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A post on VAntage Point, the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, outlines studies being done on Gulf War illness (GWI). The ultimate goal is to better understand the illness and its cluster of symptoms—including pain, insomnia, headaches, memory impairment, joint pain, and...

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Recently the US Department of Veterans Affairs issued its Authority of VA Professionals to Practice Health Care, replacing physician anesthesiologists with nurses when surgery is performed. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) feels this lowers standards and could potentially risk...

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A study of over 300 female veterans of the Gulf War found that 25 years later, they are experiencing twice the amount of symptoms of nondeployed fellow vets. Over 20 symptoms were found, including musculoskeletal pain. The study, reported in the Journal of Women’s Health, defined “Gulf War Illness”...

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Newswise — The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges Americans to protect our nation’s Veterans by asking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reverse its memorandum that dismantles the successful anesthesia care team, removes physician anesthesiologists from surgery and...

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The British Journal of Pain studied veterans for pain, musculoskeletal problems, PTSD, and reasons for medical discharges. Problems uncovered include a lack of published evaluations, limited clinical services for vets, and veterans being passed from one specialist to another without adequate...

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