Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is associated with changes in the right ventricle of the heart that may contribute to the known connection between air pollution exposure and heart disease, according to a new study.
3/4/2014 10:30 AM EST
American Thoracic Society Welcomes Release of Surgeon General’s 50th Anniversary Report on Smoking and Health
January 16, 2014 – On the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, the American Thoracic Society and its members reaffirm their long commitment to understanding and fighting against the diseases and mortality...
1/15/2014 10:00 AM EST
Continued use of statins may help prevent delirium in critically ill patients who received statins before hospital admission, according to a new study of 470 intensive care patients in the UK.
1/14/2014 10:00 AM EST
December 20, 2013 – The American Thoracic Society, which has been based in New York City since 1905, is pleased with the city council vote yesterday prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public areas where smoking regular...
12/20/2013 11:00 AM EST
The American Thoracic Society and the American Lung Association to Co-Fund Research into Lung Disease
The American Thoracic Society Foundation and the American Lung Association announced today that they are co-funding an $80,000 grant that will support important research into the mechanisms underlying Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS), a rare...
12/18/2013 10:00 AM EST
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
World TB Day is March 24: TB Expert Dean Schraufnagel, MD Available to Discuss Global Burden of Disease
3/4/2014 10:00 AM EST
2/24/2014 8:00 AM EST
Nationally Recognized Tobacco Use Expert Frank T. Leone, MD, MS, Available to Comment on Regulation of E-Cigarettes
12/20/2013 11:00 AM EST
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