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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

Previous Pulmonary Disease Linked to Increased Lung Cancer Risk in Large Study

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

World’s Leading Lung Societies Release Position Statement on E-Cigarettes

Experts from the world’s leading lung organizations have released a position statement on electronic cigarettes, focusing on their potential adverse effects on human health and calling on governments to ban or restrict their use until their health...
7-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Deployment-Related Respiratory Symptoms in Returning Veterans

In a new study of the causes underlying respiratory symptoms in military personnel returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, a large percentage of veterans had non-specific symptoms that did not lead to a specific clinical diagnosis.
26-Jun-2014 9:35 AM EDT

ATS is Joined by the American Medical Association in Supporting the EPA's Proposed Rules to Limit Carbon Emissions from Existing Power Plants

The American Thoracic Society welcomes today’s action by the American Medical Association House of Delegates reaffirming their support for efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to limit carbon pollution from existing power...
11-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Sleep Apnea Tied to Diabetes in Large Study

In the largest study to date of the relationship between sleep apnea and diabetes, a new study of more than 8,500 Canadian patients has demonstrated a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the development of diabetes, confirming earlier...
6-Jun-2014 12:00 AM EDT

ATS Welcomes EPA's Proposed Rules to Limit Carbon Emissions from Existing Power Plants

The American Thoracic Society is pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to address carbon pollution. The proposed rules released today by the EPA to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants are an important next...
2-Jun-2014 10:20 AM EDT

Jadwiga Wedzicha Appointed the Next AJRCCM Editor-in-Chief

The American Thoracic Society is pleased to announce that Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD, has been selected as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM). Also known as the “Blue Journal,” the AJRCCM is...
27-May-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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

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

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4-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EST

Distinguished Expert Available to Discuss the Health Effects of Air Pollution

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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

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...
7-Sep-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.
20-Mar-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.
29-Nov-2007 10:00 AM EST

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