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Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Increased Lung Function Decline

Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American...
13-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship Awardee Named

Jeremy Orr, MD, of University of California, San Diego, has been awarded the new ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) in COPD.
12-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Thousands of Lives Would Be Saved If Counties Met ATS Clean Air Standards

Thousands of lives would be saved each year, and many more serious illnesses avoided, if U.S. counties met standards set by the American Thoracic Society for the two most important air pollutants, according to a new report by the ATS and the Marron...
7-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Northwestern University Researcher Announced as ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis Awardee

Deborah Winter, PhD, of Northwestern University has been awarded the new ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis.
5-Feb-2018 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Shows a Potential New Approach to Opioid Crisis

In a six-month study recently concluded, a research unit affiliated with two hospital institutions and a university in Ottawa found that a reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked daily also reduced a smoker’s dependence on opioids.
25-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Asthma Costs the U.S. Economy More than $80 Billion Per Year

Asthma costs the U.S. economy more than $80 billion annually in medical expenses, missed work and school days and deaths, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
9-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Save the Date! Cover ATS 2018 in San Diego

Beginning on May 20*, the ATS 2018 International Conference in San Diego will give journalists like you what they have come to expect from the biggest gathering of scientists and clinicians in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Register...
10-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ATS Foundation Announces Unrestricted Research Grants to Improve Respiratory Health Worldwide

The American Thoracic Society Foundation has announced that 16 researchers have been awarded unrestricted research grants totaling more than $1 million to advance pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine around the world. These one-year, $40,000...
21-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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