Category Archives: Health Issues

Dust be their destiny: Growing signs WTC residue caused nerve damage

In the Monday, January 25, 2016 edition of the Chief Leader, Sarah Dorsey interviews neurologists and sufferers from 9/11-related neuropathy, an incurable disease that worsens over time damaging nerves, causing simultaneous pain and numbness. Neurologists at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola discovered that those people exposed to World Trade Center dust are 15 times more likely to have neuropathy than […]

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Cancer, bankruptcy and death: study finds a link

Diane Mapes of the Fred Hutch News Service writes on January 25, 2016, that a “new study conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that the financial toxicity resulting from the high cost of cancer care is almost as deadly as cancer itself. Her article includes financial tips for those […]

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Zadroga ‘Poster Boy’ Is Short on Glamour but Long on Heart

FF Ray Pfeifer, who served nearly 28 years with the FDNY, is now retired and suffering from site-related Stage IV kidney cancer that has spread to his brain, bones and elsewhere, still spent months in Washington DC fighting to extend the Zadroga Act wrote Sarah Dorsey in the Chief Leader on January 16, 2016. His chemotherapy […]

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