Category Archives: Research

VCS joins 129 organizations calling for increased Defense health research funding

(Washington – May 21, 2021) – Veterans for Common Sense today joined 129 Defense Health Research Consortium organizations calling on Congress to increase Department of Defense health research funding to meet current and future public health-related threats and challenges to … Continue reading

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Veterans for Common Sense provides Testimony for Senate Hearing on Pending Legislation

Veterans for Common Sense provided the following testimony for an April 28, 2021 hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on pending legislation. [download PDF] Statement for the Record of  Veterans for Common Sense  by Anthony Hardie, National Chair and Director … Continue reading

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Veterans for Common Sense Leaders Provide Testimony for Congressional Hearing on Toxic Exposure Research

(Washington – September 23, 2020) – The leaders of Veterans for Common Sense co-authored written testimony for today’s Congressional hearing on the military toxic exposure research. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held … Continue reading

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VVA, Veterans for Common Sense Call for Peripheral Neuropathy Research

(Washington – February 19, 2020) — Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) today called for the U.S. Senate to expand a major military medical research program to peripheral neuropathy, a debilitating condition that affects 30 million … Continue reading

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Epic Study of U.S. Army Soldiers finds 600% increases in sleep disorders linked to deployment

(Veterans for Common Sense – Sep. 5, 2019) – An epic-sized study of U.S. Army soldiers found 600-percent increases between 2003 and 2011 in the incidences of insomnia and sleep apnea, with both at least partially linked to deployment. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Congress Pushes to Expand, Focus Burn Pits Treatment Research

(Washington – May 3, 2019) – A bipartisan group of Congressional representatives has called for the creation of a new treatment research program relevant to veterans with toxic wounds resulting from exposure to massive open-air burn pits in Iraq, Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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VCS fighting to protect Defense medical research

(Washington — February 28, 2018) — Veterans for Common Sense this week was among 111 organizations to send a letter to Congressional leadership of the Armed Services committees expressing concern about possible renewed efforts to that would have a detrimental impact … Continue reading

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On Gulf War’s 25th Anniversary, VA Failing to Treat its Signature Injury

ARCHIVED ARTICLE SOURCE: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/on-gulf-wars-25th-anniversary-researchers–veterans-say-va-failing-to-treat-signature-injury-300224315.html ARCHIVED ARTICLE TEXT: On Gulf War’s 25th Anniversary, Researchers & Veterans Say VA Failing to Treat Signature Injury Congressional Hearing Marks Persian Gulf War’s 25th Anniversary with Sharp Criticism of VA Clinical Guideline and VA-Contracted Institute … Continue reading

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High-Tech Testing for War Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

June 25, 2008 – An Elk Grove Village hospital plans to use brain-imaging technology to determine whether combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder also might suffer from undiagnosed traumatic brain injuries. A “magnetic stethoscope” primarily used to study epilepsy and … Continue reading

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