News Articles on effort to ensure that the World Trade Center Health Program is Fully Funded

Below are URLs to news stories on the effort to have the World Trade Center Health Program fully funded.

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January 24, 2023SILive.comHis wife died of uterine cancer after 9/11. A new rule may offer closure to a long journey

Denise Shockley was less than a mile away from the Twin Towers when they were struck on Sept. 11, 2001.

January 23, 2023NY Daily NewsHealth company for 9/11 first responders still falling short: advocates

The company that took over the contract to treat thousands of ill 9/11 responders around the country is still failing to do the job, advocates charge in a new letter to the firm’s parent company.

January 20, 2023Archives of Environmental and Occupational HealthWorld Trade Center Health Program best practices for diagnosing and treating chronic rhinosinusitis

The most frequent adverse physical health effect among World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) members is chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

January 18, 2023ABC7NY – WABC-TVWorld Trade Center Health Program adds uterine cancer to list of 9/11-related illnesses

This means women who lived, worked or were first responders near Ground Zero can apply for medical coverage and financial compensation.

January 18, 2023Rep. Mikie SherrillRep. Sherrill Applauds World Trade Center Health Program Decision to Add Uterine Cancer to List of Covered Conditions

“I am proud that we are finally fulfilling our promise to 9/11 first responders, including the many women who ran into danger that day and on the days that followed,” said Rep. Sherrill.

January 17, 2023Rutgers UniversityRutgers-Led Effort Gets Uterine Cancer Covered by WTC Health Program

Rutgers researchers and caregivers have helped secure medical coverage and financial compensation for women exposed to Ground Zero who develop uterine cancer.

January 18, 2023CBS News New YorkUterine cancer now covered by World Trade Center Health Program

It took years of advocacy and scientific study for uterine cancer to be added to the coverage list, well after 60 other cancers were covered.

January 17, 2023The BroadsheetIn Memoriam: Kathy Gupta (1950-2023)

This makes her the latest in a succession of community leaders taken by an illness arising from exposure to environmental toxins on September 11, 2001, and in the weeks and months that followed.

January 17, 2023Mount Sinai NewsroomExposure to World Trade Center Dust Exacerbates Cognitive Impairment in an Animal Model of Alzheimer’s

The study suggests a peripheral-brain immune inflammatory “cross-talking” that may increase the likelihood of cognitive decline.

January 17, 2023NJ.comFeds will now provide health coverage to women with 9/11-linked cancer

While women make up about half of those eligible, they account for only 26,125 of the 114,775 members of the 9/11 health program.

January 17, 2023SILive.comUterine cancer recognized as 9/11 illness, widening scope of World Trade Center Health Program

The shift comes after years of advocacy to include various forms of malignant neoplasms that affect the uterus, including the most common form of the disease, endometrium cancer.

January 17, 2023NY Daily NewsUterine cancer officially added to list of 9/11 illnesses: federal officials

The updated rule will add “malignant neoplasms of corpus uteri and uterus (uterine cancer)” to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions.

January 12, 2023Archives of Environmental & Occupational HealthWorld Trade Center Health Program best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of fibrosing interstitial lung diseases

This brief article summarizes pertinent issues of diagnosis and management of ILDs, applicable to the diverse group of ILDs that have been observed in the WTC Health Program covered population.

January 11, 2023 NJ.comFeds should cover women with 9/11-linked cancer, powerful N.J. congressman says

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. asked Secretary Xavier Becerra and John Howard, administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, to quickly add uterine cancer to the list of conditions eligible for treatment.

January 10, 2023NY Daily NewsNew Ground Zero Congressman Dan Goldman vows to win 9/11 health funding after setbacks

The new congressman for Ground Zero is vowing to make sure the 9/11 health program gets its funding problems permanently fixed.

January 10, 2023NJ.comWomen with a 9/11-linked cancer are still waiting for federal benefits

The government’s original reasoning for not including uterine cancer is they didn’t have enough data. But researchers say this is because the data collection for the program systematically overlooked women.

January 6, 2023 Adirondack ExplorerHochul signs bill for 9/11 death benefits to Adirondack officer’s widow

Since June, Shari Raymond, who lives in Thurman in Warren County, has been waiting for Hochul’s signature. It came on Dec. 23, 2022.

January 4, 2023World Trade Center Health ProgramAcupuncture Services Now Covered for Certain Conditions

Acupuncture services now available for coverage include traditional acupuncture with needles. They also include other services involving heat, pressure, friction, suction, and electromagnetic impulses.

January 4, 2023American Journal of Industrial MedicineComparing self-reported obstructive airway disease in firefighters with and without World Trade Center exposure

Compared with the general population, WTC-exposed firefighters had greater odds of both asthma and COPD, while the nonexposed had lower odds of asthma and greater odds of COPD.

Last Modified: January 24, 2023