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New Report Reveals More VA Problems

Posted On June 24, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A report released yesterday details new controversies with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA is embroiled in a scandal over medical treatment for veterans. The new report listed more than 50 complaints of improper scheduling, falsification of patient records, and unsanitary work practices.

Phoenix VA Worker Says She Kept Secret List

Posted On June 24, 2014

(Phoenix, AZ) -- A scheduler at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Phoenix says she kept a secret list of veterans who waited months for medical care. Pauline DeWenter also said on Monday that, after the scandal broke, other VA workers changed records to hide the deaths of at least seven vets who died…

Schumacher Medical Files Offered For Sale

Posted On June 24, 2014

(Undated) -- The medical files of Formula One driver Michael Schumacher are reportedly being offered for sale. Schumacher's manager says he's not sure the documents are genuine. Schumacher was placed in a coma after suffering a severe head injury in a skiing accident last December. He was transferred to a hospital in Switzerland earlier this…

Children Could Be Getting Excessive Nutrients From Some Breakfast Cereals

Posted On June 24, 2014

(Undated) -- Millions of American children may be getting excessive amounts of nutrients like vitamin A, zinc and niacin from the breakfast cereals they eat. A new report from the Environmental Working Group indicates the reason for this is those three nutrients are added to cereal in amounts calculated for adults. Officials with the health…

Quitting Tobacco Improves Your Health

Posted On June 24, 2014

(Undated) -- Tobacco kills almost six-million people every year. Doctor Daniel Neides with the Cleveland Clinic says every puff of a cigarette is deadly.   Quitting all types of tobacco is going to improve your health, and some results are going to come fast. In just the first 20 minutes of quitting, your blood pressure…