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Released: 7-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
I'm a public health physician and scientist and I'm blocking the path of an oil pipeline to protect health
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

As a doctor, I didn’t expect to find myself living in a tree at the age of 63, but here I am: 82 feet (25 meters) off the ground in a lovely grove of old cotton wood trees trying to stop construction on an oil pipeline.

Newswise: ATS Expert Resources: New CDC Clinical Guide on Vaping Lung Injury
Released: 11-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
ATS Expert Resources: New CDC Clinical Guide on Vaping Lung Injury
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today, the CDC is expected to release new recommendations for evaluation and treatment of patients with suspected vaping-associated lung injury (VALI). The document -- “Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Suspected E-cigarette Use, or Vaping, Associated Lung Injury — United States, October 2019” -- was written in concert with national experts identified from professional medical societies, including the ATS.

Newswise: Graphic Cigarette Warnings Focus of FDA Proposed Rule Released Today
Released: 15-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Graphic Cigarette Warnings Focus of FDA Proposed Rule Released Today
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today the FDA issued its proposal for graphic warnings on cigarettes, a long overdue step says the American Thoracic Society in curbing the adverse health effects associated with smoking. Comments on the proposed rule are due by October 15, 2019. The FDA is required to issue a final rule by March 15, 2020.

Newswise: ATS Expert: World Pneumonia Day Nov. 12; Experts Roomi Nusrat, MD, and Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD
Released: 7-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST
ATS Expert: World Pneumonia Day Nov. 12; Experts Roomi Nusrat, MD, and Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

“Pneumonia is the top infection-linked killer of children globally,” says Roomi Nusrat, MD, a member of the American Thoracic Society’s Pneumonia Working Group and Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation Assembly. “It is responsible for more than 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S.”

Released: 7-Sep-2011 11:20 AM EDT
Need an Expert on Respiratory Health for 9/11?
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

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 in the attacks. Please contact me, Keely Savoie, or Brian Kell should you need any additional information.

Released: 20-Mar-2008 2:50 PM EDT
World TB Day is March 24, 2008
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

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.

Released: 29-Nov-2007 10:00 AM EST
COPD: A Growing Health Concern for Women and an Aging Population
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

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.


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