Experts from the world’s leading lung organisations have come together for the first time to call for a worldwide effort to improve healthcare policies, systems and care delivery to make a positive difference to the lung health of the world.
11/18/2013 10:00 AM EST
A list released today identified five commonly performed tests and procedures in pulmonary medicine that may not always be necessary. The list, part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, was produced by a collaborative task force...
10/23/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Obstructive sleep apnea is known to be associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. Now a new study indicates that OSA is associated with subclinical myocardial injury, as indicated by increased high sensitivity troponin T...
10/22/2013 12:40 PM EDT
To address the global phenomenon of disparities in respiratory health, the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society have released an official policy statement in which each pledges its commitment to reducing health disparities...
9/26/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Today, September 22nd 2013, marks the four-year anniversary of the FDA’s action – as directed by Congress – to remove all candy flavored cigarettes from market.
9/20/2013 11:00 AM EDT
The American Thoracic Society is pleased that President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are moving forward with proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions from new power plants.
9/20/2013 10:00 AM EDT
The American Thoracic Society welcomes today’s release by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of a proposed lower standard for crystalline silica exposure.
8/23/2013 3:00 PM EDT
The American Thoracic Society has released new clinical practice guidelines on the classification, evaluation and management of childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD) in infants.
7/30/2013 9:55 AM EDT
Nationally Recognized Tobacco Use Expert Frank T. Leone, MD, MS, Available to Comment on FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes
10/31/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Dear reporters, The ten-year anniversary of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center is upon us. The American Thoracic Society has experts on hand to assist you with reporting on the health effects from exposure to the airborne pollutants released...
9/7/2011 11:20 AM EDT
World TB is March 24, 2008. The American Thoracic Society, originally named the American Sanitorium Association, continues its long history of fighting against the spread of TB as a member of Stop TB USA and the global Stop TB Partnership.
3/20/2008 2:50 PM EDT
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the fourth most common cause of death in the U.S., and is rising"” yet research funding is shamefully low, and public awareness and knowledge on the subject is next to nil.
11/29/2007 10:00 AM EST