9/11 first responder brains are 10 years ‘older’ than normal

First responders who were at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 are at risk of developing dementia, two new studies show.

Cassandra Genua-Stony Brook • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia brains ptsd health-and-medicine 911

9/11 responders show link between PTSD and cognitive decline

"...a significant portion of responders have new onset cognitive impairment when many of them were cognitively normal within just the past few years."

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Sept. 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: dementia brains health-and-medicine 911 post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

9/11 stories show how ‘near misses’ can be traumatic

"It's not just 'Did this happen to you?' But 'Did something almost happen to you?'"

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
July 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine terrorism 911 post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Does PTSD put 9/11 responders at risk of dementia?

Blood samples from 9/11 responders with PTSD symptoms suggest a potential link to dementia.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
March 13, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: dementia brains featured health-and-medicine 911 post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Head and neck cancers spike in 9/11 responders

The first report of head and neck cancers in WTC first responders is alarming: a 40 percent increase in diagnosis of these diseases between 2009 and 2012.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer history health-and-medicine 911 human-papillomavirus-hpv

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