Understanding VA Disability Ratings for Diabetes

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2017

Diabetes mellitus – also known as “Type II” or “adult onset” diabetes – is a growing health issue among U.S. veterans. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently listed type II diabetes as the number 9 most-prevalent disability claim among compensation recipients, with more than 431,000 veterans receiving some level of disability Read More »

Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9, 2017

November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and while many people have a day off, some may be struggling to find practical ways to celebrate the meaning behind the holiday. Celebrate Veterans Day Below are seven simple yet meaningful ways to honor U.S. veterans and their sacrifices and service, and keep the true Read More »

20th Anniversary of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Posted in Uncategorized on November 7, 2017

Standing at the ceremonial entrance of Arlington National Cemetery is the only major national memorial to honor the more than 2.5 million servicewomen who have served or are serving with the U.S. Armed Forces. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial – which includes an education center, a Hall of Honor, and an interactive Read More »

6 Ways to Serve After Being Discharged

Posted in Uncategorized on November 1, 2017

Many veterans transitioning back into civilian life may find themselves with extra time on their hands, as they decide on their next step in life, look for full-time employment or wait for college classes to start. Other veterans are older and have retired, and similarly find themselves with free time that they hope to put Read More »

Donate Your Extra Halloween Candy to Troops and Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2017

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes an influx of sugary treats, whether leftover from stocking up for your trick-or-treaters, brought home by your kids, or even filling the break room in your office. If you’re looking for a worthwhile cause and use for all those excess sweets, you should consider the Read More »

Suicide Prevention Resources for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2017

The nationwide push to address veteran suicide rates continues to be a top focus for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as it recently released updates to its latest study examining more than 55 million records, from 1979-2014, the largest data mine of its kind in the nation’s history. The latest results offer a deeper Read More »

What the End of the VA Choice Program Might Mean for Vets

Posted in Uncategorized on October 26, 2017

More debate and discussion is on the horizon regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Choice Program (VCP), after a $2.1 billion emergency spending bill signed into law by President Trump earlier this year is expected to run out of funds by the end of 2017. The emergency funds were originally estimated to Read More »

4 Tips for Understanding a Senior Veteran with PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2017

While Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has gained notoriety in recent years during the global war on terror and related conflicts, the causes of PTSD have been around since the first wars were waged by man. Though many older generations never discussed much of their war experiences, and – more likely – never pursued medical assistance Read More »

New Report Shows Veterans at Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2017

As the overall U.S. population ages and Baby Boomers advance to their mid-60s, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias continues its upward rise, impacting an expected 14 million by 2050. This degenerative brain disease currently affects more than 5.2 million Americans over the age of 65 – or 1 in 10 Read More »

How a Government Shutdown Could Affect Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2017

In Washington, tensions are increasing as the debate over immigration reform rages on and key leaders from opposing parties are preparing for yet another potential government shutdown. President Trump recently reiterated his push for a long-promised border wall, followed by an announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would no longer be accepting Read More »

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