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Vietnam Service and Birth Defects: Financial Help for Parents
Military Families, Veterans News

Vietnam Service and Birth Defects: Financial Help for Parents

In 1996, the U.S. Institute of Medicine concluded that there is limited evidence of an association between exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam (including “Agent Orange”) and specific birth defects in birth children of Vietnam veterans. Additionally, in 2000, an additional study expanded the impact by significantly associating a female veteran’s service in the Republic…

What Veterans Need To Know Before a VA PTSD Evaluation
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What Veterans Need To Know Before a VA PTSD Evaluation

PTSD is one of the most well-known but little-understood illnesses in modern American life. When it comes to military servicemen and veterans, it helps to know some basic information about what they can expect in a VA PTSD evaluation. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that, although quite common, is frequently misunderstood…

How Colleges Are Supporting Veterans
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How Colleges Are Supporting Veterans

Certain groups of students in universities and colleges are sometimes categorized as “at risk,” meaning their chances of completing their degree are statistically lower due to factors in their lives and backgrounds. This, of course, does not mean that these students will not successfully graduate; it simply means that often face bigger hurdles in their …

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