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Video Plus Brochure Helps Patients Make Lung Cancer Scan Decision

A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in addition to an informational brochure increased patients’ knowledge and reduced conflicted feelings about whether to undergo the scan more than...
16-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Diesel Exhaust Filtered of Its Tiny Particles May Worsen Allergy-Induced Lung Impairment

Air pollution from diesel engines may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more when tiny particles are filtered from the exhaust than when they are not, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American...
9-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ATS Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Fellowship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Awarded

Paul Andrew Reyfman, MD, MS of Northwestern University has been awarded the ATS Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Fellowship in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Reyfman’s research,...
8-Apr-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis Awarded;

Landon W. Locke, PhD, of Ohio State University has been awarded the ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis. The $80,000 award will help fund Dr. Locke’s study, “Abnormally Sustained M2-like Macrophage...
5-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids May Play Opposite Roles in Childhood Asthma

Dietary intake of two fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, may have opposite effects on the severity of asthma in children and may also play opposite roles in modifying their response to indoor air pollution, according to new research published online...
26-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Acceleration of UN High-Level Meeting Commitments on TB Focus of International Respiratory Societies

On World TB Day, the American Thoracic Society, along with our partners in the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), urges governments to leverage the success of the first-ever United Nation (UN) High-Level Meeting (HLM) in the fight...
19-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Novel Sleep Index, Wakefulness May Predict if Patients Able to Breathe on Their Own

Critically ill patients are more likely to be successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator, or breathing machine, if they have higher levels of wakefulness and both their right and left brains experience the same depth of sleep, according to new...
26-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ATS Foundation Research Program Announces Unrestricted Grant Recipients for the 2018 Cycle

The ATS Foundation has announced that 14 researchers have been awarded one-year, $40,000 Unrestricted Research Grants to advance pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.
25-Feb-2019 12:05 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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Ashley Parent
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aparent@thoracic.org

212-315-8634

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