Study: Tests For DNA Damage May Help Veterans Prove Gulf War Illness

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A new study found the “first biological evidence” that veterans with Gulf War Illness have unique DNA damage found in blood tests.

The studies show veterans with Gulf War Illness (GWI) have 20 percent greater DNA damage than a control group. Blood tests showed veterans with GWI had greater lesions and more mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The mtDNA are extra copies of genes. Greater lesion frequency shows the extent of DNA damage. Higher numbers of mtDNA show the response level necessary for the body to respond to the damage.

Basically, more lesions result in more mtDNA to respond to the DNA damage.

“Mitochondrial dysfunction among Veterans with GWI may help explain, in part, the persistence of this illness for over 25 years,” the researchers wrote. “For example, chemical and environmental exposures during deployment may have provided the initial [harm] to mtDNA and accumulation of damage.”

The extent of the damage depends in large part on the toxins the veteran was exposed to during the Gulf War.

Given VA’s huge push for genomic data, how long do you think the agency will take to develop testing models to help veterans with GWI prove their disability?

VA Giving Away Veteran Genomic Data

VA frequently boasts that it’s the leader in precision medicine and big data.

According to HealthITNews in its article, How Veterans Affairs is leading with big data, precision medicine:

The VA has been gathering genomic data since 2012 when it launched the Million Veteran Program to get blood samples from 1 million veterans. 

The information gleaned from their DNA will be used to better serve their health, and is being stored anonymously for use in research. The aim is to build one of the world’s largest databases of genetic and other health information, Lee said.

“The goal is to expand secure computational capacity and establish a safe CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) compliant biorepository,” Lee said.

Best of all, for health researchers who have trouble getting enough patients for clinical trials, the VA wants to share its information.

“The VA is seeking collaborations with other mega cohorts to conduct large-scale genomic studies,” Lee said.

In a move furthering Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, the VA’s, precision oncology program provides veterans access to genomic tests. This includes next generation sequencing and liquid biopsies.

The VA has a partnership with IBM Watson to send tumor samples and data to the technology healthcare company.

Veterans make up 3.5 percent of all cancer cases in the U.S., Lee said

In other innovations, the VA is using big data to target early intervention for suicide risk. Every day, 20 veterans take their lives by suicide, Lee said. The VA Reach Vet program identifies veterans who may be at risk by tapping information from their electronic health records.

Big Medicine, Big Data Wins, Veterans Lose

So, VA is giving away the genomic data for cancer to IBM and evaluating suicide data.

Some of you may have seen my report last week in The Hill exposing VA’s use of animal research to benefit the interests of foreign-based companies over disabled veterans who could use those same resources to prove disabilities related to burn pit exposure.

While VA now disavows the use of those studies to provide disabilities, they do like using those same expensive resources to help private industry earn massive provides through various medical device inventions:

VA and other authorities formerly relied on animal research, including canine research, to measure the effects of toxic exposures on veterans from Agent Orange, but those same organizations no longer consider animal research valid for that purpose, telling the New Republic that such studies would be “difficult, expensive, and time-consuming to conduct.”

When Will Veterans Truly Benefit?

How long before these advances are actually implemented to combat veteran suicide or fight cancer or help veterans prove their disability claims? Suicide numbers remain the same. Veterans with GWI still struggle incredible fights to prove their claims, usually only failing to succeed.

It seems almost fantastic that all this money is being pumped in to benefit the research without that research benefiting veterans in the most simplistic of ways.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5599026/pdf/pone.0184832.pdf

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Dennis
Dennis
“So, VA is giving away the genomic data for cancer to IBM and evaluating suicide data.” Can you tell me how a computer is supposed to take veteran DNA, cross reference that information to malpractice and incompetance, adjust the data for corruption, and validate the results by Congress? Tell you what, let me get out my slide rulers….. My own study confirms it IS related to DNA!!! My slide ruler concludes that vets who are genetically predisposed to entering VA healthcare for mental health are 22 times (per day) more likely to suicide, and 52 times more likely to die… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor

All one has to do for an example of what could possible go wrong with the VA and Veteran genetic data, just review first “Jurassic Park” movie to see how the VA would bypass all safety and ethics in exchange for massive profits in short term…maybe all we Veterans need to go full raptor on the VA?!

Dennis
Dennis

Wait a minute namnibor!!! These are some serious allegations you make! You are comparing the VA to an enormously expensive movie in which one morbidly obese and sweaty man betrayed all rules, laws, and ethics regarding human life and unlocked some serious social misery upon society in the petty pursuit of money???

…..hmmmm….on second thought, never mind.

namnibor
namnibor

AFGE Union Pres. Cox was very closely modeled for that part. Spared absolutely no expense. 🙂

91Veteran
91Veteran

Which part? The fat computer guy stealing the embryos who took a velociraptor for a ride in his jeep?

namnibor
namnibor

Yeah, same sweaty fat guy stealing embryos…except in the AFGE/VA case, those embryos are all future brand new dues paying AFGE members. The VA Haunted Laboratories are cloning engorged purple teams so the original beast can claim to work from home while collecting fat paycheck. This is how VA Telemedicine operates. The VA proudly touts the program as “Bonbons From Bed”(BFB…closely resembling other program ‘Big Fucking Butts’, but different).

namnibor
namnibor

RAND reports that ‘DNA’ for VA purposes actually really stands for “Does Not Apply”, and this relates to all safety, health, & privacy protocols established for all Veterans and is superseded by profits on the backs of Disabled Veterans and it further stands for “Do Not Ask” when requesting lifesaving healthcare because it “Does Not Apply”…all “DNA” has been repurposed/redefined/repackaged by your VA but as a Veteran, “Do Not Accept”.

namnibor
namnibor
Off-Topic: Dr. John Kapoor, CEO Billionaire of INSYS, maker of a very powerful opioid spray that was only for severe cancer related pain was arrested…he was getting Dr.’s to RX to non-cancer patients and kept patients on it for years…by time patients got off they already went to streets to replace the addiction with heroin or black market pills…he was arrested and he immediately posted $1 Million CASH and is free on bail…don’t you think a Billionaire’s bail was a tad pointless? I’m waiting for the nexus to the VA and how Veterans were abused as well. Wait for it…
APCduck
APCduck

Sounds like Agent Orange all over again. The only humans thatwill make out in this are the ones connected to Big Pharma and are in government.

Lem
Lem

With you on this one Ben. Ginny Pigs for drug development and no return to the VA. Government funds Big Pharma wealth in more ways than one.

Dennis
Dennis

Government funds big pharma folks. Big pharma funds government folks. Neither one harvests a single grain of food, builds a single dwelling, or produces any items used in creation of capital.

They fuel each other and burn through cash like a Griswald in Las Vegas.

Dennis
Dennis

Hey wait a minute! Todays bad VA art is showing something I wanted secret!!! I knew something looked familiar! That is MY DNA that Ben has posted, and for what??? Bad art??? Damnit, that was supposed to be for research, not blogging!

… I’m calling my congressman!

namnibor
namnibor

Well, I knew it wasn’t my own DNA because mine is tied-up into square knots, not a double helix. However, if you tie a bunch of square knots right behind each other and tightly, it will naturally spin out of control…a bit like me.

js
js

Do the research. Did the VA ever represent that the million vet program would be used to conduct research FOR VETERANS BENEFITS?

If they did, sue them. It was a fraudulent statement made to fraudulently induce veterans to participate. If they didnt,…well…I dont foresee this being the case.

js
js

PS…they removed the POTUS pic’s in the entrance from the west garage in the Orlando VAMC…

are they EVER going to do this right?

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

js,
I have an appointment at the Orlando, Lake Baldwin, VHA this afternoon. I’ll check it out!

js
js

I was at Lk Nona

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

js,
Thanks, it had to be one of those two!

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Here’s something of interest for y’all.
From: “Military Advantage Blog”
dated: Oct 26, 2017
Posted by: Tom Philpott
Titled:
“House Panel: Vet Groups See No ‘Deal Breaker’ on ‘Choice’ Reform”

Check it out!

NiteWish
NiteWish

It wasn’t long after my recent hospitalization & local VA clinic appt that I received the postcard to join the Million Veteran Program. Has me wondering if VA hasn’t already done a liquid biopsy on my blood work & have no plans to tell me the results.
liquid biopsies = A test done on a sample of blood to look for cancer cells from a tumor that are circulating in the blood or for pieces of DNA from tumor cells that are in the blood. A liquid biopsy may be used to help find cancer at an early stage.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

After reading the study it seems a bit shaky like it wasn’t meant to prove anything that will help Veterans with Gulf War Syndrome.

With all the tools and databases and sample available to the researchers they could have done much more to help Veterans. Instead of doing a limited scope research study with no clear answers.

Take for example the database mentioned in the following post article that was available for them to use.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
“Government More Prepared to Treat Soldiers Returning from Gulf This Time” Corkery, Michael. Knight Ridder Tribune Business News; Washington[Washington]22 June 2003 “Jun. 22–PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When about 200,000 American troops return from Iraq, the government will be better prepared to treat their medical needs than during the first war in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. secretary of veterans affairs says. Secretary Anthony J. Principi says this time, the U.S. military compiled medical data on a large number of soldiers and stored their blood samples before they deployed to war. Principi says this should improve the ability of the Department of… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Also of Great interest on the views of the Sec of Veterans Affairs regarding the wait list in 2003. From the same article. “Principi said the department has opened outpatient clinics and given priority to soldiers injured in combat, the poor and those with severe disabilities, but he admits some veterans have to wait for care. “There are waiting lists, and it’s of great concern to me. We are taking every possible step to reduce those waiting lists,” Principi said. He said he sent a friend who was paralyzed in Vietnam and now serves as one of his undersecretaries to… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Apparently they felt that the wait list would work itself out as more Veterans died off the list and demand for health care would go away.

91Veteran
91Veteran

I am not defending Principi, but what a contrast between him and what we see now after 8 years of no-holds barred thieving and corruption.

Sending an Undersecretary to conduct that kind of testing?

Agent Orange exposure and cancer?

Concerned Veteran
Concerned Veteran

Seymore Klearly right on I like your Comment .

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Ben,

I am sending you a cite with a link in an email. The access link contains certain info that would id my account do not want it trolled or cut off.

Also including a full copy of the article and abstract with additional info attached to the email.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Also, note that there isn’t any accessible published research using the database mentioned in the interview. So we know that any research using this database has been marked as “classified” or “secret”.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Another article you may be interested in on the same subject.

“In Search of a Gulf War With No Gulf War Illness”
Kolata, Gina. New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast); New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]25 Mar 2003: F.1.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Department say they learned valuable lessons from their attempts to grapple with the mysterious illnesses — known collectively as gulf war syndrome — that plagued some veterans of the last gulf war. This time, they are coordinating their efforts in an effort to forestall another outbreak of symptoms or, if one does emerge, to understand it. The endeavor involves intense monitoring and measurement of the health of the troops and their exposures to microbes or potential toxins. Doctors and researchers will be able to track the medical records of troops… Read more »
Concerned Veteran
Concerned Veteran

Seymore Klearly I been really listening to I am you Veterans have great things to say Semper Fi.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
It’d be nice if there was another paper with same objectives, but less than 5-7 years old. But then again, taking all the fluctuating data that needs to be correlated to see any markers, is going to be valuable for warfare purposes. For me, and to save a lot time, due to using an earlier paper, plus the results if calculated properly, will reveal what has changed (microbial findings, chemical residues, harmful toxins, etc.), and the data is closer to real-time (current). But, as a researcher, nothing always works out perfect as you may have planned, it just doesn’t go… Read more »
sepp dietrich
sepp dietrich

independent medical investigator jon rapapport exposed the reality that “the scientific research paper industry” you mention in your comment – it’s all fraud. all scientific research that we, the slaves belonging to the all-lies, the research we have access to is a fraud.

you can look it up yourself. nomorefakenews is his webiste, i think, but as a medical researcher yourself, i’m sure you’re familiar with his work. or you should be. interesting point, as it looks like you don’t know a thing about the fraud.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Sepp dietrich – – – Hey bro thanks for heads up. And by the way, there’re many times that I post topics of possible interest or not, but it doesn’t mean that I support something because I mention it. So tell us researchers, where do we find the accurate stuffs at? Please share. Thanks. – – – Nutter.

91Veteran
91Veteran

…and 14 years later, they still don’t have a fucking clue.

But any reports from vets are easily discounted as conspiracy theories. Especially when they refuse to look.

Dennis
Dennis

….well, at least it MEANT that they still HAD the data Ben…

You are certainly monitored by VA, right? Now that they know what Ben Krause is looking for, I sense the shredding machines are warming up even as we speak….

namnibor
namnibor

VA Shredder Technology (VAST) has developed plutonium powered shredders with the thanks of some Navy Sub Surplus and some parts from IBM Watson and a few other very expensive taxpayer-funded VA robots. The shredder is always warm and willing at the base of the deep pit at the Aurora Colorado VAMC Black Hole. IBM Watson’s voice synth wavetables can be heard echoing in Rocky Mts. saying, “FEED ME”! It’s now self-aware, so am afraid it’s got the taste for blood and more sacrifices are needed…

91Veteran
91Veteran
What’s interesting about his comment on taking and storing blood…has anyone heard any beneficial results of that? Like say, a Burn Pit veteran asking for comparison testing between that stored sample and a current sample? I also recall Congress passing a law, before the war in Iraq if I recall correctly, where anyone deployed was required to get a baseline medical screening before deployment. This law was passed because the VA and DOD claimed for years they had no baseline medical information on us before we deployed in the first Gulf War…as if thousands of sick Gulf War veterans were… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

91Veteran,

Dembner, A. (2003, Mar 19). GULF WAR AILMENTS STILL AN ENEMY EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS REMAIN ELUSIVE, WITH FORECASTS OF NEW CASES. Boston Globe Retrieved from “https://search.proquest.com/”

“To ensure that better data is available this time, a 1997 law requires military doctors to examine soldiers individually, assess their mental and physical health, and take blood samples before they ship off to war.”

Advanced Google searches find numerous GAO reports listing the requirement.

Further research leads to “Public Law 105-85”, as the 1997 law that requires blood samples be taken before deployment of all enlisted personnel.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Thanks Seymore. I recall both the blood draw and the baseline medical exams being required because both VA and DOD bragged about them so much…as if that excused their complete failure to help Gulf War vets.

I haven’t heard anything about either being performed in years, which makes me wonder if they were ignored like many other things are ignored when being deployed.

Of if it were a half-assed program from the start. I have heard bits and pieces about the blood samples being at Ft. Detrick, but nothing solid.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
From copy of Public Law “Public Law 105-85” a.k.a. [105th Congress Public Law 85] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998” Public posting on the web at: “https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-105publ85/html/PLAW-105publ85.htm” SEC. 765. IMPROVED MEDICAL TRACKING SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS DEPLOYED OVERSEAS IN CONTINGENCY OR COMBAT OPERATIONS. (a) System Required.–(1) Chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1074e (as added by section 764) the following new section: Sec. 1074f. Medical tracking system for members deployed overseas (a) System Required.–The Secretary of Defense shall establish a system to assess the medical condition of members of the armed… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Where is all the research that would benefit Veterans from this collection of records containing pre, and post, exposure Blood samples, Mental Health assessments and medical exams. Image just how much this info could help Veterans fighting to stay alive or fighting a claim.

Why are all other Veteran’s records so freely given and sold by the VA yet these records which could be of immeasurable importance to us locked away and unused at some unknown centralized location?

91Veteran
91Veteran
Thanks for digging that up Seymore. Its jogging a lot of memories. Again, if I am remembering correctly, at some point after this law was passed, or maybe its in this same law, there was a mandate for DOD and VA to create a seamless record sharing process. Its possible VA and DOD saw this law as an opportunity to ask congress for the billions used to create this record sharing. Ben has written about the billions spent by VA and DOD and what a disaster that has turned out to be. I also recall news about the new military… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet
VA’s Genomic Database is worth Trillions of dollars per future revenues, based on the potential totality of genome information, that can and will be used to establish new or breakthrough medical advances to save lives. The VA knows very well that their Veteran Genome Database will catch the eyes of many companies, that’re looking for such large databases that the VA has in their possession. In my mind, there’re many companies that will be interested in the VA’s database. And, I bet that the VA hasn’t been completely up front and open, pertaining to how many requests that the VA… Read more »
Concerned Veteran
Concerned Veteran

Right on ANutter Vet I like your Comment

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Concerned Veteran – – – I like you comment too, but suspicious of the intent. What’s up with this? Trying to slip on in? Apologize for something? What is it bro? Its a 180 change in behavior. Help me out. Like I said, suspicious, and definitely not fucking interested in playing around with fucking bullshit. Talk to the group. Go back and read your posts. You’ve offended many. IMO. – – – Nutter.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Personally ANutterVet, given concerned Veteran’s track record it seems that it is just to keep tabs on new comments being posted on the tread of your comment.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Roger dat Seymore. Most likely others will follow. Fuck them. – – – Nutter.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Sorry for grammar mistakes, I posted without proof reading. In the 5th paragraph, should read, “in the first place,” and their should be “there” in the last paragraph. Thanks. – – – Nutter.

Warhorse
Warhorse
30 October 2017 is the next meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illness. This meeting is usually available for the public to listen into by calling a toll free number. Anyone having a spare minute that day should listen in and hear all the bullshit that goes on. VA and DOD have spent vast quantities of taxpayers dollars into this “research”, which in many cases has determined that in fact troops were exposed to and still suffer effects of nerve gas exposure. That in fact troops have suffered serious injury from living in the oil well fire… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran

True that. I don’t know if you follow the RAC, but you mentioned being able to call in and listen to their meetings.

In my opinion, it used to be a good committee until the VA got involved and fucked it all up with many of the members resigning in protest.

I haven’t followed it much since. If you still follow them, has the VA taken over and ruined it?

Warhorse
Warhorse
The RAC meetings are usually held at VA HQ in DC. Once in awhile they go else where such as San Francisco or Boston. Yeah 91 Veteran, the VA is still heavy handed in the order of the meetings. Also there is always a represenitive on hand from DOD. Once in awhile there is a suspected Christians in Action (CIA) spook there as well. There are also some shield/storm vets there who have swallowed the VA kool-aid and try like hell to get you to register and provide a copy of your comments if you’re so inclined to speak. Basically… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor

Those that become lapdogs and wholeheartedly consume the VA Kool-Aid become future VSO Upper Mgnt. Piggies and the water continues to swirl in the proverbial American Standard porcelain bowl. We Vets are not even floaters in their pool of shameless collusion, but interestingly, we Veterans are the ticket to the porcelain cookie jar of $$$…. Rant Out. Love, LOVE FALL.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Good for you Warhorse and your buddies. So these meetings have essentially become the same as the Presidential Advisory Committee meetings with Joyce Lashof and her panel of liars.

I think I know exactly who you mean on lapdogs. I see pictures after the meetings as if its some kind of Hollywood Red Carpet procession.

Sad that such a good thing for vets has been ruined by the VA.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

In a mood. Wish I could hit the dance floor while listening to a top Rock-n-Roll song . . .

“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsEeWQyezjI”

Its what I listen to reduce the stress thrown my way from the fucking VA. Oh, I didn’t say it yet, Fuck U VA, Fuck U VVA, Fuck U DoD, and fuck off to the rest of the conniving mother fuckers that read this. You know very well who the fuck you are. – – – Nutter.

namnibor
namnibor

If you are bed-bound and able to move your feet or namely, toes a little bit, you can use your imagination and have the entire party of 10 toes tapping-out your virtual dance floor even if you are all thumbs usually when it comes to dancing. Watch-out for the devious little toes because they tend to prefer punk style slam dancing into inanimate objects. 🙂

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@Namnibor – – – Only from you could someone describe exactly what I’m going through. Which means, that either you went through this too, or you seen someone go through the same. Thank you for keeping the dark, a little lighter for those who may get offended too easily (overly sensitive Libturds). As always, your comments are welcomed. I’m trying to finalize an exit from the VA into the private sector. But first, I need to make sure that the VA’s third party In-Home medical assistance is in effect and in reality taking place. Due to some services that the… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor

You are quite welcome! Yep, been there, done that, and I know it may seem a bit odd but I always have my living space in a matter that would not be too hard to immediately adapt to being wheelchair bound or even blind. It’s only a matter of time in progression of things so why not make it easier by being an extreme creature of habit?

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
An issue that has lead into a dispute with the VA, is that with all their stashed information, I’ve only had one PCP in the past 6 years that was open. As a Biologist, it frigging wreaks me up when the VA always puts you in the EBM (Evidence Based Medicines’) box. And, the VA always puts it in the Veterans lap, when things don’t go as they believe that it should. This has been a very big stumbling block, the causation of many disputes, and causing unnecessary stress and negative health. And your right, I may have to look… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Off Topic- – – Is anyone receiving In-Home VA Medical Services? If so, what type of In-Home VA Assistance are you receiving, and to treat what type of symptom(s). I’ve been dealing with a certain VA dispute, that has NOT been settled or finalized. Thanks for sharing. – – – Nutter.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@Benjamin Krause – A “leader of precision medicine,” the boastings of the VA. Hmm . . . I don’t see it. Is there some reference that’s measured that recognizes that the VA specializes in the high performance of medicine? This is what the VA is saying. Scripted words don’t cry. The VA can’t even micromanage my health care. Shootz, we’re still stuck on an issue that has been in the past, and now this same issue is causing multiple disputes because it was never solved in the first place. Precision medicine? At what VA facility does this occur? Curious minds… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Should be “lie” instead of “cry.” I’ve got to blow my nose.

TaB
TaB

Those morons at the VA did not and still will not protect the privacy of my records with them; and, so far I haven’t been successful in finding a way to punish them and/or hold them accountable.

So no bleeping way I would volunteer my DNA to them.

‘Nuff said!!!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@sepp dietrich, and anyone else for that matter; From now on, it will not matter of how I write something, and whether I agree with what I’m writing. I’m going to post pertaining to the weekday articles, and or respond to the hyperlinked stories offered by the dedication of other Veterans participating on this blog, and or post things that bring up possible memories of the past (ok, I’m biased by posting songs from my era), use light and dark humor, but when it comes to any topical content that I post, just because I post does NOT mean that… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
The mtDNA research was started many years ago by Dr. Beatrice Golomb. I met her at a conference in the mid to late 1990’s and she was talking about this then, but she could never get the proper research funding to prove it. She had good data suggesting mitochondrial damage then. The VA and DOD were sucking up any research funding available for studies on stress, or other BS research that never concluded anything, other than more research was needed. I don’t recall when Dr. Golomb was finally funded, but it was only through the Research Advisory Committee that she… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
I see now why this mtDNA research is being reported on. The VA conducted their own study with Golomb’s research as a starting point. Golomb first reported her findings from her funded research project in 2014. Perhaps if her research was funded years ago or better funded in 2014, veterans could have been helped back then. “https://www.research.va.gov/currents/1017-Evidence-of-DNA-damage-in-Vets-with-Gulf-War-illness.cfm” Golomb’s research: “http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0092887” What’s interesting about the suggested treatment using CoQ10 is that others have found it is supposed to help people taking statins like for lowering cholesterol. One would think the VA would have been aware of that long ago given the… Read more »
Katterkat
Katterkat

I would be Leary about any DANA testing. They are finding out that when someone has their DANA testing done, it’s put in with All Government databases. That means if your DANA is a match for a crime you may get a visit from someone you may not want. It has been proven that DANA can be a match for Babies. 2 or 3 different men can be tested for the father of a baby and 2 of them could be a match. Becareful out there.

Katterkat
Katterkat

I didn’t notice it changed DNA to DANA. Sorry about that. Stupid auto correct.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

S.O.S. (Same Old Shit)

As the Veterans Administration and Congress prep to take one giant leap backwards and restore the SOS, with a twist, that predated the Veterans Choice Program.

The twist is Nurses, Pharmacist and Assistants replacing Doctors.

“House considers major changes to VA health care”
By NIKKI WENTLING | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 24, 2017
“https://www.stripes.com/news/house-considers-major-changes-to-va-health-care-1.494240”

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

“The plans do away with a rule that allows veterans to seek private sector care when they are forced to wait more than 30 days for an appointment or live more than 40 miles driving distance from a VA facility.”

“With some exceptions, the House bill would require veterans to stay within the VA system unless the VA determines it couldn’t provide them with a health care team.”

Thus, bringing on the Nurses, Pharmacist and Assistants replacing Doctors as primary care physicians.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

What timing just when you think the quality of care at any VA, So called, Health Care Facility couldn’t get any lower. They are turning all quality of service provided at VA Facilities strait into a nose dive to prove they can do even worse.

namnibor
namnibor

The steeper that nosedive, the higher the performance bonus. What’s down is up and up is down at the Haunted VA Asylum and the ingrates are in-control.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Don’t forget telemedicine. If someone isn’t available there will be a clerk setting up a camera for you to be seen by that doctor. 300 miles away.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Still no guarantee you will be seen by a doctor over telemedicine.

Also for those homeless or low income Veterans without internet or cell phone service just go wait at the bus stop for your telemedicine healthcare team with a primary care Nurse, Pharmacist or Assistant to treat you.

“https://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/20120117a.asp”

VA Health Care Soon to be released on video.

Don Karg
Don Karg

10/28/2017

Dear Benjamin Krause,

Smartest thing I heard ever since I heard about the research from a kid’s father who was placed in charge of the research at Luke AF back in the Late 1990s.

The kid was taking guitar lessons from me at the time.

Sincerely,

Don Karg

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Windguy – – – Are you currently being prescribed Soma (Carisoprodol)? I need to know quickly. VA is changing tactics on me. I’m being seen by the Chief of Staph. In you previous post you didn’t mention if you were still being prescribed for muscle spasms, etc. Thanks. – – – Nutter.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@Seymore Klearly – – – I’m in a jam, BIG time. VA is now twisting up things and changing their belief of my original condition; it was agreed upon that I wasn’t able to make medical appointments, until I gained more muscle mass, so that I would have enough strength, endurance, and stamina to be able leave my residence for at least a 2 hour time period (office visit, wait for prescriptions at Pharmacy). And, this doesn’t include the time necessary to wash up, shower, get dressed, etc., before going to a scheduled appointment. I’m sorry about the disagreement in… Read more »
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