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EPA's Final National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone is a Missed Opportunity

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a lower National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone of 70 parts per billion (ppb)/8-hours daily maximum concentration. While today’s announcement represents progress towards improving our...
1-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Guidelines for the Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Released by Leading Respiratory Societies

Updated guidelines on the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have been released by an international group of leading respiratory societies, The new guidelines, issued by the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory...
13-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Experts Cover MERS Outbreak in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

An overview and analysis of the factors underlying the recent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak in Korea has been published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and...
29-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Thoracic Society Issues Recommendations on Healthy Sleep

The American Thoracic Society has released a policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good quality sleep and getting an adequate quantity of sleep.
10-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Physical Activity Decreases over Time at All Levels of COPD Severity, Leading to Further Decline

Physical activity decreases substantially over time in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at all levels of severity, according to a new study from researchers in Germany.
12-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Older Asthma Patients at Increased Risk for Treatment Failure

Older patients with asthma are at increased risk for treatment failure, particularly those patients being treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new study.
9-Jun-2015 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Community Acquired Pneumonia Increases Long-Term Morbidity and Mortality

Having had community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) greatly increases the risk of long-term morbidity and mortality compared to the general population who have never had CAP, according to a new study from researchers in Canada, the longest and largest...
11-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

COPD Is Independent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Death, But Not Risk of Stroke

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is associated with increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease such as heart failure or a heart attack, as well as diseases not associated with the heart. However, COPD is not by itself...
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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