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May 2008 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Air travel industry bans antismoking drug in pilots, air traffic controllers
May 30, 2008 3:20 PM by Lauren Meade Kamath
Airplane pilots and air traffic controllers no longer can use the smoking cessation drug varenicline. The Federal Aviation Administration banned the drug, marketed as Chantix, last week, citing potential side effects that could threaten aircraft safety. Read More...
ATS Coverage: Mind and Body
May 21, 2008 8:01 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
Another important theme at this year's ATS meeting is the importance of assessing not only physical health but also psychological well-being. A study at Harvard Medical School found mothers' levels of stress can influence the fetus's development of immunity Read More...
ATS Coverage: COPD Awareness a Dominating Theme at 2008 Meeting
May 20, 2008 2:02 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Raising COPD awareness certainly has been a dominating theme at this year's ATS conference. At this week's press breakfast with ATS Leadership, all three panel members mentioned this focus as an area that ATS will continue to promote. In a survey that Read More...
ATS Coverage: COPD-The Rodney Dangerfield of Diseases
May 20, 2008 1:50 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Attendees of the ATS President's Lecture today heard a different type of professional opinion than they have heard at this lecture in the past. Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, national spokesperson for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, served as Read More...


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