Category Archives: vA news

The Color of Kabul—Veteran artists impress

Happy Veterans Day! The VA runs social programs designed to build morale and skills by doing enjoyable things.  One just finished in Kalamazoo, Michigan (Oct. 28 -Nov.3).  It was called the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition and Festival. (LINK) The … Continue reading

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Before and After: Hepatitis C screening

My, my, my–what a difference a few years and the new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) make in influencing public health policy.  In 2013, the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) HCV  recommended one-free screening for Woodstock-loving Baby Boomers born between … Continue reading

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HI-HO,HI-HO-TO NOVA WE SHALL GO

Greetings fellow gladiators. While I almost never go to two NOVAs a year, how could I resist? Portland is just a 2 ½-hour jaunt down I-5. With Cupcake, we can leave the inflatable doll home and still drive in the … Continue reading

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THE BVA’S “PURPLEBOOK”–THE LAST WORD ON STARE DECISIS

Every once in a while, either someone sends me a great article or a link to one. Once, I got the Army manual on the care and feeding of jetguns.  Nurse Silvia went one better and sent me a whole … Continue reading

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Helping Veterans And Service Members: Tips For Loved Ones

Photo via Pixabay by Skeeze Veterans and service members have played a big role in our country for many decades, defending our freedom and helping others as a way of life. Many individuals in the military don’t get what they … Continue reading

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NOVA–THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE VET BUSINESS

Just as Spring approaches and everyone is planning their Toga Parties, I, and other like-minded Veterans Advocates descend on the Spring Conferences. What? You guys don’t do Toga Parties? How utterly uncivilized. At the NOVA conferences, we learn new tricks … Continue reading

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2018–PERPETUAL THANKS

Having joined the 30,000- Joules club three times in 90 seconds one morning (and graduated), my perspective on life is probably different than many of yours. As near as I can tell, I’ve used up 6 of any 9 potential, … Continue reading

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VBMS–EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW

Those of us who have made the jump into the VA’s computer system known as the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS)  have many things to say about it. Paleolithic, Neanderthalic, slower than the seven year itch and more are just … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW THURSDAY 8/30/2018

We’re going to have a radio show with John and Jerrell tomorrow @ 1630 Hrs on the Left Coast which is almost always 1900 Hrs back on the East Coast. I would have done it last week but I had … Continue reading

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SCHULER KING–A VOICE VETERANS NEED IN THEIR CAUSE

Rarely do you come across a true Advocate for your cause. Veterans find themselves on this slippery slope no matter what surfaces in the news. We discover that a lot of women (and some men, no doubt) got shortchanged on … Continue reading

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