American Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) traces its beginnings to 1905. ATS is a non-profit international, professional scientific society formed to education, advance research and advocate for respiratory health and sleep health. The long-range goal is to decrease morbidity of lung and breathing disorders. ATS publishes peer-review journals about respiratory disorders, clean air, sleep disorders and critical care needs for patients. Currently, there are approximately 18,000 members.

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http://www.thoracic.org/index.cfm
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Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems

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 ...

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Hypertonic saline may help babies with cystic fibrosis breathe better

Babies with cystic fibrosis may breathe better by inhaling hypertonic saline, according to a randomized controlled trial conducted in Germany and published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory ...

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Kidney disease biomarker may also be a marker for COPD

A commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American ...

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