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    Wishing Everyone A Meaningful Father’s Day

    By Michael Barasch

    Father’s Day is an emotional day for all – whether you are celebrating a living father, lost father, or any other type of father. Michael Barasch joined Shelli Sonstein along with Bridget Gormley and Rob Tilearcio who both lost their fathers to the 9/11 toxins. As Shelli always says, she wants these heroes to be […]

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  • Heart Risk Factors Might Indicate Lung Problems in 9/11 Responders

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    Heart Risk Factors Might Indicate Lung Problems in 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Firefighters and others who were exposed to dangerous particulate matter at the World Trade Center site should also be aware that certain medical conditions associated with heart disease, such as abdominal obesity and high blood pressure, can increase the likelihood of developing lung problems. What doctors call “metabolic syndrome” has long been associated with an […]

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  • Three FDNY Ground Zero Veterans Die Within Two-Day Period

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    Three FDNY Ground Zero Veterans Die Within Two-Day Period

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 18 years after 343 New York City firefighters died at the scene of the World Trade Center attacks, the death toll is still mounting for workers whose illnesses can be traced to the recovery and cleanup operation. During a 48-hour period in April, three retired FDNY members who served in the post 9/11 recovery […]

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    FDNY Widow Kimberly McDonaugh and Her 9/11 Story

    By Michael Barasch

    Q104.3 host Shelli Sonstein interviews FDNY widow Kimberly McDonaugh. They discuss the loss of her heroic husband FDNY Lieutenant Eddie McDonaugh and their 9/11 story.

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  • WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

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    WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

    By Michael Barasch

    As the serious medical problems associated with 9/11 exposure mount, a new cancer risk has been identified. During a four-year period, diagnoses of head and neck cancers increased by 40 percent among World Trade Center first responders. Carcinogenic particles that were inhaled by police officers, fire fighters, military personnel and others at or near Ground […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

  • Michael Barasch and Richard Alles Featured in Retired Member's Association Newsletter

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    Michael Barasch and Richard Alles Featured in Retired Member’s Association Newsletter

    By Michael Barasch

    Good friend Michael Barasch and retired DC Rich Alles were on hand to urge members to sign up for the Victims Compensation Fund which ends 12/18/2020. They passed out literature about the VCF and info about all the cancers affecting us now. Mike told the membership to get a full body scan at least once […]

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