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Free Patient Event at ATS International Conference 2014 in San Diego

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) will hold its annual patient-focused forum "Meet-the Experts," as part of the ATS International Conference in San Diego this coming May. This free patient/family event is organized and hosted by the ATS Public...
4/3/2014 10:00 AM EDT

ATS Releases Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension of Sickle Cell Disease

The American Thoracic Society has developed clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for mortality from pulmonary hypertension.
3/11/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Traffic-Related Air Pollution Associated with Changes in Right Ventricular Structure and Function

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

Statin Use Reduces Delirium in Critically Ill Patients

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

American Thoracic Society Applauds NYC’s Banning on Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes

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

World’s Leading Lung Societies Unite to Call for Improvements in Healthcare

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

Our Experts on Newswise

Distinguished Expert Available to Discuss the Health Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution

4/2/2014 1:00 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

Distinguished Expert Available to Discuss the Health Effects of Air Pollution


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

Need an Expert on Respiratory Health for 9/11?

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 Day is March 24, 2008

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

COPD: A Growing Health Concern for Women and an Aging Population

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

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