Posts Tagged "veterans"

Wars keep on killing: Gulf War illness causes DNA damage in vets, according to new research

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in Chronic Disease, Medical Rewind

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the November 20, 2017  Advanced Medicine Show (Natural News) Gulf War Illness (GWI), or Gulf War Syndrome, is the name given to a cluster of chronic symptoms affecting Gulf War veterans and civilian workers. The cause behind these symptoms — which range from fatigue to joint pains to memory problems — has been studied and debated on for the longest time. Yet scientists from Rutgers Medical School and the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System may have found an another potential answer, and lingering effect...

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Veterans Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Point To Open Air Burn Pits As New ‘Agent Orange’

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in Chronic Disease, News, Political

Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what’s being called the new “Agent Orange”: open air burn pits. There’s no proven cause but vets and their families say they know why.     Lieutenant Colonel Gwen Chiaramonte is proud to have served her country. At Balad Air Force Base in Iraq she was a combat stress therapist, familiar with exposure to danger off base. “You worry but you think you just have to live,” she said. Now she believes there was danger from within too: An open air pit where the base’s garbage was...

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US veterans face financial ruin waiting for benefits from overburdened VA

Posted on May 30, 2012 in Medical Rewind

Be sure to listen to Medical Rewind with Dr. Rashid Buttar and Robert Scott Bell as they discuss the article below in detail.   www.medicalrewind.com   Listen to the Monday, May 28th show.     FIND OUT THE FACTS!!!   LISTEN TO MEDICAL REWIND!!! We depend on them to protect our country, our lives, our freedom, our way of life. So why does our government continue to shortchange our veterans by chronically underfunding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), especially at a time when our vets need the VA the most? As lawmakers and the president continue to pour billions into social programs...

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Epidemic: 6000+ U.S. Veterans Committed Suicide in 2009

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Posted: 11 May 2010 09:45 AM PDT defense – With more than 6,000 veterans committing suicide every year –- and 98 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan taking their own lives during fiscal 2009 alone — the Department of Veterans Affairs is redoubling its outreach to veterans and promoting its toll-free suicide-prevention hotline. National statistics show that veterans constitute about 20 percent of the 30,000 to 32,000 U.S. deaths each year from suicide. Of an average of 18 veterans who commit suicide each day, about five receive care through the VA health-care system. More than 60...

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PTSD doubles dementia risk in older veterans

Posted on Jul 27, 2009 in Uncategorized

Findings link disorder caused by wartime trauma with cognitive declineupdated 2:29 p.m. ET, Mon., July 13, 2009 CHICAGO – Older veterans who have had post-traumatic stress disorder have nearly double the risk of dementia than other veterans, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The findings, presented at an Alzheimer’s Association meeting in Vienna, are the first to link PTSD – a debilitating anxiety disorder that can be caused by wartime trauma – with dementia. “The million-dollar question is why,” said Dr. Ronald Petersen of the Alzheimer’s Association...

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