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More people have now died from 9/11 illnesses than during Sept. 11 attacks

There were 2,996 victims killed on 9/11, while federal statistics show that 3,311 people enrolled in the CDC’s World Trade Center Health Program have died.

What 9/11 Survivors and First Responders Have Taught Us About Public Health in the 20 Years Since the Attacks

Dr. David Prezant was knocked fully airborne at 9:59 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He didn’t see the impact coming, but he felt it when it hit—and it nearly killed him.

Advocates Say Health Care Funding For 9/11 Survivors Could Run Out By 2025 Unless Congress Passes Correction

The main focus of the bill is to fix a funding shortfall in the World Trade Center Health Program that now supports more than 100,000 survivors.

‘Complete devastation’: West Virginia first responder helped clear 9/11 wreckage

Michael Harper, a West Virginia paramedic, was part of a task force dispatched to Ground Zero shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

9/11 Is Still Claiming Victims: ‘I Wake Up in Pain’

More people have likely died from 9/11-related illnesses than died on the day of the attacks, according to new data released by the federal government’s Victim Compensation Fund.

NYC Health + Hospitals’ World Trade Center Environmental Health Center Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 9/11

The WTC Environmental Health Center has seen more than 13,000 members at its three clinics as of August 2021.

Cancer cases, medical complications surge for 9/11 survivors, CDC report says

Of the 104,223 enrollees in the World Trade Center Health Program, a federal benefits plan for survivors and responders, 58% of all program members contracted at least one illness caused by 9/11 as of last year.

The Women Left Out of Post-9/11 Health Care

Only a few “women-specific” conditions, such as breast and ovarian cancers, have been officially recognized by the WTCHP.

Autoimmune diseases may be rising for 9/11 survivors. But the government hasn’t acknowledged a link.

People with those diseases aren’t eligible for free health care or compensation.

To Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Governor Hochul Signs Three Pieces of Legislation to Support 9/11 and Communications First Responders

The bills make it easier for WTC first responders to apply for WTC benefits.