Long Island Health Clinic For 9/11 Survivors Expanding

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York-based health program for survivors of the Sept. 11 terror attacks is opening a second location.

Stony Brook University’s World Trade Center Health Program is expanding to neighboring Nassau County. Officials will open the second site on Friday. The new location is at Winthrop-University Hospital’s “wellness pavilion” in Garden City.

Physicians and other medical professionals care for responders who were exposed to toxic chemicals at ground zero on or after the terror attacks. Patients are treated for upper and lower respiratory tract distress, post-traumatic stress, and other conditions.

The Stony Brook program in Suffolk County has cared for approximately 6,000 first responders in the past decade.

Officials say a second location will make it more convenient for Nassau County residents to receive treatment.

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  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

  • karen s

    thanks to all those at the new location who will help care for those affected by the tragedy of 9/11. friends of mine were among those who died on american flight 11. my dad was a member of the nypd for 30+ years, and i have great affection/sympathy/empathy for all first responders. i wish good health and compassionate care for all who avail themselves of these services. we must never forget.

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