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Length of Each Breathing Disruption in Sleep Apnea May Predict Mortality Risk Better than Number of Breathing Disruptions

How long a person with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stops breathing may be a better predictor of mortality risk from OSA than the number of times they stop breathing, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s...
16-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Benzodiazepines in Patients with COPD and PTSD May Increase Suicide Risk

Long-term use of benzodiazepine medications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, as well as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead to increased suicide risk, according to a study published online in the Annals of...
9-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Guideline Recommends Minimally Invasive Ways of Treating Malignant Pleural Effusions

A new guideline to help clinicians manage malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) has been developed by the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Radiology. The clinical practice guideline is published...
1-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Kidney Disease Biomarker May Also Be a Marker for COPD

A commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory...
25-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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ATS Expert Resource: Historic UN High-Level Meeting on TB

26-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT


National Academy of Sciences Report Raises Substantial Concerns About E-Cigarettes

23-Jan-2018 3:55 PM EST


Tobacco Companies to Admit to Deceiving Public About Smoking’s Health Risks

21-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST


Repealing the Clean Power Plan Would Be Irresponsible: ATS

4-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT

The ATSIs Disappointed the Court Stops Review of EPA Rule to Limit Carbon Pollution and Address Climate Change #ATSadvocacy

28-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT


Human Health Is Being Harmed by #climatechange: ATS Member Dr. Mary Rice.

28-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT


ATS Expert: World Pneumonia Day Nov. 12; Experts Roomi Nusrat, MD, and Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD

“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...
7-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST


Candida auris Emerging Form of Serious Infections.

7-Nov-2016 12:55 PM EST

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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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