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As Use of E-Cigarettes by Children Increases, the American Thoracic Society Calls for Tighter Regulation

Today’s data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on yet another dramatic rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by middle and high school students reinforces the long-held position of the American Thoracic Society that...
16-Apr-2015 12:40 PM EDT

ATS and ERS Publish Statement on Current State and Future Directions of COPD Research

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have published a statement describing the state of current evidence on the diagnosis, assessment, and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...
30-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Climate Change Affects Human Health, ATS Membership Survey Shows

The American Thoracic Society has published the results of a survey of the ATS membership on climate change which found that the majority of ATS members believe that climate change is real and that it is having a negative impact on the health of the...
3-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EST

Therapeutic Bronchoscopy Performed on a Dolphin

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

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

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