Vietnam Veterans High Blood Pressure Study Findings

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Study of nearly 4,000 Veterans in the Army Chemical Corps between 1965 and 1973

By Stephanie Green Eber, MPH Health Science Specialist – Epidemiology Program VA Office of Patient Care

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

VA researchers found a link between service-related occupational exposure to herbicides and high blood pressure (hypertension) risk among U.S. Army Chemical Corps (ACC) Veterans, a group of Veterans assigned to do chemical operations during the Vietnam War. Researchers also found an association between military service in Vietnam and hypertension risk among these Veterans.Continue reading

Respite Care for Veteran Caregivers

Respite care is temporary, short-term care provided to a Veteran so that an informal or family caregiver can be relieved from the day-to-day stress and strain of caring for a loved one. Caregivers of Veterans who are on demand 24/7 truly need time away and return to their caregiving tasks refreshed and rejuvenated. Every enrolled Veteran is eligible for respite services.Continue reading