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/ :

July 20, 2018NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: Backlog of 9/11-illness cases sparks opening of new lower Manhattan clinic
The World Trade Center Health Program has seen a massive spike in new patients sickened by exposure to 9/11 toxins — forcing the organization to open up a new office…

July 19, 2018tctMDPTSD Doubled the Risks of MI, Stroke in First Responders to World Trade Center Attacks
Health programs already cover a wide variety of conditions linked to 9/11, but new evidence suggests CVD may deserve a spot on the list.

July 16, 2018WECT‘Don’t forget about us’: 9/11 responders continue to get sick and die from toxic exposures
It’s been nearly 17 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S., but suffering continues for thousands of people who responded in the aftermath.

July 14, 2018NY Daily NewsOur duty to all 9/11 responders: The city must do right by EMTs sickened at Ground Zero
From the moment the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists on 9/11 and for months afterward, men and women from around the state descended on Lower Manhattan…

July 14, 2018NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: FDNY Battalion Chief Robert Miuccio dies of 9/11-related cancer
Retired FDNY Battalion Chief Robert Miuccio, a Ground Zero hero famed for walking through burning buildings with a cigar in his mouth instead of an air mask, died Thursday…

July 13, 2018NCBIMaladaptive Personality Traits and 10-Year Course of Psychiatric and Medical Symptoms and Functional Impairment Following Trauma
The current study aimed to explore whether personality is associated with a course of psychiatric and medical illness over 10 years following trauma.

July 12, 2018VillagerRonald Spadafora, 63, led 9/11 rescue / recovery
No. 62 Greene St. in Soho is decked with the ceremonial bunting and other memorial displays paying homage to one of the bravest of the Fire Department of New York…

July 11, 2018NCBIEnhanced exposure assessment and genome-wide DNA methylation in World Trade Center disaster responders
DNA methylation has emerged as a promising target linking environmental exposures and cancer.

July 11, 2018NCBIPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular Diseases: A Cohort Study of Men and Women Involved in Cleaning the Debris of the World Trade Center Complex
We sought to determine whether post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, beyond the expected effects…

July 11, 2018FoxPTSD raises heart and stroke risk in World Trade Center cleanup crews
More than 16 years after cleanup was completed at the site of the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City’s World Trade Center complex…

July 10, 2018Science DailyWorld Trade Center response crews may face higher heart attack, stroke risk
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the risk for stroke and heart attack in both male and female city workers and volunteers who cleaned debris in the aftermath of the World Trade Center…

July 10, 2018NY TimesThe Last 9/11 Fire Chief Bows Out
Joe Pfeifer had a date in mind for retiring from the job he has done for 37 years.

July 10, 2018KFGOPTSD raises heart and stroke risk in World Trade Center cleanup crews
More than 16 years after cleanup was completed at the site of the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City’s World Trade Center complex, many who worked at the disaster site still struggle…

July 10, 2018EMS WorldGround Zero Workers Face Higher Risks of Heart Attack, Stroke
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the long-term risk for stroke and heart attack in blue-collar clean-up crews who worked in the aftermath of The World Trade Center…

July 9, 2018NCBISelf-management behaviors in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers with asthma
Asthma is a major source of morbidity among World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers.

July 9, 2018NY Daily NewsBill’s brush-off to heroes: City unconscionably denies ill Ground Zero EMTs their sick days due
Anyone who toiled on the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attack is a hero.

July 8, 2018WPIXRemembering Captain John Vigiano, who helped wounded warriors after losing both sons on 9/11
Retired FDNY Captain John Vigiano was receiving hospice care at his Deer Park home the last two weeks of his life, but one of his visitors…

July 8, 2018NY Daily NewsRetired FDNY Capt. John Vigiano Sr., who lost sons on 9/11, dies at 79
John Vigiano Sr., a former Marine and decorated retired FDNY captain whose first responder sons lost their lives on 9/11, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, according to a family friend.

July 2, 2018City & State NYAn unheralded hero dies of 9/11-related illness
Conan Freud devoted his life to the city he loved.

July 1, 2018WTC Health ProgramStatement marking the seven-year anniversary of the WTC Health Program
The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is marking its seventh year since being established in July 2011.

June 30, 2018Buffalo News17 years after 9/11, FBI honors agent who died of cancer linked to Flight 93 crash probe
In the days following 9/11, Laurie Fournier worked at the crash site in Shanksville, Pa., on her hands and knees, sifting through debris, searching for body parts or any other evidence…

June 29, 2018HPNNew York lawmakers thwart effort to shift 9/11 health program for first responders
Four New York lawmakers led an effort to defeat a proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides treatment services for first responders and survivors…

June 29, 2018NY TimesFuneral Is Held for Firefighter Killed by Ground Zero Toxins
Chief Ronald R. Spadafora, 63, was in charge of safety for recovery workers after the Sept. 11 attacks.

June 29, 2018Rockland/Westchester Journal NewsCongress keeps 9/11 health programs together, with Lowey playing key role
A misguided Trump budget proposal to split up crucial key 9/11 health programs has been stopped.

June 28, 2018FBIFBI Announces the Line-of-Duty Death of Former Special Agent Brian L. Crews
It is with great sadness that the FBI announces the line-of-duty death of Supervisory Special Agent (Retired) Brian L. Crews.

June 28, 2018 FirehouseNY Pols Score Win on 9/11 Health Program
A bipartisan effort in New York has helped scuttle a Trump administration move to transfer a 9/11 first responders critical health program to the CDC.

June 28, 2018NY Post9/11 hero firefighter who wrote about health risks dies of cancer
Before dying from 9/11-related cancer Saturday, hero firefighter Chief Ronald R. Spadafora penned an article about the health risks endured by members of the department…