9/11 Health and Compensation in the News
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/ :
NY Daily News | December 7, 2019 Vincent DeMarino, a retired NYPD deputy chief who raced to Ground Zero after the World Trade Center attacks, has died of 9/11-related cancer, relatives and colleagues said.
NCBI | November 27, 2019 Nearly two decades after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), the prevalence of mental disorders remains elevated among traditional (e.g., police) and non-traditional (e.g., construction workers) responders…
NCBI | November 24, 2019 Autoimmune disease is an emerging condition among persons exposed to the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center (WTC).
National Journal | November 21, 2019 Ben Chevat was working as Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s chief of staff during the Sept. 11 attacks.
Lincoln County News | November 21, 2019
A Wiscasset man undergoing treatment for an aggressive cancer linked to his work at ground zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks is encouraging blood and platelet donations to help others with the same disease.
NY Daily News | November 19, 2019
Lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal Monday night to include more funding for 9/11 widows and children in a must-pass government budget bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer announced.
Newqsday | November 19, 2019
Spouses and children of 9/11 victims can access additional compensation under a bipartisan legislative agreement announced Tuesday by Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Valliant News | November 18, 2019
When the North and South towers of the World Trade Center crashed down on September 11, 2001, Robert and Raymond Alexander rushed to the scene.
Patch | November 11, 2019
US Army Reservist Veteran Anthony Caruso Urges Those Effected by 9/11 Toxic Dust Exposure to Find Out About 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Oneida Dispatch | November 11, 2019
September 11, 2001, is remembered as the deadliest single-day terrorist attack in American history.
NY Daily News | November 7, 2019
Linda Mercer, an NYPD civilian traffic agent whose fight against an inoperable 9/11 cancer became a focal point in the drive to get full 9/11 benefits to all city employees sickened by their time at Ground Zero, died Wednesday.
NY Times | November 6, 2019
She performed at St. Paul’s Chapel but was told she could not collect health benefits as a “responder” after developing cancer years later.
WJAC | NOVEMBER 6, 2019
THE SHANKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN SOMERSET COUNTY WAS PART OF AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION WEDNESDAY REGARDING THE BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS OF THE SEPT. 11 ATTACKS.
NATIONALHOSPICE | NOVEMBER 4, 2019
LOU ALVAREZ WAS ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF FIRST RESPONDERS WHO RUSHED TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ON 9/11.
CHIEF | NOVEMBER 4, 2019
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…
FIREHOUSE | NOVEMBER 1, 2019
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.
NY DAILY NEWS | OCTOBER 31, 2019
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…
KYW | OCTOBER 31, 2019
HALLOWEEN IS THE LAST DAY OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.
NY DAILY NEWS | OCTOBER 25, 2019
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.
POST STAR | OCTOBER 25, 2019
I MEET SOME AMAZING PEOPLE ON THIS JOB, AND ONE OF THEM WAS DENNIS MURPHY.
TIMES HERALD-RECORD | OCTOBER 19, 2019
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…
NCBI | OCTOBER 18, 2019
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.
KDKA | OCTOBER 15, 2019
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.
NCBI | OCTOBER 14, 2019
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.
NCBI | OCTOBER 12, 2019
PRIOR STUDIES HAVE FOUND THAT RESCUE AND RECOVERY WORKERS EXPOSED TO THE 9/11 WORLD TRADE CENTER (WTC) DISASTER HAVE EVIDENCE OF INCREASED PERSISTENT HEARING AND OTHER EAR-RELATED PROBLEMS.
CORTLAND STANDARD | OCTOBER 12, 2019
PATRICK KELLEY SAT BACK ON THE BLACK BENCH, THE WORDS “NEVER FORGET” CUT INTO THE METAL, ONE HAND RESTING ON HIS CANE.
HUFFPOST | OCTOBER 9, 2019
RAINÈ RIGGS, A NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL BERNIE SANDERS, DIED ON SATURDAY — TWO DAYS AFTER RECEIVING A CANCER DIAGNOSIS, ACCORDING TO AN OBITUARY SHARED ONLINE BY LEE & MARTIN FUNERAL HOME…
CITY & STATE NY | OCTOBER 9, 2019
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS NEAR GROUND ZERO WERE EXPOSED TO TOXINS.
CHIEF | OCTOBER 7, 2019
THE REJECTION OF UTERINE CANCER FROM THE LIST OF COVERED WORLD TRADE CENTER CANCERS IS BEING CITED BY WOMEN’S-HEALTH ADVOCATES AS EVIDENCE OF A GLARING GAP IN THE WTC HEALTH PROGRAM’S DATA AND RESEARCH…
NY DAILY NEWS | SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
THE CITY IS BALKING AT A COURT ORDER TO PROVIDE A RETIRED FDNY FIREFIGHTER WASTING AWAY FROM A 9/11-RELATED CANCER WITH A FULL DISABILITY PENSION, BELIEVING THE FORMER SMOKE EATER’S LETHAL ILLNESS IS LINKED TO EXCESSIVE DRINKING…
KPNX | SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
RETIRED CANINE SEARCH SPECIALIST STEVE ROCHFORD WAS DEPLOYED WITH PHOENIX FIRE’S FEMA TEAM A FEW DAYS AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.
SILIVE.COM | SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
WHEN THE FIRST TOWER WAS STRUCK, “WE FELT THE TURBULENCE — WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED.”
WCBS | September 24, 2019
Eighteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, a new outreach is underway with the target being students from schools in lower Manhattan.
Hill | September 24, 2019
Officials are encouraging more than 20,000 current and former students and educators at New York City public schools to apply for health care through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund…
NCBI | September 24, 2019
A positive association between mental health conditions and poor asthma control has been documented in the World Trade Center-exposed population