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Local Programs Improve Veteran Health Through Diet, Activity

Mary Kodiath, ANP-BC, San Diego VAMC's Health Promotion & Disease Prevention program manager (left) and Carol Walsh, MS, RD, PACT dietitian (right), while conducting one of the Wellness Group sessions in Oceanside Clinic.

Reaching Our Rural Veterans

Did you know that 41% of Veterans live in rural areas? For this reason, since 2007, the Veterans Health Administration Office of Rural Health has been working diligently to provide rural Veterans with greater access to health care.

Rural Telehealth

VA Black Hills Health Care System consists of two medical centers located at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and nine CBOCs.

Nurse Helpline Available Around The Clock

Veterans in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia can rest a little easier knowing they have a resource available during weekends, holidays and evenings.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 25, 2011

Not everyone responds to PTSD treatments the same way – that’s why new methods provide important options for Veterans.

Bariatric Surgery Study Looks at Survival Impact in Older Vets

In the first study to compare survival associated with bariatric surgery in mostly male patients, bariatric surgery was not significantly associated with decreased mortality, according to a research study published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses

For VA benefit purposes, Gulf War Veterans are defined as those who served on active duty in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations any time during the first Gulf War starting August 2, 1990 through the Iraq War and subsequent reduced operations in Iraq.

Will Agent Orange Ever Disappear?

It is hard to imagine that the global effect of Agent Orange will ever simply fade away. The ramifications I have been writing about along with thousands of others, makes me think it might well carry-on into the next century.

New Cancer Paradigm; It’s About Time!

A solution to the scourge of cancer is at hand. Researchers now know where to look, and they may soon be uncovering data that brings an end to the monopolized medical nightmare.

New Program Links Wounded Vets With Health Care Jobs

A new program called Hero Health Hire is the health care industry’s commitment to make jobs available to some of the 10,000 wounded warriors who transition each month from the military into the workforce.

Project Backbone: New Spinal Treatment Protocols

Catastrophic injuries are a sad reality of war and our brave men and women of the military are aware of these risks and still elect to carry out their duties in defending our country.

PTSD Awareness Day, June 27th

This June, the VA’s National Center for PTSD needs your help to increase PTSD awareness.

Original Microwave Cooking Report

Is it possible that millions upon millions of people are ignorantly sacrificing robust health, vitality and longevity on an alter of convenience?

US Veterans Left to Fight Post-War Demons Alone

American soldiers who return from Iraq are often left to adjust to life after service all by themselves, struggling to make sense of and justify the deaths caused by the war.

Veteran Finally Cancer-free after Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

Cancer experts at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) recently removed a patient’s liver tumor using a medically advanced, laparoscopic technique.

Report Reveals Toxic Pollution at Numerous USFK bases

Analysis of an environmental contamination report obtained by the Hankyoreh on Tuesday of 22 U.S. military bases returned to South Korea showed the discovery of high concentrations of materials such as phenol, a toxic material that can cause organ damage, and benzene, a carcinogen, at some of the bases.

VA Physician Wins Prestigious Cardiac Award

WASHINGTON – Dr. Robert Jesse, principal deputy under secretary for health for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has been honored by a leading professional association for his work to improve emergency cardiac care.

US Organization commits to deal with dioxin aftermaths

The US Ford Foundation and the Aspen Institute have committed to help Vietnam deal with the consequences of Agent Orange/dioxin.

How Safe is Soy?

Food products made with soy have enjoyed great popularity in the U.S. and elsewhere in recent years. Two decades ago, Americans spent $300 million a year on soy food products

Million-Veteran Genetics Program to Expand

A large-scale project seeking to harness medical and genomic information from one million US veterans in order to identify health and disease-related genes is preparing a national expansion plan that will take between five and seven years, the Department of Veterans Affairs said today.

Deadly new scourge for Vietnam vets

New Zealand's Vietnam War veterans are confronting a deadly new danger, 36 years after the end of the war.

New Book Chronicles A Mounting Global Health Crisis

FROM THE GULF WAR TO THE GULF OF MEXICO AN INVESTIGATIVE REPORT Los Angeles, CA — In his alarming new book, “They’re Poisoning Us—From the Gulf War...

Falls’ Agent Orange answers will come from provincial panel: Hydro One

Niagara Falls residents who want to know if hydro workers sprayed Agent Orange on the city's power-line corridors will be able to get answers from the provincial panel when it releases its findings, said a Hydro One spokesman.

Veteran’s Administration Information

Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.

China bans a Painkiller, Dextropopoxyphene

Chinese authorities ordered ban on medicines that contain Dextropropoxyphene, a painkiller. The country’s drug watchdog agency warned that medicines, which have negative side effects, may create a potential threat to the life of citizens.

A Call for Action for Operation Desert Storm Health Needs

The others that served in Operation Desert Storm and their health needs are discussed. Updated information from Earlier edition

Colbert: The Forgotten Victim in All of This Is Sarah Palin

The Word - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Angriness. If incendiary rhetoric isn't connected to the Arizona tragedy, in the minds of the...

MPRO Offers Careers to Military Veterans

MPRO Re-Joins with HireVeterans.com to reach out to Military Veterans By Randy Miller MPRO is an independent nonprofit organization and a national leader in health care...


TOO FAT TO FIGHT By Joe "Ragman" Tarnovsky STAFF WRITER A group of retired military leaders have come to the conclusion and in fact, they were...

Two Veterans’ Cases in Last month Question DU

Couple Aims To Improve Military Health Care RANCHO BERNARDO, Calif. -- A Rancho Bernardo couple has begun a campaign for federal legislation regarding health care...

Multiple Sclerosis Research Focuses on Autoimmune Symptoms and Bacterium

Italian Researchers Discover A Possible Onset Mechanism For Multiple Sclerosis   A non-pathogenic bacterium is capable of triggering an autoimmune disease similar to multiple sclerosis in...


UCA professor researching Gulf War Syndrome By Courtney Spradlin University of Central Arkansas professor Patrick Carmack is working on what could be a monumental step in...

UK Guardian DU and Dioxin Contamination in Iraq

Areas in and near Iraq's largest towns and cities, including Najaf, Basra and ­Falluja, account for around 25% of the contaminated sites, which appear to coincide with communities that have seen increased rates of cancer and birth defects over the past five years. The joint study by the environment, health and science ministries found that scrap metal yards in and around Baghdad and Basra contain high levels of ionising radiation, which is thought to be a legacy of depleted uranium used in munitions during the first Gulf war and since the 2003 invasion.

Cancers in OUR US IRAQ Veterans

R B Stuart returns with coverage of veterans with cancer in The Huffington Post. Ms Stuart we have missed your writings. The...

American Needs a Discussion About Mental Health and the Draft

      Extraordinary turbulence continues in the Austin area after the tragic Fort Hood murders. Here is a news clip about the efforts of Veterans...

Surviving a Stroke

Army Veteran publishes a book about stroke