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Cooking with Wood or Coal Is Linked to Increased Risk of Respiratory Illness and Death

Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases, according to new research conducted in China and published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of...
17-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WHO TB Report Sets Stage for Historic U.N.TB Meeting

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) joins the World Health Organization in calling for robust global political commitments, including funding, to halt the TB pandemic, following the release of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2018 today. This...
18-Sep-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Guideline Recommends Weight Loss Strategies for Sleep Apnea Patients

A new guideline focused on the role of weight management in treating adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been published online by the American Thoracic Society in the Sept. 15 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
17-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Inhaled Steroids May Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Infections

Sept. 14, 2018─Patients using inhaled steroids to control asthma and other breathing problems may be at greater risk for developing nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections, according to new research published online in the Annals of the...
11-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


ATS Supports Bipartisan Senate Effort Urging USG Leadership Ahead of Historic UN TB Meeting

Today, the American Thoracic Society joined U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN) and other senators in calling on the Trump administration to show leadership in global TB elimination efforts. Senators Brown and Young sent a...
7-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


NYS Sepsis Reporting Mandate Appears to Improve Care, Reduce Deaths

A New York State requirement that all hospitals report compliance with protocols to treat severe sepsis and septic shock appears to improve care and reduce mortality from one of the most common causes of death in those who are critically ill,...
4-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Guideline Aids in Diagnosing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A new international guideline has been developed to help physicians diagnosis idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare and often fatal lung disease whose cause is unknown.
31-Aug-2018 12:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate Change: Urgent Need, Inadequate Response

Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally released its proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. When implemented, this rule will essentially keep carbon emissions from power plants...
22-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The American Thoracic Society improves global health by advancing research, patient care, and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Founded in 1905 to combat TB, the ATS has grown to tackle asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea, among other diseases.


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