Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Panel Kaiser and Company Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. Agent Orange cases expanded; Added costs raise fiscal concerns The Associated Press/Washington Post: Thousands of Vietnam War veterans are receiving disability compensation for illnesses normally associated with aging – not combat – due to the possibility of a link Agent Orange exposure. The diseases in question range from diabetes, that 270,000 veterans receive Agent Orange-related checks, to erectile dysfunction. And taxpayers may shortly be responsible for even more: VA said Mon that it will add heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and specific types of leukemia to the set of conditions that might be linked to Agent Orange.We compared the likelihood of a first recorded labor and delivery during days 0 through 41 before the thrombotic event versus the same 6-week period exactly 12 months earlier. We repeated this case-crossover evaluation for postpartum days 42 to 83, 84 to 125, and 126 to 167 prior to the thrombotic event. In a sensitivity analysis, we included only situations that occurred beyond 12 months 24 weeks after a first documented delivery. This nested style ensured that all patients were alive and under observation through the entire entire study period, while also allowing us to measure the effects of the inclusion of pregnancies subsequent to the first.