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  • 9/11 First Responders Face Higher Cancer Risk 20 Years Later

    WebMD -

    Charles Hall, Ph.D., comments on his research that found first responders to the World Trade Center site on 9/11 have increased risk of certain cancers, including prostate cancer, which has been detected earlier than expected. Dr. Hall is professor of epidemiology & population health and in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein.

    Additional coverage includes: Yahoo News and MedPage Today (login required)

  • Health Effects of 9/11 Still Plague Responders and Survivors

    Scientific American -

    Rachel Zeig-Owens, Dr.P.H., discusses her research on FDNY first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attack, including findings that those who arrived at the World Trade Center site earliest have the highest rates of respiratory disease. Dr. Zeig-Owens is assistant professor of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and director of epidemiology and the lead epidemiologist for the World Trade Center Health Program at the Fire Department of the City of New York.

    Additional Coverage includes The Scientist, NPR

  • Kids and COVID: Why Young Immune Systems are Still on Top

    Nature -

    Betsy Herold, M.D. comments on her study that found children mount a stronger innate immune response to COVID-19 compared to adults, which helps them eliminate the virus' threat. Dr. Herold is chief of infectious diseases and vice chair for research in the department of pediatrics at Einstein and Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Pediatrics at Einstein.

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