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Helping Oklahomaís Female Vets (Apr 14, 2008)
The number of female veterans using VA facilities is expected to double in the coming years to its highest level ever. In preparation for this increase, the VA must equip itself to treat the unique mental and physical issues women veterans face, including Military Sexual Trauma, pregnancy, and the stress of returning from the battlefield to the role of family caregiver. So Senators Patty Murray of Washington and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are introducing a bill that would focus more resources on female veteransí needs. If Congress approves the measure, Oklahomaís female veterans could see more personalized treatment at VA clinics and hospitals throughout the state. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill. In addition to Murray and Murkowski, guests include Sen. Tom Coburn, Democratic Congressman Dan Boren (D-Muskogee), Congresswoman Mary Fallin (R-Oklahoma City) and Ted Mickle of the Oklahoma City VA Center.

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