Published On: January 22nd, 2021|378 words|1.3 min read|
Are you a community provider whose Veteran patients are concerned about military exposure to Agent Orange?
Join us on Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. ET for a special webinar on Agent Orange: What You Need to Know to Care for Vietnam-Era Veterans.
Agent Orange was a tactical herbicide used by the U.S. military to clear leaves and vegetation for military operations, mainly during the Vietnam War. Veterans exposed to Agent Orange may have developed certain exposure-related illnesses.
These include certain cancers, like Diabetes mellitus type 2, Chloracne, Ischemic heart disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Join Drs. Michelle Robertson and Susan. L. Santos along with Paulette Fr. Brower with VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) who will discuss what providers need to know about Agent Orange:
Review Agent Orange exposure and why it causes health problems.
Discuss which Vietnam era Veterans were exposed to Agent Orange.
Define presumptions of Agent Orange exposure and why we use them.
Review the current health conditions related to Agent Orange exposure and treatments available.