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  • Studies Underway on 9/11 First Responder Brain Abnormalities Resembling Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

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    Studies Underway on 9/11 First Responder Brain Abnormalities Resembling Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

    By Michael Barasch

    A research group at a New York University is about to conduct an in-depth study on the cognitive state of 9/11 first responders, now that two recent trial studies have shown that their brains bear biomarkers similar to those found in Alzheimer’s patients. Professor Sean Clouston of Stony Brook University and his research team received […]

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    Tips for Safely Celebrating the Holiday Season

    By Michael Barasch

    Today we are celebrating the Holiday Season in ways we never could have anticipated last year at this time. With travel restrictions imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and many states – including New York – limiting the size of indoor gatherings, “home for the holidays” has taken a different meaning for many families. […]

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  • Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Det. Luis Alvarez

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    Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Luis Alvarez

    By Michael Barasch

    A Nassau County park has been dedicated to Luis Alvarez, the cancer-stricken NYPD detective who in the months before his 2019 death became the face of the movement to secure permanent health and death benefits for thousands of 9/11 first responders. The former Terrell Avenue Park in Oceanside, located less than half a mile from […]

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  • U.S. Restores Funding for FDNY World Trade Center Health Program

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    U.S. Restores Funding for FDNY World Trade Center Health Program

    By Michael Barasch

    The federal government has agreed to pay back millions of dollars it had taken out of the FDNY’s 9/11 treatment program over the past four years. The Centers for Disease Control announced on October 23 that the Treasury Department and several other federal agencies will return $3.3 million to the FDNY World Trade Center Health […]

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    Remembering our Vets and First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    On this Veterans Day, once again, we honor the men and women who have served our wonderful country. As the son of a proud WWII Army veteran, my father Marvin and my uncle Norman taught me how important it is to recognize and thank those who protect our nation and whose sacrifices and service make […]

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  • Family Benefits Now Available When 9/11 Responders Die of COVID-19

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    Family Benefits Now Available When 9/11 Responders Die of COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    Thanks to a directive issued just before the anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, if a first responder has a 9/11-related illness and dies of COVID-19, his or her family will be able to obtain benefits from the federal Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This new VCF directive is welcome news for […]

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