Category Archives: Health Issues

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver used September 11 to justify steering $500G to doctor: letter

Greg B. Smith, New York Daily News Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver used the September 11 attacks to justify steering $500,000 in taxpayer dollars to a Columbia University doctor who was secretly helping him pocket millions in bogus “referral fees,” according to a letter obtained by the Daily News. In the letter dated July 5, 2005, Silver […]

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New Post-9/11 Concern: Dust-Damaged Kidneys

Sarah Dorsey, Chief Leader While first responders celebrated the news two years ago that September 11-related cancer care would be covered by the Federal government under the Zadroga Act, another less-recognized ailment appears to have been quietly stalking some survivors. Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, a researcher at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, was at the […]

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NYPD Deputy Chief Steven Bonano dead after blood-disease battle

Natasha Velez and Beckie Strum, NY Post The heroic NYPD deputy chief who helped lead rescue efforts at Ground Zero after 9/11 died Friday, a week before his wedding, from a rare blood cancer. Bronx-born Steven Bonano, 53, who was awarded 69 medals over a 30-year NYPD career, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center after a […]

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