Guam: A high concentration of veterans, but rock-bottom VA funding

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/10/29/guam-a-high-concentration-of-veterans-with-little-va-funding/

http://www.peaceguam.org/Prevention/suicide_prevention.htm

Guam endures a disturbingly high rate of suicide among its youth and adult population; close to 60% of all suicide deaths on Guam occur among those 30 years and younger. Suicide is the 5th leading cause of death on Guam with approximately one suicide death every two weeks…

http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/usnhguam/incomingpersonnel/Pages/medical_conditions.aspx

U.S. Naval Hospital Guam > Incoming Personnel > Medical Conditions

The following medical conditions, although not all inclusive, generally can NOT be adequately cared for on Guam due to limited resources…

Active substance abuse problems
Bipolar Disorder
Prior suicide attempts or psychiatric hospitalizations
Somatoform Disorders
Factitious Disorders…

The following medical conditions that will result in automatic denial for overseas screening assignment:

All Chronic musculoskeletal pain management patient which require interventional pain sub-subspecialty…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/04/guam-medical-marijuana_n_6100972.html

Voters in Guam approved a ballot initiative Tuesday that would legalize marijuana for “debilitating medical conditions” such as epilepsy, HIV, cancer and glaucoma. The bill, which passed by more than 56 percent, makes Guam the first U.S. territory to legalize medical pot…

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