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May 4, 2011 | The Monitor

Report finds more safety lapses at VA hospitals as lawmakers rip agency

More than two years after thousands of veterans were put at risk of disease from lax sterilization practices at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, federal inspectors said Tuesday that weaknesses still existed, posing "potential safety risks to veterans."

Apr 22, 2011 | The Washington Post

JPMorgan Chase to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit over military mortgage

J.P. Morgan Chase said Friday it will pay $27 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the bank of overcharging members of the military for their mortgages and prompted a federal investigation, a congressional hearing as well as public outrage.

Apr 21, 2011 | WMBF

Veterans get training on return to civilian life

Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs were at Hunter Army Airfield making sure service men and women are being given every opportunity to successfully transition back to civilian life after serving their country.

Apr 19, 2011 | Sierra Sun Times

Representative Denham Visits Oakhurst VA Outpatient Clinic

Washington, D.C. - Representative Denham visited the Department of Veteran Affairs Community Outpatient Clinic in Oakhurst today.  Rep Denham was able to experience firsthand how the telehealth program and healthcare services are implemented at the Oakhurst facility for Veterans in the Central Sierra Nevada Mountain communities.  Combining health informatics, disease management and telehealth technologies, VA health care facilities have been able to target care and case management in order to better facilitate access to care and improve the health of veterans.

Apr 19, 2011 | The Huffington Post

Military Veterans At Private Universities Fear Being Robbed Of G.I. Bill Dollars

Cameron Baker, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran, knew it was finally time to make his exit from military life. After two deployments to Iraq and three additional years spent as a private contractor, Baker had grown not only hyper-vigilant, but plagued by anxiety, rage and despair. His days were pockmarked with what he describes as “pretty horrific violence occurring at regularly scheduled intervals.”