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FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall adds 17 new names

Today, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro added the names of 17 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the World Trade Center rescue and recovery efforts to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. A total of 127 FDNY members are now listed on the World Trade Center […]

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Many still eligible for benefits under WTC Health Program

Those people fighting September 11th-related illnesses may still get help from the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical and mental health care to those who are sick from the site. Lower Manhattan residents, students and workers, along with survivors of the attacks and rescue and recovery workers, are all eligible, writes Erin Billups of […]

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There’s new hope for blood cancers, and it comes from umbilical cords

New techniques — experimental bone marrow transplants using stem cells from the blood of babies’ umbilical cords, and haploidentical transplantation, bone-marrow transplants using donor cells that are only half-matched to a patient — are promising treatments for blood cancers, which are epidemic among the September 11th community. Susan Berger of the Washington Post reports on these new treatments.

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