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OSA Patients with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness at Greatest Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the...
12-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Puerto Rican Children and Girls Appear Less Likely to Use Their Asthma Inhalers than Mexican American Children and Boys

Compared to Mexican American children, Puerto Rican children were more likely to have poor or decreasing use of inhaled medication needed to control their asthma, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic...
5-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


ATS Publishes New Clinical Guideline on Home Oxygen for Children

The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. The guideline appears in the Feb. 1 edition of the Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
1-Feb-2019 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites


Fish Oil Does Not Appear to Improve Asthma Control in Teens, Young Adults

Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
22-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Air Pollution Increases ER Visits for Breathing Problems, but Rate Depends on Age, Pollutant and Lung Disease

As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest U.S. study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. The study was...
17-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Sleep Apnea

The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
15-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Save the Date! Cover ATS 2019 in Dallas, Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas and this year Dallas is hosting the ATS 2019 International Conference, the biggest gathering of scientists and clinicians in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
15-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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

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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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