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Toxic Military Exposures

Camp Lejeune water contamination, also see Superfund Sites. Chemical weapons have been used during WWI, WWII, Korean, Cold War Era, Vietnam and post 911 wars: Gulf War, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom, Global War on Terror (ISIL).
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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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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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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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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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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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PTSD and Brain Injury: Double Trouble for Veterans

Discussing the genesis of the study, Combs said: “We decided to investigate the cognitive impairment associated with mild TBI when it is combined with PTSD because, in the literature, far less is known about when both of those problems are combined.” “Most of...
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Veterans voice concerns over health care

Last year a national audit revealed severe delays in service by VA hospitals and clinics. Additional allegations surfaced of mismanagement and secret waiting lists. Frank Donahue, a veteran and member of the Marine Corps League, stood up during the meeting and said the VA told...
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Why a veterans’ mental health bill is stuck in Congress

The Pentagon has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to help struggling soldiers, but numbers show these efforts have done little to stop the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day. President Obama has vowed to do more to stop what he has called “an epidemic” of...
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