Thursday, August 31, 2006
Article in today's Washington Post -- NYC Issues 9/11 Medical Guidelines, by Devlin Barrett:
New York City health officials issued long-awaited guidelines Thursday to help
doctors detect and treat 9/11-related illnesses _ medical advice considered crucial
for hundreds of ground zero workers now scattered across the United States.
The New York City Health Department had previously offered instructions for treating
post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and mental illness resulting from Sept. 11
experiences. But health experts, advocates and politicians complained the city had shelved
instructions on how to treat the physical ailments of Sept. 11.