Group lobbies lawmakers for Zadroga Act extension
MASSAPEQUA – A group of concerned citizens and Sept. 11 first responders has returned from a two-day trip to Washington, D.C. where they pushed lawmakers to extend the James Zadroga Act. The act, which covers medical expenses for Sept. 11 responders and those that worked at Ground Zero, is set to expire in October 2016 if [...]

Retired cop will get enhanced disability pension after developing chronic illnesses from working at Ground Zero
A retired city cop who developed fibromyalgia after being exposed to toxins after the World Trade Center attack won a five-year legal battle Tuesday for an enhanced disability pension. The Appellate Division in Manhattan ruled that a fibromyalgia diagnosis qualifies as a “new onset” disease and entitles first responders who served at Ground Zero to a [...]

PTSD and Depression in Survivors a Decade after 9/11
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most commonly reported mental illness in survivors of the World Trade Center disaster in New York City. A new study co-authored by Steven D. Stellman, PhD, professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and senior author, has found a high prevalence of comorbid PTSD and depression among [...]

Old Age or 9/11? Researchers Look for Heart, Kidney Diseases Among Sept. 11 Survivors
As the first of the twin towers fell, NYPD officer Ada Resnick was enveloped in the massive cloud of debris that shrouded Lower Manhattan, the suffocating mix searing her eyes and lungs. She thought she might die but emerged alive and spent a long day guiding survivors of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks toward safety. Read More [...]

City Council members push to extend Zadroga Act for 9/11 first responders
City Council members are joining the fight to extend the Zadroga Act for ailing 9/11 first responders. A resolution pushing for extension of the act, which funds health treatment and compensation for cops, firefighters, workers and area residents sickened after exposure to Ground Zero toxins, will be introduced Wednesday by Councilwoman Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan). Read More : http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/city-council-members-push-extend-zadroga-act-article-1.2068400