Latest Military healthcare News

VA deaths report finds protocols not followed, issues remain

Nov. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal investigation released Monday of a hot steam accident that killed two workers conducting maintenance on a boiler system at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut substantiates a whistleblower's allegations that employees did not follow proper protocols to...

Hotel trains workers to help reduce veteran suicides

Nov. 26, 2022 03:11 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Veterans are 1.5 times more likely than the general population to die by suicide, with 20 veterans on average taking their own lives each day. To help combat this crisis, Innisfree Hotels has started its own in-company initiative to train employees working...

Hawaii gun permit ruling sides with 'homesick' Navy officer

Nov. 25, 2022 23:05 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Navy officer stationed in Hawaii cannot be denied a firearms permit solely because he sought counseling for feeling depressed and homesick, a federal judge ruled. Michael Santucci, a cryptologic warfare officer from Fort Myers, Florida, saw a medical provider...

Body of Israeli teen taken by militants returned to family

Nov. 24, 2022 09:44 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The body of an Israeli teen that was snatched by Palestinian militants from a West Bank hospital was returned to his family on Thursday, the Israeli military said. The teenager was from Israel’s Druze Arab minority. Its members serve in the Israeli security...

Vet sues over coverage denial for daughter gender transition

Nov. 21, 2022 19:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. military veteran and his daughter filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a federal rule they said prevents the daughter from accessing medical coverage because she is transgender. The veteran and daughter filed their lawsuit against the government...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 16, 2022 15:41 PM EST

Orlando Sentinel. November 11, 2022. Editorial: As Florida’s veteran population changes, meet new needs Ask most Floridians to envision a typical military veteran and they’ll probably describe an older man, possibly wearing a ball cap embroidered with the details...

Red Cross seeks 'digital emblem' to protect against hacking

Nov. 03, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it is seeking support to create a “digital red cross/red crescent emblem” that would make clear to military and other hackers that they have entered the computer systems of medical facilities or Red Cross offices. ...

Meredith selected chairman of Kentucky Senate committee

Oct. 11, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Sen. Steve Meredith has been selected to serve as chairman of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protection Committee. Senate President Robert Stivers announced Meredith's assignment Monday. Meredith is a...

FBI: Man killed at Border Patrol station held 'edged weapon'

Oct. 07, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man fatally shot at a U.S. Border Patrol station in Texas had grabbed an “edged weapon” and was advancing toward agents when they opened fire, the FBI said Thursday. Manuel Gonzalez-Moran, 33, died at an El Paso hospital Tuesday after he was shot...

New Mexico settles wrongful death suit over veteran's death

Sep. 28, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the New Mexico Department of Health after a Vietnam War veteran contracted COVID-19 at a veterans’ home has been settled for $300,000. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 75-year-old Rickey Lee Widener of Ruidoso died...