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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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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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VA empire strikes back — bureaucrats vs. veterans’ health

The ink is barely dry on the 8.6 million “Choice Cards” that supposedly allow vets to see a doctor outside the delay-plagued VA system. But Obama’s budget tries to snatch the $10 billion allocated for choice and let VA top administrators spend it however they want. It’s a...
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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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Fight Parkinson’s: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

A 2012 study from the Oregon Research Institute and other institutions found Parkinson’s patients who did six months of twice-weekly tai chi had better balance and control over their movements and were less likely to fall than others who did weight training or stretching....
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Congressional auditors: VA health care is high-risk

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs vast health network — beset by a scandal last year over delayed care — has been listed as a high-risk federal program by congressional auditors for the first time. The report by the watchdog Government Accountability Office, which is...
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VA pharmacists unpunished for serious — even fatal — errors dispensing drugs

VA Scandal 2014
Pharmacists who made serious or potentially fatal errors dispensing drugs at the VA in New Jersey kept their jobs and often weren’t even severely disciplined, according to testimony from their colleagues and other records. One chemotherapy patient died after a 2001 overdose, but...
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