Veterans-For-Change.org

VFC Visitors Counter

004027791
TodayToday699
YesterdayYesterday1725
This WeekThis Week2424
This MonthThis Month47080
All DaysAll Days4027791
Highest 06-21-2016 : 17814
IP: 54.224.100.134
Logged In Users 0
Guests 30
Registered Users 1754
Registered Today 0

Latest News

Agent Orange Linked to Increased Risk of MGUS in Some Vietnam Veterans

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

AO Toxic Legacy

 

Summary

US Air Force Veterans who participated in the spraying missions of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War have a more than twofold increased risk of developing a condition called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, or MGUS, a precursor to multiple myeloma. An association between Agent Orange and multiple myeloma has been suspected based on other studies involving farmers and agriculture workers, but this study provides the first direct evidence linking Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange with MGUS.

Expand Agent Orange-related health care? Shulkin says he would if he could

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Dr Shulkin 28

 

VA Secretary David Shulkin suggests he favors expansion of Agent Orange-related health care and disability compensation to new categories of ailing Veterans but that factors like cost, medical science and politics still stand in the way.

Lawmakers nearly passed three major VA reform bills this week. Now that plan is dead.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

VA Reform Bills

 

WASHINGTON — House appropriators released their omnibus budget bill on Wednesday without a proposed package of veterans reforms included, a missed opportunity that has lawmakers and veterans groups worried whether the ideas will ever move forward.

Vicarious Traumatization, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: The Hazards of Compassion in Military Mental Health

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Self Care

 

Are you feeling disconnected from those you care about? Wondering who is trustworthy? Or just feeling unsafe? Any of these symptoms could be indicative of vicarious traumatization (VT), which may be easily confused with compassion fatigue or professional burnout. Some clinicians who work with traumatized populations (including those with posttraumatic stress disorder and/or depression) may experience VT, and this may be particularly true for clinicians working with military members. Despite significant experience providing clinical care, many clinicians could benefit from a refresher of information on this important topic and a few suggestions to help prevent it.

Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.