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Exposure to World Trade Center Dust Exacerbates Cognitive Impairment in an Animal Model of Alzheimer’s

The study suggests a peripheral-brain immune inflammatory “cross-talking” that may increase the likelihood of cognitive decline.

Feds will now provide health coverage to women with 9/11-linked cancer

While women make up about half of those eligible, they account for only 26,125 of the 114,775 members of the 9/11 health program.

Uterine cancer recognized as 9/11 illness, widening scope of World Trade Center Health Program

The shift comes after years of advocacy to include various forms of malignant neoplasms that affect the uterus, including the most common form of the disease, endometrium cancer.

Uterine cancer officially added to list of 9/11 illnesses: federal officials

The updated rule will add “malignant neoplasms of corpus uteri and uterus (uterine cancer)” to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions.

World Trade Center Health Program best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of fibrosing interstitial lung diseases

This brief article summarizes pertinent issues of diagnosis and management of ILDs, applicable to the diverse group of ILDs that have been observed in the WTC Health Program covered population.

Feds should cover women with 9/11-linked cancer, powerful N.J. congressman says

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. asked Secretary Xavier Becerra and John Howard, administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, to quickly add uterine cancer to the list of conditions eligible for treatment.

New Ground Zero Congressman Dan Goldman vows to win 9/11 health funding after setbacks

The new congressman for Ground Zero is vowing to make sure the 9/11 health program gets its funding problems permanently fixed.

Women with a 9/11-linked cancer are still waiting for federal benefits

The government’s original reasoning for not including uterine cancer is they didn’t have enough data. But researchers say this is because the data collection for the program systematically overlooked women.

Hochul signs bill for 9/11 death benefits to Adirondack officer’s widow

Since June, Shari Raymond, who lives in Thurman in Warren County, has been waiting for Hochul’s signature. It came on Dec. 23, 2022.

Acupuncture Services Now Covered for Certain Conditions

Acupuncture services now available for coverage include traditional acupuncture with needles. They also include other services involving heat, pressure, friction, suction, and electromagnetic impulses.