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EpicGenetics Test Can Help Gulf War Veterans with Fibromyalgia Obtain Disability Status
To help mark Veterans Day, EpicGenetics reminded Americans who fought in the Gulf War of 1990-91 that the Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes the company’s FM/a test as proof of fibromyalgia.

Veterans Affairs Puts Transgender Awareness Ahead Of Other Issues?
Veterans Affairs in at White Junction VA Medical Center is holding a transgender awareness event at its facility instead of one addressing PTSD or MST. 

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VA Seeks $782 Million for Electronic Health Records Overhaul
 Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday seeking $800 million to begin an overhaul of the VA's electronic health records -- an initiative nearly 20 years in the making.
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VA official guarantees ‘100 percent’ medical record interoperability with DOD
A senior official responsible for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ move to a modern electronic health records system 
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New Vet ID Cards Still Expected This Month
Honorably discharged veterans of all eras should still be able to apply this month to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a new ID card, agency officials said Tuesday.

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Transgender service member gets gender reassignment surgery
An active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, the Pentagon said Tuesday, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military,​
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VA Scheduling Now Available Online
You can now manage your primary care and certain specialty care VA appointments online at participating VA facilities. You will need a Premium My HealtheVet Account to use online scheduling.​