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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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    9/11 Pentagon Hero Passes After Cancer Battle

    By Michael Barasch

    59 passengers and crew members perished, along with another 125 people working at the Department of Defense headquarters, on American Airlines Flight 77 at the Pentagon. Today, the thousands of first responders and search-and-rescue workers who aided in the rescue and recovery operation are themselves at risk, as a result of their exposure to airborne […]

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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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    Honor 9/11 Responders by Remaining Vigilant in the Fight Against COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    The desire to return to normal life after nearly a year of quarantine, home schooling and business shutdowns is stronger than ever. News that multiple vaccines are on the way is exciting, but health care authorities still caution that America is headed into a dark winter with COVID-19 cases spiking to higher levels than ever. […]

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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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  • 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.

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    COVID-19 Essential Workers Need Our Support

    By Michael Barasch

    With a new outbreak of COVID-19 returning to the New York City region, our first responders, front line health care providers, and other essential workers are once again confronted with a crisis that threatens their lives and families. We must never forget their personal sacrifices to carry us through the pandemic, often at the risk […]

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