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Asthma Costs the U.S. Economy More than $80 Billion Per Year


Asthma costs the U.S. economy more than $80 billion annually in medical expenses, missed work and school days and deaths, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
9-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Save the Date! Cover ATS 2018 in San Diego


Beginning on May 20*, the ATS 2018 International Conference in San Diego will give journalists like you what they have come to expect from the biggest gathering of scientists and clinicians in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Register...
10-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

ATS Foundation Announces Unrestricted Research Grants to Improve Respiratory Health Worldwide


The American Thoracic Society Foundation has announced that 16 researchers have been awarded unrestricted research grants totaling more than $1 million to advance pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine around the world. These one-year, $40,000...
21-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Smoking Cessation Drug May Increase Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Event


Varenicline, one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for helping people quit smoking, may put them at higher risk for a cardiovascular event, according to new research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care...
19-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Coarse Particulate Matter May Increase Asthma Risk


Children exposed to coarse particulate matter may be more likely to develop asthma and to be treated in an ER or be hospitalized for the condition, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of...
12-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Wildfires: ATS Recommendations


This past weekend brought fierce Santa Ana Winds to Southern California that are expected to last all week. As of this writing, major fires are burning in Ventura County and other areas within Los Angeles County. The South Coast Air Quality...
11-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Consuming Sugary Drinks During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Mid-childhood

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Dec. 5, 2017─Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, according to new...
5-Dec-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

ATS Spreads Message about the Dangers of Flavored Tobacco in New Video


Educating the public about the dangers of tobacco addiction has long been a priority for the American Thoracic Society, which provides scientifically-supported arguments to counter Big Tobacco’s marketing and lobbying efforts. Now, the ATS is...
16-Nov-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Tobacco Companies to Admit to Deceiving Public About Smoking’s Health Risks


21-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST

Repealing the Clean Power Plan Would Be Irresponsible: ATS


4-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT

The ATSIs Disappointed the Court Stops Review of EPA Rule to Limit Carbon Pollution and Address Climate Change #ATSadvocacy

28-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Human Health Is Being Harmed by #climatechange: ATS Member Dr. Mary Rice.


28-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT

ATS Expert: World Pneumonia Day Nov. 12; Experts Roomi Nusrat, MD, and Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD


“Pneumonia is the top infection-linked killer of children globally,” says Roomi Nusrat, MD, a member of the American Thoracic Society’s Pneumonia Working Group and Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation Assembly. “It is responsible for more...
7-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST

Candida auris Emerging Form of Serious Infections.


7-Nov-2016 12:55 PM EST

ATS Expert Pitch: Michael Niederman, MD, Available for Comment on Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment


12-Sep-2016 9:20 AM EDT

ATS Expert Available to Comment on CDC’s Latest Report on E-Cigarettes and Teens


15-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT

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