Archive of News (2016)

News stories by year:

Joseph O’Toole, Ground Zero FDNY hero, dead of cancer at 61

A longtime Bronx firefighter succumbed Monday to 9/11-related cancer nearly 14 years after he spent five months working at Ground Zero.

Ailing 9/11 responder wants more people to get screened

Michael Dorian went down to Ground Zero on 9/1 as a civilian.

FDNY Announces Publication of 15 Year Study on the Health Effects of the World Trade Center Attacks

Following the fifteenth anniversary of the World Trade Center disaster this past September, FDNY has published and mailed to every FDNY WTC-exposed responder in the FDNY Health Program a summary of its 15 years of health studies.

Names of Staten Island’s 9/11 first responders coming to memorial

By next Sept. 11, the names of Staten Island first responders who died in the weeks, months and years after the attacks will be etched into a stone memorial overlooking New York Harbor, alongside a towering memorial for those…

9/11 workers ask for coverage under Zadroga Act

Some rescue workers at Ground Zero are pushing to expand the types of medical conditions covered under the World Trade Center treatment program.

Doctors release study linking WTC dust to nerve damage

Doctors at Winthrop University Hospital say they have definitive proof that first responders to the Sept. 11 attacks acquired a nerve disease from the neurotoxins they were exposed to at Ground Zero.

Researchers distinguish types of PTSD for treatment

Fifteen years after 9/11, a new Yale study may help scientists develop treatments for first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Study Links Neuropathy To Dust From World Trade Center Debris

Doctors on Long Island said Tuesday that they have linked yet another illness to World Trade Center dust.

WTC dust caused first responders’ nerve damage, study finds

First responders who worked on the dusty, smoldering pile of debris in the aftermath of the Twin Towers’ collapse 15 years ago have begun showing signs of debilitating nerve damage, a team of Long Island doctors has found for…

Study links PTSD and cognitive impairments in veterans

New research published by the journal “Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring” confirms the connection between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cognitive impairment — in this case, among those who helped with search, rescue and cleanup efforts…