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    New York Officials Set Aside Partisanship to Protect Health Care for 9/11 Firefighters

    By Michael Barasch

    The toxic dust at Ground Zero after 9/11 affected every person who was exposed, regardless of age, race, religion, or politics. Thankfully, bipartisan majorities in Congress, as well as Presidents of both major political parties, have supported 9/11 first responders and survivors who became sick as a result of their exposure to these toxins. A […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost half a million people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a disproportionately elevated risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer (12,150 in men and 32,130 in women) will be diagnosed in the […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    The nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a substantially higher risk of 68 different types of cancer, including cervical cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 14,480 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2021, and about 4,290 women […]

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    Lessons of 9/11 Responders for Coping with Grief

    By Michael Barasch

    A group of mental health professionals who work with 9/11 first responders and survivors through the World Trade Center Health Program recently published an article in Psychology Today on “What 9/11 Recovery Workers Teach Us About COVID-19 Coping.” The article explores how lessons from treating responders and rescue and recovery workers are applicable to the present crisis, […]

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    We Need to Talk – Mental Health and the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    There are now 68 different types of cancer and dozens of respiratory illnesses that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has linked to exposure to Ground Zero toxins on 9/11 or during any part of the following 8 months.  The heroes who came to Lower Manhattan as first responders on 9/11 or […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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    Jon Stewart Presents “Brothers Before Others” Ally Award to Mike Barasch

    By Michael Barasch

    Jon Stewart presented Mike Barasch with the annual Ally Award, given by “Brothers Before Others”, a wonderful charitable organization that helps responders deal with fatalities and mental illness.  Mike was honored for his “tireless efforts supporting the 9/11 Community.” Jon’s kind words of introduction were “You know an event is special when an attorney is […]

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