Category Archives: Health Issues

Funeral held for Edward Meehan, retired FDNY lieutenant who responded to 9/11

Photographs from last week’s funeral for retired FDNY Lt. Edward Meehan are available here from Peter Carr of The Journal News. Lieutenant Meehan, 59, died of World Trade Center-related cancer on February 2, 2018.

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Former Stuyvesant High School students raise awareness of 9/11 health rights

Alumni of  Stuyvesant High School who attended the school at the time of the 2001 terrorist attacks are speaking out about health effects from the attacks and how those affected can get help, reports N.J. Burkett of WABC. Former students now suffer from a range of illnesses, including cancers, because of their exposures. It is estimated […]

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Avoiding the flu: tips for those with a weakened immune system

Those with weakened immune systems, like many of those sick from exposure to World Trade Center site toxins, need to be especially careful about getting sick. During this bad flu season, Bonnie Annis of Cure, a magazine for those dealing with cancer, offers tips to avoid the flu. Wash your hands with soap and […]

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