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9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

November 6, 2017

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.

An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :

October 30, 2017
ScienceDaily9/11 WTC responders show increased physical disability due to PTSD
A new study of more than 1,100 WTC responders cared for at the Stony Brook University WTC Wellness Program indicates a significant increase in physical disability among the responders.

October 29, 2017NewsdayDr. Michael Guttenberg, who served at Ground Zero, dies
Physician’s cancer connected to airborne toxins at World Trade Center site, family attorney says.

October 28, 2017Daily MailNew York firefighter who died from a brain tumor linked to 9/11 remembered for being ‘loved by many’ and his work on the Zadroga Act to protect those who were made sick at Ground Zero
Robert Tilerarcio, 58, was remembered by friends and family at the funeral Mass held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Massapequa, New York

October 21, 2017NewsdayFormer FDNY lieutenant from North Bellmore honored posthumously
Hempstead Town officials Saturday dedicated a North Bellmore street in honor of a longtime resident and New York City firefighter who died of illnesses contracted at Ground Zero after 9/11.

October 20, 2017 — Downtown ExpressSATURDAY: World Trade Center Health Program hosts 9/11 health fair
Uncle Sam is inviting Downtown residents to a 9/11 health fair called “Research to Care” at NYU Langone Medical Center tomorrow, where locals can quiz doctors and researchers about medical conditions related to the terrorist attacks, according to Assemblywoman…

October 19, 2017
The Island NowDr. Michael Guttenberg remembered as 9/11 responder, dedicated physician
Dr. Michael G. Guttenberg, an emergency services leader at Northwell Health and a Fire Department of New York first responder to the World Trade Center terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, died Tuesday.

October 17, 2017
Journal of Emergency Medical ServicesIn Memory of Mike Guttenberg
It is with great sadness that I share news of the loss of Dr. Michael Guttenberg, Northwell Health’s medical director of clinical preparedness and our Center for Emergency Medical Services (CEMS), who died this morning after a lengthy battle…

October 16, 2017NY PostHero 9/11 EMT denied disability pension because of his weight
The city’s largest pension board is refusing to grant a disability pension to a 291-pound worker who developed asthma after the cleanup effort at Ground Zero, saying his weight was the chief cause of his illness.