Protecting our veterans' children
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ischemic heart disease

Vietnam vets say they passed down birth defects to their children due to Agent Orange

I'm the 2nd Generation
In 2010, the U.S. senate passed a $60 billion bill to provide expanded medical care for Vietnam War veterans exposed to the chemical, but the coverage didn’t include heart disease. According to St. Germaine, the bill also did not link health effects passed down to children...
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Protect heart health during American Heart Month

Veterans have many resources available to help them in reducing the risk of CVD and other heart-related conditions. Health care is an important piece of overall cardiovascular health, and veterans should speak with a doctor about their specific health concerns. Certain...
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Veterans Health Administration Update: AGENT ORANGE

February is American Heart Month. Were you exposed to Agent Orange during service and have ischemic heart disease?  You may qualify for VA benefits.  A healthy lifestyle can help prevent heart disease. Learn more. VA benefits for ischemic heart disease Veterans with ischemic...
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PTSD Independently Linked to Ischemic Heart Disease

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to an increased risk for ischemic heart disease, new research shows. A prospective study conducted by investigators at University of California, San Francisco, showed that myocardial ischemia was approximately twice as...
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Veteran Fights for $250K in Benefits for Agent Orange-Caused Condition

Frustrated and fed-up, Vietnam veteran Don Rabush calls his fight to get Veterans Affairs benefits for an ailment caused by Agent Orange one of the worth battles he’s ever faced. The Army second lieutenant has been working to get nearly 40 years of retroactive benefits after...
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Congressional Testimony>>>Oversight Hearing: VA Disability Compensation: Presumptive Disability Decision-Making

Testimony Statement by Diane Bild, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Director for Prevention and Population Sciences National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oversight Hearing: VA Disability Compensation: Presumptive Disability Decision-Making...
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Possible Association Between Agent Orange Exposure And Increased Risk Of Developing Ischemic Heart Disease Or Parkinson’s Disease For Vietnam Veterans

  A new report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of developing ischemic heart disease and Parkinson’s disease for...
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Medical Research – FOCUS ON: The Global Burden of Disease and “Big Science

Over the years 1990 to 2010, the greatest increase in disability is ischemic heart disease (now number one—an increase of 29% and up from number 4 in 1990), stroke (a 19% increase since 1990), depressive disorders (a 37% increase), and metabolic disease such as diabetes The...
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