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Death from Exposure to WTC Dust Confirmed

At a time when the Bush regime is seeking to prosecute director Michael Moore for taking volunteers on Ground Zero to Cuba for treatment, comes an embarrassing admission from New Yorks civic authorities. City's chief medical examiner, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, has confirmed that dust from the...

Research identifies risk factors that affected World Trade Center evacuation

... our knowledge, in disaster research." For this wtc Evacuation study, the wtc evacuees, study investigators, and consultants wit...e to complete evacuation, and incidence of injury. wtc evaluation initiation was delayed by lack of aware...

9/11's Psychological Scars Slowly Healing

...st have been devastated." Preschool children exposed to "high-intensity wtc attack-related events" are at increased risk for sleep problems and anxious... to heart problems in the three years following the attacks. The recent wtc Health Registry report found that 3 percent of adult residents in lower Man...

9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years

...e study authors estimated that more than 400,000 people were exposed to the wtc disaster, 35,000 to 70,000 developed PTSD, and 3,800 to 12,600 people devel...very workers were not the only groups affected. Living and working near the wtc site also put people at risk of health problems," Dr. Mark Farfel, director...

PTSD High Among Witnesses to 9/11

...of those affected by it," Dr. Thomas Frieden, New York City Health Commissioner, said in a prepared statement. The study, the first to measure the wtc attacks on the mental health of residents, was published online this week in the Journal of Traumatic Stress . More information The U.S. Nati...

9/11 Workers Face Chronic Mental Impairment

...lth programs for 9/11 responders. "The levels of PTSD prevalence (in the wtc workers) are comparable to those seen in returning Afghanistan war veterans.... The study did find that the prevalence of mental health problems among wtc workers declined from 13.5 percent to 9.7 percent over the five years of ob...

9/11 Exposure Linked to Behavior Trouble in Kids

...g in a natural disaster), and emotional and behavioral details. Of the children in the study, 23 percent were exposed to one or more high-intensity wtc events, such as seeing the towers collapse, seeing injured people or dead bodies, or witnessing people jumping out of the buildings. The study foun...

Inhaler Eased Lung Problems in 9/11 Workers

... the Office of Medical Affairs, and co-director of wtc Medical Monitoring and Treatment Programs at the N...ters involved in cleanup and rescue efforts at the wtc site. Almost 3,000 firefighters agreed to part...ill Hospital in New York who has tended to "a few" wtc patients (mostly volunteers and residents). "Yo...

Meso Awareness Day, September 26th:

...e recent events of 9/11 and Katrina have exposed countless more, especially the heroic rescue workers and first-responders. During the collapse of the wtc towers, at least 400 tons of asbestos were released into the air in lower Manhattan. Despite the risk and tragic toll of the disease, for decades the...

Concentra Opens On-Site Medical Unit at World Trade Center Site

...hane, RN knows first-hand the destruction of 9/11, having survived the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. During the 1993 car bombing on the wtc site and again in 2001, Shane worked in the Twin Towers as an associate for Verizon. Now a registered nurse for Concentra, Shane has returned to the s...
WTC in Medical Technology

Inhaled Steriods Used as Preventive Treatment Post 9/11

...posures that could result in lung damage," said study author David Prezant, MD, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Medical Affairs and Co-Director wtc Medical Monitoring and Treatment Programs, New York City Fire Department. "However, our preliminary data suggest that combining prophylactic inhaled c...
WTC in Biological News

Survey finds elevated rates of new asthma among WTC rescue and recovery workers

Findings released today by the Health Department shed new light on the health effects of exposure to dust and debris among workers who responded to the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. The data, drawn from the World Trade Center Health Registry, show that 3.6% of the 25,000 rescu...

World Trade Center identifications pushed forensic DNA technology

... used on compromised samples.Eventually, forensic scientists used all three methods of DNA analysis on the 9/11 remains. A separate version of CODIS, wtc CODIS, unconnected to the FBI, was set up; a version of BEAST ?Bar Coded Evidence Analysis Statistics and Tracking ?installed; and a variety of govern...
WTC in Biological Technology

Former NASDAQ International President Among Execs Launching Firm to Access Global Markets

...sembly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. wtc Capital Partners was formed by John T. Wall, form...sp;   In making the announcement, wtc Capital Partners co-chairman John T. Wall stated t... 100 countries." Michael J. Runde, CEO of wtc Capital Partners related that 'the...

Gov.s Biz Plan Contest announces Phase 2 winners

... entries by a panel of judges selected by the Wisconsin Technology Council. wtc is producing the contest in conjunction with its membership subsidiary, the...s. We are very honored to be in this select group and we appreciate the wtc for starting this program because basically we were dragging our heels abou...

New Seize the Day award available to Wisconsin entrepreneurs

...ators who 'seize the day' in their own endeavors," wtc President Tom Still said. "It needs more risk-take...mbination of a success story and practical advice. wtc will archive the tutorial after its live presentat...ogyand measurable success. The panel, appointed by wtc and WIN, will judge the candidates ability to find...

Economic report raises red flags on Wisconsin's future

...s diminishing at a time when other states are increasing support, with the expectation that this is the growth area for the future. said Toni Sikes, a wtc member and contributor to the report. Slashed investments and their consequences From the report: In the past year, academic and research institut...

Will tech transfer save Wisconsin's economy?

...sses in Wisconsin based on science and technology. wtc President Tom Still has a broad overview of where ...avante, Fiserv, Berbee and Sonic Foundry." With wtc sponsoring many outreach efforts, Still has ample ...in the state an average of 5% a year through 2020. wtc operates four Wisconsin Innovation Network branche...

Six Wisconsin firms to present at BIO Mid-America VentureForum

...sin is recognizing the power these events have in creating new partnerships. Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council , said that the wtc will engineer its venture conference in October as a "Wisconsin Early-Stage Symposium," preparing more early stage companies to attend conferences on ...

Winners of past business plan contests secure funding, credibility

... he is continuing to refine the process and reach out to entrepreneurs to get the best possible range of entries. To assist promising contestants, the wtc is developing new mentors and a boot camp program for semifinalists consisting of a short course in strategies for perfecting business plans and commu...
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