Health News, 9/11 Health Information

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9/11 Health E-News NYC 9/11 Health Update

March 2016

Zadroga Act by the Numbers

WTC Health Program - Annual Status September 11th Victim Compensation Fund - Program Statistics


The federal World Trade Center Health Program now provides monitoring and treatment, including medication, for both physical and mental health conditions related to the 2001 terrorist attacks. There will be with no out-of-pocket costs and services are available no matter where you live now.

Apply online or call 888-982-4748 to have an application mailed to you.

Research Findings - New Videos

NYC Health: Effect of Asthma and PTSD on Persistent and Late Onset of Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms (GERS).

Watch WTC Health Registry enrollees speak about their experiences working with the Registry.

Recent Research

Destruction of the World Trade Towers: Lessons Learned from an Environmental Health Disaster.

Reibman J, Levy-Carrick N, Miles T, et al. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Health Conditions as Mediators of the Association Between World Trade Center Exposure and Health-Related Quality of Life in Firefighters and EMS Workers.

Yip J, Zeig-Owens R, Hall CB, et al. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Feb;58(2):200-6. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000597.

The Effect of 9/11 on the Heritability of Political Trust.

Ojeda C. Psychol Med. Polit Psychol. 2016 Feb 1;37(1):73-88. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

Agreement Between Self-Reported and Confirmed Cancer Diagnoses in New York City Firefighters and EMS Workers, 2001-2011.

Zeig-Owens R, Kablanian A, Webber MP, et al. Public Health Rep. 2016 Jan-Feb;131(1):153-9.

Lung Function Trajectories in WTC-exposed NYC Firefighters Over 13 Years: The roles of Smoking and Smoking Cessation.

Aldrich TK, Vossbrinck M, Zeig-Owens R, et al. Chest. 2016 Jan 13. pii: S0012-3692(15)00161-0. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2015.10.067. [Epub ahead of print]

A Ten-Year Follow-Up of a Study of Memory for the Attack of September 11, 2001: Flashbulb Memories and Memories for Flashbulb Events.

Hirst W, Phelps EA, Meksin R, et al. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2015 Jun;144(3):604-23. doi: 10.1037/xge0000055. Epub 2015 Mar 9.

Mortality among World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers, 2002-2011.

Stein CR1, Wallenstein S1, Shapiro M1, et al. Am J Ind Med. 2016 Feb;59(2):87-95. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22558. Epub 2016 Jan 4.

Cancer in World Trade Center Responders: Findings from Multiple Cohorts and Options for Future Study.

Boffetta P, Zeig-Owens R, Wallenstein S, et al. Am J Ind Med. 2016 Feb;59(2):96-105. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22555. Epub 2016 Jan 4.

Post-September 11, 2001, Incidence of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases in World Trade Center-Exposed Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Workers.

Webber MP, Moir W, Crowson CS, et al. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 Jan;91(1):23-32. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.09.019. Epub 2015 Dec 9.

Neuropathic Symptoms in World Trade Center Disaster Survivors and Responders.

Wilkenfeld M, Fazzari M, Segelnick J, Stecker M. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Jan;58(1):83-6. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000619.

DSM-IV Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among World Trade Center Responders 11-13 Years after the Disaster of 11 September 2001 (9/11).

Bromet EJ, Hobbs MJ, Clouston SA, et al. Psychol Med. 2016 Mar;46(4):771-83. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002184. Epub 2015 Nov 25.

The Effect of World Trade Center Exposure on the Latency of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Diagnoses in New York City Firefighters: 2001-2011.

Weakley J, Hall CB, Liu X, et al. Occup Environ Med. 2015 Nov 16. pii: oemed-2015-103094. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2015-103094. [Epub ahead of print]

Factors Associated with Poor Control of 9/11-Related Asthma 10-11 Years after the 2001 World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks.

Jordan HT, Stellman SD, Reibman J, et al. Asthma. 2015;52(6):630-7. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2014.999083. Epub 2015 May 22.

Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Smoking among World Trade Center Disaster Responders: A Longitudinal Investigation.

Zvolensky MJ, Farris SG, Kotov R, et al. Compr Psychiatry. 2015 Nov;63:46-54. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.08.006. Epub 2015 Aug 15

A Focus Group Study of the Impact of Trauma Exposure in the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.

North CS, Barney CJ, Pollio DE. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;50(4):569-78. doi: 10.1007/s00127-014-0970-5. Epub 2014 Oct 16

NYPD Cancer Incidence Rates 1995-2014 Encompassing the Entire World Trade Center Cohort.

Kleinman EJ, Christos PJ, Gerber LM, et al. J Occup Environ Med. 2015 Oct;57(10):e101-13. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000542.

Consequences of 9/11 and the War on Terror on Children's and Young Adult's Mental Health: A Systematic Review of the Past 10 Years.

Rousseau C1, Jamil U2, Bhui K3, et al. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr;20(2):173-93. doi: 10.1177/1359104513503354. Epub 2013 Sep 25.

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