As we age, our ability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. Older people are at significant increased risk of heat-related illnesses, known collectively as hyperthermia, during the summer months. Hyperthermia can include heat stroke, heat edema (swelling in your ankles and feet when you get hot), heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps, and heat exhaustion.
Orange County Veterans have been fighting for a Veterans cemetery here for almost 20 years. Sadly, they have recently also been used as pawns in a disgraceful political battle that parallels the mistreatment of returning Vietnam Veterans.
Newport Beach’s American Legion post is supporting the national American Legion in a U.S. Supreme Court fight over the constitutionality of a publicly maintained cross-shaped World War I memorial in Maryland.
Fighting crime and cancer
Lucretia Gayle (pictured above left, with Oncologist Dr. Andrea Leaf on the right), a 21-year Army Veteran and New York City Police detective who specializes in investigations of organized crime, weapons and drugs, described the highs and lows of her life after receiving a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer a year ago. Gayle recently talked about her experience at a Cancer Survivors Day event held June 6 at VA’s Brooklyn campus. The annual program was attended by about 60 patients, family members, friends and VA caregivers.
Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the Spanish version of the application for health benefits, as part of VA’s effort to simplify and improve the health care enrollment process for Veterans.
Kenneth Richard Devore was appointed as a Tennessee VA Field Examiner with the Fiduciary Program in 2013. He was responsible for protecting Veterans’ financial assets and setting them up for a great future.
A Veteran's sister claimed in a post that went viral that her brother waited eight hours before he was placed in a VA hospital bed. The VA says otherwise. Nashville Tennessean
The web spun by the Department of Veterans Affairs to justify another $70 million in IT funding for GI Bill systems updates fell on forgetful ears.
WASHINGTON — Few student Veterans receive academic credit for the training they received in the military, a problem that forces them to waste time and effort repeating work, Vet advocates say.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has been awarded a $400,000 federal grant to provide agriculture training for military Veterans.