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New study could pressure VA to expand Agent Orange benefits

New study could pressure VA to expand Agent Orange benefits

By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot A new study has found a close relationship between Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War and high blood pressure, a conclusion that could lead the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to dramatically expand the number of veterans eligible for compensation. The study, published last week […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Twenty veterans commit suicide every day, VA

Twenty veterans commit suicide every day, VA

According to a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs released 8 July, an average of 20 Veterans a day commit suicide. The ¬†final report will be publicly released later this month. Key findings of the analysis will include: 65% of all Veterans who died from suicide in 2014 were 50 years of age or […]

July 8, 2016 | By | Reply More