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World Trade Center Health Program Seeks Nominations for Advisory Committee (STAC)

From the Occupational Health & Safety News The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is currently seeking nominees for its Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). Six of the 17 STAC positions are open. The WTC Health Program is administered by NIOSH and provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the WTC and related sites, as well as survivors who […]

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17 years after 9/11, former NYPD cop Peter Woods still battles serious health problems

NYPD Sergeant Peter Woods was a healthy man who very seldom called in sick. That all changed with the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now Woods, 57, who is retired from the NYPD, battles sarcoidosis, sinusitis, heart disease, sleep apnea, and kidney problems. Since 2005, he has had a kidney transplant, two insertions of heart stents, and […]

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‘9/11 Responders Remembered’ memorial to add 163 names

The 9/11 Responders Remembered Park Memorial, the Nesconset memorial to those who have died of World Trade Center-related illnesses, will add 163 more names to its wall in their annual ceremony on September 15. Roughly 1,200 names are already on the wall. Suffolk County Police Officer Thomas Wilson, who suffers from oral cancer and lost […]

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