Stories for November 2005

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Sunday, November 13

Will veterans be able to get care in WW VA hospital?

In mid-October, 159 VA patients were waiting more than 30 days for primary care.

With the questionable future of Walla Walla's Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the next challenge for those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is whether they will be able to get help if they need it here.``You have to hav

Data suggest many soldiers will return with emotional problems

This could result in `immediate public health implications.'

``Soldiers and Marines who had returned from Iraq were significantly more likely to report that they were currently experiencing a mental health problem, to express interest in receiving help, and to use mental health services than were soldiers returning