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2010-06-14 18:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There have been reports in the media recently in which some, including Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), seem to question the legitimacy of service-connected disability compensation for illnesses related to exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam and other locations, such as Type II diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. Further, it appears that there is confusion on the part of some about how the process established by the Agent Orange Act of...

2010-05-28 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All across our great nation, we will gather over Memorial Day weekend to honor the memories of our fallen, those who have made the supreme sacrifice doing our nation's bidding. We will reach out to their families with our enduring gratitude for their continuing sacrifice. At cemeteries, and at our memorials, we will remember how much has been given in the name of freedom. And at 3 p.m. on Monday, we will all pause and silently reflect on the...

2010-05-20 04:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion testified in Congress yesterday on several pieces of pending legislation that would affect veterans if signed into law. Appearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Ian de Planque conveyed The American Legion's support for several bills being considered by the committee. De Planque is deputy director of the Legion's veterans affairs and rehabilitation division: S. 1939: Agent Orange Equity Act of 2009 The...

2010-05-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his testimony before Congress on May 5, American Legion staffer Joe Wilson reminded congress that one of the Legion's top priorities is "to assure that long overdue, major epidemiological studies of Vietnam veterans, who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange, are carried out." Wilson, deputy director of The American Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, reminded the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs that The...

2009-10-13 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion's national commander says he is pleased by the Department of Veterans Affairs' just announced recognition of the herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam veterans. The VA's decision was in reaction to the latest in a series of "Veterans and Agent Orange" reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). "The VA's establishment of exposure to Agent Orange as a contributor to hairy cell...

2009-10-13 07:40:00

Parkinson's Disease, Two Other Illnesses Recognized WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Relying on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki decided to establish a service-connection for Vietnam Veterans with three specific illnesses based on the latest evidence of an association with the herbicides referred to as Agent Orange. The illnesses affected by the recent decision are B cell leukemias, such as hairy cell...

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2009-07-25 08:25:00

A report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War can be linked to an increased chance of developing heart problems and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. The study, sponsored by the Veterans Affairs Department, indicated that there was a greater connection between the chemicals used and health risks to Vietnam veterans than was previously thought. Agent Orange got its name from the color of...

2009-07-24 15:31:55

A new report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of developing ischemic heart disease and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. The report is the latest in a congressionally mandated series by the IOM that every two years reviews the evidence about the health effects of these herbicides and a type of dioxin -- TCDD -- that contaminated some...

2009-07-24 11:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reviewing scientific studies of the past few years, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has determined there is "limited or suggestive evidence" of an association between Parkinson's disease and ischemic heart disease with exposure to Agent Orange. "We thank the IOM for their efforts and applaud them for their conclusions," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "Now, we urge...

2009-05-29 09:12:00

**MEDIA ALERT** WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange-Dioxin will hold a press briefing to discuss the seminar hosted by the Dialogue Group entitled, "The United States and Vietnam: Addressing War Legacy Issues Together." The Dialogue Group will also discuss their upcoming testimony at a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment. The hearing...


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