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disabled children of Vietnam veterans

Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Potential Roles of Birth Defects Surveillance Programs — United States, 2010–2011

Universal newborn screening is the practice of screening every newborn for certain serious genetic, endocrine, and metabolic conditions, as well as functional disorders that are not apparent at birth. Through early identification and treatment, newborn screening provides an...

Agent Orange Blue Water Navy: The Agent Orange Act

To: Our Congress and Senate There are tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans who are sick with exposure to Agent Orange Dioxin. Many can not get Veterans Administration benefits because they did not have boots-on-ground Vietnam because they were at sea or in the… HERE IS...

Blue Water Navy: Rep. Gibson’s new bill cites Agent Orange Would help Vietnam veterans

The legislation would grant presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to U.S. service members — primarily those serving in the Navy — who served in the so-called territorial waters, up to 12 miles off the shore in Vietnam. “We had sailors who served just off the shore...

Social Security: Fast-tracked disability process adds 35 medical conditions

With the addition of 35 new Compassionate Allowances conditions involving cancers and rare diseases, there now are a total of 200 disabling conditions that qualify for Social Security’s expedited disability process. Compassionate Allowances allows quick identification of diseases...

Veterans Benefits: Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA)

Under the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) program, Veterans with service-connected disabilities or Veterans with non-service-connected disabilities may receive assistance for any home improvement necessary for the continuation of treatment or for disability...

Veterans Affairs: Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)

With Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) Veterans now have more control over the disability claims process. Veterans have the option of visiting a private health care provider instead of a VA facility to complete their disability evaluation form. continue learning

Research: New Drug Target For Lupus Revealed by Researchers

According to the scientists, the absence of a certain molecule with signalling properties found inside immune cells, can be linked to a slower developing process of autoimmunity in laboratory mice suffering from lupus. Researchers report that these mice suffered less damage to...

Finishing a brother’s life’s work

“In an interview a few years back, I was asked, why? Why do I do so much for our Vietnam Veterans?  Without thinking, the words came out of my mouth, ‘It feels like I am extending my brother’s life’s work.’  And that is what helps me heal,” Finnemann said. “I believe that this...

Sequestration could hurt veterans, Bernie Sanders says

“The VA itself is protected from sequestration, but other programs that help veterans could be affected,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told reporters. “Congress was right to protect the VA, but veterans will still be impacted,” Sanders said. Sanders also repeated an earlier...

VA won’t say how many veterans die waiting for disability benefits

In half a dozen calls and emails, The Baltimore Sun asked the VA over a period of about two weeks for information about its backlog to process disability claims for American veterans — and the consequences of the delays on servicemen and servicewomen. The Sun’s report showed the...