Add another to the consistently growing list, over seven years of, of Veterans issues addressed by the only Government branch doing so, the Executive with it's Cabinet, consistent through these coming up on eight years. The first in my lifetime and as a Veteran, Vietnam in country last of my four years active, doing so where few others, certainly not conservative Executive branches and congress rarely, have bothered. Issues either ignored or outright denied or just plain never brought up by the people served and through their hired representatives, especially conservative, and staffs of! In many cases congressional hearings had been held on with nothing done in follow up only to resurface and some label, media hyped, 'scandals' all of a sudden, for political, poser, patriotic points and re-election or just press coverage for, false, praise!
April 1, 2016 - For more than 90 years, VA has initiated groundbreaking research to improve the lives of Veterans. Now, a new study has been launched to help the brave women who served our country in uniform as they embark on a new mission: parenthood, thanks to a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Medical School and VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System.
The Center for Maternal and Infant Outcomes Research in Translation (COMFORT) study is aimed at better understanding the needs and experiences of female Veterans during pregnancy and following childbirth. Led by Dr. Kristin Mattocks, associate chief of staff for research and development with VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, the COMFORT study will interview women about their pregnancies and post-birth experiences at 13 VA sites across the country. The efforts of Dr. Mattocks and colleagues can help improve patient care coordination.
Dr. Mattocks, who notes that the number of female Veterans having babies and using VA benefits in the past five years has nearly doubled, tells UMassMedNow that: read more>>>