National Health Care Campaign to Better Serve Veterans

WASHINGTON — In order to better serve veterans and their families, the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has launched a campaign entitled Have You Ever Served in the Military?

Understanding a patient’s military background of patients allows nurses and physicians to better understand the health risks a patient may have come in contact with, according to the AAN.

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New PTSD Clinic to Enhance Veteran Care

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More than two years after construction began in November 2010, a new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) clinic for veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars is scheduled to debut this spring at the Memphis Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Tennessee.

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New Hospitals Rise in Post-Katrina New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Among the losses of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding it brought to the Gulf Coast, perhaps one of the greatest blows was the destruction of vital structures like a VA medical hospital in New Orleans, La. Now the Department of Veterans Affairs is constructing a replacement, which is intended to provide a massive upgrade over the previous facility. Major hurricanes have been known to devastate local medical services, leaving them crippled for years in some cases.

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