Retired Marine Lance Cpl. Hank Brandon Lee's death certificate says he died from fentanyl overdose but how did this happen? How was he able to obtain the powerful opioid painkiller while under VA's watch?
Feature | Health August 7, 2017
Veteran Affairs hospitals have more cases of opioid and drug theft than private hospitals. Doctors and other employees in VA medical centers and clinics are suspected to be behind the missing drugs.
Public Health May 30, 2017
A veterans affairs hospital in Pittsburgh has been subjected to water restriction after Legionella bacteria was found in many areas of the facility. The bacteria causes a pneumonia-type infection called Legionnaires’ disease.
Public Health January 30, 2017
Patients suffering from dementia or cancers may receive more end-of-life care compared with people dying from other diseases. Findings suggest that illness type may dictate the quality of care dying patients receive.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016
Newly released investigative reports have found that Veterans Affairs chiefs have been falsifying wait-times in seven states regularly. The falsification masks the growing demands from both older and younger war veterans.
Life April 11, 2016
Researchers from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City discovered that men who receive treatments for low testosterone levels are less susceptible to stroke, heart attack and death compared to those who did not receive such procedures.
Life August 11, 2015
The Veteran's Choice program was designed to give aging veterans the choice to go to a private doctor instead of having to be placed on waiting lists at Veterans Affairs centers. According to VA leaders, however, only a small fraction of all pending medical appointments have been addressed since the program was launched.
Life April 24, 2015
The Department of Veterans Affairs announces a massive restructuring of the system. The move is in response to the scandal within the department on excessive wait times and poor medical care.
Society November 11, 2014