Category Archives: Health Issues

9/11 Victims Compensation Fund filing deadline extended

The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund has announced that, in addition to the standing policy of applicants having two years to apply for the fund after diagnosis, anyone who missed the registration period can reapply until July 29, 2021, reports Nancy Cutler for the Rockland/Westchester Journal News.

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National report – elevated amount of 9/11 first responders diagnosed with leukemia

A new study has shown that leukemia rates are higher among those who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center than in the general population.

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DOJ announces plan to track police officer suicides

The US Department of Justice will keep track of law enforcement suicides, and will offer grants to police departments law enforcement agencies to improve police mental health services, reports Policemag.com. A new bipartisan bill would add $5 million to the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act for this purpose. A non-profit called Blue H.E.L.P. […]

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