“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.”
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
Univeristy researchers will test if mindfulness therapy can help veterans who have difficulty sleeping after coming home from forward units
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
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.
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.
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.
House Passes VA Budget with two-thirds GWI research cut intact but Urges VA to Prioritize Gulf War Syndrome Gastrointestinal Disorders, Burn Pits Research
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.”
Republicans in Congress kill funding for Gulf War Illness. Hey Gulf War veterans, piss off—that’s the GOP message to veterans
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.
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.
Higher Rates of Lung Cancer Among Gulf War, other Veterans; Immediate Medical Research Funding Availability through CDMRP
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).
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.
The House has passed Paul Ryan’s budget, which includes several billion dollars in cuts to the VA budget over the Administration’s budget
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
“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.”
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
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
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
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.