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E-Cigarettes May Trigger Unique and Potentially Damaging Immune Responses


E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory...
18-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Clean Power Plan Repeal is Irresponsible in the Face of Scientific Evidence: ATS


“The decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan flies in the face of scientific evidence of the dangers air pollution poses to public health, and we cannot keep silent on this,” said George Thurston, ScD, chair of the ATS Environmental Health...
10-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The ATS Applauds New Legislation Addressing Sleep Apnea Among Transportation Workers


The American Thoracic Society applauds the efforts of New York Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and New Jersey Senators Booker and Menendez for their legislation to improve transportation safety by addressing sleep apnea. We believe screening for...
29-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Telemonitoring and Automated Messages Improve CPAP Adherence


Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, according to a...
12-Sep-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Endobronchial Valve Treatment Appears to Improve Lung Function in Patients with Severe Emphysema


People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic...
5-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Top Health Considerations for Entering a Flooded Home


We have all seen and felt the destruction caused by hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm that made landfall on August 25th. Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States and it has created devastating flooding in and around...
5-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Opioid Crisis Impacts ICUs with More Admissions, Deaths


The opioid crisis in the United States is resulting in increased admissions to hospital intensive care units and in increased numbers of ICU deaths from opioid overdoses, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of...
8-Aug-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOT Decision to Withdraw Sleep Apnea Screening Puts Us All At Risk: ATS


The American Thoracic Society is extremely disappointed with the Department of Transportation’s decision to withdraw an advance notice of a proposed rule regarding screening commercial truck drivers and train engineers for sleep apnea. Abundant...
10-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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