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  • What is the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program? What is the Process of Getting Certified?

    WTC Health Program

    What is the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program? What is the Process of Getting Certified?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    The WTC Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment for 9/11 related conditions. To get certified, you must first enroll in the program and provide one proof of presence affidavit or other presence document as well as pathology reports or medical records related to your 9/11 condition. To find out if your condition is 9/11 […]

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  • Coronavirus Raises Added Concerns for 9/11 First Responders

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    Coronavirus Raises Added Concerns for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Everyone in New York City has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way, but the 9/11 first responders who were exposed to toxic substances near the World Trade Center site have an additional reason to worry. Like the illnesses that afflict workers and others who were in Lower Manhattan in the weeks and […]

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  • Do I Need a WTC Health Program Certification to File a VCF Claim?

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    Do I Need a WTC Health Program Certification to File a VCF Claim?

    By Michael Barasch

    Many programs have been established in response to medical problems stemming from the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City. Two of the most important ones are the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the WTC Health Program. Both can be extremely valuable, but the programs serve different purposes. It’s important to understand that you […]

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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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  • Among First Responders, 9/11-Related Deaths Are Rising Rapidly

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    Among First Responders, 9/11-Related Deaths Are Rising Rapidly

    By Michael Barasch

    More than 18 years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the death toll continues to rise. Dangerous substances that filled the air around Ground Zero have triggered cancer and other fatal illnesses in first responders and in recovery workers who worked around the clock to clear the damage. Despite the fact […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Advocacy Group Sheds Light on Opponents of 9/11 Benefits Extension

    By Michael Barasch

    Advocacy organization Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act launched a website on July 2, allowing anyone to research lawmakers’ stances on the extension of the law, along with any comments an elected official has said regarding the attacks of September 11, 2001. The creation of this website comes at a critical moment […]

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