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Blue Water Veterans Share Their Agent Orange Stories
U.S. Navy veterans describe their Vietnam tours, their Agent Orange concerns, and their fight for VA benefits.
A Safer Health-Care System Starts With the Liberal Arts
In today’s professional world, obtaining information is not nearly as important as learning what to do with it.
Blue Water Navy Veterans Are Still Fighting for Agent Orange Compensation
Though most didn’t step foot in Vietnam, some 90,000 Navy vets who served offshore may have been exposed to the chemical brew and seek benefits. The battle is playing out in the courts and in Congress. It boils down to a comma.
Agent Orange Act Was Supposed to Help Vietnam Veterans—But Many Still Don't Qualify
The 1991 law presumes veterans were exposed to the defoliant if they have certain diseases and “set foot” in Vietnam, but Navy vets and Air Force vets in Thailand say they were also exposed. Here’s our guide to groups seeking Agent Orange benefits.
How America Overdosed on Drug Courts
Hailed as the most compassionate way for the criminal justice system to deal with addicts, drug courts were designed to balance punishment with rehabilitation. But after 25 years, the verdict is in: Drug courts embolden judges to practice medicine without a license—and they put lives in danger.
Study: Why Subway Isn't Always a Healthier Option for Lunch
Just because Subway offers healthier options than some of the other popular fast-food restaurants doesn't mean people take advantage of them.
How Many Die From Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?
An updated estimate says it could be at least 210,000 patients a year—more than twice the number in the Institute of Medicine’s frequently quoted report, “To Err is Human.”