Category Archives: Health Issues

Names of Staten Island’s 9/11 first responders coming to memorial

The Postcards 9/11 Memorial on Staten Island will now add the names of rescue and recovery workers who have died of site-related illnesses since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to a wall near Postcards, reports Rachel Shapiro in the Staten Island Advance. Both the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Uniformed Firefighters Association have gathered names of […]

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Study: WTC dust caused first responders’ nerve damage

A new study published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has shown that exposure to the World Trade Center dust has caused peripheral neuropathy, a debilitating and painful nerve disorder, in a number of recovery workers, reports Delthia Ricks in Newsday. The study was conducted by Dr. Marc Wilkenfeld at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, is the first […]

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Researchers distinguish types of PTSD for treatment

A new Yale/Mount Sinai study on PTSD may help World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers receive treatments targeted to their symptoms, reports Ahmed Elbenni in Yale Daily News. The study looked at 4,352 people who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, classifying their symptoms into three ‘types’ of PTSD. “High symptom” PTSD was found […]

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