In a remarkable collaborative effort between human and veterinary clinicians, a 29-year-old bottlenose dolphin recently underwent therapeutic bronchoscopy to treat airway narrowing, or stenosis, that was interfering with her breathing. The dolphin,...
1-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST
On World COPD Day (19 November 2014), the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is mobilizing its members to raise awareness of the disease and help prevent the risk factors that cause it.
17-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST
World Pneumonia Day, held annually on November 12, is an opportunity to raise awareness about pneumonia globally; to promote prevention and treatment; and to generate action to fight the illness. World Pneumonia Day is designed to create public...
11-Nov-2014 1:45 PM EST
Leading Respiratory Health Societies Welcome Preliminary Decision on Lung Cancer Screening for Eligible Medicare Recipients
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) welcome today’s preliminary decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography...
10-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST
American Thoracic Society and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Partner with Football Legend Darrell Green to Help COPD Patients Manage Their Disease
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) today announced a new program, produced with support from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., to provide materials to educate patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) about this progressive lung...
10-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST
Caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no long-term harmful effects on sleep or control of breathing, according to a new study of 201 preterm children assessed at ages 5-12, the first study in humans to examine the long-term effects of...
2-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
AJRCCM Releases ‘Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Ebola Virus Disease: Perspectives from West Africa’
The largest-ever Ebola virus disease outbreak is ravaging West Africa, but with more personnel, basic monitoring, and supportive treatment, many of the sickest patients with Ebola virus disease do not need to die, note the authors of a new paper...
29-Aug-2014 8:50 AM EDT
Links between a number of common respiratory diseases and an increased risk of developing lung cancer have been found in a large pooled analysis of seven studies involving more than 25,000 individuals.
15-Aug-2014 12:00 AM EDT
20-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST
Distinguished Expert, Charles Powell, MD, Available to Discuss Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening
31-Oct-2014 9:40 AM EDT
2-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT
World TB Day is March 24: TB Expert Dean Schraufnagel, MD Available to Discuss Global Burden of Disease
4-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EST
24-Feb-2014 8:00 AM EST
Nationally Recognized Tobacco Use Expert Frank T. Leone, MD, MS, Available to Comment on Regulation of E-Cigarettes
20-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST
Nationally Recognized Tobacco Use Expert Frank T. Leone, MD, MS, Available to Comment on FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes
31-Oct-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...
7-Sep-2011 11:20 AM EDT