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Home-health provider cuts off services to Veterans when the VA fails to pay its bills

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VA Cuts Svcs

 

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Homebound with diabetes, heart disease, and other ailments, the 68-year-old Army Veteran finally found a lifeline three months ago from a private home health provider recommended by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Surgery Snafu: Veteran prepped for surgery stopped from having operation

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Latham

 

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Despite recent improvements to Veterans' health care, those who served our country still have to navigate red tape and referrals for care outside the VA. This is one Veteran's story of how his surgery came to a screeching halt while he was in the process of being prepped for the operating room.

Heat-related health dangers for older adults soar during the summer

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Heat Health

 

As we age, our ability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. Older people are at significant increased risk of heat-related illnesses, known collectively as hyperthermia, during the summer months. Hyperthermia can include heat stroke, heat edema (swelling in your ankles and feet when you get hot), heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps, and heat exhaustion.

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