Topping the list this month again is Surprise PTSD Rating. Retroactive back pay is still on top this month along with some others. Also proving to be popul
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While sleep disturbance has long been considered a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder, recent studies show it may also contribute to the condition. Brain State Technologies presented data this week suggesting a wearable device for sleep optimization could decrease the risk of PTSD.
What is Zika? What can I do to prevent getting it? How can VA help me if I have been exposed to Zika? Zika is a viral infection mostly spread by mosquitoes that may cause mild illness in most people. Sexual transmission has also occurred. However, if Zika is passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, it can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Zika. Prevention is the best intervention. The best way to prevent diseases spread by mosquitoes is to protect yourself and your family against mosquito bites: Wear long sleeved shirts …
Sometimes I’ll hear a really high-pitched sound and nothing else. What’s going on?
This is technically tinnitus, or the perception of a sound that isn’t there, says Daniel Jethanamest, MD, the director of otology, neurotology, and skull-base surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. But it’s not the chronic tinnitus that seems to affect people as the result of hearing damage or age-related hearing loss.
In a document released Friday, the VA said it would continue to limit benefits related to Agent Orange exposure to only those veterans who set foot in Vietnam, where the herbicide was sprayed, and to those who were on boats in inland rivers. The VA compensates these veterans for a litany of associated illnesses, including diabetes, various cancers, Parkinson’s Disease, peripheral neuropathy and a type of heart disease.