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Veterans propose major changes in VA health care

VA Scandal of 2014 - 2015
A national veterans task force is advocating radical changes in the medical system for America’s former military personnel, including a choice to receive subsidized private care and conversion of the Veterans Health Administration into a non-profit corporation rather than a...
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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act: HR-969 Introduced in the House of Representatives

Exposure Pathways
H.R.969 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act was introduced in the House by Rep....
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Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, or OIF, Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF, or Operation New Dawn, or OND, were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say. Some may have developed respiratory diseases...
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Vietnam veteran steps up to keep a promise

It is a promise born of the pain endured by Vietnam veterans who felt abandoned – not just by a nation insulated from their experience, but worse, abandoned by previous generations of veterans that many of the Vietnam generation looked up to as role models and heroes. In some...
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Veterans Health Administration Update: MILITARY EXPOSURES

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
We’ve corrected the date the law was signed to Dec. 16, 2014. Veterans and their families who lived at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec. 31, 1987 may be eligible for VA health benefits. A Dec. 16, 2014 law changed the eligibility date from Jan....
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Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

The result is Trooper, a beautiful, heart-wrenching film that offers far more than empathy. It dares viewers to explore a disturbing corner of the Iraq War, a realm that no film has yet to touch: the blight of depleted uranium poisoning, which has infected thousands of Iraq...
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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 chapter to host Agent Orange forum

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1097 will hold an Agent Orange town hall meeting on the generational effects of this chemical at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Ag Center on George Boulevard. This chemical was used in 11 locations in Florida, including the Avon...
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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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Online Prescription Tracker Gives Veterans 24/7 Online Access to Status

Veterans can now track the status of most of their prescriptions online, thanks to an innovative idea by a Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) employee. The new 24/7 service allows online tracking for most prescriptions mailed from the VA Mail Order Pharmacy. The Prescription...
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