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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.
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).
SEATTLE, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dignity Memorial(R) Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be open for public viewing August 14-16, 2009 at Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way NE in Seattle.Free and open to the public 24 hours a day from Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16, the replica is eight feet high and 240 feet long.
Traveling Replica to Visit 10 U.S.
WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Federal law stipulates that the Department of Veterans Affairs has a responsibility to inform veterans of the benefits they have earned by virtue of their service to our nation while in uniform," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA).
NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jericho Project, a nonprofit leader in ending homelessness at its roots, today announced the creation of the Jericho Project Veterans Advisory Council, a group of some of the nation's leading experts in veterans, national security and military affairs.
Several months after being told that they would need to get blood tests for HIV and hepatitis, thousands of veterans are growing increasingly frustrated as government officials refuse to share any additional information about the troubling warnings.
WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health of patients who received endoscopic procedures at three VA Medical Centers may have been compromised by contaminated medical equipment.
WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its 14th biennial National Convention July 27-August 2 at the Galt House Hotel & Suites in Louisville, Kentucky.
WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Jerald Washington Memorial Founders' Award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV).