Category Archives: Health Issues

700 people race up 4 World Trade Center’s 72 flights of stairs for cancer fundraiser

The PAPD team with NY Giants kicker Steve Rutherford pose before the climb. Nicole Lynn Pesce, NY Daily News

By Nicole Lyn Pesce New York Daily News These fundraisers are on top of the world. More than 700 people raced up the first-ever stair climb at 4 World Trade Center on Thursday night to benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Vertical marathoners ages 14 to 71 from all five boroughs and 15 states […]

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Street dedicated to NYPD Officer Francis T. Pitone

The unveiling of a street sign dedicated to Officer Francis T. Pitone, an NYPD officer and September 11 first responder who died last August, was met with applause.

By David Weingrad Long Island Herald Hanging below the traditional green street sign on Corey Lane in East Meadow is another one, a blue commemorative sign reading “Officer Francis T. Pitone Ln,” in honor of a 20-year New York Police Department officer, a first responder after the September 11 attacks, who died last August. Frank […]

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Link Toxic WTC Dust to Ailments Leading to Heart Disease

By Sarah Dorsey Chief Leader First-responders and others exposed to September 11 dust may be more susceptible to heart disease triggered by other health conditions they acquired from the disaster, researchers at Mount Sinai Medical Center announced March 20. As principal investigator for the WTC CHEST program, Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin studies the pulmonary effects […]

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