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July 17, 2017
First responders and survivors of the September 11 terrorist attack in New York City are suffering from an increased long-term risk of asthma, other respiratory diseases and heart attacks nearly 16 years after the tragic event. A new study conducted by researchers at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows those who were exposed to the dust cloud or suffered physical injuries during the attack are seeing increased problems 10 to 11 years later.
 
 
 
May 9, 2017
State memorializes largest group of fallen police officers since 9/11
Sixty police officers died in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. In the 16 years since the terror attacks, 144 more officers have died from illnesses tied to Ground Zero search and recovery. Last year was the deadliest for the New York City Police Department, with 33 officers dying from 9/11-related illnesses.
 
 
 
September 7, 2016
When Placido Perez closes his eyes, he can still see the World Trade Center towers beneath him. On weekends, he would sometimes fly his red-and-white Cessna along the Hudson River, taking selfies with the towers in the background, stark against a cerulean sky. "I still look at the pictures all the time," he says. "I remember the good times. It's what gets you through." Perez also has pictures he took of the September 11, 2001, attacks. He was standing at the base of the towers that morning with a digital camera, not far from where he worked as a manager at a telecommunications company.
 
 
 
September 1, 2016
Researchers from the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program presented their findings on Wednesday about the effects of 9/11 on responders and survivors involved in the New York City attack. The WTC Health Program provides healthcare and monitoring for responders and survivors at the WTC, the Pentagon, and the crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
 
 
 
September 1, 2016
After Mary Fetchet lost her 24-year-old son Brad during the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker vowed to do whatever it takes to help families heal after Tragedies.
 
 
 
August 1, 2016
On the 14th anniversary of 9/11, The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) in collaboration with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, released "Health and Hardship: Untold Stories from 9/11's Unsung Heroes." The report is a compilation of first-person accounts from 9/11 responders who recall their experiences and later managing their WTC-related health conditions.
 
 
 
October 25, 2015
Dennis Frederick is going to court to prove that a dog has saved his life. The retired Port Authority police sergeant became an emotional and physical wreck after a 22-year career that started with the shooting death of his first partner and ended on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.
 
 
 
October 23, 2015
Jon Stewart and 9/11 first responders, along with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, may have finally convinced Congress to fund a health care bill for recovery crews who worked to rescue victims at Ground Zero after the nation was attacked.
 
 
 
October 9, 2015
NYPD cops who worked at Ground Zero after 9/11 had 50 percent more cancer diagnoses than officers did in the years before the terror attacks, a long-awaited study has found.
 
 
 
October 8, 2015
At 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1, Congress missed an important deadline to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, and that, my friends, is totally unacceptable.
 
 
 
October 8, 2015
The James Zadroga Act was originally passed in 2010, and established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
 
 
 
October 8, 2015
A few weeks ago, we all recalled and relived the harrowing moments of 9/11 on its 14th anniversary.
 
 
 
October 6, 2015
Following September 11, two federal programs were implemented and funded to help first responders and survivors of the attacks with their medical bills associated with the toxic dust they were exposed to.
 
 
 
October 6, 2015
Last month was the 14-year-anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
 
 
 
October 5, 2015
None of us will ever forget the horrors of the awful terrorist attack that hit New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11th, 2001.
 
 
 
October 4, 2015
James Zadroga died in his childhood home on Jan. 6, 2006, with a chest full of deep scars and dust. He was 34.
 
 
 
August 9, 2015
The rising toll of Ground Zero responders and others afflicted with 9/11-linked cancers has hit 3,700. The staggering tally of those suffering cancers certified by the feds as 9/11-related includes FDNY members (1,100), cops and other Ground Zero responders (2,134), and survivors such as downtown workers and residents (467). Many have more than one type of cancer.
 
 
 
May 30, 2015
May 30 marks the anniversary of the end of the recovery and cleanup operations at the World Trade Center site when the last piece of debris - a misshapen steel column - was cleared in 2002. Thirteen years later, workers, volunteers and survivors can't clear their bodies of the toxic effects of 9/11.
 
 
 
April 27, 2015
The 18th annual Morganton Elk's Lodge Harley Raffle is being dedicated to a man who is not only last year's winner, but an American hero who encouraged people to "never forget" the heroes of 9/11. Ralph Geidel, who won a 2014 Harley-Davidson Super Glide Custom motorcycle at last year's raffle banquet, moved to Connelly Springs in April of last year to be closer to his son and grandchildren.
 
 
 
April 26, 2015
FDNY Chief Joseph Pfeifer has honored lives lost on 9/11, including his own brother's, by devoting his career since then to thwarting terrorists. "9/11 is part of history that is personal to every firefighter," he said. "It's about saving lives - no matter what occurs." Pfeifer was investigating a gas leak near Canal St. when the first hijacked jetliner roared overhead on that fateful morning. He watched it slam into the north tower.
 
 
 
April 26, 2015
As FDNY first responders come down with 9/11-related illnesses at an ever-quickening rate, one survivor battling stage-four cancer still calls it the best job in the world. And he's thrilled his son is following in his footsteps. "It was exciting from day one up to the last day I worked, every single minute," retired firefighter Ray Pfeifer told the Daily News. "I was proud every day to put that uniform on."
 
 
 
April 13, 2015
Today, advocates for 9/11 first responders and survivors released a deeply moving new video featuring Americans who are suffering from 9/11-related illnesses and need help from Washington. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which was signed into law in 2011, will expire unless Congress takes action now to renew it.
 
 
 
April 4, 2015
After nearly a decade long fight to stand by our first responders who answered the call of duty on September 11th, Congress finally fulfilled its moral obligation in late 2010 and provided our 9/11 heroes with the health care and financial compensation they deserved by passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
 
 
 
October 7, 2014
September 11th responders and survivors who were diagnosed with certain cancers prior to October 12, 2012 must register for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund by October 14, 2014 or become ineligible for the program's benefits.
 
 
 
August 12, 2014
Just one month remains for first responders and volunteers who helped in 9/11 recovery efforts to register for future workers' compensation benefits with the state should they fall ill.
 
 
 
April 23, 2013
A major health study of 9/11 responders has found an increased risk of cancer, mirroring two prior investigations.
 
 
 
April 22, 2013
Cancer among 9/11 responders is 15% higher than among people not exposed to the Ground Zero toxins, a study by Mount Sinai Hospital's World Trade Center Health Program has found.
 
 
 
 
 

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