Author Archives: Kiedove

“New” Agent Orange Presumptives Amendment–next stop, House leadership, then President Trump

Around three years ago, VA Sec. Doctor David Shulkin, on the basis of scientific evidence, was on the verge of rule-making in favor of adding bladder cancer, Parkinson’s-like symptoms and hypothyroidism as service-connected presumptive AO diseases.  Shulkin was fired.  Since … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C Market Report (Issue 1) from the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

“We are in a new era of HCV control and optimism abounds.” Harvey J. Alter,  2019 Lecture remarks  Dr. Alter refers to the non-toxic Direct-Acting Antiviral (DAA) medications which have “unprecedented efficacy” cure rates of 95% to 100% (all genotypes) … Continue reading

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Today’s Navy : Why NO gloves during these medical procedures?

Seeing is believing.  This was published by the Navy in 2020. COVID19LEADERSHANDBOOK_V2 Oct. 2019 photo: PRE-COVID-19 awareness-No.  Blood-borne virus awareness  (HCV, HIV, or HBV)-Yes, but ignored.  “The Navy, which for months had the majority of the military’s cases, grew by … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Corona pandemic, Corona virus, Food for the soul, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, HBV, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Risks (documented), medical injections, Medical News, Military Madness, research | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

US Space Force (USSF)

The COVID-19 pandemic has not put a dent in the organization and mission activities of USSF, our newest (6th) armed service branch. Eighty-six graduates, out of 967, were “…moved directly into the U.S. Space Force, (Link) marking the first infusion … Continue reading

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Congressional Research Service (CRS): VSO revelations and questions

As Alex has noted, only a few staffers in any particular VSO office are accredited representatives.  This has been a surprising revelation. The information is included in two recent CRS reports. Veterans Accredited Representatives:  Frequently Asked Questions June 25, 2020  … Continue reading

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Hepatitis (HCV) extrahepatic manifestation: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Those paying attention to HCV infections know that the virus is a leading cause of  hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).  Less well known, is that HCV can cause another cancer:  B-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (Pubmed -Link) (Pubmed-vet study 2007). My old Marine … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, AO, Camp Lejeune poisoning, Food for thought, Future Veterans, Guest authors, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), Military Madness, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, non-va care, research, Uncategorized, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy July 4th: Our Mt. Rushmore Celebration

  For those of us who didn’t win a lottery ticket to see the fireworks, a link to the video is still up at travel South Dakota Mount Rushmore fireworks. They start at around 8-minutes in with patriotic music and … Continue reading

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DOD Holiday Traditions & something new–U.S. Space Force

Norad is tracking Santa right now! All the services have been distributing toys all over the world too. Department of Defense Establishes U.S. Space Force Today the President signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and with it, directed the … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump spends Thanksgiving in Afghanistan with the troops

United States Army General and the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley introduces the 45th President of the United States @realDonaldTrump at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/uMRA5t5yyk — Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) November 28, … Continue reading

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When not to “Take the Pain”–New Urgent Care benefit for VA enrollees

Bill jargon.  Yawn. But stay with me for a little while because the Urgent Care* benefit is worth knowing about– especially for veterans who only have VA health care. VA > Health Care > Community Care > Urgent Care: LINK. … Continue reading

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