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Tighter Air Pollution Standards May Save Thousands of Lives, Greatly Improve Public Health


Aug. 10, 2016─Reducing outdoor concentrations of two air pollutants, ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), to levels below those set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would likely save thousands of lives each year, result in...
8-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Save the Date: August 10 Telebriefing New Web Tool Gives County Residents Ability to Search Ozone and PM Levels Where They Live;


WHAT: On August 10, the American Thoracic Society and the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University will share findings from their seminal report on the annual health benefits of meeting more protective air pollution standards as...
9-Aug-2016 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ATS Issues Clinical Practice Guidelines on Diagnosing Persistent Wheeze in Infants


The American Thoracic Society has issued clinical practice guidelines to help pediatricians and pediatric pulmonologists evaluate infants with recurrent or persistent wheezing. “Official ATS American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guidelines:...
1-Aug-2016 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

London’s 1952 Great Smog May Have Increased Childhood and Adult Asthma


July 8, 2016─London’s Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of childhood and adult asthma, according...
8-Jul-2016 12:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Depression Decreases Adherence to COPD Maintenance Medications


A recent study in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that in a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were newly diagnosed with COPD, adherence to maintenance medications decreased with new episodes of...
22-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart Failure Patients with Predominant Central Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk for Serious Complications Than Those Who Also Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with predominant central sleep apnea (CSA) are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), whether or not they receive adaptive...
9-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Easy-To-Use TB Test Achieves Accuracy Comparable to IGRAs in Phase III Trials


A new skin test for tuberculosis infection has proven safe, easy to administer and accurate in two Phase III clinical trials, according to research presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.
9-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Monthly Resident Handoff of Patients May Increase Risk of Dying


Transitions in care that occur when medical residents leave a clinical rotation and turn their patients’ care over to another resident is associated with increased mortality, according to new research presented at the ATS 2016 International...
9-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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