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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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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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Study links genetics, anti nerve-agent pills to Gulf War illness

Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB)
A small research study at Baylor University has identified a genetic difference between veterans who developed symptoms of Gulf War illness after deploying to that 1990-91 conflict and those who deployed but didn’t get sick. The finding — touted as the first “direct...
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Vets Can Finally Sue Contractors for Cancer Caused by War

The suits say KBR’s actions resulted in illnesses and death. That seems like an obvious assumption: In the United States, we are not allowed to burn trash in large open pits because it’s a health hazard. Troops can tell you. It settled like smog over their housing areas, leaving...
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VA director email: ‘Where is my Christmas present?’

The former Calhoun County Veteran’s Affairs director who resigned on Monday had sent emails to military veterans that asked for “pain meds,” Christmas presents and other gifts, as well as a cut of their benefits, in return for his help, according to documents obtained today by 24...
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VA loses first case against clinic director in scandal

Sharon Helman, the director, was fired from the Department of Veterans Affairs, but only because she improperly took thousands of dollars in gifts. A personnel appeals judge last week rejected the VA’s claim that she should also have been dismissed for overseeing the wait lists....
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Wounded Veterans Return To Unprepared Medical System

This is the first installment of a three-part series on veterans’ health. The second part, which you can find here, deals with mental health. The third part, which you can find here, deals with environmental exposures. Jarboe arrived back on American soil paralyzed but alive and...
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House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health Holds Hearing on H.R. 5484, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014

House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health Holds Hearing on H.R. 5484, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014 On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan will present testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on...
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VA Letter Connects Agent Orange Component and Iraq War

The chemicals from the burn pits and TCDD are what she blames for her husband’s transition from a trooper, protecting our streets daily to a man living with constant pain and countless hospital visits. “It’s constant medications and trips to the ER and calling...
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