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'Telemedicine' reducing wait times for vets in Ventura County

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| The Department of Veterans Affairs is increasingly relying on "telehealth" services to connect vets in more rural clinics with specialists at larger hospitals.

The VA wants to give advanced nurses more autonomy

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The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to allow specially trained nurses to do some things that doctors do now. That might reduce wait times for patients, but some doctors say it would worsen care for veterans.

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Some vets underwhelmed as Clinton, Trump plan to address VFW

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This week, the major presidential candidates will continue a longstanding tradition of speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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The 'invisible' military veterans: women

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More women are serving in the military than ever before. But many say they still feel "invisible" in the veterans health care system.

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An Army of om: Military embraces psychology, Zen traditions

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With biofeedback, breath control, and other mindfulness techniques, an Army unit hopes to help turn its paratroopers into more effective fighters.

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After the Uniform: An American Homefront Project Special

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What does it mean to be a veteran in the 21st century? Many are returning home form the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and finding it difficult to transition back to civilian life.

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Clinic offers veterans alternative to VA mental health care

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Hedge-fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen cut a check for $275 million to open a nationwide network of free mental health care clinics for military veterans.

Army to open first autism center for military kids

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The new center in Tacoma will serve about 150 children. It comes after years of complaints that it’s nearly impossible for military parents to find autism therapy.