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Gulf War Newsletter - Winter 2017

Gulf War Newsletter: Information for Veterans who served in operations desert shield and desert storm and their families

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In this issue...

Independent Committee to Review Intergenerational Effects of Gulf War Service
The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is reviewing research findings on possible intergenerational effects of military deployments, with a focus on Veterans of the first Gulf War.

Fibromyalgia – What you need to know
Fibromyalgia is a health condition characterized by unexplained pain throughout the body. It is a presumptive illness for Gulf War Veterans. Veterans can work with their health care team to manage symptoms.

Research Roundup: The Latest Research on the Health of Gulf War VETS
VA researchers across the country are conducting studies on the health of Gulf War Veterans. Some have just started or are currently underway.

Gulf War Registry Health Exam
The Gulf War Registry health exam is a free evaluation for Veterans who served in the Gulf during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, or New Dawn. Veterans can learn about possible health problems related to environmental exposures during military service.

Join the Airborne Hazards & Open Burnpit Registry, VA's Fastest Growing Registry
The Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry was designed to address Veterans’ health concerns about burn pit exposure. Read about the benefits of enrolling and how you can enroll.

VA Announces Presumptive Conditions for Camp Lejeune Veterans
VA recently established a presumption of service connection for certain health conditions associated with contaminants found in the early 1980’s at Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps Base in Lejeune, NC. Learn about these conditions and ways to seek benefits.

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) – Helping Veterans Live Better
The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center develops and provides post-deployment health expertise to Veterans and their health care providers through clinical care, research, education, and risk communication.

My HealtheVet: Veteran Care Made Easy
My HealtheVet, VA’s online personal health record, is a free tool to help all Veterans, including Gulf War Veterans, take charge of their health care.


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