9/11 Health in the News

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared over the last few days 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/ :

September 20, 2013 — NY Post — Zadroga Act now covers prostate cancer
Prostate cancer has made the list of World Trade Center-related diseases covered under the Zadroga Act.

September 20, 2013 — News 12 Long Island — Prostate cancer added to Zadroga bill for 9/11 first responders
Prostate cancer is now covered under the James Zadroga Act for Sept. 11 first responders. Hundreds more people are likely to receive health care, says John Feal, of the FealGood Foundation.

September 20, 2013 — Long Island Newsday — Prostate cancer now covered under Zadroga Act
Prostate cancer has been added to the list of cancers covered by the Zadroga 9/11 law — 2 1/2 weeks before the deadline for registering for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

September 20, 2013 — NY Daily News — Feds add prostate cancer to list of 9/11 health-related conditions
The Department of Health and Human Services added prostate cancer to its register in response to a petition from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the city’s police officers union

September 20, 2013 — NYC.gov — NYC Builds Awareness of Zadroga Act Programs
New York City is undertaking numerous efforts to build awareness of the programs established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

September 19, 2013 — WPIX — Deadline approaching for September 11th Compensation Fund registration
John Feal, 9/11 victims’ advocate and founder of the Feal Good Foundation, sat down with the Morning News to discuss an important deadline approaching for the Victims Compensation Fund.

September 19, 2013 — Fox — Prostate cancer added to WTC illness list
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added prostate cancer to the list of diseases eligible for coverage under the Zadroga Act.

September 17, 2013 — YouTube — 9/11 Cancers Killing First Responders | Think Tank
Abby Martin talks to John Feal about the plight of 9/11 first responders who continue to seek compensation for cancers they are contracting at a 15 percent higher rate than the general population.

September 13, 2013 — Downtown Express — Deadline nears for 9/11 health victims
The deadline to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is only a few weeks away.

September 13, 2013 — Huffington Post — 9.11 Twelve Years Later: The Battle Is Just Beginning for One of Many Heroes
For thousands of survivors, family members, and friends of those who were lost on September 11, 2001, the anniversary is marked by sorrow and trauma as memories from the day resurface.

September 12, 2013 — PolicyMic — 9/11 2013: WTC Responders Deserve Free Cancer Treatment
1,140 9/11 responders and others exposed to the toxic fumes and debris from the World Trade Center (WTC) wreckage have been diagnosed with cancer.

September 12, 2013 — SILive — WTC health center serves Staten Island residents, students, volunteers affected by Sept. 11 attacks
“If you were there, you still deserve care,” is the message of the city Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) on the 12th Anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

September 12, 2013 — Bay News 9 — 9/11 responder battles health issues 12 years later
For retired New York City police officer Ivan Castrillo, images of September 11, 2001 continue to come to life in his mind. Twelve years ago, the first responder arrived at Ground Zero shortly after the second tower fell.

September 12, 2013 — Al Jazeera — By the numbers: The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
On the 12th anniversary of 9/11, responders and volunteers are looking ahead toward another important date: Oct. 3. Why? It’s the deadline for people who have a 9/11-associated illness to register for compensation under the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.

September 12, 2013 — New York Press — Officials Remind of Deadlines for 9/11 Victims, Responders
Those injured by or made ill from the events of 9/11 have less than three weeks to register for compensation from the government