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Below are selected clips of national and international press coverage of ATS advocacy efforts, research published in ATS journals and research presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

CBS San Francisco (Nov. 15, 2018) Multiple Bay Area School Districts Cancel Friday Classes Due to Air Quality [John Balmes quoted] (Nov. 13, 2018) Doctor Compares Bay Area Air Quality to Delhi Due to Camp Fire Smoke [John Balmes quoted]

California Magazine (Nov. 9, 2019) As California Burns, Experts Anticipate a "New Normal" [John Balmes quoted]

Medscape (Sept. 20, 2018) Inhaled Steroids May Increase Risk for Lung Infection [Annals]

Sleep Review (Sept. 18, 2018) New ATS Guidelines:  Obese Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Should...

Medscape (Sept. 12, 2018) New Guideline Updates Diagnostic Criteria for IPF (Sept. 10, 2018) A Historic Adult-to-Child Lung Transplant Saved Their Daughter [Stuart Sweet quoted]

Pulmonary Fibrosis News (Sept. 4, 2018) To Aid in IPF Diagnosis, Experts Develop New Set of Clinical Guidelines [AJRCCM]

Reuters (Aug. 23, 2018) Resurgence of Crippling Black Lung Disease Seen in U.S. Coal Miners [Annals ATS]

Pulmonology Advisor (Aug. 13, 2018) COPD and Asthma Overlap: Individual vs. Environmental Risk Factors in Women [Annals ATS]

UPI (Aug. 11, 2018) Study Links Asthma to COPD Among Women [Annals ATS]

WebMD (Aug. 10, 2018) Women with Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD [Annals ATS]

Medpage Today (July 29, 2018) Cannabis Doesn't Improve COPD Exercise Endurance

WedMD (July 27, 2018) Vaping Medical Pot May Not Ease COPD Symptoms

Pulmonary Fibrosis News (July 26, 2018) As a PF Patient, Here Are the Struggles

Sleep Review (July 24, 2018) Supplemental Oxygen Eliminates Morning Blood Pressure Rise in Sleep Apnea Patients

Infection Control Today (July 10, 2018) Study Finds Higher Doses of Rifampin May Lead to Faster Elimination of TB Bacteria

Medscape (June 29, 2018) FDA Clears Zephyr Endobronchial Valve to Treat Severe Emphysema

US News & World Report (June 11, 2018) Walkable Neighborhoods May Lower Kids' Asthma Risk [Annals ATS]

Inside Climate News (June 1, 2018) In Rebuke to Pruitt, EPA Science Board Votes to Review... [Mary Rice]

Consultant360 (June 1, 2018) Hospital Volume Affects In-hospital Deaths from Immunusupression, Sepsis [ATS2018]

Time (May 30, 2018) Here's What Scientists Know - and Don't - Know About E-cigarettes [ATS2018]

NPR (May 22, 2018) New Studies Confirm a Surge in Coal Miners' Disease [ATS2018]

Medpage Today (May 22, 2018) Step-Down Therapy in Severe COPD OK for Some [ATS 2018]

Time (May 21, 2018) Can Your Diet Reduce the Effects of Air Pollution? [From ATS 2018]

Health Day (May 21, 2018) Can the Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Smog-Related Deaths? [ATS 2018] (May 21, 2018) Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathing Easy [ATS 2018]

Fox5NY (May 21, 2018) Study: Eating Berries Could Help Lung Health [ATS 2018]

MD Magazine (May 20, 2018) Multidisciplinary Pulmonology Clinic Improves Low-Income Patient Access

Medscape (May 20, 2018) Oral Contraceptives Associated with Increased Asthma Risk

Washington Post (May 16, 2018) It's Up to the FDA to Act on Juuls [ATS Tobacco Action Committee]

Medpage Today (May 16, 2018) ATS Cutting-Edge Research and Hot Topics in Pulmonary Medicine

Reuters (May 2, 2018) Even Brief Particle Pollution Spikes Tied to Respiratory Infections [AJRCCM study]

Washington Post Opinion (April 29, 2018) Scott Pruitt Seems Determined to Harm the Environment [Mary Rice quoted]

Salt Lake City Tribune (April 17, 2018) Utah Ranks Among U.S. States with Highest rates of Lung Cancer...[ATS Health of the Air Report]

KUER/NPR Utah (April 17, 2018) Report Shows Less Pollution Means Healthier, Longer Lives [ATS Health of the Air Report]

NY Times (April 13, 2018) Air Pollution May Pose Serious Risks to Young Children

Salt Lake City Tribune (April13, 2018) Even Brief Exposure to Air Pollution Increases Risk of Flu and Oher Resp. Infections in Children

The Guardian (April 13, 2018) Spikes in Air Pollution Can Heighten Risk of Chest Infections, Research Suggests

NPR (April 10, 2018) ATS's Dr. Robert Cohen Comments on KY Lawmakers Decision on Black Lung Claims

Medpage Today (April 6, 2018) Blood Test Predicts Future Disease in TB Patient Contacts

CNN (March 14, 2018) EPA's Proposed Repeal Will Make Americans Sicker [Steve Crane, coauthor]

Washington Times (Feb. 19, 2018) Women Who Clean at Home and Work Have More Risk for Lung Decline, Study Shows

Newsweek (Feb. 18, 2018) Impact of Cleaning Products on Women's Lungs as Damaging as 20-a-Day Cigarette Habit

BBC (Feb. 16, 2018) Cleaning Products Linked to Poorer Lung Function

HuffPost UK (Feb. 16, 2018) Cleaning Chemicals "Likely Cause Substantial Damage to Women's Lungs", Study Finds

Medpage Today (Feb. 9, 2018) Stricter Clean Air Standards in U.S. Could Save Thousands of Lives

WebMD (Jan. 12, 2018) Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

Medpage Today (Jan. 2, 2018) FDA to Shift Tobacco Regulatory Focus

Consultant360 (Dec. 20, 2017) Treating COPD in Primary Care [John Mastronarde]

Consultant360 (Dec. 20, 2017) Treating Asthma in Primary Care [John Mastronarde]

Reuters (Dec. 18, 2017) Prenatal and Early Childhood Fructose Tied to Asthma in Kids

CBC News (Dec. 12, 2017) Vaping to Be Studied as Way for Homeless to Kick Smoking Habit [Smita Pakhale interviewed]

Healthday (Dec. 12, 2017) Protecting Your Health from Wildfire Smoke

Ottawa Citizen (Dec. 9, 2017) A New Clinical Trial in Ottawa Asks:  Can E-Cigarettes Help the Homeless Quit Smoking?

NY Times (Dec. 8, 2017) Sugary Diet During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children

LA Times (Dec. 8, 2017) Drinking Soda While Pregnant Could Increase Your Child's Risk of Asthma, Study

News12Bronx (Dec. 6, 2017) Kids Learn the Dangers of Flavored Tobacco

Consultant360 (Dec. 6, 2017) Changing the Image of Tobacco [Harold Farber]

Consumer Reports (Dec. 4. 2017) Teens Who Vape More Likely to Turn to Cigarettes [Hal Farber quoted]

NPR (Dec. 4, 2017) Teenagers Say JUUL Is a Discreet Way to Vape in Class [Hal Farber quoted]

Rare Disease Report (Nov. 15, 2017) New Guidelines for Diagnosing LAM Published Today

NPR (Oct. 27, 2017) Baltimore Needs More Funds to Buy Opioid Overdose Drug to Save Lives [Cites AnnalsATS Research]

CBS Miami (Oct. 24, 2017) Vaping May Cause Unique Problems As Bad As Smoking, Study Says

Medpage Today (Oct. 20, 2017) Vaping Elicits Immune Response in Lungs

Pulmonology Advisor (Oct. 17, 2017) Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension...[Vinicio de Jesus Perez quoted]

Mother Jones (Oct. 14, 2017) California's Raging Fires...[John Balmes Quoted]

Washington Post (Sept. 21, 2017) Brainless Jellyfish Could Reveal Why We sleep [Allan Pack quoted]

Washington Examiner (Sept. 11, 2017) Daily on Health Care [Opioid Epidemic ]

HealthDay (Sept. 6, 2017) Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey (Aug. 29, 2017) U.S. Opioid Deaths Nearly Doubled Since 2009

CBS Philly (Aug. 21, 2017) New Level of Crisis in Opioid Epidemic (Aug. 17, 2017) FDA Plan to Limit Nicotine Garners Praise, Criticism

Consultant360 (Aug. 17, 2017) ATS President Marc Moss:  Improving Patient Care

STAT (Aug. 11, 2017) The Cost of Treating Opioid Overdose Victims is Skyrocketing

US News & World Report (Aug. 11. 2017) Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals

Medpage Today (Aug. 11, 2017) Dr. David Gozal Responds to Decision to Halt Sleep Apnea Testing for Truck Drivers

Washington Post (Aug. 9, 2017) Dr. Enid Neptune's LTE Re: Tobaccco Regulation

BuzzFeed (Aug. 6, 2017) The Trump Administration Just Lost a Battle Over Smog Rules [George Thurston quoted]

Medpage Today (July 28, 2017) FDA to Shift Tobacco Regulatory Focus

Bloomberg (July 18, 2017) Bill Delaying EPA's Ozone Standards Heads to Senate

Chicago Sun-Times (July 11, 2017) Air Pollution Could Be Disrupting Your Sleep

Health Data Management (June 2, 2017) Penn Leverages Machine Learning to Identify Severe Sepsis Early

Sleep Review (May 30, 2017) Severe Pediatric Sleep Apnea in DC Hits African American Low-Income Families Hardest (May 24, 2017) Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized with COPD

HealthDay (May 24, 2017) Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized with COPD

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (May 24, 2017) Can't Sleep at Night? You Could Blame Pollution, Scientists Say

Infection Control Today (May 24, 2017) Machine Learning May Help in Early Identification of Sepsis (May 23, 2017) Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Cardiovascular Business (May 23, 2017) Online Rehab As Effective As Face-to-Face Care for COPD

Newsweek (May 22, 2017) Trouble Sleeping?  Air Polution May be to Blame, Study Says

Nursing Times (May 22, 2017) A & E Overcrowding is Risk to Prompt Treatment for Sepsis

WebMD (May 21, 2017) Antibiotics Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases

Nephrology News (May 20, 2017) Sepsis Involved in High Percentage of Hospital Deaths

Medpage Today (May 17, 2017) Asthma Biologic, Rally Among ATS Highlights

New York Times (April 3, 2017) Plan to Cut Funding for Biomedical Research...; Landon S. King Quoted

Medpage Today (March 30, 2017) Clean Air Advocates Decry Trump's Regulation Rollback

Medscape (March 23, 2017) COPD Guideline Addresses Care of Ambulatory Patients

LA Times (March 17, 2017)  Will Trump Erect a Roadblock to Southern California's Decades-Long Fight Against Smog?

Medpage Today (Feb. 17, 2017) Physicians, Others Urge Lawmakers to Reject Cigar Bill; Dr. Harold Farber Quoted (Feb. 17, 2017) Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care

Nursing Times (Feb. 17, 2017) Intensive Care Not Necessarily the Answer for COPD and Heart Failure Flare-ups

COPD News Today (Feb. 14, 2017) Air Pollution in China Linked to Deaths in Patients with Respiratory, Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular Business (Feb. 13, 2017) Study Links Chinese Air Pollution to Respiratory, Cardiovascular Deaths

Sleep Review (Feb. 3, 2017) American Thoracic Society Statement Regarding U.S. Immigration Policies

Medpage Today (Feb. 3, 2017) Preemie MAb Treatment May Reduce Later-Life Wheeze

Medscape (Feb. 2, 2017) COPD Guidelines Update Treatment, Management Options

Law 360 (Jan. 27, 2017) EPA Air Rule Vital for Health, Thoracic Society Tells DC Circ.

Medpage Today (Jan. 27, 2017) Sleep Apnea Device Improves Breathing, But Maybe Not Heart Risk

Science Mag (Jan. 27, 2017) Oral Devices Reduce Sleep Apnea But May Not Affect Heart Disease Risk Factors

Nursing Times (Jan. 23, 2017) Asthma and Obesity Link in Children and Teenagers

Latinos Health (Jan. 23, 2017) Studies Reveal that Asthmatic Children Are More Likely to Be Obese

US News & World Report (Jan. 20, 2017) Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity

The Telegraph (Jan. 20, 2017) Asthmatic Children More Likely to Become Obese

Daily Mail (Jan. 20, 2017) Asthmatic Children Far More Likely to Become Obese

Medscape (Jan. 20, 2017) Children with Asthma More Likely to Develop Obesity

Medpage Today (Jan. 20, 2017) Early-in-Life Asthma May Increase Obesity Risk

CTV News (Jan. 20, 2017) New Study Finds Asthmatic Children More Likely to Be Obese

Cardiovascular Business (Jan. 13, 2017) Ethanol Stoves Safer for Cardiovascular Health in Pregnant Women

Medical Xpress (Jan. 13, 2017) Nigeria:  Clean-burning Stoves Improve Health for New Mothers


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Last Reviewed: August 2017