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Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women

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Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
1-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Global Response to Fight AIDS Urgently Needed This World AIDS Day, Dec. 1: Forum of International Respiratory Societies

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In recognition of World AIDS Day, held annually on Dec. 1 each year since 1988, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is calling on governments, health advocates and non-government organizations to strengthen their response to...
29-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

E-Cigarettes May Harm Teens' Lung Health

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E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing dramatically, and public health experts are concerned that these devices may be a gateway to smoking. Now, new research indicates that even if these young e-cigarette users do not become tobacco smokers,...
16-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Novel Approach in Primary Care Setting May Help Identify Patients with COPD

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With five simple questions and an inexpensive peak expiratory flow (PEF) meter, primary care clinicians may be able to diagnose many more patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to new research published online in the...
25-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Guidelines Published for Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation in ICU

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The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) have published new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. The goal of the guidelines is to help physicians and other...
24-Oct-2016 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ATA International and U.S. Members Agree Climate Change Affects Patient Health

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A survey of international members of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) found that 96 percent of respondents agreed that climate change is occurring and 81 percent indicated that climate change has direct relevance to patient care. Compared to a...
5-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

As the Thermostat Goes Up, COPD Symptoms May Worsen

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High indoor temperatures appear to worsen symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, particularly in homes that also have high levels of air pollutants, according to new research published in the Annals of the American Thoracic...
28-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Clinical Guidelines for LAM, a Rare Lung Disease

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The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare lung disease that primarily affects women of...
15-Sep-2016 12:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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