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Health Experts Call on EPA to Reverse Decision to Eliminate Pollutant-Specific Panels

In a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler members of the scientific community expressed concern about the agency’s decision to dissolve pollutant-specific advisory panels, including one charged with setting the National Ambient Air...
10-Dec-2018 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


Vitamin C May Reduce Harm to Infants’ Lungs Caused by Smoking During Pregnancy;

Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical...
4-Dec-2018 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Surveyed Pulmonologists Reported Wanting More Info on Inhalation Devices for COPD

In an era of personalized medicine, physicians treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should consider individualized therapy depending on disease severity and the cost and availability of medications. However, some...
26-Nov-2018 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites


Lung Disease in Middle Age May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia Later in Life

Middle-aged adults with lung disease may be at greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical...
26-Nov-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

An Overdue First Step; Immediate Follow-up Needed

In response to today’s shocking data from the CDC documenting a 78 percent increase e-cigarette use among high schoolers and a 48 percent increase among middle schoolers, the FDA is finally taking concrete action to regulate tobacco products. The...
15-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

COPD Patients Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehabilitation Despite its Health Benefits

Only a tiny fraction of patients hospitalized for COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program following hospitalization, even though such programs are recommended and Medicare covers their cost,...
12-Nov-2018 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

ATS Opposes FDA Decision to Approve Over-the-Counter Epinephrine for the Treatment of Asthma

The American Thoracic Society is gravely concerned and disappointed in the FDA’s decision to approve over the counter epinephrine (Primatene Mist HFA) for consumer use to treat asthma. The ATS is a medical professional society dedicated to the...
9-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Hypertonic Saline May Help Babies with Cystic Fibrosis Breathe Better

Babies with cystic fibrosis may breathe better by inhaling hypertonic saline, according to a randomized controlled trial conducted in Germany and published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care...
6-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST 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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