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IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery opens for IAFF members with PTSD

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, a new center to help any IAFF member with PTSD, depression, anxiety or addiction, has opened in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. The treatment center is located on a beautiful 15-acre campus and has a full gym. Advanced Recovery Systems, a nationwide […]

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FDNY retiree and 9/11-related cancer survivor donates van to transport sick firefighters to treatment 

Retired FDNY Firefighter Jimmy Martinez is in remission from his battle with World Trade Center-related multiple myeloma. In gratitude to the FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation, he donated a 10-seat transport van to the charity, report Edgar Sandoval and Larry McShane of the New York Daily News. The FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation has donated vans and off-duty FDNY […]

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Fred Hutch study discovers rare set of cells that are highly effective at fighting cancer

A new study has found some rare T-cells that are especially effective at fighting cancer, reports Claire McGrane for GeekWire. T-cells are immune system attackers of invading viruses and other harmful organisms. There are several kinds of T-cells, each with different receptors used to attack harmful cells. A new study published on February 24 by scientists at the Fred Hutch Cancer […]

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