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Health Problems Linger for 9/11 First Responders

Justin Worland Time  It’s been more than a decade since the attacks of 9/11, but many of the first emergency workers to arrive at the World Trade Center site continue to feel health effects. Nearly 17% of emergency medical service (EMS) workers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks display symptoms of depression and 7% […]

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More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 EMS Workers

HealthDay News Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds. When tracked over 12 years following the attacks, […]

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Congress members propose extending James Zadroga Act permanently

Rachel Shapiro Staten Island Advance Congress members primarily from New York are urging their colleagues across the country to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that provides health care and financial compensation to those who fell ill following the September 11 attacks. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) led a press conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C., […]

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