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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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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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C-123 Vets Could Win Changes On Agent Orange Exposure Soon

Agent Orange Dioxin Kills
Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says he talked to VA Secretary McDonald about the issue personally. “How do we make this up to them in the quickest, best possible way?” he said in an interview with WYSO. In a Veterans Affairs committee meeting Thursday morning, McDonald for...
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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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Eating Organic Food Exposes You to Fewer Pesticides

Pesticides are Dangerous to Your Health
Organic Diet Results in Lower Pesticide Load Claimed to be the largest of its kind, a new study1 published in the Environmental Health Perspectives looked at the diets of nearly 4,500 people living in six US cities, assessing exposure levels to organophosphates (OPs), which are...
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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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