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Global Lung Health Forum Calls for More Awareness of COPD

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 on November 12, 2014

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 Does Not Have Long-Term Harmful Effects on Sleep

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

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

Our Experts on Newswise

Distinguished Expert, Charles Powell, MD, Available to Discuss Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

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31-Oct-2014 9:40 AM EDT

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

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