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Reblogger Frank Rubi
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC La Broker 09995688826

Great to remember these Hero's. 

Original content by Doug Dawes 92593-B

Today, 29 March 2019 is National Vietnam Veterans War Day. A couple of years ago the Boston Red Sox hosted a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. We were fed and hydrated, walked through the left field door at Fenway Park, walked on to the field to the cheers of a full stadium. It was an emotional experience for many of us. After the ceremony, we were treated to the game. 

There's an issue associated with all wars NOT just the Vietnam War and the issue is Health! There are a variety of various health issues. The ones we hear most about are PTSD and OA (Agent Orange), which are associated with Vietnam. The Mideast wars have Burn Pit related health issues on top of PTSD. Today the suicide rate among veterans is said to be 22 per day. Now the active duty suicide rate is gaining notice! The article below is provided by the VA about Vietnam War health issues. 

Keep us in your prayers, please.

 Vietnam War Veterans Health Issues

Soldiers going through swamp with weapons

It's important to understand the health care needs of Vietnam War veterans because of the long-term effects of military service during the Vietnam War era. If you served during the Vietnam War, you may be at risk of certain health conditions. Understanding these needs will allow you to receive better care.

Learn about these conditions and what to do next to take care of your health.

Health risks related to Vietnam War

What you can do now

Take these steps to make sure you're taking care of your health:

  1. Talk to your primary health care provider or your local VA environmental health coordinator about other health concerns related to your military service. Remember, you can use Secure Messaging (login required) to send a private note to your doctor if you have any questions or worries.

  2. Ask your local VA environmental health coordinator about getting a free Agent Orange Registry health exam.

  3. Find out if you can get benefits from any illness or injury caused, or made worse, by your active-duty service, such as illness-related to agent orange or contact with hazardous materials.

Be sure your doctor knows if you have a history of Agent Orange exposure. Because of the possibility of increased cancer risk, your doctor may suggest cancer screening tests and to report any symptoms as soon as they appear.

Veterans are at risk for many types of cancer just like everyone else, even if they haven't been exposed to Agent Orange. You can lower your risk of cancer and other diseases by quitting smoking, staying at a healthy weight, getting regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet.

If you have a My HealtheVet Premium account, you can easily reach out to your health care teams with Secure Messaging about taking steps to improve your health

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About VA Health Benefits

Eligibility for VA Health Care

How to Apply for VA Health Care

I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and bless you with peace

2 Thessalonians 1:2



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Doug Dawes
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Thank you for reblogging my post Frank Rubi it contains important information for veterans 

Mar 30, 2019 04:40 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Frank - thank you for re blogging this.  We should be supportive and that includes helping our vets find jobs in the workplace.  I have worked with that.

Mar 30, 2019 04:44 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Frank. An excellent choice for a re-blog and I missed this. TY

Mar 30, 2019 05:09 AM