By Debbie Gregory. The Army has settled with a medical technologist who was reprimanded for whistleblowing unsafe patient conditions at a major military hospital. In 2014, Teresa Gilbert, an Army civilian infection control analyst at Womack Army Medical Center reported lax infection control policies to a hospital accreditation group. Specifically, Gilbert told the Joint Commission […]
Entries for November, 2015
By Debbie Gregory. The Army is working on a proposal to pay bonuses to soldiers who deploy on non-combat tours that take them away from home. If Army leaders green-light the plan, it would still have to be approved by the Defense Department and Congress. While soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan rightly receive hazardous […]
By Debbie Gregory. It could be said that Joe Cardona is an overachiever. He is a Navy ensign at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island, where he is temporarily assigned while awaiting deployment. He is also the rookie long-snapper for the New England Patriots. It’s not an easy schedule but Cardona, who as […]
By Debbie Gregory. We’ve all heard about the many benefits that are derived from physical exercise; controlling weight, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, reducing the risk of some cancers, reducing the risk for high blood pressure, and strengthening your bones and muscles. But now, […]
By Debbie Gregory. Top Republicans’ growing support for privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system has Hillary Clinton vowing to fight “as long and hard as it takes.” The Democratic presidential candidate has said that veterans’ issues would be a priority of her administration, unveiling a comprehensive plan to revamp the delivery […]
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