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Care of Gulf War Veterans

A significant proportion of Veterans of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (1990-1991) report a range of chronic symptoms which include: persistent headaches, joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain, attention and memory (cognitive) problems, gastrointestinal difficulties, sleep disturbances, and skin abnormalities. Because the symptoms often do not fit the definitions of diagnosed illnesses, these Gulf War Veterans must be treated for their individual symptoms. The primary purposes of VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) are to facilitate innovative research that identifies, improves, and encourages implementation of policies, procedures, and practices that benefit the overall well-being and level of care for Gulf War Veterans.

For general information about Care of Gulf War Veterans, please contact:

Crystal Henderson, EdD
Scientific Portfolio Manager
Health Services Research and Development (14RDH)

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