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Veterans' Health Activities

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Veterans' Health Activities

Since its inception, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been

involved in protecting the health of U.S. military personnel and veterans. In fact, CDC

was established to address concerns about malaria among our troops during World War

II. In more recent years, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) has

taken the lead in addressing the health concerns of veterans of the Vietnam War and the

Gulf War, and NCEH is working with the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans

Affairs (VA) to protect the health of our future military forces. NCEH's ongoing and

completed activities in these areas are described below.

Vietnam Studies

Postservice Mortality Among Vietnam Veterans

Agent Orange Validation Study

Vietnam Experience Study

Selected Cancers Study

Gulf War Studies

Health Effects of Exposure to Smoke from Oil Well Fires

Birth Defects

Air Force Study

Health Assessment of Gulf War Veterans from Iowa

Iowa Asthma Follow-Up Study

Cognitive Function and Symptom Patterns in Gulf War Veterans

Defining Gulf War Illness

Assessing the Potential Health Impact of the Gulf War on Saudi Arabia National Guard

Members

Epidemiologic Study of the Occurrence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Among

Gulf War Veterans

Deployment to the Gulf War and the Subsequent Development of Cancer

Gulf War Research Planning Conference

Web Based Central Library (MedSearch)

Force Health Protection

Health Risk Communication Research

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS)

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