The holidays bring out the generosity of the American people – especially when it comes toward being generous to our troops. The gift boxes, the stockings, the cards – all good…and all very much appreciated.
“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
“The golden key to self-healing is gratefulness. Only gratefulness can transcend the darkness of unworthiness, self-pity and self-negation and fully open the door to the heart ~ without which no true healing can occur.”
Victims of Agent Orange (AO) who are infected, Vietnam veterans, children of Vietnam veterans; then there are spouses and mothers or fathers who are victims by association. By banding together and pressing forward to be heard is the only way we victims can win.
In recognition of September as Suicide Prevention Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs is calling on individuals and communities across the country to show their support for Veterans in crisis and help raise awareness of the VA mental health services Veterans have earned.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and it’s a reminder that mental health doesn’t have to be a battle waged on your own. Check out our new PSA, Side by Side, and bookmark the Veterans Crisis Line page for valuable information and resources.
Couples therapy shows promise for partners with PTSD By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times August 14, 2012, 3:47 p.m. It makes sense that a person with post-traumatic stress disorder might have relationship problems, too. And researchers have now found that couples therapy that’s designed around PTSD helps both problems. The partner with PTSD reported reduced [...]
From 1961 to 1971 over 77 million litres of herbicide were dispensed over southern Viet Nam by the US military through the code-named ‘Operation Ranch Hand’. The Vietnamese reported early on during the operation that human health was being adversely affected by widespread dispersal of defoliants. Agent Orange, a 1:1 mixture of 2,4,-D and 2,4,5-T, was the most prevalent herbicide used.
Action plan to show your support for Gulf War Veterans of 90-91 made easy. We are asking all our readers to use this template letter to notify all your US Senators and all your US Representatives from your State. It is so easy and takes just a few minutes to take the basics of this letter and change a bit to reflect if you are a veteran, spouse, family member, concerned citizen.
How much higher must the Gulf War Veteran Advocates, Scientists, and Researchers have to jump to clear the roadblock to getting these Gulf War Veterans of 90-91 the diagnostic testing that is sorely needed and long past due. How long do their claims end up in the Rat Maze? The report by the VA RAC GWIR just released is a must read. But this report needs to be distributed to EVERY US SENATOR AND US REPRESENTATIVE in DC. The media by way of print media, main stream and cable news needs to show their committment to the Veterans of the Gulf War 90-91. The request is out there to each of you to help and support your veterans by helping us in this effort. This is fraudulent and an issue of waste, fraud, and abuse that has cost the trust of the gulf war veterans of 90-91, but even more so it has cost their health status and quality of life for over 21 years. You, can help make a difference now.
Archery Saved My Life by Kevin Secor A crowd gathers as Babette Peyton, sitting in her wheelchair, stares down at the target 50 yards away. Holding a compound bow with her right hand, a spotter places the nock of an arrow onto the string. She squints through the sight, sets her jaw firm, grabs [...]
The VA recently completed a media campaign for its call center “Coaching Into Care,” a telephone service which provides assistance to family members and friends trying to encourage their Veteran to seek health care for possible readjustment and mental health issues.
VA cares for some 40,000 Veterans with the condition. Patients with Parkinson’s disease who undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS)—a treatment in which a pacemaker-like device sends pulses to electrodes implanted in the brain—can expect stable improvement in muscle symptoms for at least three years, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs study appearing in the most recent issue of the journal Neurology.
In observance of June as PTSD Awareness Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has begun a new online initiative, AboutFace, focused on helping Veterans recognize PTSD symptoms and motivating them to seek treatment.