Veterans can now file class-action lawsuits against VA

Veterans can now file class-action lawsuits against VA

A federal court ruling this week opened the possibility for veterans to file suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs as a class rather than individuals, a move that advocates say could dramatically shift how legal cases against the bureaucracy are handled. The...
Every State a Winner as Senate Moves Medical Research Billions

Every State a Winner as Senate Moves Medical Research Billions

A gusher of federal money for states to boost research into diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancer would flow under a fiscal 2019 spending package that the Senate is seeking to pass tomorrow. The $875 billion spending “minibus” (H.R. 6157) bundles spending for...
MHSRS session focuses on war-sparked innovation

MHSRS session focuses on war-sparked innovation

During the first decade of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Military Health System “put more than 27 major game-changing innovations online,” said Dr. Arthur Kellerman, dean of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health...
Deploying? Leave that Fitbit at Home

Deploying? Leave that Fitbit at Home

Deployed troops will have to leave their Fitbits, Apple watches and other “geolocation devices” at home. A Defense Department policy announced Monday also forbids any device or app that tracks the location of the user. Col. Robert Manning III told reporters at the...