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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Heart Health Week

    By Michael Barasch

    We have known for years that anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and numerous respiratory diseases. But a 2019 study published by the Journal of the American Medical Associationfound another significant risk for approximately 500,000 9/11 first responders and survivors: heart […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Researchers Screen 9/11 Survivors for Heart and Kidney Diseases

    By Michael Barasch

    The attacks of September 11 left a black eye on the city of New York, with many of its heroic first responders and recovery workers suffering from devastating health effects in the years that followed. While it has been well over a decade since the towers fell, many who were present on that fateful day […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Hard on the Heart: 9/11 and Cardiovascular Disease

    By Michael Barasch

    The events of September 11, 2001, broke the heart of America. The injury and pain of that day remain with us still. A recent study supports a link between the events of 9/11, post-traumatic stress and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.  From witnessing or participating in a frightening or dangerous event, many people suffer entrenched […]

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