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VA Gulf War Research Advisory Committee hosting virtual public event on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses

VA Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ illnesses to host virtual meeting Jan. 27 for Veterans, physicians, scientists and the general public.

By |January 25th, 2022|Health, Top Stories|24 Comments

Grape juice may have the potential to improve cognitive performance in Gulf War Veterans

Dr. Drew Helmer, an internist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, co-authored the 2021 paper. He and his colleagues first identified whether drinking Concord grape juice is linked to increased levels of polyphenols in the blood. They then tried to learn whether these increases correlate with improved cognitive performance in 26 Veterans with Gulf War illness.

By |December 10th, 2021|Research|Comments Off on Grape juice may have the potential to improve cognitive performance in Gulf War Veterans

#DesertStorm30: Gulf War illness

Nearly 700,000 men and women served in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s. Now, three decades later, as many as a third of that population are affected by a cluster of medically unexplained chronic symptoms that have plagued them following their return from deployment. The symptoms can include fatigue, headaches, joint pain, indigestion, bowel discomfort, insomnia, dizziness, respiratory disorders, skin problems, and memory impairment. VA clinicians and researchers often call this condition "Gulf War illness” in the medical literature.

By |January 9th, 2021|#DesertStorm30, Top Stories|19 Comments

Gulf War Veteran goes “fishing with America’s finest”

Bill Watts earned awards during his tours of duty which included service as a Gulf War combat Veteran. Today his award is the one he receives as an advocate helping his fellow Gulf War Veterans.

By |August 19th, 2020|Health|Comments Off on Gulf War Veteran goes “fishing with America’s finest”

VA continues to study and improve care for Gulf War Veterans

Nearly 700,000 men and women served in the Persian Gulf during Desert Shield and Desert Storm 27 years ago. Since then, VA researchers have studied conditions affecting Gulf War Veterans and are identifying the best ways to diagnose and treat them.

By |February 28th, 2018|Honoring Vets, Top Stories|19 Comments

Talking about health care, research and benefits for Gulf War Veterans – Part 2

The National Gulf War Resource Center, an advocacy group for Gulf War Veterans, spoke to VA Secretary Bob McDonald about health care, research and benefits for Gulf War Veterans.

By |January 11th, 2017|Benefits, Health, Top Stories, Vets Experience|6 Comments

Talking about health care, research and benefits for Gulf War Veterans – Part 1

The National Gulf War Resource Center (NGWRC), an advocacy group for Gulf War Veterans, spoke to VA Secretary Bob McDonald about health care, research and benefits for Gulf War Veterans.

By |January 10th, 2017|Guest Posts, Health, Top Stories|8 Comments
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