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VA/DoD Collaboration Guidebook for Healthcare Research 2013

VA/DoD Collaboration Guidebook for Healthcare Research ∙ 2013 Purpose of the Guidebook The purpose of this guidebook is to help facilitate collaborative human subject healthcare research between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD). The...
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VA Links Brain Cancer to Agent Orange Exposure in Recent Court Decision

It is notoriously difficult for veterans to get their disabilities connected to their military service – even when the connection is apparent. In this unique case, the Department of Veterans Affairs was made to concede a very important connection and gave justice to a...
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Congressional Testimony>>>Oversight Hearing: VA Disability Compensation: Presumptive Disability Decision-Making

Testimony Statement by Diane Bild, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Director for Prevention and Population Sciences National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oversight Hearing: VA Disability Compensation: Presumptive Disability Decision-Making...
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Study: Military vets face elevated risk of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Men who served in the U.S. military during the last century appear to have an unusually high risk of dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease, but experts are puzzled over why and are uncertain whether the apparent hazard is real. The surprising finding comes from a study of men...
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Possible Association Between Agent Orange Exposure And Increased Risk Of Developing Ischemic Heart Disease Or Parkinson’s Disease For Vietnam Veterans

  A new report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of developing ischemic heart disease and Parkinson’s disease for...
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Agent Orange Okinawa: Okinawan mayor urges probe into Agent Orange allegations

“I was stunned,” Noguni said. “But when you see what had happened on Camp Lester, it is something that is very highly likely.” A local mayor is urging the Japanese government to investigate whether the U.S. buried dozens of barrels of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War at a...
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H.R.812 Latest Title: Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011

H.R.812 Latest Title: Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011 Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] (introduced 2/18/2011) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 2/18/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. TEXT OF THE BILL:...
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Defoliants in DMZ

In addition to the side effects from the use of toxic defoliants suffered by Korean troops in the Vietnam War, the government has now confirmed the use of the same chemicals in 1968 and 1969 along the DMZ. In some respects it was inevitable that these had to be used to clear fire...
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