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September 12, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

VA Makes Headway on Backlog with New Technology



Veterans Affairs Seal The Department of Veterans Affairs is finally cutting down on its huge backlog of veterans’ benefits claims thanks to a new computer system meant to aid the compensation process.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

August 29, 2013

By Andre Francisco

New Book to Chronicle Camp Lejeune Water Contamination



Camp Lejeune Post Office A new book about the thirty-five years of water contamination at Camp Lejeune that sickened hundreds of thousands of Marines and their families will be released early next year, according to an article in the Military Times.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

May 23, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Hagel Orders Pentagon to Buy New Software for Heath Records



Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered the Pentagon to buy a new healthcare management system to better communicate with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to an article in The Washington Post.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

May 20, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Camp Lejeune Finally Cleaning Up Its Act



Camp Lejeune Post Office Nearly 30 years after the end of what is likely the worst water contamination in U.S. history, the cleanup of the site of the contamination is finally nearing an end, according to an article from the Associated Press.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

April 23, 2013

By Andre Francisco

How the VA Got This Bad



Disabled Veterans The spotlight of public scrutiny has turned to the staggering backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but how did the backlog get this big?

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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