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Iraq veterans

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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PTSD Independently Linked to Ischemic Heart Disease

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to an increased risk for ischemic heart disease, new research shows. A prospective study conducted by investigators at University of California, San Francisco, showed that myocardial ischemia was approximately twice as...
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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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Veteran faces battles with VA Clinic

Norman Laws of Branson served in Vietnam. Following his years overseas, he was stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois in 1973, where he said he was exposed to multiple chemicals, including Agent Orange. The base has since closed, and the state of Illinois has...
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Suicide Rate Among Young Veterans Has Tripled, Report Finds

At least 22 veterans commit suicide every day and young male veterans under the age of 30 are three times more likely to commit suicide when compared to civilian males in the same age bracket, according to a new briefing released Thursday by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The...
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PTSD and Brain Injury: Double Trouble for Veterans

Discussing the genesis of the study, Combs said: “We decided to investigate the cognitive impairment associated with mild TBI when it is combined with PTSD because, in the literature, far less is known about when both of those problems are combined.” “Most of...
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Military health: The insurmountable gulf

“From the beginning, the VA has refused to honestly face the problems that face veterans,” said Joel Graves, a Gulf War veteran who until last year had served on a committee advising the VA on research priorities related to the illness. Graves and others contend that the agency...
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Veterans voice concerns over health care

Last year a national audit revealed severe delays in service by VA hospitals and clinics. Additional allegations surfaced of mismanagement and secret waiting lists. Frank Donahue, a veteran and member of the Marine Corps League, stood up during the meeting and said the VA told...
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LOVME Uniting our Veterans’ and their Families

I am the widow of a Vietnam veteran who died in 2005 due to exposure to Agent Orange and his service. Our daughter, Dee Reyes has been sick all of her life. I have advocated for my daughter since she was 7 years old. This is how we founded Agent Orange Legacy in 2007. Learn more...
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