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More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9-11 EMS Responders

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More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9-11 EMS Responders

According to a study published in the journal, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, when tracked over 12 years following the attacks, EMS 9/11 responders were seven times more likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than EMS workers who didn’t work that day. And the risk of obstructive airway disease was more than doubled in EMS… Read More »

Court Rules 9/11 First Responder Can Keep PTSD Workers’ Comp Benefits

A New York appellate court recently ruled that a New York police officer will be allowed to keep workers’ compensation benefits he was awarded for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder from working as a responder after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At the time of the attacks, the officer, Richard Regan, was sent for six days… Read More »

Firefighters More Susceptible to Cancer than Most

There are many inherent dangers to being a firefighter. Burns, falling beams, collapsing structures and inhalation of smoke and fumes are all common dangers that they must face and overcome. Some dangers of the position lie hidden for years, however. There is a lot of research that suggests that firefighters are more susceptible to cancer… Read More »

Hero from September 11 Attacks Dies of Cancer

William Sheldon Jr., a hero at Ground Zero on the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died of cancer recently, becoming the first member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to die from cancer related to the attack. He was only 47 years old. Sheldon was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and… Read More »

Autoimmune Study for Sick 9/11 First Responders

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is reviewing a study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American College of Rheumatology’s Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology, and currently available online, regarding the risk of new-onset autoimmune disease in individuals with exposures related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade… Read More »

Researchers Screen 9/11 Survivors for Heart and Kidney Diseases

The attacks of September 11 left a black eye on the city of New York, with many of its heroic first responders and recovery workers suffering from devastating health effects in the years that followed. While it has been well over a decade since the towers fell, many who were present on that fateful day… Read More »

Street Corner Renamed to Honor 9/11 Police Officer

Although many think of the death toll of 9/11 to be limited to the day of the attacks, the truth is that thousands have died in the years that followed due to illnesses that manifested as a result of their exposure to toxic dust at Ground Zero. When the Twin Towers fell on September 11,… Read More »

Many 9/11 Survivors Still Suffer from PTSD, Depression

While much attention is given to physical health problems related to individuals’ exposure to toxic fumes on 9/11, often people overlook the mental toll. The symptoms of these problems can be more difficult to recognize and often victims are reluctant to admit the extent of their mental heath problems. Since the terrorist attacks of September… Read More »

9/11 Police Chief Dies from Blood Cancer at Age 53

A New York Police Department chief, Steven Bonano, died of blood cancer at age 53. Bonano was among the very first emergency workers to arrive at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. Many suspect his cancer was related to his time at the site and exposure to toxic fumes. Bonano is by no means the… Read More »

Former Deputy Commissioner and 9/11 Rescue Leader Dies

The deputy commissioner and senior advisor in the Office of the Mayor has died of brain cancer. Ronald Cohen of Eltingville was known and widely appreciated for his role in leading rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Cohen was 47. Cohen served as an instrumental figure following the tragic… Read More »

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