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Opioid Crisis Impacts ICUs with More Admissions, Deaths

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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

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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

Forum of International Respiratory Societies Continues Grassroots World Lung Cancer Efforts

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On World Lung Cancer Day, August 1, the American Thoracic Society and fellow members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS continues to support the...
31-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Susceptibility to Alzheimer’s May Increase Sleep-Disordered Breathing Cognitive Impairment

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People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahead of print...
18-Jul-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lung Benefits of Caffeine Therapy in Preemies Persists Into Mid-Childhood

Premature babies treated with caffeine have better lung function in mid-childhood than preemies not treated with caffeine, according to a randomized controlled trial published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and...
11-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Air Pollution a Concern at Levels Currently Accepted as “Safe”

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns today that government agencies must not become complacent in the effort to provide clean air to all citizens.
30-Jun-2017 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COPD Self-Care Appears to Improve with Social Support

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People with COPD are more likely to be active and to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation if they live with others and have a caregiver, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
27-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Award in Sarcoidosis Funded by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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The new ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis will award $40,000 per year for two years to one investigator conducting research in the area of sarcoidosis.
14-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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