More than 16 years later, 9/11 continues to take its toll. Retired FDNY Lt. Joseph Stach Jr. died of a 9/11-related illness on Sunday. He was 51. Stach developed pancreatic cancer after spending weeks digging and searching at the World Trade Center site.
Dr. James Melius, an international expert on workplace medicine who advised the sponsors of a federal law that authorized billions of dollars for the medical care of first responders and others after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001, died on Jan. 1 at his home in Copake Falls, N.Y.
Shortly before he died, a New York State trooper hoped to perform one last act of service for his community. Mike Anson knew he was dying, but he wasn’t thinking about himself. He was worried about every first responder from 9/11. His message?
A memorial stands in honor of those who perished in 9/11 but some even right here in the Capital Region are still fighting for their lives.
Researchers identified a novel polygenic expression aggregate among World Trade Center responders with PTSD, but not in control responders without PTSD.
A wonderful example of the spirit of giving for the Holiday Season is the message of the Hit Broadway Musical “Come From Away.” For this episode, Host Suzanne Phillips is joined by Sue Frost, the producer and Joel Hatch, a cast member of this remarkable show.
Soon after the 9/11 attacks, survivors returned to downtown Manhattan. The air didn’t look right, it didn’t smell right, and it didn’t feel right, but the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was safe. Some of those who returned were just children.
The memorial at Pearl Harbor captures terror and loss by allowing visitors to view the destroyed U.S.S. Arizona under the sea. The memorial at Hiroshima makes a statement about death and hope by preserving the ruins of a domed hall that stood at the atomic bomb’s hypocenter.
Every tragedy, big or small, leaves behind victims and loved ones whose lives are inalterably changed. In some cases, survivors find themselves driven to become activists or advocates, finding meaning in the tragedy by fighting whatever caused it.
It's not just cops and firefighters who rushed to Ground Zero coming down with Sept. 11-related cancers - students and teachers at downtown schools are getting sick, too.
City officials want people who lived and worked near ground zero in the aftermath of 9/11 to know they may be covered under the Zadroga act if they become sick.
Firefighters and other first-responders who worked at Ground Zero aren’t the only ones suffering 16 years later from exposure to toxic debris.
Please join us at 3 p.m. today at the 9/11 Memorial as we honor the victims of yesterday’s attack in lower Manhattan, express our support for their loved ones, pay tribute to the strength and resilience of New York and thank our first responders.
One World Trade Center lit up in red, white, and blue after deadly NYC truck attack took the lives of at least 8 people. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the display, according to a statement from his office. New York Gov.
The first time Queens firefighter Robert Tilearcio traveled to Washington, D.C. to fight for the extension of the Zadroga Act, he stood on his own two feet.
As the dust began to settle on lower Manhattan, and rescue and recovery workers made their way through the rubble, they came upon a tree. Although this tree had snapped roots and burned branches, it was alive — it had survived. This one tree, survived the World Trade Center attacks.
Fire Department paramedics and EMTs who responded to the 9/11 attacks and now suffer from medical illnesses say the city is forgetting about them.
There’s almost no way to shield kids from the barrage of news about hurricanes and earthquakes or the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas, says a pediatric psychologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, so it’s crucial to talk them through the bad news.
Former FDNY commissioner Thomas Von Essen, who presided over New York’s Bravest during 9/11, has been named head of the FEMA region that serves Puerto Rico - making him the new leader of the hurricane recovery efforts. “There’s a lot of work to do,” Von Essen told The Post.