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Slow Start for Schools’ WTC Awareness Effort

The United Federation of Teachers and the Department of Education’s World Trade Center health-awareness program, aimed at reaching nearly 20,000 former public-school students who may have been exposed to potentially deadly toxins, attracted only about 50 people…

FDNY Firefighter Gets 9/11 Benefits after City Relents

New York City officials had denied a full 9/11 disability pension to retired FDNY firefighter Joe Daly, claiming his cancer was linked to excessive drinking.

NYC caves and authorizes WTC benefits for 9/11 survivor — after claiming his cancer was caused by drinking and not by his time at Ground Zero

After months of claiming a retired FDNY firefighter’s cancer was linked to excessive drinking, and not his time at Ground Zero, the city finally agreed to provide the sickened smokeater…

Former NYPD detective, 9/11 healthcare advocate Dennis Murphy dies of cancer

A former NYPD detective and 9/11 survivor advocate died early Friday from cancer related to his work sifting through the rubble after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Daily News has learned.

Dennis Murphy was a champion for 9/11 responders

I meet some amazing people on this job, and one of them was Dennis Murphy.

Local first responders at Ground Zero continue to pay ultimate price

Peter Farrenkopf had only been off the job for a year, and was living in the Ulster County farmhouse he and his wife had bought a few years earlier…

The Physical and Mental Health Challenges Experienced by 9/11 First Responders and Recovery Workers: A Review of the Literature

In the years following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York (USA), otherwise known as 9/11, first responders and recovery workers began experiencing a range of physical and mental health challenges.

Local 9/11 First Responder With Days Left To Live Hopes To Move Into Renovated Home With His Wife

High school sweethearts and 9/11 first responders Margaret and Nick Ursta have been together 35 years and on Tuesday, they are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in Jefferson Regional Hospital.

Probable PTSD and lower respiratory symptoms among rescue/recovery workers and community members after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks – a longitudinal mediation analysis

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and lower respiratory symptoms (LRS) often co-exist among survivors of the September 11, 2001 (9/11) World Trade Center (WTC) attacks.