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    9/11 Hero to Lead New York City’s Office of Emergency Management

    By Michael Barasch

    John Scrivani, a retired NYPD sergeant and 9/11 responder, was recently named Commissioner of New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM). Scrivani was a police officer for twenty years, and he was among the many who responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks. After arriving at Ground Zero, he helped pull a fellow officer from the […]

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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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    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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