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9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Now Suffering From Stomach Cancer

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9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Now Suffering From Stomach Cancer

One of the most iconic images to emerge from the terrorist attacks on 9/11 featured a clearly distraught woman who was covered in dust in the moments after she emerged from the World Trade Center. Known as the “Dust Lady,” she became emblematic of the suffering and depth of despair experienced by those victimized on… Read More »

9/11 Health Claims CEO Quits After a Decade

9/11 health claims CEO Christine LaSala recently quit after 10 years of work. LaSala managed the $1 billion federal fund that handled claims related to the cleanup at Ground Zero. The CEO was no stranger to controversy, as she faced a great deal of criticism regarding her salary as president and CEO of WTC Captive… Read More »

Annals of Global Health Assess Response to the 9/11 Attacks

Although it has been over 13 years since the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the Annals of Global Health has recently released a case study in its most recent issue that focused on the response. The case study identifies several elements that impacted the evolution of the 9/11 response on the health of those who were… Read More »

Prostate Cancer Risk Ignored by 9/11 Health Center

Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the foremost experts in 9/11-health related problems. The hospital includes a World Trade Center Health Program that is devoted to treating and studying 9/11 health ailments, including cancer. Despite its status as the place to be screened and treated for 9/11-related diseases, it does not currently screen for prostate… Read More »

New 9/11 Health Study Targets Young People as Participants

New York University’s Langone Medical Center is conducting a new health study that focuses on young people. The researchers conducting the study are specifically looking for participants who were young children in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Ideal participants would now be 12 to 21 years of age. Though the… Read More »

Understanding the VCF Claim Filing Process

The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, (VCF) part of the James L. Zadroga Act of 2010, provides compensation to individuals who suffered physical harm while responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  There are two different ways in which you may apply for benefits through the VCF: Online: This tends to be the better… Read More »

Numerous Health Complications Common from 9/11 Aftereffects

Over the past several years, there has been growing concern surrounding the numerous types of health effects stemming from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Manhattan. After the building materials, furniture and electronic equipment fell and were crushed, dust and debris from the buildings filled the air.  Many New York residents, attack victims and… Read More »

‘Invisible Diseases’ Continue to Affect 9/11 First Responders

In a recent interview on the National Public Radio program “Here and Now,” 9/11 first responder John Feal said that he and the people who rushed to Ground Zero on that day 13 years ago are now suffering from “invisible diseases” that threaten their lives.  The program, which aired September 10, detailed the health issues… Read More »

9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Approves Nearly $500 Million in Claims

The fund created to help cover the costs of medical care for the first responders of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. recently approved about $494 million in claims from victims and their families.  The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF), established in 2011, has approved 7,885 claims and issued… Read More »

Clinton Supports Reauthorization of Zadroga Act

We recently commemorated the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and with it has come renewed calls for action on the re-authorization of the James L. Zadroga Act, a federal law that provides health care benefits and compensation to firefighters, responders and other first responders that day. It also provides benefits to family… Read More »

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