By Debbie Gregory. The Bruce W. Carter Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center gave at least eight military veterans who were tested for HIV at the facility different results than tests from an outside lab, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency. The discrepancy was only discovered after Roman Miguel, […]
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By Debbie Gregory. An Army medic has been temporarily removed from patient care after posting a photo on Snapchat of a patient’s severed body part in an operating room at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC ) in Germany The indiscretion has prompted military officials to impose social media guidelines in order to prevent this from […]
By Debbie Gregory. Albert Wong was a veteran with demons. And last week, those demons surfaced as Wong gunned down three mental health clinicians at a residential program for traumatized veterans at the Yountville VA before taking his own life. Wong shot and killed Pathway Home executive director Christine Loeber, staff therapist Jen Golick and […]
By Debbie Gregory. Ami Diane Phillips, a Department of Veterans Affairs therapist, is at the center of a $500,000 lawsuit against the VA. Luke Kirk, a veteran who was being treated by Phillips, alleges that he suffered emotional distress due to sexual advances, and that Phillips punished him when he refused to marry her. In […]
By Debbie Gregory. Due to federal restrictions, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not conduct research on the effectiveness of medical cannabis on post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. Although doing so would not be illegal, there would be a lot of red tape to cut through. The announcement is a huge setback for those […]
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