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10 Myths About Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injury is pervasive in both civilian and military populations. In fact, TBI in the civilian population is eight times as frequent as breast cancer, AIDS, spinal-cord injury, and multiple sclerosis combined. According to the Center for Deployment Psychology, an...
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After 5 year struggle, Vietnam vet gets $90K in benefits for Agent Orange exposure

Agent Orange Thailand
After a five-year struggle, the Lowell Air Force veteran has received federal benefits totaling more than $90,000 for his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. “I feel a little upset I had to keep arguing with them,” said Starkweather, 65, who suffers from...
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Woman Links Cancer To Father’s Exposure To Agent Orange

I'm the 2nd Generation
‘It’s Embryonical. I Was Basically Born With It.’ The United States just marked the 40th anniversary of the end to the Vietnam War. Thousands of Americans carry physical or psychological scars from that conflict, including the children of those who served. But...
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Study Links Autism to Epigenetic Changes in Dads’ Sperm

“If epigenetic changes are being passed from fathers to their children, we should be able to detect them in sperm,” says coauthor Daniele Fallin. Dr. Fallin directs the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School...
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Maine politicians seek answers for veterans who cleaned up after nuclear testing

By the DOD the War Machine
The men deployed there — including some from Maine — were tasked with cleaning up the atoll, which had been the site of more than 40 nuclear tests, before it could be returned to the people of the Marshall Islands. Many of them are now connecting the cancers and other illnesses...
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Researchers Testing Light Therapy for Gulf War Illness

Gulf War Illness
Researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are currently testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans with Gulf War Illness. The current study is following up on promising results from a pilot study in which veteran participants reported fewer symptoms...
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Army Denies it Sought to Hide Troops’ Chemical Exposure in Iraq

The Pentagon denies it deliberately tried to hide the fact that U.S. troops were exposed to chemical agents, including mustard and sarin, during the Iraq War. The Army on Friday apologized for its failure to properly care for Americans exposed to the chemical agents, promised to...
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Vietnam vet fights VA for cancer/heart treatment

In the Fight for My Life
Sam has had several medical problems since serving in Vietnam. He had a triple bypass in his thirties. He’s had a stroke, and now he’s suffering from esophageal cancer. Sam is a former smoker, but he claims his health problems were caused by Agent Orange. The Veterans...
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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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