Category Archives: HCV Health


Thank you Smoke. I needed a good tag line. A lot of us suffered for years in the era of Non A, Non B Hepatitis before they isolated it and gave it a real name. And, much like finally giving … Continue reading

Posted in 100% ratings, Appeals Modernization Act, BvA Decisions, BvA HCV decisions, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), IMOs/IMEs, Jetgun BvA Decisions, Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA AMA appeals knowledge, VA RAMP, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Interferon, HCV and Parkinson’s Disease research

Two years ago, I was given an abstract for this study:  Parkinsonism in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Treated With Interferons: Case Reports and Review of the Literature Wangensteen, Kirk J. MD, PhD*; Krawitt, Edward L. MD†; Hamill, Robert W. MD‡; Boyd, James T. MD‡ Clinical … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, AO, Camp Lejeune poisoning, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Gulf War Issues, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), Interferon claims, non-va care, research, Uncategorized, VA Agents, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments


Every once in a while you meet a guy who needs some help and you agree to be his huckleberry. He files and loses as we all do or we wouldn’t have sites like this. It’s a right of passage. … Continue reading

Posted in 38 CFR § 3.156(b), All about Veterans, Blood info, BvA HCV decisions, De Novo Review, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, Medical News, NPRC 1973 Fire, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, vARO Decisions, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments


This is how to present a claim. You’re never going to win at the RO even if you had a smoking jetgun with blood on it. But you can win using the DoD jetgun withdrawal letter which is damning enough. … Continue reading

Posted in BvA HCV decisions, DIC, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), Jetgun BvA Decisions, Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, medical injections, Medical News, Tips and Tricks, vA news, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Are the walls tumbling down?

The American Legion sponsored a free HCV screening in Vermont last week  according to the Burlington Free Press (Link).  Information on the HCV-jet injector connection is given in the announcement along with this graphic. “Military veterans are five times more … Continue reading

Posted in General Messages, Guest authors, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Health, Jetgun Claims evidence | 10 Comments

Parkinson’s disease and HCV research

 We know that HCV and Parkinson’s Diseases are epidemics in the veteran community.  There is some new research that readers might want to know about.  I’m copying the text of a response to a large study with citations to three … Continue reading

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VA-issued sharps disposal container

Update:  On 11/3/16 (Link) I wrote A few weeks ago I pricked my finger on my old Marine’s used blood glucose lancet tip.  It hurt. My careless error because I didn’t buy a sharps bin when he recently started testing. … Continue reading

Posted in DM II, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, HCV Health, Uncategorized, VA Health Care | 1 Comment