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9 Unique Care Package Ideas for Military Members on Armed Forces Day

  • Author: Staff
  • Date: 5/17/2013

Armed Forces Day

Almost everyone knows someone currently serving in military services, and one thing stands true for all members of all branches of service: care packages from home never go unappreciated. Armed Forces Day is a day to honor all service men and woman from each branch of the military; much of the mesothelioma community are veterans, or loved ones of veterans or current members of the military. In honor of Armed Forces Day, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has put together some helpful ideas for preparing and sending the best and most useful care packages to loved ones overseas.

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The Mesothelioma Combat Guide for Veterans

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 2/23/2013

The Mesothelioma Combat Guide for Veterans

Our nation’s veterans are the population most at risk for developing mesothelioma. Because asbestos exposure was unavoidable for many, mesothelioma is still one of the most deadly diseases that affect veterans even today.

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The Impact of Mesothelioma on Steve McQueen and Other Military Veterans

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 12/4/2012

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer that few people survive. This disease has made the news in recent years due to lawsuits filed against companies that do not disclose their knowledge of the potential toxic results of asbestos exposure.

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Veterans & Asbestos Exposure: 5 Things You Should Know

  • Author: Staff
  • Date: 11/12/2012

Veterans Day

First known as Armistice Day, the history of Veterans Day comes from the end of fighting during World War I on November 11, 1918 when an armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany went into effect and ended the most destructive and widespread war to that date. The war officially ended seven months later when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919.

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Former UK Merchant Navy Man Another Victim of Asbestos on Ships

  • Author: Doug Karr
  • Date: 11/2/2012

Michael Stevens, a former member of the Merchant Navy, died from repeated asbestos exposure and subsequent malignant mesothelioma. He was 83.

Similarly to the Merchant Marine in the United States, the Merchant Navy operates on behalf of the United Kingdom. Formerly established and nationally recognized by King George V after World War I, the Merchant Navy served a pivotal role not only in the Great War but also in World War II. These privately operated vessels supported the Royal Navy's efforts during times of conflict.

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VA Set to Begin CT Lung Cancer Screenings in Veterans After Success in Medical Trial

  • Author: Doug Karr
  • Date: 8/29/2012

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking an active role in the early detection, and ultimately, treatment of lung cancer in veterans. Inspired by the success of the National Cancer Institute's National Lung Screening Trial, the VA is in the beginning stages of implementing CT scans.

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Victory for Camp Lejeune Veterans As Obama Signs New Health Care Bill

  • Author: Doug Karr
  • Date: 8/10/2012

On Monday, President Barack Obama signed a new health care bill that will finally give Marine Corps veterans and their families from North Carolina's Camp Lejeune some much needed relief and recognition. The "Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012” [HR 1627] will provided necessary health benefits for veterans and their families suffering from medical conditions caused by water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

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Great Gift Ideas for Active Duty Military

  • Author: Doug Karr
  • Date: 11/30/2011

Now’s the time to start planning for sending gifts to your husband, wife, son or daughter that’s serving overseas. With only a handful of days left before the shipping deadline, getting great ideas for gifts may be difficult, especially if you’re like the rest of us, juggling holiday events, wrapping other presents and attending festive functions.

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Make Your Dollars Work: Top Rated Veterans’ Charities

  • Author: Doug Karr
  • Date: 10/25/2011

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there that are preying on the public’s goodwill towards veterans and other military service members. Though charity schemes aren’t limited to just veterans’ groups, many organizations claim to support veterans’, offer resources and services really do not.

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Online Communities for Veterans

  • Author: Doug Karr
  • Date: 9/23/2011

There’s an entire world online for veterans to be a part of. From discussion groups and forums to social networking sites specifically created for veterans of different combat situations and branches.

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