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Heartburn medications linked to dementia in German study

Proton pump inhibitors, better known as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, popular drugs prescribed for GERD and heartburn, may raise dementia risk, a new study published last week in JAMA Neurology finds, writes Delthia Ricks in the February 16, 2016 issue of Newsday. This news is on top of a January 2016 study that found that these drugs may increase […]

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Release of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund’s Fourth Annual Report

To read the fourth Annual Report of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), please click here.

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Ray Pfeifer, FDNY firefighter who worked at Ground Zero, honored by Nassau officials

Retired firefighter Ray Pfeifer is battling stage 4 cancer that has been attributed to his work in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. His illness did not stop him from fighting for — and winning — the renewal of the Zadroga Act. His work was rewarded by Nassau County on Monday, January 25, 2016 with […]

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