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Exclusive: Dr. Patrick Mahaney Talks Hero Dogs

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We have an exclusive video from Dr. Patrick Mahaney!

With the recent ten year anniversary of 9/11, Dr. Patrick brought up the subject of hero pets, and specifically a hero dog he knows personally.

Check out the above video for Dr. Patrick!

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9/11 Heroes: Moxie The Rescue Dog

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Moxie, a search-and-rescue dog, worked 12-hour days at ground zero, on September 11th and through the following week.

She had been trained to find survivors… but she never found one.

She did play an important role, though. Keeping spirits up in a confusing and depressing time.

Mark Aliberti, Moxie’s handler, said:

"You couldn't walk through the site without people stopping to pet your dog. The F.D.N.Y. guys would want to hug your dog because they hadn't seen theirs for days. It keeps you motivated."

Moxie kept her handler grounded and on point when it would have been so easy to get overwhelmed.

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Fighter Jets Deployed On 9/11 Threat!

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The passengers of an American Airlines flight were in for one hell of a ride yesterday!

On the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, some passengers spent a little too much time in the restroom.

Naturally, what with the psychological stress of 9/11, this caused some disturbance.

The flight was headed to New York

With three men constantly going in and out of the restroom, passengers on board became wary. Different crew members and at least one passenger even swore they saw the men give each other hand signals as they merry-go-rounded the lavatory.

After important communication was made, fighter jets were deployed to accompany the plane on its journey.

But, thankfully, all turned out to be well.

As the plane made it's destination safely, the FBI was ready to interrogate the men on their suspicious behavior.

After questioning, the feebs determined they were innocent of foul play. Phew!

But we wonder… it's easy to let one's imagination get the best of them, and flying on 9/11 is sure to stir all sorts of paranoia, but why did multiple members on board see attest to seeing the same thing with the hand signals?

Hmm, a little psychology homework for ya!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Chilling New 9/11 Tapes Released, Includes Military Reactions And Black Box Audio!

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Every time we watch something about this… Every time we listen to something about this…

SO. SAD.

With just a few days to go before the tenth anniversary of the tragic September 11 attacks, new tapes have been released chronicling the military's reactions to 9/11 as well as air traffic control as they track the hijacked planes.

A bit of the black box audio from one of the planes is heard as well, including an order given by one of the hijackers.

Watch the video (above) to hear the chilling yet historical tapes URself.

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9/11 Firefights Have A Higher Risk Of Cancer

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911 Firefighters Increased Cancer Risk

Ugh, this is so sad.

Firefighters who responded on 9/11 during that horrible, tragic day, have a higher risk of cancer according to a new study:

Male firefighters who were exposed to toxic dust and smoke from the 9/11 attacks on New York's World Trade Center have a 19 percent higher risk of getting cancer of all kinds than colleagues who were not exposed, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.

Luckily though, this is not saying, "You're going to get cancer." This means an increased risk. So there are things that these firefighters can do to try and prevent it, but it's now a tougher prevention:

"For those who were down there and do not have cancer, this is not an epidemic, but it is an increased risk. So the most important thing to do is enroll in an active cancer prevention and screening program."

For firefighters and others who were exposed and have not yet developed cancer, Prezant advised lifestyle changes that can cut cancer risk — quitting smoking, limiting alcohol use, getting regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight.

Unfortunately, cancer is not yet covered under the 9/11 Health and Compassion Act, like asthma and some respiratory diseases are. But this new study is a step in the right direction in getting these deserving heroes the treatment they deserve.

And boy do they deserve it.

We thank each and every one of them for their heroism and sacrifice during that horrible time.

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