Category Archives: Health Issues

No funds to help Pentagon survivors of 9/11 attack

In 2015, after much struggle, Congress extended the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act which assists ill recovery workers and survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. But survivors of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon do not have access to the fund. Peggy Fox of WUSA9 tells the […]

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A general’s new mission: leading a charge against PTSD

Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc commands American Special Operations Forces in Africa. He is a Green Beret, has completed eight tours of combat, survived a helicopter crash and bombings. He has PTSD and a brain injury. And he wants to reduce the stigma that such injuries can have and get treatment for those like him reports Dionne Searcey in […]

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A new model for pancreatic cancer clinical research

Twelve hospitals, including NYC’s Memorial Sloan Kettering, have been chosen to participate in the new pancreatic cancer treatment model known as Precision Promise. This clinical trial, due to start in spring of 2017, will find the right treatment for each patient. Participants will be able to participate in many different substudies of various experimental treatments, as their tumors’ shift, […]

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