Dr. Raja Flores: The Lasting Health Toll of September 11

New York, NY
 – June 10, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Americans have all suffered the emotional effects of September 11’s terrorist attacks, but for many of New York City’s first responders who cleaned up the site in the months that followed, the physical effects still linger. Dr. Raja Flores, chief of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, spoke to about the adverse health effects some of those first responders have faced. "The things that we are anticipating are lung disease, asthma, cancers and also mental health issues – great amounts of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder." Learn more