 01, 2017 | 2:30 pm EST | C-SPAN.org Update 2/7/17 from Military.com (Link): “Members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee … Continue reading

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