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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Lung Problems Found In Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Shortness of breath and reduced fitness among some military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan may be caused by lung damage from smoke, sandstorms and toxins, a new study suggests.

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Just like AO and the Gulf War diseases this was bound to happen from sending many thousands of troops to spend time in Third World countries. If the troops are not poisoned by their own government then they get sick from disease. This could affect many thousands of these vets, and you can bet the VA will act very slowly to resolve these claims if it gets to that point. In the Civil War most of deaths were from disease. In WWI the Flu of 1918 killed 20 million people world wide and it started among the troops. In WWII and Korea cold weather injuries were very common and major cause of amputations.

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I was in Iraq in March till May 0f 2003. Ever since I have come back from there, I have been short of breath. I have be diagnosed with asthma and use an inhaler. The week of July 4th of this year, my right lung colapsed for no reason. The doctors had no idea why this happened. The explanations that were given were either spontanious or something to do with the combination of my asthma and sleep apnea. Got to love that sand box. My health has been completely horrible since I came home from there.

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