Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 5:58 pm AKDT by Bonney Bowman Updated: Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 8:58 pm AKDT By adding 100 more staff members, the director of the Alaska VA said the organization will improve access to care for the state’s veterans. Dr. Timothy Ballard addressed improvements the VA is working to make, after negative reviews from both […]

Monday, August 7, 2017 By Steve Walsh PHOTO BY KATIE SCHOOLOV Above: Veterans practice yoga at the La Jolla VA, August 1, 2017. Aired 8/8/17 on KPBS News The Veterans Health Administration is searching for ways to wean veterans off pain medication. A new study from the San Diego VA shows that the right kind of yoga can […]

August 10, 2017 1:07 AM By Rich Zeoli PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–David Shulkin, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs appeared on The Rich Zeoli Show on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to discuss the improvements that have been made since the Department became entangled with scandals in recent years over veterans being delayed in receiving the care or, in some cases, dying before they [...]

Author: Michelle Theriault Boots; Updated: February 15; Published February 15 Gov. Bill Walker issued an order Tuesday officially declaring the state’s opioid crisis a public health disaster. The disaster declaration was designed to create a legal basis for the state to issue a medical “standing order” that allows community groups, law enforcement and members of the public to […]

Author: John Wagner, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the country’s opioid crisis a national emergency, saying the epidemic exceeded anything he had seen with other drugs in his lifetime. The statement by the president came in response to a question as he spoke to reporters outside a national security briefing […]