Monthly Archives: November 2016

BVA–JETGUN WIN BUT IT TOOK TEN YEARS AND A GOOD VA LAW DOG

You read about the VA hamster wheel. Perhaps  you’ve taken a few rides yourself in the claims game. BVA remands, as I’ve pointed out in the past, are time alligators. My pet advocacy game with these jetgun claims is simple. … Continue reading

Posted in BvA Decisions, BvA HCV decisions, HCV Risks (documented), IMOs/IMEs, Jetgun BvA Decisions, Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, NOVA Attorneys, VA Attorneys, Veterans Law, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

GOOD MORNING VIETNAM VETS–RADIO SHOW

No, we didn’t channel Adrian Cronauer. He’s still alive and well to my knowledge. I was asked by Marti Oakley to do a radio show this hallowed morning to discuss the evolving heritage of the vanishing Vietnam Veteran and the … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, Camp Lejeune poisoning, KP Veterans, Medical News, Stardust Radio, Veterans Day, Vietnam Disease Issues, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE– PTSD AND TBI SIMILARITIES

Found this great article in the NOVA monthly newsletter. The similarities between the two illnesses (PTSD and TBI)is so remarkable that VA admits they often cannot discern between the two. Ruh-oh, Rorge. Pyramiding is forbidden so make sure your nexus … Continue reading

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VETERANS DAY 2016–A PALL AND A POX OVER OUR LAND

As I sit down this morning to put fingers to keyboard, my heart is heavy. Our Country, whom you and I fought to preserve Democracy for, now indulges in a free-for-all of anger and retribution. Internecine warfare is even rending … Continue reading

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History of hepatitis? Long-term sustained virologic response (SVR) but…

still not eligible to donate blood…because why?  Research suggests that relapse is very rare so why does the American Red Cross  (link) reject potential blood donors who have ever had HCV?   They write (updated: 08/03/2016): Hepatitis caused by Hepatitis … Continue reading

Posted in Blood info, Food for thought, Guest authors, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), hepatitis, Medical News, research, transfusions and hepatitis, Uncategorized, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

HOW TO ACE ANY VA COMPENSATION & PENSION EXAM

People come to me and ask all manner of questions about VA things. I get a bang out of Vets who  ask if they should dress “up” instead of wearing their usual attire. Well, there’s always an answer to any … Continue reading

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