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Iraq veterans and Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Bush has announced he will reduce the forces in Iraq by 8000 by early 2009. My first thought (after “that’s it? I thought we were victorious”; and let’s get all of them out now as fast as we can) was to wonder what condition they will be in and what’s in store for them in…

Measles, influenza and open source software

Most people in the developed world think of measles as a pesky but fairly benign childhood disease. For the current generation, who has had the benefit of immunization with measles vaccine, it is also a historical curiosity. Not so for the developing world, where measles has been a major killer of children and infants. Africa…

We’ve know for some years now that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the “signature wound” of the Iraq War (see here, here). We know it’s true but we don’t know its full extent. Nor has the Department of Defense bothered to find out how bad it is, despite the fact that they designed a screening…

Continuing price of Gulf War I

The current war in iraq is the second in the last two decades. Gulf War I, in 1991, was over with quickly but still has had lasting health effects for soldiers in theater. Even after 16 years, the exact nature of Gulf War Illness is a controversial subject. For those of us with some knowledge…