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ATS in the News Archives

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.

Sleep Review (December 28, 2016) ATS Foundation Announces Research Grants

NPR (December 21, 2016) Cutting Back on Antibiotics Doesn't Work for Children's Ear Infections

Health Day (December 13, 2016) Another Menopause Side Effect:  Shortness of Breath?

Lung Disease News (December 8, 2016) Study Links Menopause to Lung Function Decline in Women

Reuters UK (December 6, 2016) Menopause Tied to Faster Decline in Women's Lung Function

Infection Control Today (December 1, 2016) Global Response to Fight AIDS Urgently Needed This World AIDS Day

New York Daily News (November 18, 2016)  E-cigs Hurt Teens' Lungs Even a Month After Use - Study

Consumer Reports (November 18, 2016) Are E-Cigarettes Harmful to Teens? More Evidence

Forbes.com (November 11, 2016) World Pneumonia Day:  Progress But Also 5 Troubling Trends

UPI (October 28, 2016) New Approach Developed for Diagnosing COPD

Lancet Respiratory Medicine (October 1, 2016) Obama's Respiratory Health Legacy: Dr. Gozal quoted

Medpage Today (October 1, 2016) Sweltering Indoor Temps May Worsen COPD Symptoms

Healthday (September 30, 2016) When Indoor Temps Rise, So Do COPD Symptoms

MI Air MI Health (September 26, 2016) Clean Power Plan, Renewable Standards Will Save Michigan Lives

International Business Times (September 28, 2016) Will Climate Change Kill Us? Obama Clean Energy Policy...

Medscape (September 21, 2016) From Asthma to COPD: What's Air Got to Do with It?

Wired (September 12, 2016) Hillary Clinton Has Pneumonia, and Health-Wise It's No Big Deal. Dr. Niederman Quoted

ABC News.com (September 12, 2016) What to Know About Pneumonia and Older Adults

WebMD (September 8, 2016) COPD Deaths Down for Most Americans:  CDC. Dr. Mannino Quoted

CBS Evening News (August 14, 2016) Pollution Makes Air in Parts of California Dangerous to Breathe

San Antonio Express News (August 12, 2016) Study: Ozone to Blame for for 52 Deaths Per Year in San Antonio

Philadelphia Inquirer (August 11, 2016) Bad Air in Philly Causes 126 Early Deaths, Hundreds of ER Visits Annually

Weather Channel (August 11, 2016) Thousans Die Each Year in Southern California from Air Pollution, Study Says

LA Times (August 10, 2016) Thousands of Lives Could Be Saved in California by Stricter Air Pollution Limits

US News & World Report (August 10, 2016) Tougher U.S. Air Standards Would Be Lifesavers:  Study

LA Daily News (August 10, 2016) Southern California Leads the Nation in Air Pollution Deaths, New Study Says

CBS Los Angeles (August 10, 2016) Southern California Air Pollution Kills Thousands Annually, Study Says

The Salt Lake Tribune (August 10, 2016) Report Estimates Ozone Pollution Kills More Than a Dozen People in Salt Lake City Each Year

Medpage Today (August 10, 2016) ATS Report: Tighten Air Quality Standards to Save Lives

Charlotte Observer (August 10, 2016) Air Pollution Kills 24 More People a Year in Charlotte Than it Should, Medical Society Says

Fresno Bee (August 10, 2016) Study:  Fresno Could Avoid 260 Deaths a Year with Better Air Quality

Medpage Today (August 2, 2016) ATS Releases Guidelines for Evaluating Infant Wheeze

NPR's Marketplace (July 8, 2016) A Lifetime Later, a Smog Attack's Full Cost is Seen

Medscape (July 7, 2016) ICU Burnout at 45%, Medical Societies Call for Action

Medpage (June 25, 2016) Today Depression Decreases COPD Medication Adherence

CBS Denver (June 8, 2016) CU Researchers Helping ICU Nurses Manage Burnout and PTSD

Medscape (May 20, 2016) Combination Therapy Improves Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes

Newsweek (May 18, 2016) Infants Fed Peanut, Egg, and Milk were Less Likely to Develop Sensitization to the Foods

Toronto Star (May 18, 2016) Babies Fed Cow's Milk, Eggs, Peanuts Less Likely to Develop Sensitivities to Them: Study

Medpage (May 18, 2016) Fatal Fumbles Seen With End-of-Rotation Handoffs

Healio (May 18, 2016) Single-Sputum, Rapid TB Diagnosis Feasible in High-Burden Settings

Parent Herald (May 18, 2016) Children's Health; Metals from Burning Fuel May Cause Damage to Kids' Developing Lungs

UPI (May 18, 2016) Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids with Sickle Cell: Study

Medpage Today (May 17, 2016) Nighttime Extubation May Spell Trouble in the ICU

Newsweek (May 17, 2016) Surprise! The Air Near Major Ports is Bad for Kids

Globe and Mail (May 17, 2016) Early Introduction of Certain Foods Could Prevent Allergy Development

Medpage Today (May 17, 2016) Helmet Ventilation Promising for ARDS

Forbes (May 16, 2016) Do Opioid-Related Overdoses Place Additional Burdens on ICUs?

HealthDay (May 16, 2016) Young Children with Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties:  Study

WebMD (May 16, 2016) Severe, Untreated Sleep Apnea Linked to This

Medscape (May 5, 2016) Antibiotic Trials for COPD in Spotlight at Thoracic Meeting

HealthDay (April 8, 2016) Some 9/11 First Responders Suffer Severe Sinus Problems: Study

Daily Mail (April 7, 2016) Just One Hookah Pipe "Exposes the Smoker to 100 Times More Tar and 4 Times as Much Nicotine as One Cigarette"

Oncology Nurse Advisor (April 5, 2016) Light-use Waterpipe Smoking Can Harm the Lungs

HuffPost (April 4, 2016) Why Doctors Are Backing Obama's Climate Plan

Washington Post (March 24, 2016) TB Cases Increase for the First Time in 23 Years

Fox News (March 24, 2016) Better Inhaler Lessons Can Prevent Asthma Emergencies

Medscape (March 21, 2016) Teach-to-Goal Instruction Improves Rescue Inhaler Use

Medpage Today (March 19, 2016) "Show-Me" Instruction Reduces COPD Inhaler Misuse

Medical Daily (March 19, 2016) Rescue Inhaler Is a Lifesafer for Asthma, COPD Patients When They Know How to Use It

STAT (March 18, 2016) Asthma Patients FAre Better After Hands-on Inhaler Instruction

UPI (March 18, 2016) Improved Instruction for Rescue Inhaler Use May Save Lives

Medical News Today (March 18, 2016) Rescue Inhaler Study:  New Approach Increases Mastery of Life-Saving Technique

Endocrine Today (March 16, 2016) CPAP Fails to Improve Glycemic Control in Adults with Diabetes, Sleep Apnea

Renal and Urology News (March 15, 2016) CPAP Aids Glycemic Control in Patients with Sleep Apnea, Diabetes

Medical News Today (March 14, 2016) American Thoracic Society Applauds Action to Reduce Methane Emissions

Science 2.0 (March 11, 2016) CPAP May Not Improve Glycemic Control in People with Diabetes

Neurology Advisor (March 9, 2016) CPAP Improves Glucose Control in Pts with Sleep Apnea, Type 2 Diabetes

Medpage Today (March 8, 2016) CPAP May Up Glucose Control in T2D with Sleep Apnea

Sleep Review (March 3, 2016) CPAP May Improve Glycemic Control in OSA Patients

Medical News Today (March 4, 2016) CPAP May Improve Glycemic Control in Sleep Apnea Patients

Newsmax Health (February 24, 2016) Fiber Can Help Prevent Lung Disease Even in Smokers

Washington Post (February 25, 2016) Article on Justice Scalia's Death Mentions AJRCCM Study on Sleep Apnea

Huffington Post (February 11, 2016) Obama Proposes Less Money to Fight World's Top Infectious Killer

Medical News Today (February 8, 2016) Most Internet Resources for IPF are Inaccurate, Incomplete and Outdated

Science 2.0 (February 5, 2016) Wiki Woes:  Websites for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis are Inaccurate and Outdated

US News and World Report (January 28, 2016) Higher Fiber Intake May Improve Lung Function

Philly.com (January 28, 2016) Higher Fiber Intake May Improve Lung Function

Medical News Today (January 27, 2016) Dietary Fiber and Lung Health: Eat Well, Breathe Easy

Vaccine News Daily (January 26, 2016) Many TB Tests Inaccurate for Pregnant Women with HIV

Infection Control Today (January 25, 2016) Most Commonly Used TB Test Fails to Accurately Diagnose Pregnant, HIV-Positive Women

Examiner.com (January 25, 2016) Lung Disease Risk May Be Lowered with a Fiber-rich Diet

Parent Herald (January 25, 2016) Fiber-rich Foods Reduce the Risk of Lung Disease

Medpage Today (January 22, 2016) Ground-Level Ozone Exposure May Raise Death Risk

News Medical (January 22, 2016) Adults with Long-term Exposure to Ozone Face Increased Risk of Respiratory and Cardiovascular Deaths

EHS Today (January 20, 2016)  Ozone Exposure Linked to Fatalities

Medical XPress (January 20, 2016) Long-term Exposure May Increase Lung and Cardiovascular Deaths

The New York Times (January 11, 2016) IPF, Not Aging Could Be Causing Breathlessness

Medical Research.com (January 7, 2016) 10% of ICU Patients at Risk of Developing PTSD

US News & World Report (January 7, 2016) High Ozone Levels Dangerous to Critically Ill: Study

Columbus Dispatch (January 6, 2016) Heavy Doses of E-Cigarette Vapor Can Damage DNA in Cell Cultures

New Medical (December 29, 2015) Lower Vitamin D Levels Do Not Increase Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Latinos Health (December 24, 2015) 6 Self-Care Tips for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

MedicalResearch.com (December 24, 2015) Vitamin D Level Has No Impact on Sleep Apnea

Medical Xpress (December 23, 2015) Vitamin D Deficiency Does Not Increase Risk and Severity of OSA

New York Times (December 22, 2015) New Plan to Fight Tuberculosis

New Medical (December 14, 2015) ATS Tobacco Action Committee Supports Regulation to Curb Exposure to Health Risks Associated with Tobacco Products

CBS News (December 8, 2015) E-cigarette Flavorings Linked with Lung Disease

Orlando Echo (December 8, 2015) Studies:  Deadly Smog, Toxic Water Already Linked to Climate Change

MD Magazine (December 3, 2015) COPD:  Depressed Patients More Likely to Need Readmission

Medpage Today (December 1, 2015) Central Sleep Apnea Linked to Afib

MedicalXpress (November 30, 2015) Critically Ill Patients At Long-Term Risk for Bone Fracture

Clinical Advisor (November 27, 2015) Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Central Sleep Apnea, Disordered Sleep Breathing in Older Men

Medscape (November 26, 2015) Central Sleep Apnea Tied to AF Risk in Older Men

philly.com (November 19, 2015) Pediatric Airway Endoscopy: New Standards 

RT (November 13, 2015) Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Colds in Asthma Patients

Physician's Weekly (October 1, 2015) Pediatric Airway Endoscopy: New Standards 

Science (October 1, 2015) New U.S. ozone standard won't please greens or industry

Bloomberg (September 28, 2015) Advocates Use OMB to Make Final Pitch

Wall Street Journal (September 14, 2015) New Treatments for Deadly Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Boston Herald (September 14, 2015) Pot-vaping high schoolers spark doctors’ fears

Wired (August 4, 2015) Obama’s Climate Change Plan Is Actually About Public Health

Medpage Today (July 15, 2015) IPF Guidelines Add New Agents

Science News (June 30, 2015) E-cigarettes proving to be a danger to teens

Slate (June 30, 2015) Working to Death

Climate Progress (June 23, 2015) Why Researchers Are Sounding The Alarm About Climate Change’s Health Impacts

Pharmaceutical Journal (UK) (June 18, 2015) Asthma treatment failure linked to older age but not gender

Shanghai Daily (June 17, 2015) Immune cells protect people from flu symptoms: study

The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (June 16, 2015) Six hours of shut-eye is too little – and 10 is too much

CBS News (June 15, 2015) How much sleep is best for your health?

Reuters Health (June 15, 2015) Americans, their physicians should take sleep seriously: chest doctors

Canadian Broadcasting (June 15, 2015) Get a good night's sleep!

BBC News (June 15, 2015) Half 'have natural flu protection'

The Telegraph (UK) (June 15, 2015) Four in 10 Brits immune to flu symptoms raising hopes of new vaccine

Sydney Morning Herald (June 15, 2015) Remarkable recovery in mesothelioma patient raises hope for new treatment

Medscape (June 15, 2015) Risk for Asthma Treatment Failure Rises With Age

Los Angeles Times (May 20, 2015) Is sleep apnea a risk factor for depression? Study examines the link

Forbes (May 20, 2015) Study: Men with Sleep Apnea More Likely To Suffer From Depression

Medpage Today (May 19, 2015) Sleep Apnea Missed in Heart Patients

Drug Discovery and Development (May 19, 2015) E-cigarettes Aren’t Benign, Suggest Recent Studies

Medpage Today (May 19, 2015) E-Cigs Little Help in Kicking Real Cig Habit

US News and World Report (May 19, 2015) Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

HealthLine.com (May 19, 2015) COPD Risk Is Higher in Poor and Rural Communities

Medscape (May 19, 2015) New Genomic Test May Change Clinical Practice in Lung Cancer

Daily Mail (UK) (May 19, 2015) E-cigarettes DON'T help smokers quit in the long-term: Users take up tobacco again within six months, study finds

WebMD (May 18, 2015) Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men

Medpage Today (May 18, 2015) E-Cigs Hamper Ability to Cough

Hartford Courant (May 18, 2015) Study: Asthma Intervention Can Lead To Fewer School Absences

WebMD (May 18, 2015) Many Kids with Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts

Wired.com (UK) E-cigarettes alter lungs 'at cellular level'

The Independent (UK) (May 18, 2015) Vaping risks: Chemicals used to flavour e-cigarettes could damage lungs in a similar way to tobacco

Toledo Blade (May 18, 2015) Nut allergy tests urged for children with asthma

Time Magazine (May 17, 2015) 4 Weird Health Effects of E-Cigarettes

Tech Times (May 17, 2015) The Flavor Of Lung Damage: Some E-Cigarette Varieties May Be More Harmful Than Others

Medpage Today (May 17, 2015) ATS President Lauds a Return to the Rockies

Time Magazine(May 17, 2015) The Connection Between Peanut Allergies and Asthma

Healthline News (May 17, 2015) Asthma Symptoms in Children May Be a Sign of Peanut Allergies

The Independent (May 17, 2015) Avocado and other foods rich in vitamin E may help protect lungs from air pollution

Medscape (May 15, 2015) New Guidelines Address Conflicts in Critical Care Treatment

Medpage Today (May 13, 2015) ATS 2015: Discoveries, CF Advances, E-Cigs

Medscape (May 11, 2015) Pulmonary Fibrosis and COPD to Headline Thoracic Meeting

San Diego Union-Tribune (April 27, 2015) E-Cigarettes Are Not The Answer We Desire

Environmental Protection (April 24, 2015) Reducing School Bus Pollution Improves Children's Health

HCP Live (April 14, 2015) Current COPD Research Under Scrutiny

CNN (April 8, 2015) President Obama, others link climate change to public health

Scientific American (April 8, 2015) Obama Insists that Climate Change Hurts Health, Sharpening Debate

Washington Post (April 7, 2015) White House to explore how climate change makes you sick

New York Times (April 2, 2015) Think Like a Doctor: Breathless

Reuters (February 28, 2015) Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change: experts

White House blog (February 26, 2015) 7 out of 10 Doctors: Climate Change Is Already Harming Patients’ Health

The Michigan Daily (February 26, 2015) Professor leads push for lung cancer screenings

New York Times (January 22, 2015) Regulating e-Cigarettes

New York Daily News (January 17, 2015) Long-term pot smoking has no significant effect on lung functions: new study

Huffington Post (January 7, 2015) Survey Finds Doctors Concerned About Impacts Of Climate Change On Patient Health

Slate (December 28, 2014) The 10 Most Important Medical Stories of 2014