There is a lot to be said for the idea of requiring that funding be provided for the future medical care of veterans as part of any decision to go to war. That not only might help the maimed veterans we already have but will encourage long, hard thinking before creating more of them.
Gulf War Illness (GWI)
“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.”
Univeristy researchers will test if mindfulness therapy can help veterans who have difficulty sleeping after coming home from forward units
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.
Today the VA RAC GWIR released their most negative report on conduct of the VA in regards to Gulf War illness Research ever.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
Weekly update on process of getting funding for DOD CDMRP GWIRP (Congressional Directed Medical Research Program for Gulf War Illness Research Program). US Representatives who signed on to the Dear Colleague in the first week are identified. We thank the US Representatives who have not forgotten the Gulf War Veterans.
A plea from Gulf War Veterans and their families to all to help make phone calls to get gulf war illness research thru DOD CDMRP. Deadline to get all US Representative to notify Representatives to contact Representatives Kuchinich and Roe to sign on to Dear Colleague Letter to be submitted to the appropriations Committee. Support these veterans by making those phone calls.
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.
Columbus Dispatch There are reports of scam artists soliciting veterans at assisted-living facilities, claiming that they can guarantee more benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs quickly for a fee, Holly Petraeus said. In fact, no one can guarantee that.
If this is not a disqualification for a candidate running for president, I would be personally shocked. To propose turning our backs on our 26-million veterans right as they come home to an economy wrecked by banks and their Republican and Democratic enablers is absurd.
The DVA is weeding out benefit-hostile neocons and assorted bureaucrats
hoping those pesky veterans die to save some money and make the crats look good
In the 25 years since the first Gulf War, many of the men and women deployed to the Middle East have been experiencing a variety of symptoms that collectively have come to be designated as Gulf War Illness (GWI). This complex illness impacts the lives of approximately 250,000 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
DOD extends deadline for colleges to sign new tuition aid pact. The Department of Defense said U.S. colleges that hope to receive tuition assistance funds will have another three months to accept new requirements meant to ensure the protection of servicemembers.
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
Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that the Department’s Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force has completed the draft of a comprehensive report that will outline how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) addresses the concerns of Veterans who deployed during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991.
Gulf War 90-91 Veterans pleading for help on funding research to help diangose and treat their real illness from the 90-91 war. Do not let them be FORGOTTEN.
New research to be released Monday shows that veterans with Gulf War illness faced different toxins depending on where they were served: anti-nerve-agent pills and Scud missiles for forward-deployed troops and pesticides for support personnel in the rear