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Carly Schwartz

3 FDNY Firefighters Die From 9/11-Related Cancers In The Same Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Three retired New York firefighters died within hours of one another earlier this week, succumbing to cancers related to their relief work...

Inae Oh

16 Sobering Numbers That Remind Us To Honor The Sacrifice Of 9/11 Responders

HuffingtonPost.com | Inae Oh | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some first responders and rescue workers are still waiting to receive proper care and comp...

As We Mourn Robin Williams, Let's Not Forget the Quiet Heroes

Tanya Villanueva Tepper | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Tanya Villanueva Tepper

As the headlines buzz and our hearts ache with the news of Robin Williams losing his battle to mental illness, several quiet heroes have also lost their own battles in these last few years. Their fight wasn't against depression or drugs or celebrity scrutiny, but it was just as sinister, and just as heartbreaking.

9/11 Cancer Study Raises Even More Questions

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.17.2013 | New York

CHICAGO -- The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won't end a debate o...

Feds Expected To Recognize 9/11 Cancer Link

Posted 09.11.2012 | New York

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the federal government is expected to recognize a link between exposure to toxic dusts caused b...

9/11 Cancer Link Lacks Scientific Evidence, Experts Say

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO and MICHAEL STOBBE | Posted 06.20.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Call it compassionate, even political. But ... scientific? Several experts say there's no hard evidence to support the federal government'...

US Wants 9/11 Health Program To Include 50 Cancers

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 08.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — People who were stricken with cancer after being exposed to the toxic ash that exploded over Manhattan when the World Trade Center co...

Ten Years on, Sick Ground Zero Workers Still Without Proper Care

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For thousands of workers, this anniversary of 9/11 is an especially deep measure of loss -- not just the immediate loss of life, but years of lost opportunities to make still-neglected victims whole.

Michael McAuliff

A Pocketful Of Terror: Deciphering My Toxic Dust From 9/11

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, just before I went on vacation with my family, I went to my basement and retrieved a legal-sized white envelope and an ...

Lynne Peeples

For 9/11 Cancer Sufferers, The Struggle For Help Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

Mike Burke was enjoying a round of golf with fellow firefighters when two hijacked planes struck the twin towers ten years ago. "We immediately le...

Lynne Peeples

Firefighter Cancer Tied To Ground Zero Exposure

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York

Firefighters who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, selflessly exposing themselves to the toxic dust that clouded Ground Zero, were 19 percent m...

First Responders With Cancer Won't Get 9/11 Fund

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.27.2011 | New York

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The head of a fund for people injured in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center explained Thursday how they could be...

Michael McAuliff

Sept. 11 Fund Could Cover Cancer Victims, 9/11 Czar Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new czar of the Sept. 11 Victims' Compensation Fund is offering hope to 9/11 responders who are dying from cancer as their fatal dis...

Cancer Question Complicates 9/11 Compensation Deal

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Of all the illnesses people fear might be caused by toxic dust from the World Trade Center, nothing scares people like cancer. Hundr...

Immune System Cancer Found In Young 9/11 Officers

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Researchers say a small number of young law enforcement officers who participated in the World Trade Center rescue and cleanup operat...

A Death In the Family

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sherman Yellen

After John's cancer appeared and many of his fellow first responders began to die of 9/11 related illnesses, he became an activist. He died yesterday after a three year battle with cancer.