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2009-09-14 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today plans to begin additional research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to better understand the health consequences of service in Vietnam. "The National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS) will allow VA to pursue another valuable research tool," Secretary Shinseki said. "The insight we gain from this study will help give us an understanding of how to better serve...

2009-08-28 18:30:21

A disabled veteran in New York say a hot dog vendor who lost his spot in front of a museum hired him as a way to keep his place under a 19th-century law. The city revoked Pasang Sherpa's permission to sell hot dogs in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after he defaulted on a $642,000 city contract, but the vendor returned to the spot using an old law allowing disabled veterans to sell merchandise on the streets without a contract, a veteran told the New York Post. Leo Morris Jr., 62, a...

2009-08-14 13:23:00

Additional 28 New Community Vet Centers WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that combat Veterans will receive readjustment counseling and other assistance in 28 additional communities across the country where the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will establish Vet Centers in 2010. "VA is committed to providing high-quality outreach and readjustment counseling to all combat Veterans," Secretary Shinseki said....

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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 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...

2009-07-13 16:14:00

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. Its black, reflective surface is inscribed with the names of more than...

2009-05-20 08:00:00

Traveling Replica to Visit 10 U.S. Cities HOUSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Dignity Memorial(R) network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers announces the 2009 tour schedule of the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090520/DA19757) Free and open to the public 24 hours a day during the exhibit dates, the replica stands eight feet...

2009-05-19 09:00:00

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). "What is needed, however, is legislation to mandate that the VA inform veterans -- and the healthcare community -- of health issues associated with military service." In...

2009-05-13 11:09:00

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. Council members, many of whom are veterans themselves, will bring to bear their exemplary business, government and nonprofit experience to enable Jericho to serve veterans from all eras who are homeless or at...

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2009-04-26 07:10:00

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. On Friday, officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that another veteran had tested positive for HIV after undergoing an endoscopic procedure in a government-run hospital.  According to reports, nearly 11,000 former...