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2010-06-23 07:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is calling upon Congress and the Dept.

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.

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.

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.

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 American...

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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).


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