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Old 18 October 2018, 17:20
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ALS and military service

I just read this today. Of all the health worries I have due to military service, Lou Gehrigs scares me the most. I've had patient's with advanced ALS. It's a bad way to go. Shocking to learn vets have twice the rate than normal population.

http://www.alsa.org/als-care/veteran...hTu2jLLLLbtB0Y
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Old 19 October 2018, 10:34
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Mentioned this before. My cousin and I were in Nam at same time; he commanded A Co,3/4 CAV, 70-71-Cambodia invasion-died in 2006,ALS
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Old 21 October 2018, 20:18
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I just read this today. Of all the health worries I have due to military service, Lou Gehrigs scares me the most. I've had patient's with advanced ALS. It's a bad way to go. Shocking to learn vets have twice the rate than normal population.

http://www.alsa.org/als-care/veteran...hTu2jLLLLbtB0Y

Vets seem to acquire weird diseases. Who knows what they have been exposed to during their career.

I've often wondered how many hooahs who have banged their head too many times or suffered TBI's will end up with CTE.
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Old 21 October 2018, 20:27
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We had a guy get diagnosed with it while we were in Afghanistan. He went from humping the Hindu Kush to dead in about two years. Nasty shit.
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Old 23 October 2018, 23:30
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I remember ALS being a very big deal in the wake of the early 1990s anthrax vaccine fiasco.
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I remember ALS being a very big deal in the wake of the early 1990s anthrax vaccine fiasco.
You don't say. I remember getting the anthrax vaccine panel (4-5 shots over about a year). I wonder if that has had any lasting / long term effects on service members.
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