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Remembering Our Heroes

Sep 06, 2011 - 15 comments

Having watched the collapse of the World Trade Center, it became clear very quickly that the debris blowing through the streets and into the lungs, eyes, mouths and ears of the first responders was dangerous. MedHelp quickly joined efforts with National Jewish Health in Denver, CO, the #1 hospital in American for the treatment of respiratory disorders, to create a free Respiratory Disorders expert forum ( to give the rescuers at the World Trade Center to access to some of the top medical experts in their field.

The response to the forum was overwhelmingly positive. Realizing the need for such a service for the general public as well as for emergency responders, the forum was opened to the public a few months later. In the next few years, National Jewish Health expanded the topics covered to include COPD ( and Allergies and Asthma (

In the 10 years the Respiratory Disorders forum has been open, the doctors at National Jewish have answered more than 7,000 questions on topics spanning from emphysema to tuberculosis to nasal polyps, and together we have assisted tens of millions of people worldwide.

When we first opened this forum, we worked with David Prezant, MD, then deputy chief medical officer for the New York City Fire Department, to make this service available to those who answered the call in those first weeks and months. Today we received a message from Dr. Prezant, now chief medical officer for the NYFD, thanking us for “all we continue to do to help people in need."

As we reflect on the events of September 11, 2001, and the 10 years since, we at MedHelp extend our deepest thanks to David Tinkleman, MD, and his colleagues at National Jewish Health who have generously shared their expertise and hope with millions of people across the United States and throughout the world.

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by ChitChatNine, Sep 07, 2011

Ten years, 7,000 questions answered by National Jewish doctors on our Respiratory Disorders forum is amazing!   Thank you for helping so many people!

Community Leader:  Asthma, Food Allergies, Thyroid Cancer & Thyroid Disorders

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by margypops, Sep 07, 2011
May I also add my thanks to the National Jewish doctors ..I am a member of Med help and I also belong to CUFI  I lost two friends when the towers fell  and I know of many who suffer from the effects ..

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by darcy0129, Sep 28, 2011

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by metalady, Oct 01, 2011
Interested in hearing from any one dealing with chronic metal allergies,thank you ML.

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by kathy563, Dec 11, 2011
i had 2 total knee replacements done on my right knee i also had 2 muniplitations done two neither worked now my knee is swollen and black and very painful i cant bend the knee and im gaing alot of wait because i cant excercise i have a 7 year old girl and a 8 year old boy i am gona have it fused but i dont now how long ill be in the hospital and if there be any therepy

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by rey569, Feb 22, 2012
ano gamot sa hepa o ano vaccine para mawala ito agad

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by grandmom1961, Feb 23, 2012
7 year old granddaughter is crying out for someone out their to help her.. She has medicade and can only find short term help.. cant get med right because she is not in mental hosiptal but a week not long enough to help her . I need help to help her .. she is out of control hits me scream at me want lesson dont want to go to school l.. she steels lies runs away wants to be the boss .. if you can help please contact me b-linda222 at hotmail *******

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by priya1993, May 17, 2012
plz say me the symptoms of pregnency

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by BurningThyme, May 19, 2012
Seeing the change in the skyline was unbelievable, we saw a dust for days. My asthma came back worse than ever. I lived in NJ then. Now in Florida.

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by singh100, May 25, 2012
3 years ago i was playing in the sun for a very long time and the temperature was very hot ( live in uk ). a day later i had very red cheeks then i had little swollen face then i looked like a different person. every summer ever since i have had the same problem. how do i get rid of it!! ive put lots of ice on my face, lots of suncream (garnier 30 fps) ,tried to stay out of the sun. but because i am a a sikh therefore i have a turban i will not be able to wear a hat. i have cetirizine dihydrochloride (a tablet). nothing is working every summer my face looks like a baloon. please help me im only 11 im soo worried.  

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by missdee1953, May 26, 2012
Great Work National Jewish Health!  I salute you!  People like you is what makes the world good.  Bless all of you!

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by missdee1953, May 26, 2012
Have you gone to see a Dermologist, Singh100? Possibly he wil be able to help you.  I don't know if I spelled the word right, Dermologist.  Its a skin doctor.

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by missdee1953, May 26, 2012
To grandma1961 have you decided to take your granddaughter to a counselor or psycharist.  Maybe there is an unlying problem that needs to come out and medication to help her also or counseling.  I would look into that.

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by goldenfox, Aug 01, 2012
I would also like to thank the National Jewish Health for all the work that they do.

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by saveme44, Sep 15, 2012
I'm glad that there is someone out there who really cares about out Health issues...Thank you Med Help

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