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4DMedical Teaming with ATS Diversity Fund to Improve Access and Equity in American Health Care

The American Thoracic Society is recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion and is respected as a powerful advocate protecting the health of the American people by encouraging increased investment in public health care. During the ATS...
5-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Clinical Practice Guideline on Community Acquired Pneumonia;

In its latest clinical practice guideline on community-acquired pneumonia the American Thoracic Society’s guidelines panel addresses the use of nucleic acid-based testing for non-influenza viral pathogens. The guideline was published online in the...
4-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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As Wildfires Increase in Severity, Experts Call for Coordinated Federal Response

In advance of a wildfire season projected to be among the worst, the American Thoracic Society has released a report that calls for a unified federal response to wildfires that includes investment in research on smoke exposure and forecasting,...
3-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Menthol Cigarettes Banned: FDA Takes Bold Action to Save Lives

(April 29, 2021) NY, NY – In a historic move, the Biden Administration announced today its decision to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. The decision comes after a protracted battle in the courts in which the tobacco industry’s...
29-Apr-2021 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ATS/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Grant in Sarcoidosis Awarded;

Deborah Winter, PhD of Northwestern University has been awarded the ATS /Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis.
27-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Claims That Masks Are Irrelevant Put People at Risk

The claim that you don’t have to wear a mask after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine has been circulating on social media and told by conservative media pundits such as Tucker Carlson and Rep. Jim Jordan.
22-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hot Topics, Keynote Presentations at ATS 2021 International Conference

What can you expect at the ATS 2021 International Conference, taking place May 14-19? We’ve gone ahead and identified some “hot topics” for your consideration.
15-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights the Urgent Global Need to Control Air Pollution

A new commentary published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society provides an exhaustive examination of published research that discusses whether air pollution may be linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes. The studies that the authors...
6-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Shared Decision Making in ICUs: An American College of Critical Care Medicine and American Thoracic Society Policy Statement

The views expressed in this article represent the official position of the American College of Critical Care M...
30 Oct 2020

Official ERS/ATS clinical practice guidelines: noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure

Noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) is widely used in the acute care setting for acute respiratory failur...
30 Oct 2020

Forum of International Respiratory Societies Calls for Global Access to Effective, Affordable COVID-19 Vaccines

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), an organization comprised of the world's leading inte...
17 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Preprint Data Rapidly Influenced Critical Care Practice

In a new research letter published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory...
15 Dec 2020

Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from pr...
04 Dec 2020

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