VA Steps Up Efforts To Screen And Treat Veterans For Hepatitis C
With a higher rate of infection reported among vets than the general population, the Department of Veterans Affairs started taking proactive measures three years ago to cure patients.
In The Battle Against Hepatitis C, The VA Takes The Lead
The VA has implemented an aggressive effort to screen and treat all veterans under their care for the virus. Hepatitis C experts and advocates have praised the VA for its proactive approach, and say it should be a model for other government health programs, and even private insurers. (Klivans, 9/2!)
In other news —
This Vietnam Paratrooper Was Exposed To Agent Orange – Today He Lives With Parkinson’s
The effects of Agent Orange can take years to show up. While scientists still don’t know the exact mechanisms of how it acts, exposure has been implicated in the progression of several diseases, including a number of cancers, Parkinson’s, heart disease and diabetes, which Buckley also has. (Arcuni, 9/21)