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Anthony Hardie served seven years in the U.S. Army, that included service in the 1991 Gulf War and Somalia.

Anthony is the publisher and editor of 91outcomes.com, created because he is one of the more than 250,000 veterans of the 1991 Gulf War left disabled by Gulf War Illness.

He works to help his fellow Gulf War veterans out of a sense of duty.

Anthony has been a leading national advocate on Gulf War and other veterans' issues since 1995. He has served on the VA’s Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC) from 2006 to 2013, VA's Gulf War Research Steering Committee from 2010 until it completed its work in 2012, and as a Gulf War veteran consumer reviewer on DoD’s Gulf War Illness Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (GWI CDMRP) Integration Panel from 2006 to present.

He ceased actively publishing to Veterans News Now after it shifted its primary focus from veterans issues to to anti-Israel propaganda.

Baylor University Scientist Receives Major Grants for Health Research on 1991 Gulf War Veterans

Troop

“After years of false starts, research has now provided progress in our understanding of Gulf War illness.” Despite this progress, many veterans remain ill, since doctors still lack effective methods for diagnosing and treating Gulf War illness. “We believe these answers can be found, and are especially pleased to be partnering with Scott & White to address this problem, given its importance for veterans in Central Texas.”

November 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

Georgia Study Connecting the Dots Between Gulf War Toxic Exposures and Veterans’ Brain Damage

Dr. Alvin Terry, a professor at GHSU, and his colleague, Dr. Nathan Yanasak, are conducting a three-year study on the neurological symptoms of Gulf War illness

Study is essentially a proof of concept aimed at developing treatment targets: that a class of chemicals present in the 1991 Gulf War could indeed have caused the brain damage found in research on MRI scans of representative samples of the 250,000 ill veterans of the 1991 Gulf War

November 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Will mindfulness help Gulf War veterans sleep?

Utah Center for Exploring Mind-Body Interactions

Univeristy researchers will test if mindfulness therapy can help veterans who have difficulty sleeping after coming home from forward units

October 12th, 2012 | Posted in Coping,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical,PTSD | Read More »

VoteVets Defends Attacks on Iraq War Hero Tammy Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth serves as the Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The following is from VoteVets.org, defending one of our own — double amputee and Iraq War hero Tammy Duckworth — against unconscionable, no-holds-barred attacks on her military service and deep sacrfice

July 30th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Editors' Picks,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

House Includes Kucinich Amendment Doubling Gulf War Illness Research Funding

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) keeps up the fight for veterans till his last second in Congress

An amendment from Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) to increase funding for research into treatments for Gulf War Illness received the support of Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL) and Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA). Kucinich also secured a commitment from Reps. Young and Dicks to increase funding for prevention of suicides among service men and women and veterans.

July 20th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Editors' Picks,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Federal Committee Says No Confidence in VA on Gulf War Illness

No confidence in VA on Gulf War Illness

Scathing new report released this week blasts the VA for new failures related to caring for veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: VA has again broken Gulf War veterans’ trust.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Study: Gulf War, Younger Veterans Have Three Times G-I Problems

Gulf war syndrome

A new medical journal article reports that Gulf War and other veterans age 55 and younger are almost three times more likely to report urinary incontinence than their civilian counterparts.

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

House cuts two-thirds of Gulf War Illness research

Gulf war illness

House Passes VA Budget with two-thirds GWI research cut intact but Urges VA to Prioritize Gulf War Syndrome Gastrointestinal Disorders, Burn Pits Research

June 4th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Two UC-San Diego Researchers Aim to Help Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

Healthy and Ill 1991 Gulf War Veteran Research Study Participants Needed. “This is just as much about future combat operations as it is about the past.”

June 1st, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

Congressional Committee Rejects Requested Increase for GWI Treatment Research Funding

Shredding America

Republicans in Congress kill funding for Gulf War Illness. Hey Gulf War veterans, piss off—that’s the GOP message to veterans

May 18th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Editors' Picks,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Options to Supplement Health Care Coverage for US Military Veterans

tricare

There is a general and often erroneous assumption that acting military personnel and veterans receive health insurance and medical care from the government in a “no questions asked, whatever you need” fashion.

May 4th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Medical,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

New Texas Study Helps Unravel Gulf War Illness Memory Deficits

Human Brain

A new medical research study has not only confirmed memory deficits in ill Gulf War veterans but has provided objective evidence helping to explain the specific source of these memory deficits in the brain.

May 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

Higher Rates of Lung Cancer Among Gulf War, other Veterans; Immediate Medical Research Funding Availability through CDMRP

GWIRP - Gulf War Illness Research Program

The Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Defense Appropriations Act provided $10.2 million in research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Government,Legislation,Politico | Read More »

Veterans’ Push for GWI Treatment Research Funding Spreads to U.S. Senate

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

This year’s push for funding the Peer Reviewed Gulf War Illness Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), which last month garnered the largest number of House cosigners in the program’s history, continues with a parallel Senate effort led by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and launched in early April.

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

A Question to Mitt Romney from a Gulf War/Somalia Veteran

Gift Vouchers for Veterans, says Mitt Romney

The House has passed Paul Ryan’s budget, which includes several billion dollars in cuts to the VA budget over the Administration’s budget

April 7th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

A Personal Thank You from Dennis Kucinich

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) keeps up the fight for veterans till his last second in Congress

I have thought about others who have suffered real loss, people who have lost their homes, lost their jobs, lost their investments, lost their health care coverage, lost their educational opportunities, lost their retirement security, lost a loved one to the violence of war abroad or conflict domestically. Put alongside the struggle of so many people just to survive, the loss I experienced is much less consequential. … This is not simply about elections. This is about how we stand up for humanity and our world by speaking and acting for the truth.

March 27th, 2012 | Posted in Civil Liberties,Editors' Picks,Government,Legislation,Politico | Read More »

Gulf War Vets Benefit from New VA Expansion of Med Forms Program, Faster Claims Processing

Disability Benefits Questionnaires

The federal VA’s announcement regarding the release of many more Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) will help provide consistency and speed to processing of service-connection claims for veterans with Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and other military service.

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

Gulf War Vets Push for FY13 GWI CDMRP, Funding Begins with a Bang

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

You can help the one-quarter million of the roughly 697,000 who served in the 1991 Gulf War suffering from chronic multi-symptom illness, popularly known as Gulf War Illness (GWI) or Gulf War Syndrome.

March 4th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

IOM Gulf War Chronic Multisymptom Illness Treatments Committee to Meet Feb. 29

Gulf War Illness

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment of Chronic Multisymptom Illness will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:15 P.M. EST in room 101 at the Keck Center of the National Academies. The Keck Center is located at 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

February 18th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

Gulf War Illness—A New Plan Takes Shape

Gulf War Health and News

More than twenty years after the 1991 Gulf War, the facts are stark: The IOM estimates 250,000 of us — about one in every three — are actively suffering from otherwise unexplained chronic multi-symptom illness scientifically and statistically determined to be associated with our Gulf War service.

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Treatment-Focused Gulf War Research Strategic Plan Set to Advance Next Week

Gulf War Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans (VA) Affairs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses (RAC-GWVI) will hold its next meetings on Tues., Jan. 31 and Weds., Feb. 1, 2012 in Washington, DC

January 24th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

VA Extends Gulf War Presumptive Period, Public Comments Welcome

Gulf War Illness

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in late December published an interim final rule, effective today Dec. 29, extending by five more years the presumptive period for Gulf War veterans’ service-connected disability claims related to undiagnosed illnesses and medically unexplained chronic multi-symptom illnesses.

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in Benefits,Editors' Picks,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Response to Misleading VA Blog Post on GWI Funding

CDMRP Funding

Like most informed, engaged, and involved members of the Gulf War veteran advocacy community, I’m deeply relieved and grateful for the efforts of U.S Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh.), U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud (D-Maine), and a substantial number of their House colleagues, who worked hard to end up with a bipartisan 2/3 floor vote this Summer to fund the CDMRP GWI program at $10 million — the ultimate funding level for this program determined in Conference Committee.

December 20th, 2011 | Posted in Benefits,Editors' Picks,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Obama Signs Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Containing CDMRP Funding, into Law

CDMRP Funding

Crucial CDMRP [Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs] funding of successful research into Gulf War Illness and other ailments from which veterans suffer was signed into law by President Obama in a needed win for veterans

December 18th, 2011 | Posted in Benefits,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Approaching Deadline without Promised Action

gulf_war_

It’s high time that the responsible VA officials get this rule out into the public purview and published. It’s not only fair and just, but doing so — and quickly — is a matter of trust between veterans and their government.

December 13th, 2011 | Posted in Benefits,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Requirement for Diagnosis Determination Hindering Gulf War Illness Claims

Sen. Partty Murray hits VA

“I have heard time and time again from veterans who are frustrated with having to wait months, years and even decades for resolution of their claims and appeals,” said Chairman Murray. “ I am writing to bring to your attention a practice that may not be medically supported and may be unnecessarily delaying the processing of some claims.”

December 4th, 2011 | Posted in Benefits,Editors' Picks,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Gulf War Illness Washington Update

gulfwar veterans

There’s lot happening right now on behalf of veterans of the 1991 Gulf War, and after years of missteps, most of it is now squarely aimed at improving the health and lives of Gulf War veterans

November 10th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

VA Plans Improvement Treating Gulf War Illness Despite Congressional Cuts

Gulf war syndrome

After the U.S. Senate appropriations committee voted to eliminate the DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) Gulf War Illness (GWI) Research Program, the DVA is vowing to move forward

October 25th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

Gulf War Illness Funding Program Hit in Senate

Gulf War Illness

Senate kills funding for DoD program funding the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) for Gulf War Illness. Committee vote would entirely eliminate CDMRP Gulf War Illness program

September 25th, 2011 | Posted in Benefits,Editors' Picks,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Haley Study finds chronic abnormal brain blood flow in Gulf War veterans

Gulf-War-Illness

Dr. Robert Haley’s research was methodically defunded by VA officials in 2009. It is time for Congressional and Obama Administration officials to relook at how to restore funding to this groundbreaking research. Twenty years later, Gulf War Illness is home but not welcome; let’s not ignore it.

September 13th, 2011 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

 

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