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American Lung Association and COPD Foundation collaborate to enhance COPD research

The American Lung Association has announced that it is partnering with the COPD Foundation to conduct research to improve the quality of life of those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is common among those exposed to the World Trade Center site after the terrorist attacks of 2001. Also known as emphysema, it […]

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Stony Brook’s WTC wellness program gets $60M federal grant

The federal government will give Stony Brook University’s World Trade Center Wellness Program $60 million over five years. The program treats survivors and rescue and recovery workers with health problems caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, reports David Olson in NY Newsday. The university plans to use the funds to pay for operations and infrastructure costs. […]

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‘Ruck for the Brave’ runners trek across Manhattan for veterans, victims of 9/11

A band of runners ran to firehouses across the city wearing weighted backpacks to raise awareness about PTSD among veterans and survivors of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In an event dubbed Ruck for the Brave, they ran 22 kilometers, to mark the number of veterans who kill themselves each day, reported Ross Keith in […]

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