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El Paso VA Health Care System shooter, victim dead; Hundreds of potential witnesses, officials say

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El Paso Shooter

 

EL PASO, Texas - A doctor was shot and another person was found dead at the El Paso VA Health Care System on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson from the office of U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso.

Here’s why more Veterans, caregivers may get commissary, exchange privileges by 2020

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Commissary Privileges

 

Former prisoners of war, Purple Heart recipients, certain disabled Veterans and caregivers for Veterans are a step closer to being allowed to shop at commissaries and exchanges, and other retail facilities on military bases, such as military lodging.

High Blood Pressure

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Blood Pressure

 

You can have high blood pressure, or hypertension, and still feel just fine. That's because high blood pressure often does not cause signs of illness that you can see or feel. But, high blood pressure, sometimes called "the silent killer," is very common in older people and a major health problem. If high blood pressure isn't controlled with lifestyle changes and medicine, it can lead to stroke, heart disease, eye problems, kidney failure, and other health problems. High blood pressure can also cause shortness of breath during light physical activity or exercise.

Purple Hearts Reunited return medal to family, shed light on loved one’s service to America

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PH Reunited

 

Giving back and paying it forward are both concepts that many of us complete on a daily basis. It’s just a matter of fitting that time into your busy schedule or being completely spontaneous. With three kids at home, a full-time job that requires me to be on the road traveling up to 18 days a month, my time is precious.

Retiree Tricare hikes rejected; disabled Vets to shop on base

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Shop on Base

 

A House-Senate conference committee tasked with ironing out differences in separate versions of the defense authorization bill has rejected Senate-passed provisions that would have sharply increased Tricare fees, deductibles and co-pays for a million retirees under age 65.

House approves plans to create new VA economic opportunity administration

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Econ Opportunity

 

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers on Monday advanced plans to create a new branch of Veterans Affairs operations focused on economic opportunity, a move that advocates say could better highlight employment and education programs at the department.

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